Join our all-star climate panel with:

Join JHC board member Sara Goddard on September 23 at 6 p.m. for the virtual event “Voices for a Green Recovery: Taking Action on Climate Change from the Ground Up.” She will lead a panel discussion with Andrew Revkin, environmental journalist and founding director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth Institute; Eric Sanderson, author of “Manahatta: A Natural History of New York City“; and Doug Tallamy, author of “Nature’s Best Hope” and “Bringing Nature Home.”
JHC Completes First Phase of
Tennis House Restoration!
The Jay Estate has completed the first phase of a major restoration project to stabilize its 1917 Palmer Indoor Tennis House. The work, which included structural repairs to shore up the building’s trusses and sills, was funded in part by the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant Program from the National Parks Service and administered through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The goal is to create a playable clay court in a magnificent historic setting to serve the community.
Back by Popular Demand!
September 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Join us for safe-distance yoga outdoors and on the veranda with Dorian Shorts. Dorian is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher serving communities in the NYC area from Harlem to downtown Brooklyn. His passion for movement-based healing takes form in a dedicated and challenging vinyasa yoga practice tailored to suit participants of all levels of experience. 

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Dorian for this upcoming class--bring questions, your own mat, and a sense of adventure! Class is FREE but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration opens at noon today.
JHC Partners with Columbia University Graduate School on Studio Course
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) is offering a studio course this fall semester titled “Radical Re-construction: Materializing Social Justice at the Country Estate of John Jay, a Founder of American Democracy.” The studio is being led by Jorge Otero-Pailos, the school’s head of historic preservation and a member of JHC’s board of trustees.
Sunday, September 27
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The tradition of plein-air painting at the Jay Estate goes back centuries and one of the most famous artists to capture the oak trees and stone walls of our landscape was a member of the Art Colony at Old Lyme. (Can you guess who it was?)

Come try your hand at capturing the beauty of our autumn meadow as the native grasses begin changing color. We'll provide the easels and the view -- come any time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
(Painting of Jay Mansion by Meera Agarwal)
How do we make historic preservation matter to every American? Click on the photo to see a video clip from our recent conversation between Brent Leggs and Jorge Otero-Pailos. Thank you to our summer volunteer Ben Fishbein for his media assistance!

Jay Heritage Center at the
Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580 

(914) 698-9275
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