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Sat 27 Oct
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, October 27, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 26 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 20 Oct
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, October 20, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 19 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 13 Oct
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, October 13, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 12 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 06 Oct
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, October 6, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 05 Oct
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, October 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 29 Sep
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, September 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 28 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 22 Sep
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, September 22, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 21 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 15 Sep
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, September 15, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 14 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 08 Sep
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, September 8, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 07 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 01 Sep
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, September 1, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 31 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 25 Aug
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, August 25, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 24 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 18 Aug
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 17 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 11 Aug
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, August 11, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 10 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sat 04 Aug
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, August 4, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 03 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sun 29 Jul
Thematic Tour: The New York State Constitution
Sunday, July 29, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

John Jay is credited as the lead author of New York's first constitution, written in 1777 just months after America declared its independence from Great Britain. New York's constitution established three separate branches of government and is widely credited as a key influence on the structure of the United States Constitution. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting Jay's contributions to the formation of State of New York. Regular admission fees apply.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Jul
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, July 28, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 27 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Thu 26 Jul
Thematic Tour: The New York State Constitution
Thursday, July 26, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

John Jay is credited as the lead author of New York's first constitution, written in 1777 just months after America declared its independence from Great Britain. New York's constitution established three separate branches of government and is widely credited as a key influence on the structure of the United States Constitution. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting Jay's contributions to the formation of State of New York. Regular admission fees apply.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Jul
Connecting to Collections: Decorative Arts
Sunday, July 22, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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. Together we will study French objects including Candelabra, mantle clicks, a sewing box containing a music box that crafted in the shape of a piano, and a dressing mirror made for Marie Louise, Empress of France.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jul
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, July 21, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 20 Jul
Outdoor Summer Movie
Friday, July 20, 2018 07:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Friday, July 20 (Rain Date July 26)

Enjoy dinner from a variety of our favorite food trucks. Bring a blanket and stay for a screening of Back to the Future on the front lawn. Food available at 7:00pm, movie begins at 8:30pm. For weather based postponement information, please visit www.johnjayhomestead.org after 12:00pm on the day of the event.

Location: front lawn | $10/car | All ages

 

Fri 20 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sun 15 Jul
Thematic Tour: The Death of Alexander Hamilton
Sunday, July 15, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay's fellow New Yorker and close ally in the Federalist cause, famously died on July 12, 1804, following a duel the previous day with Aaron Burr. Duels were fought over political differences and personal ones between the elite classes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Europe. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting Jay's connection to this deadly cultural practice and his relationship with Hamilton. Regular admission fees apply.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Sat 14 Jul
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, July 14, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 13 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Wed 11 Jul
Thematic Tours: The Death of Alexander Hamilton
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay's fellow New Yorker and close ally in the Federalist cause, famously died on July 12, 1804, following a duel the previous day with Aaron Burr. Duels were fought over political differences and personal ones between the elite classes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Europe. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting Jay's connection to this deadly cultural practice and his relationship with Hamilton. Regular admission fees apply.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Sun 08 Jul
Connecting to Collections: Furniture
Sunday, July 8, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

In this installment, our expert staff will examine the different styles and functions of chairs in our collection, including fancy chairs, easy chairs, Hitchcock chairs, Windsor chairs, and a balloon back chair made by Jean-Baptiste-Bernard Demay to commemorate the launch of the Montgolfier brothers hot air balloon.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Sat 07 Jul
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, July 7, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 06 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Wed 04 Jul
Independence Day Fair
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Join John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of America's founding with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games, house tours, and plenty of other activities.

Location: site-wide | Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities | All ages

 

Sun 01 Jul
Connecting to Collections: Fine Arts
Sunday, July 1, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

The John Jay Homestead's collection holds works of art in a plethora of mediums. John and Sarah Jay collected engraved prints depicting the Founding Fathers; some of whom the Jays formed close friendships with or others who they admired for the subject's character. During this tour experience, visitors will examine prints commissioned by the artist, drawings created by mechanical means in 1797, and a hand-drawn pastel family portrait. Objects include prints engraved after John Trumbull's Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of General Montgomery, miniature portraits by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, Sarah Jay and Her Children by James Sharples, an engraved print after the so-called Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington, and an engraved portrait of Benjamin Franklin owned by Sarah Jay.

Location: purchase tickets in Visitor Center | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Sat 30 Jun
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Fri 29 Jun
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, June 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Fridays through October 26, Play Days @ Jay, 12pm-2pm. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.

Sun 24 Jun
Thematic Tour: Collecting to Collections – Decorative Arts
Sunday, June 24, 2018 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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.

Sat 23 Jun
Farm Market Saturdays
Saturday, June 23, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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