April News & May Events
at the Jay Estate
Brings American Roots & Celtic Soul to Rye

Friday, May 3rd,
7 - 9:30 pm
In Ireland and the UK, Switchback is slang for a roller-coaster, with its energetic, thrilling ride. But for music lovers around the world, Switchback is the name of the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack , whose original music has made them an international touring sensation and have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Switchback's mandolin, guitar, bass, and percussion flow alongside soaring harmonies to create a sonic journey that is every bit as thrilling as an old-time wooden roller-coaster.

JHC Members $20,
General Admission $25.
Includes both sets plus refreshments.
First set at 7:15pm - Second set at 8:45pm.

11:30am - 1:30pm

Help create a path to a greener future! Meet NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation Senior Staff to find out how your town can apply for innovative infrastructure grants.

Networking opportunities and informational tables available to learn about local sustainable initiatives throughout the
Lower Hudson Valley.

Volunteer at
I Love My Park Day!
Saturday, May 4th,
9 am- 12 pm

Help us improve the Jay Estate while making friends and earning community service hours! Help clean paths, plant flowers, remove invasive species and more.
Thank you to Volunteer Chair Caroline Wallach and longtime helpers from
Con Edison , the Carver Center and area scout groups. We're excited to welcome new partners this year - the Rye YMCA's Togetherhood Project!

Don't miss additional activities and tastings with
from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Americans want to know where their food comes from, and foraging has moved into the mainstream. Tama Matsuoka Wong, a graduate of Harvard Law School, left a successful career as a corporate lawyer to become a professional forager for some of the top chefs in the U.S. including Daniel Boulud. Her book Foraged Flavor was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013. Her new sumac tea "I am A Weed" was just launched by Fresh Direct last week!

Last week the New York Times announced the winner and finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in History .   Victoria Johnson , was one of those recognized for her brilliant scholarship about American botanist  Dr. David Hosack  who also happened to be the family physician for  Alexander Hamilton  and  Aaron Burr.  

Lucky JHC friends and members heard about Johnson’s insightful research firsthand!

Don't miss "Household Gods" with Massachusetts Historical Society's Senior Editor of the Adams Papers, Sara Georgini

Sunday, May 19 at 4pm

"Georgini shows an immense knowledge of primary sources in this captivating study of how visions of Christianity affected the Adams family thinking from Puritan New England to the Jazz Age. Covered are John, John Quincy, Charles Francis, Henry, and others." Her talk will illuminate the moral values of two American presidents, with special focus on John Quincy Adams' advocacy for the enslaved men involved in the Amistad mutiny.

Free for JHC Members * General Admission $10

The 2019 Little Garden Club of Rye's Daffodil Show Was a Glowing Success! See more photos here!
Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 
(914) 698-9275