Events for January 2020 through June 2020

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Music from Copland House – SOUNDS FROM THE GILDED AGE

  • March 8, 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.

The Victorian, High-Romantic muse – homegrown and imported – with major works from the turn of the 20th century. Piano Quintets by Amy Beach and Bruno Walter. MCH ARTISTS: Pala Garcia and Curtis Macomber, violins; Danielle Farina, viola; Wilhelmina Smith, cello; Michael Boriskin, piano. Additional concerts in this series include:


June 14, 2020 – CULTIVATE 2020

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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  • March 8, 20203:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Women of the Jay Family

  • March 12, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Regular admission fees.

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.

  • March 12, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Scholars Lecture: The Second Founding with Eric Foner

  • March 12, 20207:00 pm–8:00 pm

Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments abolished slavery, defined birthright citizenship, and prohibited denial of the right to vote based on race. Foner explores the circumstances under which these Amendments were passed, and the ways in which they’re being interpreted still, as recently as 2013, when the Supreme Court declined to use the 15th Amendment to strike down laws which make it more difficult for non-whites to vote. Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, and winner of the Pulitzer, Bancroft and Lincoln Prizes, as well as multiple other awards and honors.


All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Check in and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm.

Member Ticket: $20

Non-Member Ticket: $25

Student Ticket: Free (must register)

  • March 12, 20207:00 pm–8:00 pm


Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.