Thematic Tour: The Declaration of Independence

July 2, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

We all associate July 4th with a fun day marking our nation’s independence. But what was it really like in Philadelphia during the summer of 1776.  Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House to discover how Jay and the other Founders felt about independence from Britain and what the Declaration of Independence did for Americans. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Independence Day Fair

July 4, 2017 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Join John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of America’s founding with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games, house tours, and plenty of other activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

July 7, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

1776

July 7, 2017 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Admission: $35; $25 for members.

Note: If tickets are sold out online, additional blocks of tickets may become available.

Please call 232-8119 and leave  your name, phone number and # of tickets requested.

Tickets will be available at the door for $45 if space is available.

 

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: 31

1776

July 8, 2017 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Admission: $35:$25 for members.

Tickets will be available at the door for $45 if space is available.

Note: If tickets are sold out online, additional blocks of tickets may become available.

Please call 232-8119 and leave  your name, phone number and # of tickets requested.

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: 2

1776

July 9, 2017 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Admission: $35; $25 for members.

 

Note: If tickets are sold out online, additional blocks of tickets may become available. Please call 232-8119 and leave  your name, phone number and # of tickets requested.

 

Tickets will be available at the door for $45 if space is available.

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: 16

Thematic Tour: The Death of Alexander Hamilton

July 12, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton died after he was shot by Aaron Burr the previous day.  In recognition of the 203rd anniversary of Hamilton’s death, take a docent –led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that highlighting the relationship between Jay and Hamilton. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

July 14, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Spy Camp

July 17, 2017 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Delve into the exciting world of spying, espionage and secret agents. Learn the tools and methods people have been using to spy on each other since ancient times. Discover what it takes to become a secret agent through games, activities and special guests. Join us if you dare! Spy Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm and is for children entering 2nd-6th grade. $300/child. We offer a 10% discount for registrations received by 4/1 and a 10% discount for family level members of Friends of John Jay Homestead. For more information contact the Education Department at 914-232-5651, ext. 101 or Bethany.white@parks.ny.gov.

**Please make sure you register for the correct session - each session has a separate registration.**

Price: $300.00

Available Spaces: 14

Play Days@Jay

July 21, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Spy Camp

July 24, 2017 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Delve into the exciting world of spying, espionage and secret agents. Learn the tools and methods people have been using to spy on each other since ancient times. Discover what it takes to become a secret agent through games, activities and special guests. Join us if you dare! Spy Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm and is for children entering 2nd-6th grade. $300/child. We offer a 10% discount for registrations received by 4/1 and a 10% discount for family level members of Friends of John Jay Homestead. For more information contact the Education Department at 914-232-5651, ext. 101 or Bethany.white@parks.ny.gov.

**Please make sure you register for the correct session - each session has a separate registration.**

Price: $300.00

Available Spaces: 10

Play Days@Jay

July 28, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event