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Pulitzer Winner Isabel Wilkerson

April 25 at 4pm

JHC is proud to partner with the Coalition for Understanding Racism Through Education (CURE) to support “Five Towns: One Book,” a virtual visit and discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best-sellers “Caste” and “The Warmth of Other Suns.” Caste examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped our country and shows how our lives continue to be defined by a hierarchy of human divisions and rankings. What is the history of caste in America? How does caste differ from race or class? How is this hierarchy experienced by real people in today’s life?

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

I Love My Park Day

I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. We are excited to be hosting a safe, in-person I Love My Park Day event at the Jay Estate on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9am to noon. Whether this is your first or your tenth I Love My Park Day–welcome.

This year we welcome back renowned forager Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of “Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market,” who will lead workshops on identifying and harvesting edible invasive species. REGISTER HERE 


Native Plant Month

Garden Volunteers Make a Difference!

April is Native Plant Month and one of the ways our volunteers have been making an impact is to remove invasive species like mugwort, Japanese knotweed and thistle to make more room for newly planted natives like Foamflower to thrive!

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