PUBLIC TOURS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES
PUBLIC TALKS & WORKSHOPS
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JANUARY 25, 6 PM: A CONVERSATION WITH MAGGIE HABERMAN
On Wednesday, January 25, at 6 p.m., New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman will discuss her #1 best-selling new book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” in a virtual discussion with JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino. Haberman joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on the investigations into Donald Trump’s, and his advisers’, connections to Russia.
FEBRUARY 1, 6 PM: PULITZER WINNER STACY SCHIFF ON “THE REVOLUTIONARY: SAMUEL ADAMS
On Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m., Pulitzer-winning historian Stacy Schiff will discuss her New York Times best-selling new book, “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams,” in a virtual discussion with JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino. Schiff’s new book has been named one of the best books of 2022 by the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Oprah Daily, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, USA Today, and many more.
MARCH 19, 4PM: KERRI GREENIDGE ON “THE GRIMKES: THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY IN AN AMERICAN FAMILY”
On Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m., JHC will welcome Tufts professor Kerri K. Greenidge to discuss her critically acclaimed new book, “The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family,” which was recently featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and named one of the Times’s “100 Notable Books” of 2022. Greenidge’s book–which was also named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Oprah Daily, Smithsonian, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Public Library–tells the story of Sarah and Agnes Grimke, “revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North.” Previous tellings of the story, however, “have long obscured their Black relatives.” Greenidge, by contrast, “presents a parallel narrative, indeed a long-overdue corrective, shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality.”REGISTER HERE
MARCH 26, 4PM: COMPOSER MATTHEW AUCOIN ON “THE IMPOSSIBLE ART”
MacArthur genius composer Matthew Aucoin, author of “The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera.” The event will help celebrate the launch of the plans for the new Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Exhibit and Performance Center, funded by a $1.5 million gift from the Wachenheim family. Registration link coming soon.
APRIL 23, 4PM: KERMIT ROOSEVELT ON “THE NATION THAT NEVER WAS: RECONSTRUCTING AMERICA’S STORY”
Kermit Roosevelt III, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania law school and the great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, will discuss his new book, “The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story.” Registration link coming soon.
MAY 7: COCKTAIL RECEPTION WITH MAC GRISWOLD, AUTHOR OF “I’LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: A LIFE OF BUNNY MELLON”
Join us for a cocktail reception and book talk with acclaimed author and landscape historian Mac Griswold, author of “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon.” Registration link coming soon.
DECEMBER 3, 2PM: A CAPPELLA CONCERT IN THE JAY GARDENS
FRIENDRAISERS & FUNDRAISERS
SEPTEMBER 23, 6PM: JAY SOIREE
OCTOBER 1, 11AM TO 3PM: JAY DAY
FEBRUARY 23: AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS AWARDS
MARCH 25: AMERICAN WOMEN OF AFRICAN HERITAGE LITERARY CELEBRATION
APRIL 13: LITTLE GARDEN CLUB OF RYE DAFFODIL SHOW
APRIL 14: LITTLE GARDEN CLUB OF RYE DAFFODIL SHOW LUNCHEON
MAR 6: I LOVE MY PARK DAY
JAY ESTATE GARDENS
APRIL – OCTOBER 2023 JAY GARDENS OPEN FOR THE SEASON
Starting Sunday, April 2, until Sunday, October 29, 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 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
MARCH 2, 10AM: VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION IN THE JAY GARDENS
MARCH 5: FIRST GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY
MARCH 26, 10AM: ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP
APRIL 2, 10AM: DAFFODIL WORKSHOP
APRIL 16: GROWING FROM SEEDS WORKSHOP
APRIL 23: EARTH DAY NATIVE PLANTING WORKSHOP
JUNE 4: SUMMER-LOVING CROPS WORKSHOP
JUNE 25: KEEPING UP YOUR HARVEST WORKSHOP
JULY 2: THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP
JULY 16: SUCCESSION PLANNING AND FALL CROPS WORKSHOP
AUGUST 27: PROMOTING POLLINATORS WITH NATIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP
AUGUST 31: DRIED HERBS AND LAVENDER SACHET WORKSHOP
SEPTEMBER 24: POTTING A STRAWBERRY PLANT WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 15: SEED HARVEST AND PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 22: BASKET WEAVING WITH NATIVE GRASSES WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 29: FLOWERS IN RITUAL AND TRADITION – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORKSHOP
NOVEMBER 6: TULIP WORKSHOP
NOVEMBER 12: TASTE OF GARLIC WORKSHOP