Summer Happenings at John Jay Homestead

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Check out the myriad of goodies happening at John Jay Homestead this summer — another great “field trip” location!

Summer History Days at John Jay Homestead. Space is still available for the week of August 6th – 10th.  I Love New York: History of the Empire State.  History Adventure Days run Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children entering 2nd – 7th grade. Cost is $250 per week. 10% discount for members of Friends of John Jay Homestead.  Daily rates are available.  For more information, contact the Education Department at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 914.232.5651, Ext.101; bethany.white@parks.ny.govClick here for more information.

Take a Hike!  The Natural Wonders of John Jay Homestead.  Wednesday, August 8, 10 am – 1 pm.   Explore the natural landscape of John Jay Homestead from its meadows, pond and wooded areas to its butterfly and bee habitats. Take a light hike with the Westchester Land Trust, enjoy this spectacular property and learn why John Jay Homestead is a special place for Westchester and not just for its rich history!  Registration is not required and the program is free to the public.  Meet at the main parking lot near the Herb Garden. (Call for appropriate ages)

History Under the Stars.   Overnight Camping at John Jay Homestead.  Saturday, August 18 – Sunday, August 19, 6pm to 10am.  Experience an exciting overnight adventure!  Bring a tent, a picnic, and your flashlight, and join us for colonial crafts, a campfire, a tour of the historic house, and an overnight camping experience.  No tent?  No problem!  Our 19th century barn will be available for those with a bedroll. Admission charge: $60 per family, $50 for Friends Members.  Advance registration and deposit required, call the Education Department at 914-232-5651 ext 101.

Farm Market at John Jay Homestead.  Saturdays 9 – 1pm.   The John Jay Homestead Farm Market has kicked off its second year. This independent market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through October 13th and offers both organic and conventional produce, fruit harvested by select local farmers, and other local products.

Visit www.johnjayhomestead.org for information about the homestead and programs.