With new stewardship plans for the 23 acre Jay Estate in mind, JHC's Auxiliary, the Preservationists, held not 1 but 2 events this month to welcome more volunteers to their ranks. The first gathering on January 15, an Open House at the 1838 Mansion, was hosted by Emma Hanratty and Caroline Wallach and highlighted upcoming 2013 programs including a new February "Hort Lunch" for gardeners and JHC's ever popular October fundraiser, "The Zebra Soiree" which will be co-chaired this fall by Elisabeth Casey and Keelin Cassin Pye.
The second event for couples took place in the 1907 Carriage House on Saturday, January 26. Architect Natan Bibliowicz who together with his partner Carolyn Iu, is redesigning and transforming another historic New York treasure, Carnegie Hall, shared his passion for handcrafted beer. Guests sampled more than 7 flights of brew, from pilsners to IPAs to Natan's own "4 Noses" oatmeal stout. Natan and Carolyn are both members of JHC's Advisory Board and have donated their expertise to help guide a strategic campus plan for the Jay buildings and landscape.
In addition to hosting a full calendar of family events, the JHC Preservationists participate in unique garden and museum tours throughout the year. All proceeds of their efforts benefit a broad range of public educational programs in American History, Architecture and Landscape at Rye's foremost National Historic Landmark site. To volunteer and become a member please visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Preservationists/153030658043282 or contact JHC directly at (914) 698-9275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.