Sunday, November 6, 2022

THURSDAY: Westchester Sketchers at John Jay Homestead in Katonah, NY


Come explore the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site and experience American History at the home of founding Father John Jay and 5 successive generations of the Jay family.  There are 62 acres to explore and enjoy.  These popular attractions are sure to inspire your artwork:
  •  The Carriage Barn - Education & Visitor's Center
  • The Farm Lane - the only original entrance to the historic farm once owned by John Jay
  • The Formal Gardens - located through the white gate, a fountain and sundial form the centers, beautifully maintained by the Bedford Garden Club and Friends of John Jay Homestead
  • The "Ha-has" - a unique landscape feature consisting of rock walls built to keep grazing livestock from getting near the house, but remain invisible when looking down the lawn
  • The Herb Garden - created in 1991 on the site of a historic cutting garden and greenhouse.
  • The Ice Pond - created for producing ice in the winter to use year-round, now a picturesque spot.


DATE: THURSDAYNovember 10, 2022

START TIME10:00 AM.   

LOCATION: John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536.  Phone: (914) 232-5651.  We'll meet by the parking lot entrance.
By TRAIN  Transportation from Grand Central Terminal, NYC: Take the Metro-North Harlem Line to the Katonah Station. The 8:44 AM peak train from Grand Central arrives in Katonah at 9:52 AM.  Please call Marianne to arrange for pick up and ride to the site.

LUNCH: 1:00 PM Bring your own.

SHOW and TELL: After lunch.  This is the social part of our day where we share our drawings, tips, and stories. It is a time not to be missed. 

  • The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Parking is free.
  • There are many picnic tables, but a stool will offer you more options.

Please RSVP to Cathy (

Looking for us?
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507.

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome. 

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