News & Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 28, 4 p.m.

Summer Concert with Oh La La!

Join us for a FREE outdoor concert and picnic on Sunday, August 28th, at 4pm, at the Jay Estate with Oh La La!, featuring French chanteuse Marie Michèle!


Composed of some of the top jazz and world musicians in the New York area, Oh La La!has been playing festivals, clubs, and other events all over Europe and the United Stated for more than nine years. Delighting everyone with their joyous 1930s and 1940s swing sound, delicate chanson française, and sultry bossa nova, they will take you with them on a midnight trip to Paris! Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and purchase bites from local-favorite food trucks!

Jay Fellows

Meet Daniel Krupa, JHC’s 2022 Fellow from Pace University’s Law School

JHC is thrilled to welcome Daniel Krupa, its 2022 fellow through Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. This is the first year JHC has partnered with Pace on the fellowship program.

Daniel is a rising 2L student at Pace, studying Environmental Law with an emphasis on land use and zoning. At the Jay Heritage Center, he is drafting an overview of the legislative history surrounding the Jay Estate from roughly the 1970s to the present day. This will serve as a living document to show how the Jay Heritage Center succeeded and continues to succeed in preserving the Jay Estate, as well as serve as a guide for other non-profits that may face similar land use challenges as they operate within public land.

The Jay Fellows program at JHC has expanded rapidly over the past several years. For the past two summers, JHC has welcomed graduate fellows from Columbia University, who spend several months working on historic preservation projects at JHC.


Save the Date! September 17

30th Anniversary Moonlight Soirée at Jay


Thank you to our Lead Corporate Sponsors Reeds, Wathne and Chubb!

For corporate sponsorships or underwriting opportunities, please contact JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino at


Help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary in celestial style with cocktails in the Jay Estate Gardens followed by dinner and dancing under the stars! Read more here.

Thank you to our Moonlight Soirée at Jay Co-Chairs

Christie & John Bonasera
Aileen & Ted Burdick
Suzanne & Rich Clary
Lindsay Bello & Tim Martin
Caroline & Andrew Walker

This is our only fundraiser of the year. Proceeds support the full calendar of FREE public programs that we offer year round, plus ongoing preservation and restoration projects of the buildings and grounds.

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