Hearth & Earth Luncheon Photos - Click Above 
Meet Historian Aaron David Miller - Register Now 
I Love My Park Day -
All Volunteers Welcome!

Dear Friends,
It was a record-breaking winter and we are eager to welcome a glorious spring, hopefully equal in duration and success. Thanks to all of you, 2014 bowed out on a high note with $1.35 million dollars  in gifts and pledges raised to restore the Historic Jay Gardens

Continue the celebration by joining us for our first  Breakfast and A Bite of History  with Author and Historian Aaron David Miller  this Saturday, April 11 at 10am.  Miller will discuss and autograph his latest book, "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (And Doesn't Want) Another Great President." The program is free but registration is required and the event is already 50% full so sign up now! Click here to learn more or register. Come early at 9:30 for coffee and tea and other morning munchies.**

Then don't miss seeing the determined green tips of over 5000 naturalized daffodils emerge from their beds along our Post Road entrance and perimeter wall. This mix of deer resistant Dutch blooms should look sensational just in time for the Little Garden Club's Annual Daffodil Show on Thursday, April 16th (should blooms be delayed the show will be rescheduled).  T he show is free and open to the public.Hundreds of competitive growers, both adults and children, will fill our sunny yellow Carriage House with prize specimens of narcissus. Please join us from 1:30 to 4:00pm for a spectacular display. Click here to learn how to enter your own King Alfreds or Tahitian beauties!

Springtime is prime time to show how much we value our open green spaces. We invite you to participate in some great environmental programs and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities. On Saturday, April 18, find out "What Are Invasive Species?" with Dr. Linda Rohleder head of the Lower Hudson PRISM. This free talk kicks off a 3 part training program that is ideal for educators, gardeners and high school students seeking community service. Learn how to identify, map and remove  the species that pose a threat to native plant populations in all of our State, County and City parks. Find out more about Invasive Species in NY Sponsored by a grant from Con Edison.

Finally on Saturday, May 2nd get out you gardening gloves, rakes and spades and join us for I Love My Park Day a state-wide initiative to clean up and beautify OUR parks. Families welcome! Free T-shirts and refreshments. This is a great intergenerational opportunity. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!!

And that's just April and the first weekend of May! Stay tuned....

With greatest appreciation always,  
The Board & Staff of the Jay Heritage Center

**PS You can hear Aaron David Miller twice in Rye! Aaron will also be speaking on Friday, April 10th at 7:30pm at Congregation Emanu-el of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, N.Y. 10580. His topic will be  "The Realities of a Decades Long Search for Peace." This program is also  free and open to the public For more information call 914-967-4382.
SAVE THE DATE! FRIDAY , JUNE 5th, 2015 at 3:30pm
Meet Children's Author Jonah Winter ("Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues") and Illustrator and Satirist Barry Blitt (known for his New Yorker covers) for a Book-Signing of 
"The Founding Fathers: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America!" 

See a live drawing demonstration and hear them explain why John Jay was on 
"the Varsity Squad" for his important role in building our nation 
as a formidable Peacemaker.  Ideal for 2nd - 5th graders (and maybe their parents if they are lucky!) 

The program is free but seating is limited so reservations are required. 
Call  (914) 698-9275 or email us at [email protected]
Did you notice how many of the programs above are free?  
Help us provide more free educational programs for the public. 
Become a member or make a tax-deductible donation today! 

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

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