Under a White Sky:
The Nature of the Future
Elizabeth Kolbert
Henry Fountain
MAY 18 at 7 P.M.
Join Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sixth Extinction" and a staff writer at the New Yorker, and Henry Fountain, climate correspondent at the New York Times, for a discussion of Kolbert's new book, "Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future," in this FREE virtual conversation sponsored by the Jay Heritage Center.

"Beautifully and insistently," writes Helen Macdonald in the New York Times, "Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment."

Copies of the book are available for purchase at Arcade Books in Rye, NY, and Barrett Bookstore in Darien, CT.
This Saturday!
I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. We are excited to be hosting a safe, in-person event at the Jay Estate.

This year we also welcome back renowned forager Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of "Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard Farmer's Market," who will lead workshops on identifying and harvesting edible invasive species.

Plus, free ice cream from Jimmy's Soft Serve!
Memorial Day Observances at
the Jay Cemetery
MAY 31 at 1 P.M.
This Memorial Day, members of the Jay Cemetery Association, the American Legion of Rye, Post 128, and JHC will gather for a socially distanced outdoor ceremony and reception to honor members of the Jay Family who served our nation. The program will take place at the private cemetery that jurist and peacemaker John Jay established in Rye in 1804 and will be followed by refreshments outside the Jay Mansion.

For more information, contact JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino at peraino.jhc@gmail.com.
Volunteer at the Historic Jay Gardens!
Join our team of dedicated volunteers who are helping to prepare our
Historic Jay Gardens to open in June 2021! Members of our garden team have been pruning roses and removing bagfuls of weeds, vines, and invasive species by hand, including thistle, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, mugwort, and garlic mustard. Contact us below to volunteer on Thursdays or Sundays and help beautify the estate.
Foamflowers are just starting to bloom now in the Jay Gardens
April is poetry month! This is poet's daffodil -- one of our favorite spring perennials
April's full moon is traditionally known as the pink moon, though this version has more shades of amber and gold

Jay Heritage Center at the
Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580 

(914) 698-9275