In 1992 the non-profit began executing their plan to transform the historic buildings and grounds of the landmark Jay Estate into a public park. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Center Celebrating 30 Years
Jay Heritage Center
The show, which stars Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson, spent more than two months filming around the Jay Estate for its third and final season, which is streaming now on Apple TV+. [Read more…] about TV Show “Dickinson” Films at Jay Heritage Center
The Jay Heritage Center has announced the donation of a painting of Peter Augustus Jay, the eldest son of jurist John Jay.
Executed by leading 19th century American portraitist John Wesley Jarvis, the artwork was given by the children of Jay “Peter” Pierrepont Moffat, Jr., in honor of their father and their mother Pamela Dawson Moffat. The painting was passed down through the Jay family over the generations. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Gifted Portrait of Peter Augustus Jay
The Jay Heritage Center will host Save the Sound’s Water Quality and Ecological Restoration teams for an in-person forum on water quality, stormwater management, and river, marsh, and coastal restoration opportunities in Rye, New York, on Wednesday, June 30, from 3 to 6 pm. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Center Hosting Clean Water Forum
The Jay Heritage Center is set to host Elizabeth Kolbert and Henry Fountain for a virtual discussion of Kolbert’s new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Crown, 2021) on Tuesday, May 18th. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Hosting Elizabeth Kolbert, Henry Fountain
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Ricks is set to discuss his new book, First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country, in which he offers lessons for our fraught political moment, on February 23rd at 6 pm. [Read more…] about Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thomas E. Ricks (Virtual Event)
The Jay Heritage Center has announced its newest trustee, Lori Fontanes, writer, advocate, and backyard farmer. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Adds Backyard Farmer & Scholar Lori Fontanes to Board
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) is offering a studio course this fall semester titled “Radical Re-construction: Materializing Social Justice at the Country Estate of John Jay, a Founder of American Democracy.”
The studio is being led by Jorge Otero-Pailos, the school’s head of historic preservation and a member of JHC’s board of trustees, and Mark Rakatansky, an adjunct associate professor at the school and principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio. [Read more…] about Grad Students Study Jay Heritage Preservation Issues
This summer the 23-acre National Historic Landmark Jay Estate in Rye, NY, broke ground on a major garden. The project is part of an ongoing effort to reclaim and restore its historic landscape, that includes diverse inhabitants going back thousands of years.
Overlooking Long Island Sound, the property was once the family seat of John Jay, negotiator and signatory of the Treaty of Paris, New York State’s second Governor, and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795), who also helped abolish slavery in New York State. [Read more…] about Jay Heritage Center Breaks Ground For New Gardens
Like millions this past 4th of July weekend, my family tuned in to Disney’s streaming of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s epic Hamilton.
The performances indeed blew us all away. Our toes tapped under our tray tables to Daveed Diggs’ electric portrayal of Thomas Jefferson and “What Did I Miss?” Our hearts pained over Phillipa Soo’s gorgeously rendered entreaties “Look Around” and “That Would Be Enough.”
But all these indelible lyrics underscored why we will never be satisfied. Despite the brilliance of the script and cast, in dramatizing the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, Miranda left us longing for narratives beyond those of the Founding Fathers and their rarefied circle. Now we want to know what will come next to fill the ever more obvious omissions in our nation’s history. [Read more…] about The Hamilton Musical And History’s Unsung