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Jay Heritage Center

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Address
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
Latitude 40.958358
Longitude -73.705237

The 23-acre Jay Estate in Rye is one of two family homes of American founding father John Jay (1745-1829) located in Westchester. Jay was a noted jurist, peacemaker, governor and anti-slavery advocate. The site, which overlooks Long Island Sound is part of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and a stop on Westchester County's African American Heritage Trail. It is also one of 100 top attractions in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

The Jay Estate has three owners: 21.5 acres have been owned by New York State Parks in conjunction with Westchester County Parks since 1997. The not-for-profit organization, the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) owns the 1838 Greek Revival mansion, and 1.5 acres of land around it. The 1907 Van Norden Carriage House is a second building being restored by JHC; it serves as the Jay Estate Visitor and Education Center.

Under a 2013 agreement, the Jay Estate is managed by JHC for New York State and Westchester County as dedicated parkland. It is used for recreation and hosts programs about American history, social justice, architecture and conservation. The restoration of historic gardens and a 1917 Tennis House are ongoing projects and when finished will be exciting resources for the public.

For hours of operating and other visiting information, please visit: jayheritagecenter.org

Sun 04 Dec
JAY GARDENS HOLIDAY CONCERT FEATURING NEW YORK CITY GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, December 4, 2022 02:00 PM
Jay Heritage Center
The renowned New York City Gospel Choir will perform at a FREE concert in the Jay Estate Gardens! The choir has appeared on MTV and opened for performers including Paul McCartney and Bon Jovi. Over the years members have sung alongside Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and many others. The December concert is the latest in Jay Heritage Center's ongoing Jams at Jay concert series, which this year alone has featured performers including the jazz quintet Oh La La!, the bluegrass group Blue Plate Special, and the a capella group the Yale Spizzwinks.

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