Zebra Soirée 2013!

Lee Paton and Meg Duckworth


Peter and Kitty Aresty

Over 225 people attended the Jay Heritage Center’s (JHC) Zebra Soirée on Saturday, October 19 at American Yacht Club. Co-Chaired by Elisabeth and Matt Casey and Keelin and Chris Pye and supported by the JHC Preservationists auxiliary, the high energy party exceeded all expectations – the night raised over $150,000 for educational programs in history and the environment at the landmark Jay Estate. Funds from the evening, together with monies donated by community partners like Con Edison, will help JHC expand its offerings for children and their families. Plans are already underway to add musical afternoons, civic advocacy activities and gardening workshops to the calendar while also building upon existing sustainable architecture and hands-on archaeology experiences at the 23 acre park in Rye. Ideally located just across the water from the Jay home, the yacht club was transformed into a chic night club with swathes of black and white fabric, a posh white lounge area and pink gel lighting. Guests embraced JHC signature zebra theme and black and white dress code throwing in striped accessories and splashes of hot pink for added flair. Enjoying cocktails, conversation, a delicious buffet and the fabulous Latin band Fiesta NY. Happy supporters kept the dance floor packed almost til midnight before spilling out into the light of a full moon.

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Caroline Wallach, Lisa King, Emma Hanratty, Suzanne Clary, Elisabeth Casey and Keelin Pye
Chris and Peter Duncan
Kingsley Rooney, Keelin Pye and Elisabeth Casey
Vishal and Kelly Bakshi
Lindsay and Brett Condron