Play Days @ Jay

June 1, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

June 2, 2018 8:00 am–9:00 am

Join the Native Plant Center to learn about native and invasive 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: 15

Farm Market

June 2, 2018 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 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Fine Arts

June 3, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

The Homestead’s expert staff offers a guided exploration of the paintings and sculptures on display in John Jay’s historic Bedford home. The multiple generations of Jays who lived at the Homestead collected art in many forms including family portraits, an original landscape by Thomas Cole, a plaster bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon, and prints given to John Jay by John Trumbull of his most famous history paintings. Join us as we delve into the artistic record of the American Revolution and the Jay Family. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Series in the Teaching Garden

June 3, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

The Friends of John Jay Homestead is partnering with INTERGENERATE to present a 6-week gardening series about planting, the growing season, and the life cycle of plants in its Teaching Garden. This class is for families with children ages 4-10. Children make the farm-to-table connection through hands-on planting and tending a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! Food grown in the Giving Garden will be donated to several organizations supporting those in need.
For more information, about InterGenerate, click here.
The 6-week series is limited to 10 families for a fee of $175 per family.
Wait-listed families will be offered early signup for the Summer or Fall series.
Registrants: In addition to attending the one hour class on Sundays, each registered family will be asked to tend the garden during the week, one week per session.

April 29 The Magic of Seeds
May 6 Soil and Roots
May 13 Powerful Stems
May 20 The Reason for a Flower
June 3 It's a Bug's Life
June 10 First Harvest

To register for series, please see April 29 listing.

Price: $175.00

Play Days @ Jay

June 8, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

June 9, 2018 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 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Furniture

June 10, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

As part of our thematic tour series, the Homestead’s expert staff offers a special look at the furniture on exhibit in John Jay’s historic Bedford home. Get a glimpse of how the Jays lived, worked, and played during the early nineteenth century while exploring each object’s own biography! Explore the styles, methods of construction, and fine materials of these fascinating artifacts created by artisans in America and Europe. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Series in the Teaching Garden

June 10, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

The Friends of John Jay Homestead is partnering with INTERGENERATE to present a 6-week gardening series about planting, the growing season, and the life cycle of plants in its Teaching Garden. This class is for families with children ages 4-10. Children make the farm-to-table connection through hands-on planting and tending a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! Food grown in the Giving Garden will be donated to several organizations supporting those in need.
 For more information, about InterGenerate, click here.
The 6-week series is limited to 10 families for a fee of $175 per family.
Wait-listed families will be offered early signup for the Summer or Fall series.
Registrants: In addition to attending the one hour class on Sundays, each registered family will be asked to tend the garden during the week, one week per session.

April 29 The Magic of Seeds
May 6 Soil and Roots
May 13 Powerful Stems
May 20 The Reason for a Flower
June 3 It's a Bug's Life
June 10 First Harvest

To register for series, please see April 29 listing.

Price: $175.00

Play Days @ Jay

June 15, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Path Through History – Thematic Tours: The Poughkeepsie Convention

June 16, 2018 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 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

June 16, 2018 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 27.

Price: Free Event

On the Farm

June 16, 2018 6:30 pm–10:30 pm

John Jay Homestead is one of Bedford’s oldest farms. Join us for an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Enjoy an idyllic evening
featuring locally-grown food from Purdy's Farmer and the Fish.

Please check back later to purchase tickets.

Price: Free Event

Path Through History – Thematic Tours: The Battle of Bunker Hill

June 17, 2018 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On June 17, 1775, 1000 American rebels fought valiantly to secure a hill in Boston. Out-gunned by a British force twice their size, the militia was narrowly defeated after running out of ammunition. The Battle of Bunker Hill provided a much-needed morale boost and the first inclination that even though the battle was lost, the war might be winnable. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting John Jay’s life at the outbreak of the American Revolution. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.  Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

June 22, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Outdoor Summer Movie - The Princess Bride

June 23, 2018 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring The Princess Bride. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks.  Kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead & Delamata Designs. Food and activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk.

Rain date is Thursday, June 28.

Admission: $10/car

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

Price: $10.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 23, 2018 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 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Collecting to Collections – Decorative Arts

June 24, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join the Homestead’s expert staff for a tour of the decorative arts found throughout John Jay’s historic Bedford house. Connect with John and Sarah Jay and their children through an in-depth look at the objects that inhabited their daily lives. Experience the artistry required to produce elegant porcelain dinnerware, an intricate silver coffee service, a gilded candelabra, and so much more. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

June 29, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

June 30, 2018 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 27.

Price: Free Event