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

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February 1, 7 - 9:30pm

Jams at Jay with Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective

Chase away the winter blues with “Jams at Jay!” Bluegrass, jazz, or R & B accompanied by seasonal beverages, bites and more at the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House. Come hear how incredible the acoustics can be in this historic structure. JHC Members $20, General Admission $25. First set at 7:15pm. Second set at 8:45pm. Purchase Individual Jam Tickets Here



February 3, 2 - 5pm

MLK Literary Celebration

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at one of New York State’s richest historic heritage sites. Come meet and listen to two incredible authors – Jennifer Jones Austin Esq. and Alexis Clark – each with a powerful narrative about the African American experience. This Annual Literary Tea is organized by the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) and will be held at the Jay Heritage Center for the 5th consecutive year. Read more here

February 9 and 10

The Kept Private

JHC is proud to present The Kept Private, a Storyhorse Documentary Theater production based on the 1835 Revolutionary War Pension Application of a 93 year-old black farmer named Andrew Frazier. Created by Jeremy Davidson and Mary Stuart Masterson , Storyhorse uses transcribed conversations with the people of our communities, historical documents, and other primary sources from the Hudson Valley to weave compelling narratives. Read more here

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