Play Days@Jay

June 2, 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

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

June 3, 2017 9:00 am–10:00 am

Join the Native Plant Center for a walk to learn about native plant species at the Homestead. Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Teaching Garden - Flowers

June 4, 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.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Play Days@Jay

June 9, 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

Farm Market

June 10, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

On the Farm Dinner

June 10, 2017 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Join us for an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Pig roast, oyster bar and farm fresh dishes provided by Purdy's Farmer and the Fish.

Ticket prices:

Harvester - $500.00 - opportunity to request seating with your friends

Shepherd - $300.00 - preferential seating

Seed Sower - $175.00

Price: $500.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Teaching Garden - Pollinators

June 11, 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.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Play Days@Jay

June 16, 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

Jay Walking with Westmoreland Sanctuary

June 17, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Director of Education, Steve Sciame, for a family-friendly “Children’s Hike and Animal Tracking.”

Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 17, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The Poughkeepsie Convention

June 17, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

The New York State Constitutional Convention was held in Poughkeepsie in 1788.   Prior to the convention the delegates numbered 2 to 1 against ratification. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House and learn how the Federalists like John Jay and Alexander Hamilton convinced the delegates to make New York the 11th state to ratify the Constitution. 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

Family Teaching Garden - Bugs in the Garden

June 18, 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.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Thematic Tour: The War of 1812

June 18, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country.  In recognition of this event, take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that highlights the causes of war and the impact that it had on America. 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

June 23, 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

School's Out Summer Movie

June 23, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring Grease. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks Melt Mobile and Walter’s Hot Dogs, gourmet popcorn from Mill River Confections, wines from South Salem Winery and craft beers generously donated by Captain Lawrence Brewery. Live performances by School of Rock’s House Band and kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! The night is sponsored by Breezemont Day Camp. Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead & Delamata Designs. Food and activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk.

Rain date is Tuesday, June 27.

Admission: $5/car

Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Price: $5.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 24, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Spring Harvest

June 25, 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.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Play Days@Jay

June 30, 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

Farm Market

July 1, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 8, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 15, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 22, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 29, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 5, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 12, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 19, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 26, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 2, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 9, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 16, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 23, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 30, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 7, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 14, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 21, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 28, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event