Events for January 2020 through June 2020

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Information on our next three events may be found below.


  • May 31, 20207:00 am–2:00 pm

Horseback riding pace and lunch begins and ends on the grounds at John Jay Homestead. Advance reservation necessary for participation; call 914-234-BRLA to register. Admission to the grounds is free.

  • May 31, 20207:00 am–2:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Remember the Ladies

  • May 31, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Despite the influential careers of John Jay, his son William, and grandson John II, the women of the Jay family have had the most profound influence on the house as it is today. The tour will explore the lives of some of the Jay women from different generations, and how they each placed their mark on the house in Bedford, and society during their time. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

  • May 31, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Music from Copland House – CULTIVATE 2020

  • June 14, 20203:00 pm–5:00 pm

America’s musical past and future meet when the internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble – hailed by The New Yorker as “bold,” “adventurous,” and “superb” – moves its popular mainstage concert series to the John Jay Homestead this season. With its unique focus on 150 years of American musical creativity and imagination, explored within broad historical and societal contexts, MCH concerts – included among Westchester magazine’s “Best of the Decade” – offer ear-opening discoveries and surprising cultural journeys. The ensemble’s season features World and New York Premieres, revivals of 19th- and 20th-century masterworks, new pieces written by the 2020 Fellows of Copland House’s highly-anticipated CULTIVATE emerging composers institute (directed by Derek Bermel), and music inspired by the Gilded Age, and by the intersection of music and visual arts. Each program will last an hour, without intermission, and will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception.

Tomorrow’s masters today! Journey to concert music’s cutting-edge, with the World Premieres of six brand new works written especially for Copland House’s acclaimed CULTIVATE emerging composers institute (directed by Derek Bermel). MCH ARTISTS: Derek Bermel and Moran Katz, clarinets; Pala Garcia, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Michael Boriskin and Margaret Kampmeier, pianos.

Individual tickets: $25, $20 (Friends of Copland House, Friends of John Jay Homestead, and Friends of Lyndhurst). Any 3 concerts: $69, $54 Friends. All 5 concerts: $105, $80 Friends.

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Information and tickets may also be obtained at Copland House at (914) 788-4659 or via email or

  • June 14, 20203:00 pm–5:00 pm


Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.