Play Days @ Jay

May 4, 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 Bedford Audubon

May 5, 2018 8:00 am–9:00 am

Join Bedford Audubon naturalist Tait Johansson at the Homestead to look for early spring migrating birds. Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: 15

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Fine Arts

May 6, 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 Teaching Garden

May 6, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Presented by InterGenerate. This six-week series will focus on spring planting, the growing season, and the life-cycle of plants. Our Teaching Garden is also a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be donated to those in need (after tasting, of course!).

Advance registration required. $175/family for this 6-class series.

April 29 Seeds
May 6 Roots
May 13 Stems
May 20 Flowers/Pollinators
June 3 Bugs in the Garden
June 10 Spring Harvest

Price: $175.00

Play Days @ Jay

May 11, 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

John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

May 12, 2018 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 15

Farm Market

May 12, 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

May 13, 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 Teaching Garden

May 13, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Presented by InterGenerate. This six-week series will focus on spring planting, the growing season, and the life-cycle of plants. Our Teaching Garden is also a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be donated to those in need (after tasting, of course!).

Advance registration required. $175/family for this 6-class series.

April 29 Seeds
May 6 Roots
May 13 Stems
May 20 Flowers/Pollinators
June 3 Bugs in the Garden
June 10 Spring Harvest

Price: $175.00

Thematic Tour: Houses of the Founding Fathers

May 18, 2018 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On May 18, 1768, Thomas Jefferson began to build Monticello. His home, along with those of the John Jay and the other Founders, allow us to understand the men and women who started our nation as individuals, family members, and home owners. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House as we compare it with homes of other Founders. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

May 18, 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 - Trees of the John Jay Farmyard and Pleasure Ground

May 19, 2018 10:00 am–11:00 am

Led by Robert Madigan, of Great Estates|SLM and NYBG-Certified Sustainable Landscape Manager, this 90-minute walking tour identifies significant tree specimens, discusses their identifying characteristics and historical context.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: 15

Farm Market

May 19, 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: Houses of the Founding Fathers

May 20, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 18, 1768, Thomas Jefferson began to build Monticello. His home, along with those of the John Jay and the other Founders, allow us to understand the men and women who started our nation as individuals, family members, and home owners. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House as we compare it with homes of other Founders. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden

May 20, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Presented by InterGenerate. This six-week series will focus on spring planting, the growing season, and the life-cycle of plants. Our Teaching Garden is also a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be donated to those in need (after tasting, of course!).

Advance registration required. $175/family for this 6-class series.

April 29 Seeds
May 6 Roots
May 13 Stems
May 20 Flowers/Pollinators
June 3 Bugs in the Garden
June 10 Spring Harvest

Price: $175.00

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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Thematic Tour: Constitutional Convention

May 25, 2018 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Convened in Philadelphia on May 25th 1787, the Constitutional Convention was originally established to revise the Articles of Confederation, but when the delegates adjourned at the end of July, a whole new form of government had been proposed.  To commemorate the 231st anniversary of the Constitutional Convention, take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House, highlighting his position as a strong proponent of a national government and his involvement in the ratification of the Constitution. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

May 25, 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

May 26, 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 – Decorative Arts

May 27, 2018 1:00 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

May 27, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Presented by InterGenerate. This six-week series will focus on spring planting, the growing season, and the life-cycle of plants. Our Teaching Garden is also a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be donated to those in need (after tasting, of course!).

Advance registration required. $175/family for this 6-class series.

April 29 Seeds
May 6 Roots
May 13 Stems
May 20 Flowers/Pollinators
June 3 Bugs in the Garden
June 10 Spring Harvest

Price: $175.00

Attention
We're sorry. Either an error occurred or the event(s) you were attempting to register for may no longer be open for registration.

Available Spaces: Unlimited