Photo above - I LOVE MY PARK DAY Volunteers 2018
More and More People are Loving Our Park!
We Hope You Will Too!

In just the last few weeks we have had over 500 visitors including: French orienteers at the United Nations, 200 7th graders from Yonkers and Rye; foragers and gardeners; Hudson Valley hikers and women of Latina heritage studying the constitution. We have welcomed land stewards and a landscape futurist (Thomas Rainer pictured above) a textile conservator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Director of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Most of all we have had almost 100 volunteers, from Cub Scouts to Con Edison workers to members of our own board and other non-profits dive in to transform our public spaces. We are so very grateful!

Help us keep the momentum going!

It's YOUR park and YOUR classroom!
John Rousmaniere and The Golden Pastime
May 16 at 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of American sailing history with John Rousmaniere at the home of a New York Yacht Club founder.
John's 30 books range over a world of topics, but he is best known for writing about sailing in all its facets – including seamanship, storms, sailing safety, the America’s Cup, and stories of America’s yacht clubs, including the New York Yacht Club, where he is club historian.

His illustrated talk is about what he calls  The Golden Pastime  – the great sweep of sailing that stimulates dreams in us all, whether to sail across the Gulf Stream in a big ocean racing yacht (as he has done many times) or to cross Long Island Sound in a small family boat (that, too). Read more here!

Doors open at 6:30pm. Program is at the Jay Mansion.
Tickets $10 JHC Members; $15 Non-Members
Email Barbara Specht at to reserve your seat or buy your tickets online here.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28
Jay Cemetery Wreath Laying and Remembrance
The Descendants of John Jay and
the Board of the Jay Heritage Center invite the public to observe Memorial Day and remember the patriotic service of American veterans interred in the
private Jay Cemetery.

Ceremony at Jay Cemetery
1pm - 2pm
Visitors may park at either the Jay Heritage Center or Marshlands Conservancy

Reception immediately following at the
Jay Mansion. FREE and Open to the Public.
2pm - 3:30pm

Earth Day 2018 was a sunny success! Thank you to all our participating educators and innovators!
Photo above by Cutty McGill - L - R Suzanne Clary, Anne Mottola, Darryl Chan and his wife Isabel, Tama Matsuoka Wong, Jessica Arcate Schuler and Tate Bushell
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Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580  

(photo by JHC Member Paul Hicks)  

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