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Thursday, February 27

African-American Advisory Board Hosts Trailblazers at Jay Estate

For the seventh year running, the Jay Estate will host Westchester County’s annual Black History Month and Trailblazers Awards, sponsored by County Executive George Latimer, the African American Advisory Board, and the County Board of Legislators.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A major theme of this year’s program will be commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. This year’s honorees, recognized for their remarkable contributions to the community, will include Dave Thomas, Zachary Carter, Esq., Karen Hill, and Lena Anderson. Read more about the honorees here.



Help Us Build This Garden Pavilion!

Thanks to an extraordinarily generous matching grant from the prestigious Gerry Charitable Trust, JHC is building a beautiful pavilion based on a 19th-century design at the head of our Historic Jay Gardens.

But we need your help!

We still need to raise $19,000 by March 31, 2020 to qualify for the matching funds. Will you help us reach our fundraising goal and add your name to the special list of garden pavilion donors? Learn more here.

Tatiana Schlossberg and Bianna Golodryga

A Conversation About Climate

On May 7 we’ll host Tatiana Schlossberg, a former climate reporter for the New York Times and the granddaughter of John F. Kennedy, for a luncheon at American Yacht Club. Bianna Golodryga, an anchor at CNN, will interview Tatiana about her new book, “Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have.”

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. Tickets for the luncheon are going quickly, but a few remaining spots are available by clicking here.



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