This is a truly historic time with few parallels. With that in mind, we'd like to offer some brief updates on how the Jay Estate will be adjusting to life amid the coronavirus outbreak:

• All April programs including the Little Garden Club of Rye Daffodil Show , Mary Norris author talk, and Brent Leggs lecture will be postponed or cancelled. With area schools closed, we'll also be cancelling this month's " Striving for Freedom " field trips.

• Furthermore, following the CDC's recommendation to avoid large groups for at least eight weeks, we'll likely need to adjust our May schedule. Please stay tuned for updates as we get more information.

• Although our staff will continue to maintain and patrol the estate, the
Jay Mansion and Carriage House are now closed to the public until further notice. We will reopen as soon as it's safe to do so.

In the meantime, please stay connected through our website, ,
and our social media sites, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Thank you for your patience during this challenging period.
The word perseverandum is at the core of the Jay family motto,
Deo duce perseverandum, and applies fittingly here. These are extraordinary days, but we will be resilient.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated during this window of uncertainty. Please don't hesitate to be in touch with any questions, let us know if there is anything we can help with—and take care.
Stuck at home with kids?
Children love helping to identify invasive species and walks in your yard are one of the few outdoor activities kids can do safely these days. Try hunting with them for invasive lesser celandine ( also known as fig buttercup ). Once you find some and 'tis the season—download the iNaturalist app , photograph the flower, and upload it to the database. By mapping an invasive species you'll both be educating your child and helping to save the planet.
In other news...
We thoroughly enjoyed playing host this past month to the cast and crew of the CBS network television show " FBI: Most Wanted, " which filmed the climactic scene of a future episode on the grounds of the estate and in the mansion. The show, a fun cops-and-robbers drama which draws millions of viewers each week, airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. and stars
Julian McMahon (Dr. Doom from the " Fantastic Four " films).
Here are a few shots from the set:
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Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 698-9275