Thanks to your contributions and volunteer support, 2016 was a tremendous success! Please consider a year end gift so that we can continue to bring you outstanding programming while also restoring YOUR park! Our new website makes giving and volunteering online much simpler.

We ring out the old year with vivid memories of our exceptional guest speakers:

Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Peter S. Onuf, Jefferson Scholar
Harold Holzer, Lincoln Scholar
Thomas L. Woltz, Landscape Architect
Larry Weaner, Meadow Designer 
Alex S. MacLean, Aerial Photographer
Joseph P. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize Winner 
Nicholas A. Robinson, Environmental Lawyer 
Lyndon B. Miller, Public Park Designer 
Jay E. Cantor, American Art Specialist
Jonah Winter, Children's Author 
Isabel Hill, Children's Author 

and unique performances

Jefferson Carriage NY Baroque Dance Company 
Jason Kendall, Astronomer 
Striving for Freedom with Joy Kelly and Christa Victoria
HervĂ© Tullet, Artist & Children's Author 
Westchester Fencing Academy 
No Strings Marionettes 
The Yale Spizzwinks(?) 
The Princeton Tigressions 

And now with our new website, you can learn more about these and future events and speakers. We've added up to the minute news and program updates, more pages about American history and heritage, including profiles of owners and residents of the Jay Estate. Plus detailed progress reports on our restoration efforts with the buildings and landscape. 

Like our park, our new website is a work in progress and you will see this resource expand with valuable links and information - one of our newest features is a timeline that will help us give greater definition to the narrative of this precious landmark.

From all of us at the Jay Heritage Center, deepest thanks for what you have helped us accomplish and very best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Suzanne Clary, President


Parks Experts Lynden Miller, Ira Millstein, 
and Jay Cantor Inspire Donors and Volunteers 
at  Hearth & Earth Luncheon

 December 15, 2016

JHC Supporters Erin Pymm, Jodi McGill, Emily Hurd and Donna Providenti

People love parks and their stewards!  A packed room at American Yacht Club in Rye listened intently to the incomparable public parks designer and advocate Lynden B. Miller. Miller is renowned for her brilliant restoration of Olmsted's Central Park Conservancy Garden, the revitalization of Bryant Park, the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon and a myriad of green oases in Upper Manhattan. She was introduced by long time friend and colleague Ira M. Millstein, the former Chairman of th e Central Park Conservancy 

Susan Millstein, Rich and Suzanne Clary, Ira Millstein, Lynden Miller and Jay Cantor

The Hort Lunch Returns!

Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on Food from Acclaimed Forager and Meadow Guru Tama Matsuoka Wong

Friday, January 20th at 11:30am 

Come in your jeans and wellies and join us for a box lunch and lecture by  Tama Matsuoka Wong . Tama is the forager for  Daniel , the flagship restaurant of renowned chef
Daniel Boulud, in New York City, and she enjoys relationships with the  Audubon Society and  Slow Food . After more than 25 years as a financial services lawyer at Citibank and Merrill Lynch, Wong launched Meadows and More to connect experts in the field of meadow restoration, botany, and wildlife with people in the community.

Tama will demonstrate and share one of her recipes with the audience and also talk about how invasive species like garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed have a delicious place on the menus of some of Manhattan's hottest restaurants.

Ticket price includes box lunch and lecture
$15 for JHC members and their guests
$20 for Non-members

Email to reserve your seat. Limited to 100 people.

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