The Bayport Heritage Association was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bayport. The association has an extensive collection of archival photographs, vintage clothing, artifacts and books. Through the years, the group has been particularly active in the restoration of Meadow Croft, a John Ellis Roosevelt summer home and now a historical museum on the border of Bayport and Sayville. The association provides lectures and resources- educational, historical, environmental and social programs and services for the community and interested public.

The Music of Christmas at Meadow Croft

The Music of Christmas at Meadow Croft

Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th, 2014
Noon to 4pm
Admission: $5 for adults and
$3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age

The Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event.

Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago.
Reflecting the theme of “The Music of Christmas” musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.

·      Upstairs, special exhibits will be on display for public enjoyment.
·      Hot chocolate and cookies will add to the coziness of the occasion.
·      St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger. He’ll check to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2014.
·      All decorations will be raffled off.

For more information, please contact:
Gene Horton, 631-363-6487

genehblupt@aol.com

Meeting, November 9, 2014


November 9th, 2014, Sunday, 2pm
Community Room of the Bayport Blue Point Library

Skip Bement is a musician who has been playing in clubs and concerts in and around New York since 1966. Although he now lives in Bellport, he grew up in the south where he developed his love of PIEDMONT and DELTA BLUES.  He plays this great old music on an acoustic guitar.

Refreshments, as always, will be served.

The Bayport House, Grey Horse Tavern

Here is the history of the Grey Horse Tavern, once known as the Bayport House, as written by town historian, Gene Horton:
Thank you Dennis Fagan for the link!

AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR


This year’s tour was an opportunity to see inside some of the more interesting home in the area.

We want to thank Jaci Montgomery and the house tour committee: 
Jill Hansen, Alida Thorpe, Barbara Sherman, Carole Pichney and Anna Duggan for all their hard work. 

We also want to thank the volunteers who staffed each of the houses, the antique car owners, the Sayville Garden Club.

Much appreciation goes to Country Junque, The BBP Library and Bayport Flower House for selling tickets for the event. 

Finally, we must thank the homeowners: Kristy & Frank Giacchetto, Eleanor Cheslak, Jeanette & Thomas McMahon, Michelle & Tony Badalamenti, and Andrea & Tim Palmer for graciously opening their homes for this year’s tour. 
Thank you all, for your help and participation!

Meeting: October 12, 2014


October 12th, 2014, Sunday 
 2:00pm, Bayport Blue Point Library
This month's speaker is Monica Musetti-Carlin. She is a journalist from Sayville and has worked for the Suffolk County News for the past 14 years in marketing and advertising. She will be presenting a talk and demonstration surrounding the autumn apple harvest and will be serving her signature applesauce and applesauce cake. Both recipes appear in her book: 
COUNTRY COMFORT: HARVEST.

House Tour 2014

The Bayport Heritage Association
28th Autumn House Tour
Sunday, October 19th 2014, 1pm-5pm.
Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
You can buy the tickets beginning October 1st, at the following locations:
•              Country Junque on Middle Road
•              Bayport Flower House
•              Bayport-Blue Point Library 
Featuring unique homes in Bayport and Blue Point of historical and architectural significance.

Antique cars will be on display at all locations.

Please note that, out of respect for the homeowners, children under 12, high heels, food or drink and cameras will not be allowed.

Refreshments will be served at Meadow Croft.
Additional antique cars will be displayed.

Limited Tickets are available!



Free Concert in August

August 20th, Wednesday
6:00pm

Concert in the Park
Former local resident Jack Waterfall, along with Jack Licitra, Sydney Swinson, Corey Swinson and Nick Russell will play a world-beat jam session.

Bring a chair and bug spray.
Don't miss this free event!

Annual Bay Cruise and Dinner, 2014

July 29th, Tuesday, at 5:30pm
Dinner at The Pier Restaurant.
Cost $60 for BHA members, $80 for non-members.

Boarding will begin at 5:30pm at the Sayville Ferry Terminal on Brown's River.

Only 115 tickets will be sold. Mail checks to Diana Walch, 121 Barton Lane, Bayport to be received no later than July 22. 
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Tickets will be mailed to you.
Limited parking is available so car pooling is encouraged. 
This cruise is not suitable for children.
Ferry departs at 6:00pm SHARP so don't miss the boat. 
Questions? Call Diana Walch at 631-472-1898.


Memorial Day Parade, 2014

The Memorial Day Parade will be held on 
Monday, May 26th, 2014
Bayport Heritage Association members are requested to gather on Connetquot Road prior to 11:00am and march with the association. 

First Bloom Tea Scheduled

June 6th, Friday at 5:30
First Bloom Tea

Members only, so please join BHA to be included.

Held on the porch of Meadow Croft
Please RSVP Jill Hansen (jbh51 [at] opt online.net) to make a reservation and confirm what buffet item you will be bringing. 
Also remember to bring your own place setting, silverware, tea cups and drinks. 
Donation of $5 and high tea attire is requested. 
Hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed, Gardeners and Docents

Attention Gardeners:  The garden is waking up and we are in need of volunteers to help maintain the Meadow Croft Garden as spring arrives.  All you “Green Thumbs” and those of you who don’t have green thumbs but are willing to help, please give Diana Walch a call at 631-472-1898. Perhaps you know some young people who need to perform some community service requirement.

Docents Needed: The association is in need of docents at Meadow Croft. It requires very little time, less than 2 hours a day two days a month, June through October. If you or someone you know is interested in history please have then contact Harriet Mihlstin at 631-472-2118. 

2014 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the newly, 2014, elected members of the 
Bayport Heritage Association Board of Directors:

Co-Presidents: Jaci Montgomery and Barbara Gatti
Treasure: Jill Hansen
Recording Secretary: Connie Smith
Corresponding Secretary: Jerry McCluskey

Directors at Large: 
Mary Bailey
Ken Courtney
David Harenberg
Tom Maher
Joe Novak

Of interest...

SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

The Sayville Historical Society will be hosting a program entitled,
 Let there be Light.

 A presentation about lighting fixtures from whale oil lamps to electricity, this program will be presented by lighting historian and collector, Erich Haesche.

Mr. Haesche will exhibit and demonstrate lighting fixtures ranging from rush lights and candles, to oil and gas lamps as well as early electric lamps and bulbs.
Don't miss this interesting presentation!

Sayville Historical Society
Edwards Street, Sayville
2 PM; Sunday, March 2.
Further information call:  631-363-6487.