Saturday, July 8, 2023

THURSDAY July 13: Westchester Sketchers at John Jay Homestead in Katonah

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: THURSDAYJuly 13, 2023

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 8:43 AM peak train from Grand Central arrives in Katonah at 9:51 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 bring a stool for 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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