Events for January to July 2017

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes

April 30, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

4:00pm - 4:45pm

April 30 - Seeds
May 7 - Roots
May 14 - Stems
June 4 - Flowers
June 11 - Pollinators
June 18 - Bugs in the Garden
June 25 - Spring Harvest

Advance registration required as space is limited to 10 families. $100/family.
Individual classes are also available for $20/class/family. To register for individual classes, please select specific class from events calendar.

Price: $100.00

Available Spaces: 0

Scholars Lecture - Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

May 1, 2017 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.
Gordon-Reed and Onuf are two of the country’s leading Jefferson scholars, at Harvard and the University of Virginia, respectively. Here they portray Jefferson as a man who was able to live with deep contradictions, even in the face of disastrous practical consequences or at the cost of appearing unprincipled. His belief in the rights of man, and his failure to find a practical end to slavery. His love of his family (legal and extralegal) with his inability to save them from the bankruptcy that scattered them at his death. His love of order, and his tolerance for the upheaval that comes with radical change.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:15 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 108


Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.