The Jay Estate in Rye was the home of one of our nation's greatest Founding Fathers, John Jay...
...and today, it is YOUR park
Saturday, October 27th, 7:00 - 11:00pm
Jay Soirée - Wickedly Elegant!
Potions & Potables From Our Red Caldron Bar All Night Starting at 7pm
Spellbindingly Delicious Dinner & Dancing to the Clara Jordan Band until the Witching Hour of 11pm
Buy Tickets Before They Vanish!
Don’t miss this year’s wickedly elegant Jay Soiree! Put on your finest cloak or midnight black cocktail dress. Enjoy Concoctions and Brews while having your fortune told by our resident Oracle. Don’t be surprised by some unexpected apparitions!
Wickedly Elegant Attire encouraged from fancy dresses and/or sharp blazers to Pride Prejudice Zombie gowns and Dark Shadows smoking jackets.
Upcoming Events & News
Saturday, December 8, 11:30am - 4pm
Revolutionary Westchester 250
TALES OF THE FAMOUS, THE INFAMOUS & THE UNSUNG
Join us for a full day of family-friendly fun & learning with historic re-enactors and panels with noted authors and historians! Travel back in time to the campsites, homes and “Neutral Grounds.” Experience life during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Anne Miller, Aaron Palmer, Mary Philipse and George Washington.
Meet CBS anchor and Yonkers First Lady, Mary Calvi, author of Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, Mary Philipse. Read more here
Turning Over a New Leaf
Over 125 Attend Tallamy Talk
Noted entomologist Doug Tallamy spoke to over 125 Sound Shore residents on October 5 sounding a clarion for landowners to select native specimens for yards whether they begin with a sapling or even just an acorn – fight the extinction of butterflies and other native species through a wiser selection of non-alien shrubs and especially trees! Part of NY’s Path Through History Weekend. Funded by Con Edison and co-sponsored by Rye Sustainability. Watch the Rye TV Video here.
Continuing A Palmer/Devereux Tradition
Scouts Camp Out in Jay Meadow
Mamaroneck Troop Pack 2, led by JHC volunteer and docent Jeff De Toro, is possibly the first group of scouts to have come back to camp at the Jay Estate since about 1948!* And they are doing it in a big way! After a day pitching their tents, touring the historic Mansion and grounds and learning about American Founder John Jay, they took a hike down to Milton Harbor through the adjacent Marshlands park. At 6:30pm they met NYC astronomer Jason Kendall who gave them a talk about the Hubble telescope – the group of parents and kids spent the rest of the evening looking for planets and constellations outdoors in the dark night sky over the Jay Meadow. Read more here