News & Upcoming Events

Holiday Concert!

New York City Gospel Choir & Bacchantae

On Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m., the renowned New York City Gospel Choir will perform at a FREE concert in the Jay Estate Gardens! They will be joined by the amazing Barnard choral group Bacchantae.


Iconic Jay Portrait Donated to JHC

From the State Department to Rye

An iconic painting of John Jay, America’s first Chief Justice, clad in his black and scarlet silk judicial robes, has been donated to the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) in Rye, N.Y. Painted in 1818 by renowned portraitist John Wesley Jarvis, the artwork has been on display for the past 40 years in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

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Now Hiring: Office Manager

Do you love history and nature and working with like-minded people who value our shared heritage? Have you worked at a historic site or park or have non-profit experience? We’re looking for a candidate with top-notch organizational and communication skills to aid us with scheduling tour group visits, educational programs and more.

As one of fewer than 2600 National Historic Landmark sites in the country, the 23-acre Jay Estate is one of New York State’s greatest treasures. It is a large, exciting campus with dynamic indoor and outdoor classrooms plus a dedicated staff and volunteer team. Learn more about the position. Read more here

The Jay Estate in Rye was home to one of our nation's greatest peacemakers, John Jay...

...and today, it is YOUR park

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