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Wed 04 Sep
Thematic Tours: The United States Constitution
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 until Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Wednesday through Saturday, throughout the month of September 2:00pm

Happy Constitution Month! On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed. Join us as we explore the debates, controversies and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 21 Sep
Hudson River Valley Ramble - John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New Yor
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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.
Registration: Required
Sat 21 Sep
Farm Market
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.
Sun 22 Sep
Connecting to Collections: Family Ties
Sunday, September 22, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Personal items, that were used during everyday life often give us clues about how historic figures lived their everyday lives. This tour will feature a few of these items that belonged to some of John Jay’s family members from our collection such as, glasses, and a tobacco jar, among others. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 27 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 28 Sep
Farm Market
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.
Sun 29 Sep
Connecting to Collections: It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts
Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Join us and discover objects in the museum’s collection that are more than meets the eye. This tour will look inside several furniture and decorative arts objects that are usually kept closed and discuss what they were used for. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 04 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 05 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.
Sun 06 Oct
Connecting to Collections: Fine Art – Works on Paper
Sunday, October 6, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

The varying collection of prints, and other artworks on paper in the Jay collection reflects how common it was to have copies of artwork during the 18th and 19th centuries. This tour will explore several prints from the collection, and the stories behind each one. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Required
Fri 11 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 12 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.
Sun 13 Oct
Connecting to Collections: Curatorial Fabulous Finds – Women’s Objects from Everyday Life
Sunday, October 13, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

This curator-led program will take a closer look at objects belonging to women. By examining the experiences of their everyday lives, visitors will get a greater understand of the important roles that women played during the 18th and 19th centuries. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Required
Fri 18 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Fri 18 Oct
Founders Lecture: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Friday, October 18, 2019 06:30 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Join us for an evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr at our Annual Founders Lecture! Scholar, author, filmmaker, journalist, cultural critic, mentor and institution builder, Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has authored or co-authored twenty-four books, created twenty documentary films, and received fifty-five honorary degrees. He was a member of the first class of Fellows of the MacArthur Foundation, and the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent projects are the PBS documentary Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, released in April, and the related book Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow. Tickets are $50
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.
Fri 25 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 25

On Fridays May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 26 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.