January and February Events 2019
There's no hibernating for us in the winter!
Whatever the thermometer says, the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House is a warm and welcoming haven for all kinds of cultural gatherings...
MLK Literary Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2 - 5pm
With Authors Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., Consider It Pure Joy and Alexis Clark, Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance
Each author has a powerful narrative about the African American experience. This Annual Literary Tea is organized by the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) and will be held at the Jay Heritage Center for the 5th consecutive year. Read about last year's event here.

Contact Franteek@aol.com or jayheritagecenter@gmail.com for further information or click here for more info.
Chase away the winter blues with
"Jams at Jay!"
Bluegrass, jazz, or R & B accompanied by seasonal beverages, bites and more at the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House. Come hear how incredible the acoustics can be in this historic structure.

Friday, February 1st, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective

JHC Members $20, General Admission $25.
First set at 7:15pm. Second set at 8:45pm.
And Coming Soon....

Friday, March 1st, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
The Margaret McDuffie Trio

Friday, April 5th, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Ken Dircks and Friends

Sign up in advance for all 3 evenings of music!
JHC Member $50, General Admission $65
Purchase Advance Tickets For the Whole Series Here.
3pm and 6:30pm
February 10
3 Full Performances of "The Kept Private" plus Talkbacks with the Directors and Actors
JHC is proud to present The Kept Private , a Storyhorse Documentary Theater production based on the 1835 Revolutionary War Pension Application of a 93 year-old black farmer named Andrew Frazier. Read more here

Created by  Jeremy Davidson  and  Mary Stuart Masterson , Storyhorse uses transcribed conversations with the people of our communities, historical documents, and other primary sources from the Hudson Valley to weave compelling narratives.

Seating is limited to 150 guests and pre-registration is requested. Please email bjsjhc@gmail.com to reserve seats. The play is appropriate for high school students and schools are invited to reserve blocks of seats.

Free for JHC members, students and educators
$10 per person General Admission
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Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 
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