The Jay Heritage Center's (JHC) ever popular Spring Luncheon & Fashion Presentation by Neiman Marcus Westchester drew over 150 guests to American Yacht Club in Rye, NY on May 17th. Guests first enjoyed mimosas in picture perfect weather overlooking a harbor full of sailboats on Long Island Sound. Many women wore hats and spring suits while a new JHC Men's committee was in attendance as well. A high energy runway show of summer wardrobe must-haves from Issa to Missoni, from slipdresses to white dinner jackets followed amplified with music played by DJ Manek Mathur.
This year's event was one of several kicking off the 20th anniversary of the rescue of John Jay's boyhood home from demolition. A thank you party and private gathering of Jay Descendants was held earlier in the month. Thanks to these individuals, preservationists, environmentalists and founding members of the Jay Heritage Center, today the site is a National Historic Landmark and member of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area along with other Westchester jewels like Caramoor and Kykuit. A 20th Anniversary Black Tie Gala is planned for October 13, 2012 with special honorees to be announced.
Proceeds from these events benefit JHC's indoor and outdoor educational programs in American History, Architecture, Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship.
The Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, New York 10580
Phone: (914) 698-9275