The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of one of our nation's greatest Founding Fathers, John Jay

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400 Celebrate a 25th Anniversary in Style!

25th Anniversary Jay Soirée Co-Chairs Kelly Bakshi, Angie Nadler, Kingsley Rooney and Kathryn Schnaars assisted by Betsy Buttrill White and Liz Garrett illuminated the historic Jay Estate in Rye on October 21, 2017!  Over 400 celebrants mingled in the 1838 Mansion lit from its grand portico to its pediment. Over prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, many marveled at new art acquisitions before stepping into an enchanted garden under a crystal tent with an open view of the 10,000 year old Jay Meadow. Thank you to New York Social Diary for more banner coverage of the Jay Soirée here!


Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 18, 3pm

Healthy Yard Landscaper Meet and Greet


Thinking of making the switch to organic yard care? Come hear what local landscaping professionals have to say about maintaining gardens naturally. Representatives from a range of lawn and garden service providers will be on hand to discuss their strategies for organic and natural landscaping.

From lawns to tree and shrub care and more— you will be able to ask questions, compare offers and learn how easy and affordable going green can be! The talk is free but registration is requested. Sign Up Here! Sponsored by the Rye Sustainability Committee.

November 21, 2017, 12pm

Help Us Win the Newman's Own $500K Holiday Challenge!

Help us continue our work to Bring Back Bluebirds, Bumblebees and Butterflies to the Jay Meadow! Join our team on Crowdrise! We have raised $30,000 to date but need another $70,000 to complete the project. Every gift of $50 will provide seed for Little Bluestem grasses $100 buys a flat of 38 blue Wild Indigo plugs – bumblebees love this flower! $250 buys 125 Milkweed plants which will support 625 monarch caterpillars that will turn into butterflies! $500 buys 10 pink Virginia Rose shrubs for hips and habitat for bluebirds! Learn more here!

Thank You to Our Partners!

The Jay Heritage Center recognizes the organizational growth and synergies formed through our partnerships with the following organizations.

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