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

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Monday May 28

Memorial Day Observance and Reception

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

Memorial Day Reception at the 1838 Jay Mansion. FREE and Open to the Public.
2pm – 3:30pm

Read about last year’s ceremony here




"I Love My Park Day!"

Over 70 Volunteers Turn Out!

It’s grown exponentially in the last seven years. “I Love My Park Day” first debuted in 2011.

For the 7th year in a row, volunteers showed the historic Jay Estate their love and dedication! Over 70 people turned out on a picture perfect May morning to help beautify one of the few state parks in Westchester and the only state park in Rye, New York.

Most of the day’s projects were focused upon a 1907 Carriage House that was once used as a stable for horses. Read more here.

May 16, 2018

The Golden Pastime

New York Yacht Club Historian and author John Rousmaniere gave a spirited talk about “The Golden Pastime” that thrilled a seasoned audience of sailors and racers.  Rousmaniere illustrated how classic yachts, though owned and steered by one class of individuals,  were actually physically powered by another set of able, ingenious crew. By focusing the crowd’s eyes on who was where on the deck and up in the mast, Rousmaniere provided a fascinating study in anthropology and underscored the valuable contribution of immigrants to the sport of racing. Read 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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