Meet #1 NYT Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning New Yorker Staff Writer
David Grann!
David Grann, author of the best-selling books "The Lost City of Z" and "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes," will talk about his writing at this in-person event at the Jay Estate's 1907 Carriage House. An outdoor wine reception will follow.

Grann is also the author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” a book that highlights an investigation into a series of assassinations and coverups that took place in the 1920s in Oklahoma after oil was discovered on Native American lands. The book documents one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history.

Described by Dave Eggers in the New York Times Book Review as a “riveting” work that will “sear your soul,” "Killers of the Flower Moon" was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best true crime book, a Spur Award for best work of historical nonfiction, and an Indies Choice Award for best adult nonfiction book of the year. A #1 New York Times bestseller, "Killers of the Flower Moon" was named one of the best books of the year by the Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesTimeEntertainment Weekly, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, PBS, Bloomberg, GQSlateBuzzfeedVogue, and other publications. The book is soon to be an Apple Original film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and John Lithgow. Read more about the movie here.
Grann’s most-recent book is The White Darkness,about Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley and his obsession with the 19th-century polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. "Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley’s and Shackleton’s journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity."

Limited seating; register soon! Covid safety restrictions will apply and attendees must show proof of vaccination.
Bandits on the Run Enchant Crowd at Outdoor Concert
The Brooklyn-based trio of Regina Strayhorn, Sydney Shepherd, and Adrian Blake Enscoe–otherwise known as the indie-folk-pop group Bandits on the Run–held an audience of over 150 spellbound at the first Jams at Jay event since the start of the pandemic.
Photo of Rye High students learning to be docents in Historic Jay Gardens for community service.
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Photo of a recent visit from Rye Country Day School teachers Andrew Gillies (far left) and Amanda Sackey (far right) with Amy Benerofe (middle), co-founder and president of Our New Way Garden.

JHC is community driven and fall is an ideal time to grow our partnerships with schools and educators! Has your school discovered us yet? Inquire about safe outdoor tours and field trips.

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Photo of Monarch butterfly on "Bluebeard" plantings taken by JHC Volunteer Karen Matrunich