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 Heritage Center in the News

At the close of 2016, Central Park icons Lynden B. Miller and Ira Millstein gave the Jay Heritage Center’s restoration of the Jay Estate their ringing endorsement; they especially urged their supporters to volunteer their time and donate for maintenance and more capital improvements in 2017! The two legendary parks advocates pledged their own assistance and experience as park stewards to personally assist and advise with the exciting transformation of the 23 acre park in Rye. Watch the video here 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017

African American Trailblazer Awards

Westchester County honors African-American members of the community for their professional and civic accomplishments at the Annual Black History Month and Trailblazer Awards ceremony. The event is sponsored by the Office of County Executive Robert P. Astorino, the County Board of Legislators and the African American Advisory Board.

This years honorees are Vinnie Bagwell, Mack Carter, Sandra Blackwell, Nathaniel Fields, Eddie Mae Barnes and Judith Watson, RN

Photo – Trailblazers Board Chair Barbara Edwards with Hon. Lois Bronz at the 2016 Ceremony.

Three April Events!

Little Garden Club Daffodil Show

The Little Garden Club’s Daffodil Show is a continually blooming favorite! And now there are 3 different ways to experience it!

Saturday, April 15th 2:00 – 4:00pm

Join us for a FREE Family Daffodil Workshop! Learn how to groom and label your specimens and increase your odds of winning a ribbon!

Thursday, April 20th 1:30 – 4:30pm

Come see all the entries in our sunny yellow Carriage House for FREE. Judges will present awards and ribbons for the most outstanding specimens from area gardens. See tables filled with flowers with exotic names like ‘Tahiti,’ ‘Jetfire’ and ‘Tete a Tete.’ Veteran growers and novices are invited to enter!

Thursday, April 20th  6:00 – 8:30pm 

Join us for cocktails, tasty bites and a private viewing of all the winning flowers. Ticket prices: $25, $75 and $150. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of drifts of daffodils for the Jay Estate meadow and gardens. As we eagerly await spring, get more daffodil tips from the Little Garden Club here 



Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Garlic Mustard Pull Party with Tama Matsuoka Wong

More lessons in eating wild! Acclaimed forager Tama Matsuoka Wong returns to Rye to lead a garlic mustard pull party at the Jay Estate. The program will include a demonstration on how to make pesto from this spring invasive and also offer recipes to make soup from mugwort, another non-native threat to habitats.

Tama will also autograph copies of her newest joint project, Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty co-authored with Danish chef Mads Refslund of Noma fame


Jay Heritage Center Partners

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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