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

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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

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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.

Events & News

JAY DAY Gets Families Outdoors

American Festival Draws 1300+

Over 1300 people embraced the start of fall and the Hudson River Valley Ramble at Jay Day! They walked and biked there! Brought their dogs (yes best friends on leash are welcome!), spread out plaid picnic blankets and enjoyed a cappella singing from The Yale Spizzwinks(?). Everyone was treated to free sips of Drink Virgil’s Zero Sugar All-Natural beverages and free goodies like native plant books, comic books and daffodil bulbs from the Con Edison booth!  Read more and see photos of the day 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.

October 20 at 6:30pm

Stargazing & the Hubble Telescope

The universe has been expanding and changing since its birth at the Big Bang. We know this thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope. Join us as Astronomer Jason Kendall shows us how much we have learned about our cosmos thanks to this masterpiece of scientific technology. $25 per family; $15 Individual; FREE for JHC Members. Light bites, lecture and a peek at planetary wonders. We’ll supply picnic blankets, telescopes and beverages! Rain Date Sunday, October 21.

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