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The Jay Heritage Center
at The Jay Estate
Celebrating 25 Years of Stewardship!

September 2017 Events
Photo by Anja Porto

Sail into September with Events for Adults and Families at New York's 
Landmark Jay Estate! 

Join us for two events celebrating the Hudson River Valley Ramble this weekend! 

The Sea is Not Full: Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures by SAIL Magazine's Charles Doane

FREE Reading, Book Signing and "Provisions" 
at the Jay Mansion

Join us for a lively talk and Q & A with  Charlie Doane, Cruising Editor of SAIL Magazine, the largest sailing magazine in the US as he shares chapters and personal experiences from his newest book, 
"The Sea is Not Full - Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures."  Charlie has published articles in The New York Times, Yachting World and Cruising World. His first book,  The Modern Cruising Sailboat , was published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill in 2010. Many fans also follow his prize-winning blog  WaveTrain

Charlie has completed seven transatlantic voyages, including most recently a voyage from France to New England aboard his new boat  Lunacy.  His other voyages include singlehanded passages between New England and the Caribbean; he has also competed in several distance races, including the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race and the Sydney-Hobart Race. He is one of many accomplished sailors and descendants of New York Yacht Club co-founder, John Clarkson Jay.

The talk is FREE but registration is requested for proper provisioning! RSVP  jayheritagecenter@gmail.com or call  (914) 698-9275

Did you know? John Clarkson Jay's La Coquille was one of the original yachts in  the New York Yacht Club fleet. It was built by George Steers in 1842. Steers would go on to build the famed yacht America. 

Tickets For Jay Day and 25th Anniversary Soiree 

Now Available for Purchase Online!

JAY DAY is one of  New York State's premiere destinations for the 

Over 1200 visitors will join us this year! 
Be one of them! 

Highlights include live music from Bach to Rock, workshops with children's authors, baroque music and dance performance by Jefferson Carriage, a farmers market, craft vendors, facepainting, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloon twisting, a fencing demonstration by New Amsterdam Fencing Academy, historical house tours and much more. For our updated list of food trucks and vendors check out our  
#1 New York Times best-selling children's book creator Robert Sabuda will be joining us this year at Jay Day!
Robert Sabuda is a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City. He has also been an associate professor at Pratt, where he began a program in Paper Engineering that continues to encourage the next generation of paper artists. He is a two-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and has over five million books in print translated into 26 languages worldwide. 

Also bringing her child friendly horticultural lessons from the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy is Rye's favorite school garden creator, Anne Mottola. She and her sister Maria Mottola, a deft illustrator and graduate of the Art Students League, have launched their first trio of children's books with NYBG Press, collectively called "Wonders in the Garden." Anne will read from these engaging and whimsically drawn books and teach kids why kohlrabi is one of the coolest vegetables they can grow! 

We are especially grateful to Reed's, Inc
for providing "the Best Sodas in the World, Naturally" for all our JAY DAY volunteers. Kudos to Tracy Edwards, Betsy White, Emma Hanratty, Liz Garrett, Caroline Wallach and Alison Heaton and all our JAY DAY volunteers! 


2017 Co-Chairs

Kelly & Vishal Bakshi      Angie & Drew Nadler  
Kingsley & Mark Rooney     Kathryn & Matt Schnaars

How to celebrate 25 years of preservation and education? By pulling out all the stops! Our dynamic 
Co-Chairs and their Committee are tenting out the Jay Meadow and creating a glorious night under the stars for 250 very special guests!

Enjoy  Cocktails from 7 - 8pm while exploring our latest restoration work. Preview new additions to our collections - from  18th and 19th century silver, furniture and portraits to handwritten documents that reveal new chapters of our country's evolution. Next savor a delicious Buffet Dinner prepared especially by Scarborough Fair Catering or hit the dance floor with music from Hank Lane and the Clara Jordan Band (Rock, Motown, Salsa, Contemporary - a high energy blend!) Enchanting Party Attire is encouraged  from festive cocktail dresses to suits and/or sharp blazers and pants. 

Thank you to Shawn Diaz and Home Works for assisting with the night's decor.

Special thanks to Con Edison for their steadfast support and partnership  

Click here to buy tickets online

Sunday, October 1 at 4pm - Boston Post Road Historic District Panel Discussion 
with World Monuments Fund US Program Director, 
Frank Sanchis III and Historian Paul Hicks

Saturday October 8 at 6pm
Moonlight Over the Mansion - Stargazing with Astronomer Jason Kendall

NY State Path Through History Weekend

PLUS Collection of Pierrepont and Constable Family Treasures Donated to Jay Heritage Center
More in our next newsletter from Horace Mann volunteer and researcher Zarina Iman

Learn about Lounsbury, the Parsons Estate
 from Historian Paul Hicks

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