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Winter Thanks - 2015
Help us fill one of New York's newest historic parks with even more unique activities for adults and children. 
Your generosity has helped  make 23 acres of indoor and outdoor "classrooms" come alive with 
Over 150 people attended John Jay's 270th Birthday Bash on December 12. The Princeton Tigressions were 1 of 3 a cappella groups to fill the Carriage House with joyful music - JHC hopes to raise funds to restore this amazing space for more performances and classical concerts. Click photo above for video of the afternoon and to hear the acoustics (Video courtesy of Rye-TV) 

Yale History Prof. & Hamilton Scholar Joanne Freeman spoke on Early American Politics - more photos here
We are grateful to the Yale Westchester Alumni Association for co-sponsoring this free talk on December 3

  See more photos of our December 9 Holiday Party hosted by the 
JHC Preservationists  here

...and that was just December!
Make an additional or first time gift TODAY to grow our calendar and campus in 2016!
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Thanks to you, 2015 was a record-breaking year!
On the heels of receiving a $
garden restoration grant from NYS Parks, we retained the firm of 
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects   - 
design work on the historic garden rooms began this year. Thanks to the advocacy of our non-profit partners and government representatives, we received a second NYS Parks award of 
to stabilize the roof of the 1917 Palmer Indoor Tennis House
- we are taking the next step and now seeking donors to help us rehabilitate the entire structure for active recreation. 
Last but not least, we are pleased to share news that we have retained Larry Weaner and his firm to create a thoughtful proposal to remove invasives from the Jay Meadow. Our goal is to replant with native grasses and wildflowers. In 2016, we will be applying for grants and seeking private contributions to help rehabilitate this critical habitat. 
This is an enormous team effort and we are grateful to an extraordinary number of people. 
We are
dedicated to restoring the entire 
23 acre Jay Estate and transforming this National Historic Landmark (one of fewer than 2500 in the United States) into a vibrant public park and educational campus for you.
This land was once the childhood home Founding Father and peacemaker John Jay. 
Though recognized as an American treasure for centuries, it has only recently become more accessible to the public. Thanks to the generosity of our members, board, staff and volunteers, this rich, cultural landscape is being revitalized and visitation is growing. 

Help us make this historic treasure, your park even better! Make a year-end donation online today. Call (914) 
698-9275 or write 
about additional giving, building and 
volunteer opportunities. Your voice and your participation makes all the difference.
With all best wishes of the season and deepest gratitude for your very tangible part in our success this and every year!
Suzanne Clary
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