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

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Jay Day 2017 - Hudson Valley Ramble Welcomes Families to Outdoor Classrooms!

JAY DAY 2017 was a joyful success! Over 1000 guests soaked in the autumn sun at this always popular Hudson River Valley Ramble event geared towards families. The roster of performers was headlined by bestselling children’s author Robert Sabuda. Robert, whose intricate and wonder filled books have topped the NYT chart, guided many small hands with paper and scissors to fashion their own pop-up creations – he quickly empowered his young audience to master the art of paper engineering! Robert was joined by New York Botanical Gardens educator Anne Mottola whose series of books, Wonders of the Garden, illustrated by her sister Mia, introduced her audience to the colorfully hued vegetables, animals and vivid sensations of the garden. See more photos here!


Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 21, 7pm

The Jay Soiree, 25th Anniversary!

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS SOLD OUT!!!! A Few Sponsor Tables Still Available – email

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! 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) until 11pmEnchanting Party Attire is encouraged from festive cocktail dresses to suits and/or sharp blazers and pants.

Sunday, November 12, 6pm

Moonlight Over the Jay Mansion

Fascinated by telescopes and the stars? So were the Jays. Come join Jason Kendall as he presents to you a moonlit evening. In addition to seeing the wonders of our nearest celestial neighbor through a telescope, Jason and his fellow astronomers will show you highlights of the Fall skies. Jason will also give a short outdoor presentation about the Apollo Missions to the Moon and future lunar exploration.

6:00pm grab a delicious bite to eat, 7:00pm outdoor slideshow & presentation, 8:00pm Stargazing
Admission: $15 per person, $40 per family

Purchase tickets here!

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.

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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