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Wed 03 Jul
Thematic Tours: John Jay & The Revolutionary War
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 until Wednesday, July 31, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Wednesday through Saturday, throughout the month of July

Happy Birthday America! Although John Jay did not sign the Declaration of Independence, he was a passionate supporter of our fight for freedom. Jay served on a committee exposing and prosecuting Loyalists, led a ring of spies, and eventually gained favorable terms in our peace agreement to end the war. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s home to explore these and other contributions John Jay made toward our nations birth. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Registration: Optional
Fri 19 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 19, 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 19 Jul
Outdoor Summer Movie: E.T.
Friday, July 19, 2019 07:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Enjoy dinner from a variety of our favorite food trucks. Bring a blanket and stay for a screening of E.T. on the front lawn. Food, wine, and beer; and musical entertainment by School of Rock available at 7:00pm; movie begins at 8:30pm. $10/car.

For weather based postponement information, please visit www.johnjayhomestead.org after 12:00pm on the day of the event (Rain date of 7/25).

Sat 20 Jul
Farm Market
Saturday, July 20, 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 21 Jul
Connecting to Collections: Curatorial Fabulous Finds – All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Sunday, July 21, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Silver has been used for centuries to fashion ornamental utensils such as trays, tea sets, and silverware. Take a closer look at a tea urn owned by John Jay, the sword he wore in the British Court in the 1790s, a teapot pot that descended through Sarah Jay’s matrilineal line, and many other exquisite silver pieces. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 26 Jul
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, July 26, 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 27 Jul
Farm Market
Saturday, July 27, 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 28 Jul
Connecting to Collections: Made in New York
Sunday, July 28, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

New York City was the home to many expert cabinet makers and craftsman in the 17th, 18th and 19th century, and the source for much of the Jay’s furnishings. Take a tour focused on the pieces from our collection made in New York. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 02 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 2, 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 03 Aug
Farm Market
Saturday, August 3, 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 09 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 9, 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 10 Aug
Farm Market
Saturday, August 10, 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 11 Aug
CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS: BORN IN THE U.S.A
Sunday, August 11, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Throughout its long history, artwork and design in the United States has developed its own unique styles and methods. On this thematic tour, we will explore several different types of pieces made by American craftsmen, and the different mediums and methods they used to create. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 16 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 16, 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 17 Aug
Farm Market
Saturday, August 17, 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 18 Aug
Connecting to Collections: Curatorial Fabulous Finds – Child’s Play
Sunday, August 18, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Children are an important part of historical stories that are often overlooked. This curator-led program will allow you to take have special up-close view of children’s objects in our collection. Objects include an 18th century penmanship book, art by the Jay children and a variety of children’s toys. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 23 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 23, 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 24 Aug
Farm Market
Saturday, August 24, 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 25 Aug
Connecting to Collections: Imported From The Past
Sunday, August 25, 2019 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

While John Jay was an American through and through, he and his family had a great appreciation for the unique culture, and creativity of many of the world’s other nations. This tour will explore several pieces that were imported by Jay, and his descendants over the years, and how their craftsmanship reflects the nation of origin. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.
Registration: Optional
Fri 30 Aug
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, August 30, 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 31 Aug
Farm Market
Saturday, August 31, 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 06 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 6, 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 07 Sep
Farm Market
Saturday, September 7, 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 13 Sep
Play Days @ Jay
Friday, September 13, 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 14 Sep
Farm Market
Saturday, September 14, 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.