JAY DAY JOY – Visitors Soak in the Sun, Tie Sailor’s Knots and Enjoy Learning Origami

The weather cooperated and visitors streamed into our park for some old-fashioned fun and food with lots of activities this past Sunday, October 1. Everywhere you looked there were smiles and laughter. New this year, volunteers from the Harrison Library showed families the art of origami while the Rye Boy Scouts Pack 2 taught everyone how to tie a sailor’s knot by the reflecting pool where they raced small watercraft (much in keeping with the maritime history of the property). The Japan Society of Greater Fairfield County and the International Ikebana Society of New York were also part of the festivities for the first time as were vendors like The Snackery, MKT,and Shop the Beehive. Music from Citigrass was a new treat too. Unplugged activities included porch sitting, bubble making, bean bag tossing and hula hooping.

None of it would have been possible without our Jay Day leadership team of Tracy Edwards, Amy Villalba, Caroline Wallach, and Lindsay Bello Martin along with JHC Staff members Meredith Slater and Lucia Maestro and a bounty of hard working volunteers.

Photos by Kim Crichlow