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

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Martin Luther King Day - Literary Celebration with AWAH

We are proud to announce that the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) will hold their Literary Celebration featuring African American Authors at the Jay Heritage Center for the 4th consecutive year.

“AWAH values opportunities to inform and educate members of our community. We embrace literature as is evident in our O.R.A.L.S. program, which is dedicated to introducing young people to prominent authors and to a variety of literary prose. We recognize “the word as the message” that bridges cultures, generations, and lifestyles, and simultaneously raises hope in the eyes of women and girls of African ancestry. This Literary Celebration offers us an occasion to appreciate and showcase the works of writers from diverse backgrounds. “

Thursday, February 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

African American Trailblazers Awards Ceremony

Westchester County will honor African-American members of community for their professional and civic accomplishments at the Annual Black History Month and Trailblazer Awards ceremony. The Trailblazer Awards is sponsored by the Office of County Executive, the County Board of Legislators and the County’s African American Advisory Board.

“As we focus on National African American History month, we celebrate outstanding citizens of Westchester County,” Barbara Edwards said. “We pause to reflect on their contributions to our progress. Their steadfast commitment to service, resilient dignity and generous use of talent creates a brighter future for us all. We honor their resolve to help our county live up to its immense promise.”

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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