2022 CALENDAR: UPCOMING AUTHOR TALKS & PROGRAMS

PUBLIC TOURS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES

APRIL – OCTOBER 2022 JAY GARDENS OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Thursdays, 10am-2pm

Sundays, 10am-5pm

Starting Sunday, April 3, join us two days a week in the gorgeous and sustainable Jay Gardens for open garden days and programs, talks, and workshops.  Meet JHC’s new Director of Horticulture and Garden Education, Lucia Maestro!

Email Lucia Maestro for more information or to volunteer in the gardens. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC TALKS & WORKSHOPS

MAY 22, 2022: SUMMER CROPS WORKSHOP IN THE JAY GARDENS, 11am – DROP-IN EVENT

Is it time to transplant tomatoes and other summer crop favorites in our garden? Learn the basics of growing, transplanting, and tending to tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other summer-loving crops so that they thrive throughout the summer in this hands-on workshop. All ages welcome.

MAY 30, 2022 at 1pm: MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE AT JAY CEMETERY FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION Jay Heritage Center Observes Memorial Day 2011 - 2020

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Email peraino.jhc@gmail.com to RSVP.

 

 

 

JUNE 3, 2022: ANTHROPOLOGIST JENNIFER RAFF ON “ORIGIN: A GENETIC HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS”

On Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., JHC will welcome anthropologist Jennifer Raff, for a FREE program to discuss her best-selling and critically acclaimed new book “Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas” and tie her findings in to our own understanding of the earliest residents of these lands for which we are stewards. REGISTER HERE

JUNE 5, 2022, 2PM: “EMILY DICKINSON’S GARDENING LIFE” WITH MARTA MCDOWELL

Join us Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., for a program with author Marta McDowell, author of “Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet.” Dickinson is most often remembered as a literary giant. But she was also an accomplished gardener—”sending fresh bouquets to friends, including pressed flowers in her letters, and studying botany at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke.” McDowell’s acclaimed book “explores Dickinson’s deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing.” Register here for the FREE event.

OCTOBER 2, 2022: “BLACK FOOD” WITH BRYANT TERRY AND MICHAEL TWITTY

OCTOBER 29, 2022: SUSTAINABILITY DAY WITH DOUG TALLAMY ON “THE NATURE OF OAKS”

DECEMBER 4, 2022: A CAPPELLA CONCERT IN THE JAY GARDENS

 

FRIENDRAISERS & FUNDRAISERS

JUNE 12, 2022: JAY GARDENS GRAND OPENING EVENT WITH THOMAS WOLTZ – Historians Circle event

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022: 30TH ANNIVERSARY JAY SOIREE, 7-11pm

Help celebrate 3 decades of preservation and stewardship with an evening of diner and dancing with live music.

Co-Chairs: Caroline and Andrew Walker, Lindsay Bello Martin and Tim Martin, Christie Bonaserra, Aileen and Ted Burdick, Lori and Barry Silbert

30th Anniversary Committee in formation. For advance tickets or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email Kevin Peraino 

 

OCTOBER 1, 2022 – JAY DAY! FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL

Part of New York State’s Hudson Valley Ramble. See photos from our last Jay Day here.