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