PUBLIC TOURS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES
APRIL – OCTOBER 2022 JAY GARDENS OPEN FOR THE SEASON
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
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
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
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.