ACTIVITIES AT THE 1838 JAY MANSION!
- 12:30pm & 1:30pm A cappella sets with The Yale Spizzwinks (?)
- 2-4:00pm Citigrass Urban bluegrass band from Brooklyn
- Get a one-of-a-kind Hand-Cut Silhouette of your child from Varin Acevedo of Sweet Silhouettes in the 1870 Dining Room – (Children 10 & under please)
- Mansion Guided Tour On view- rare internment camp painting by master sumi-e painter Koho Yamamoto thanks to the Japan Society of Greater Fairfield County (JSFC) and the Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah
LUNCH and GAMES IN THE MEADOW
- Delicious Bites! Enjoy lunch offerings from local food trucks Crazy Taco Mex, Leila’s Empanadas, Westchester Smoothie, and Sunrise Pizza
- Try your hand at Old Fashioned Hoop Roll, Cornhole and Ring Toss in the Jay Meadow
- Get Artsy with One River – Channel your inner Van Gogh with centuries old vistas
- John Jay Stilt Walker- Super photo op for the whole family!
STROLL THE HISTORIC AND REIMAGINED JAY GARDENS
- Meet JHC Director of Horticulture and Garden Education Lucia Maestro and join her to Collect Seeds to grow your own garden and Transplant your own strawberry seedling to take home!
- Mini Boat Races with Rye Boy Scouts Troop 2- Take control and race your boat on the reflecting pool
- Garden Passport– Enjoy the gardens with all your senses. Make sure to visit all three garden rooms to find what you’re looking for.
- The Art of Origami-Learn the ancient craft of Japanese paper folding and make a flower or butterfly with friends from the Harrison Origami Volunteers.
- Visit the Westchester Land Trust Pop-up Pollinator Tent to learn how to bring more birds and butterflies to your garden.
WALK “JAY WAY”
- Archaeology with Eugene Boesch– Hold artifacts in your hand from 4000-year-old projectile points to an 18th century slate pencil used by one of Rye’s earliest students
- Pony rides– Take a ride on a pony and imagine a time before cars, trucks and buses
- Say hello to goats, rabbits, sheep and more at our friendly Petting Zoo from Bronx Equestrian
- Join Sew Happy for an exciting crafting activity (Kids 6 & older please)
- One of a Kind Local Jewelry- Shop handmade products from beehive designer collective
- Sensory Stories with Miss Lisa and Wunderkind Early Learning
SWEET TREATS, CRAFTS & MUSIC AT THE 1907 CARRIAGE HOUSE!
- View the spectacular flower show hosted by International Ikebana New York
- Music with Bach to Rock, Mamaroneck – Try out the drums or an electric guitar plus student performances throughout the day
- Sample Ronnybrook Farm’s chocolate milk and learn about Starlight Dairy delivery service.
- Visit the talented Face Painters-Don’t be shy! Ask for a rainbow or tiger face
- Build a robot with MakeInspires and take home a 3-D printed surprise
- Treat yourself to home baked goodies from local baker, Snackery
- Stay cool with a refreshing iced beverage and tasty bite from Rye’s own MKT
- Ooh La La – Treat yourself to some classic French crepes from Petite Bretagne
- Enjoy a cone or a shake of soft serve from Jimmy’s Soft Serve
Immense thanks to our Jay Day Committee Tracy Edwards, Caroline Wallach, Lindsay Bello Martin and Amy Villalba; and to our many tireless volunteers. We couldn’t do it without Richie Castellano and all of Rye DPW, our very own JHC Staff and all the families who support us!