The Jay Estate in Rye was the home of one of our nation's greatest Founding Fathers, John Jay...
...and today, it is YOUR park
News & Upcoming Events
October 19th, 7-11pm
Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée
Tickets include Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing at the Jay Mansion from 7 – 11pm and start at $275. On sale now! https://conta.cc/31lcgz1
Join us for a sparkling evening celebrating New York’s rich Dutch history with authentic Dutch tastes and treats! Dinner and dancing at the Jay Mansion with live music from Hank Lane’s band Octane! Catered by Scarborough Fair.
Lead Sponsors Heineken, Lucas Bols USA, Van Moof Bikes, Beemster Cheeseand Voorn Croquettes. One lucky guest will go home with a super Dutch Van Moof bike! Festive cocktail attire – anything you can dance in! From pants to dresses to blazers paired with jeans.
Thank you to our Co-Chairs for this event and their amazing committee: Tracy & Luke Edwards, Inga & Ben Mao, Emily Kindler Tisdale & Bobby Tisdale, Christy & George Schultze, Joan & Will Steere Marie-Anne & Joris van Roijen
For more information or to request a print invitation by mail contact Kevin Peraino at email@example.com or (914) 698-9275. Sponsorship opportunities still available.
Photo Exhibit Now Open Through October 31st
Preserving African American Heritage
Over 130 people attended the launch of Preserving Westchester’s African-American Heritage: Engaging Youth & Community invited by County Executive George Latimer, Westchester County African-American Advisory Board, African-American History in Westchester Commemoration Committee (AAHW400), Jay Heritage Center, Friends of the African American Cemetery, Inc. and the Westchester County Historical Society. Read more and see photos of the day here
Now you can also view historic late 19th and early 20th century photos and artifacts shared by descendants of those interred and recently honored at the Rye African-American Cemetery. See the exhibit at the Jay Estate, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye. Admission to the exhibit is FREE. Join us at the 1907 Carriage House on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm and Sundays between 2 and 5pm. Thank you to Con Edison for their generous funding of this collaborative endeavour.
Iselin Immerses Audience in the Beauty and Fragility of the Oceans
Author and artist Josie Iselin’s presentation on Friday, September 27th was sheer joy! Iselin immersed her audience in the visually rapturous red and green hues of the Pacific and Atlantic’s kelp forests while also sounding the alarm about the fragility of our aquatic wildlife webs. Images from her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed brought the past and present together brilliantly.
Her visit was made all the more meaningful with several members of her family present. The Iselins are an exceptionally accomplished and civic minded branch of the Jay family. We owe Josie’s father the late John Jay Iselin immeasurable gratitude for his role in helping to preserve the Jay Estate. Read more here