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. Members of our chicken & egg co-operative will be here from 12:30-1:30pm to welcome you in to the normally closed chicken yard. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm - make a paper bonnet or tri-corner hat. 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, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Price: $10.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 23, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 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

Family Teaching Garden

June 24, 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 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.

June 24  Who Pollinates?

July 1   Soil, Roots and Watering

July 8   What’s a Weed?

July 15  Flower Power: The Magic of Seeds

July 22   It’s a Bug’s Life

July 29   Harvest How To’s

 

Price: $175.00

Available Spaces: 10

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 - make a red, white, and blue hanging star for Independence Day. Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

June 30, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 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