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

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December 8, 2:30 - 5pm

Holiday A Cappella with Whim 'n Rhythm & the Kingsmen

Celebrate a Founder’s birthday with our annual concert and holiday open house! Featuring singing by Yale’s Whim ‘n Rhythm, the renowned all-senior a cappella group, and the terrific Columbia Kingsmen, founded in 1948! FREE for JHC members and Yale and Columbia alumni. $10 for non-members. Seasonal refreshments. Reserve your mug of hot cocoa today!

Plus in keeping with the holiday giving spirit, we will be collecting food and supermarket gift cards of any amount for our partners at the Carver Center. Please consider bringing something to make someone’s holiday happier and healthier! Ideas for the Carver Center Pantry can be found here



Con Edison and NY State Parks Provide Free Field Trips to Historic Jay Estate

Students Follow a Path Through History in Their Backyard

On Friday, November 15, about 50 5th and 7th graders from Resurrection School joined us for a free field trip to the Jay Estate. First, they saw Striving for Freedom, our tableau about the abolition of slavery in New York State and learned about social justice. Afterwards they toured the grounds and learned about the threat of invasive species to native plants in their own communities. Finally they held real artifacts in their hands and learned about the importance of archaeology at historic sites. The day was generously funded through grants from Con Edison and NY State Parks.

JHC Partners with NYBG & Stewardship Peers

Healthy Green Open Spaces Matter!

JHC was a proud participant in a recent day long symposium about protecting biodiversity hosted by New York Botanical Garden and the Lower Hudson PRISM on Friday, November 15. Keynote speaker and entomologist Doug Tallamy wowed and sobered the audience with his observations about ongoing challenges to native species and threats to their habitats. Read more here:

Thank you to Con Edison for their continued funding of our outreach programs about invasive species and citizen advocacy.


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