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. In June 2018, Blue Point joined the Association to include both communities.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 2020 Newsletter


Happy New Year 2020! 
 
All of us at the Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association hope you had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed special memories with family and friends. 
We had a busy productive year and accomplished a great deal to support our mission of preserving the rich history of our wonderful hamlets. 
Of course we could not do any of this without the support of our community; both families, friends and local businesses. 
We thank you ALL for a wonderful year and look forward to 2020! 
 
 
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General Membership meeting:

Happy New Year! As we begin this new decade, please keep in mind our first General Membership meeting that will be held on Sunday February 9th, 2020 at 2:00 in the Bayport Blue Point Library. Please save the following dates for our meetings in the new year: 3/8, 4/19, and 5/17. Hope to see you there! Please mark your calendars!



The Lithography of Stow Wengenroth


Stow Wengenroth was once called "America's greatest living artist working in black and white,” and he is generally considered one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. Although born in Brooklyn, Wengenroth spent his youth in Bayport. Please join us at the next general membership meeting as we explore his remarkable work, including scenes of Bayport. The presentation will include samples of his work, a slide show of photos, and authentic documents written by the artist which reside in the BBPHA archives.
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Christmas at Meadow Croft: All Creatures Great and Small

Thank you! by Leanne Berg, Vice President of the BBPHA

A sincere Thank You from the bottom of my heart! This year was a real success! The Saturday night event and having the carriage house open for St Nick's workshop with the train show added to the enormous success of the weekend!

I would like to thank The Sayville Garden Club, The Bayport Homemakers, Neighbors and Gardeners of Bayport Blue Point, Clia Finn Designs and the Bayport Flower Houses for their hard work in decorating some of the rooms. They looked so beautiful and festive and everyone certainly enjoyed them!

This event takes so much work to put together and I cannot thank everyone enough for all their help and dedication. A special thanks to Joe and Ginny Novak, Anna Dugan, Thomas Maher Jr, Steve Birkland, Kevin Yates, Jerry McClusky and family, Erich Haesche, Lenore Prezioso and The People's United Bank. Thank you to those who donated items to raffle including; Phountain in Sayville and Audrey's Bakery for the Gingerbread houses. To our parking crew; John Amato, Charlie Colan, Bill Bailey, Dave Harenberg, Charlie Iden, & Dennis Fagan. To all the wonderful musicians and pianists who gave their time and talents: Airlea Deutscher, Marge Bolton, JK Hodge, Bill Bailey, Maurice Kemp, Lisa Pratnicki and Brianna, Mary Latini and all our wonderful docents!

Most of all, thank you to the Heritage Board. Your help and support made this weekend not only the huge success it was but so much fun to work on. We make an amazing team! Thank you Mary, John, Laura, Jen, Frank, Dennis, Sandra, Beth and Tom! Now the planning begins on Christmas at Meadow Croft 2020: Dashing Through the Snow!

Famous Bayportian: Walter Homan

A new feature in the monthly newsletter. These short articles were first printed in the monthly Bayport Blue Point Gazette. They were written by Gene Horton and reprinted with permission.
Walter Homan of Bayport was born in 1819 and died in 1902 at the age of 83. He had been a resident of Bayport for almost 70 years and held almost every post in the Town of Islip including collector of taxes, town assessor, and commissioner of highways. In the 1870's, Walter Homan was superintendent of the Long Island Rail Road and had the first LIRR depots built in both Bayport and Patchogue even before the tracks were fully laid that far east. From 1892 to 1894, Walter Homan served as postmaster of Bayport. As was custom in those days, his home served as the community post office. Mr. Homan was also an expert on in the history of Long Island and he took a considerable interest in politics. He was a contractor, enjoyed the highest reputation for workmanship and supervised the construction of many buildings used by the LIRR.

His imposing home in Bayport is long gone today. It stood on the North side of Middle Road directly across the street from today's Bayport Memorial Park where the gazebo and war plaques monuments are located. The old photo of the house below was taken from Bayport Heritage's "Fading Views."

Mr. Homan's boyhood home was in Patchogue where his father was the village blacksmith. It was during the cutting of a piece of steel on an anvil, that a large fragment struck Walter in one of his eyes and he lost his sight in that eye.

Walter Homan was a lifelong Republican. He was affiliated with St. Ann's Church in Sayville. He married Miss Katherine Brown and they had several children, three of which survived him; Charles, Isaac, and Kate Homan. Walter Homan is buried in St. Ann's Cemetery in Sayville.
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Nominations for the BBPHA

The nominating committee is developing a slate of members for the 2020 board. There are several seats open; including directors. Any current paid BBPHA member may serve on the board. It requires only one meeting per month. If you would be willing to serve for the 2020 year, please contact John Amato at johnfamato@optonline.net.


We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com.

Bottles and Stoneware: Show and Sale

On Sunday, January 26th from 10:00-3:00 at the Juliette Low Friendship Center in Bayport, the Long Island Antique Bottle Association will host show and sale. Please note that the JLF, located on Lakeview Ave in Bayport is not on the Camp Edey Property but approximately a 1/2 mile north of Montauk Hwy, on the west side of Lakeview Ave. Sale tables available as well as limited space for displays. For more information call 631-589-9027 or email libottle@optonline.net. Free appraisals!
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

December 2019 Newsletter


Christmas At Meadow Croft

Please join us!

It's almost time for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on

 December 7 & 8, 2019
From 12:00-4:00

There will be special exhibits, electric trains, dolls, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. Visit him in the Carriage House and have your picture taken with him. 
The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. 
Admission is $5.00 per person. 
Enjoy some hot cocoa and join us for this historic festive event! 

The theme this year will be;

All Creatures Great and Small!

On Saturday December 7th, you can come and take a private guided tour of Meadow Croft all aglow with Christmas! 
Refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only. 
Be sure to reserve your spot early, space is limited at 40 people. Just a few slots available! 
Price is $25 per person and it will run from 7:00-9:00PM
Register and purchase tickets online only here. Last year we sold out so register early!

Help wanted: If you can lend a hand with parking for this event (directing traffic), on either day, please contact John Amato by email. johnfamato@optonline.net We also are in need of 2 piano players to volunteer, only 1 hour of your time and talents.
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Holiday Cheer with LIHS!

Join us for Holiday Cheer!
Long Island Historical Societies
December 12th, 2019 From 12 noon to 5p.m. 

Private Tours of Decorated Coe Hall & The Robert Moses Archives Holiday Luncheon and Gathering

The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park 1395 Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Limited Registration: Cost Per Person $45.00 R.S.V.P. by ***December 3, 2019***

Please make your checks payable to: LIHS (Long Island Historical Society) Please mail checks to c/o Suffolk County Historical Society 300 West Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901 ________________________________________________________________________________
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Eagle Scout Project at MC

Special thanks to Connor Spence from Troop 329 who recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Meadow Croft! Connor built and erected six bat houses in the wooded area surrounding Meadow Croft. Bats eat insects, including mosquitoes and reduces the need for pesticides. They are nocturnal mammals that help the environment. Thank you Connor and Troop 329 for your donation to Meadow Croft!

Nominations for BBPHA

The nominating committee is developing a slate of members for the 2020 board. There are several seats open; including directors. Any current paid BBPHA member may serve on the board. It requires only one meeting per month. If you would be willing to serve for the 2020 year, please contact John Amato at johnfamato@optonline.net.


We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com.

General Membership meetings...

As usual, there are no general membership meetings scheduled for December and January due to our Christmas at Meadow Croft weekend and the holidays. Please save the following dates for our meetings in the new year: 2/9, 3/8, 4/19, and 5/17. Hope to see you there!
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We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year! Looking forward to a wonderful 2020!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

General Meeting for November 2019

November 10, 2019 

at the Bayport Blue Point Library at 2:00 pm.

Amazing Women and How They Got the Right to Vote

Celebrate the centennial of women being granted their right to vote with this presentation by the Long Island Suffragists Committee of the Islip Area Branch of the American Association of University Women. They will focus on the seven major facets of the suffrage movement, featuring the activities of leaders in our own backyard - Long Island and Suffolk County. Vintage slides and stories will enhance this dynamic, informative, and fast paced program.

All are welcome to attend.

 Christmas at Meadow Croft...

It's almost time for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on December 7 & 8, 2019. There will be special exhibits, electric trains, dolls, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. The theme this year will be;
All Creatures Great and Small!

Our chairperson, Mrs. Leanne Berg still needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time, have unique items to display, or items to donate, please give Leanne a call. Her number is 631-235-1702.

Help wanted: If you can lend a hand with parking for this event (directing traffic), on either day, please contact John Amato by email. johnfamato@optonline.net We also are in need of 2 piano players to volunteer, only 1 hour of your time and talents.

Preview Christmas at MC...

On Saturday December 7th, you can come and take a private guided tour of Meadow Croft all aglow with Christmas! Refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only. Be sure to reserve your spot early, space is limited at 40 people. Price is $25 per person and it will run from 7:00-9:00. Register and purchase tickets online only here. Last year we sold out so register early!

Lion's Club visits Meadow croft

The Bayport Blue Point Community Lions Club visited Meadow Croft this past month. More than 30 members came to Meadow Croft on a rainy Sunday in October to have a tour and enjoy some lunch. Veteran docents Jerry McClusky and Frank Giebfried split the group and led them on a tour the historic home, telling them the story of John Ellis Roosevelt and how his family spent their summers on Long Island. After the tour, the members enjoyed a delicious lunch and had plenty of laughs in the carriage house. Along with the history lesson, the group relished in a tasting of the fabulous wines from Loughlin Vinyards. It was our honor and pleasure hosting such a wonderful community organization!
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90th Anniversary for Blue Point Elementary School

Our community recently celebrated Blue Point Elementary's 90th Anniversary, which was hosted by the Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District, Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association and the Blue Point Community Coalition!
The Elementary School which has been on Blue Point Ave since 1873 has evolved over the years. The brick Blue Point Elementary School building you see today was originally dedicated in 1929 that housed students in grades 1-8 and just 147 students were registered. This year, marks the buildings 90th Anniversary. The dedication of the district and buildings administration team, teachers and staff members, the hard work of its students, and support from the community, has made Blue Point Elementary School the cornerstone to this great community.
This special day wouldn’t be complete without the inspiring words of Blue Point Elementary schools current and former students. BBP High School senior Lizzy A, and lifetime residents and former Blue Point Elementary students, Dennis McCarthy and Joe Monteith, shared the love for their school and the wonderful memories of fellow students, staff and their days at Blue Point Elementary.
After a beautiful celebration with administration, current students, staff and community leaders on the front lawn of the school, the community was invited into the auditorium to browse the photos and memorabilia collected from Historian Gene Horton and community members. It was a fantastic celebration and a wonderful stroll down memory lane. Congratulations Blue Point Elementary school!
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Historic Haunts of long island...

On Wednesday, October 23, the BBPHA hosted a special presentation by author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto. The two discussed ghosts and legends from Kerriann’s book Historic Haunts of Long Island. The sold-out audience of over fifty people was entertained with the history of various Long Island locations, as well as the paranormal activity that was investigated at these sites. The pair previously investigated Bayport’s own Grey Horse Tavern, soon to be JT’s Farmhouse, which was included in the book.
The ladies’ parlor at Meadow Croft was an appropriate setting for the lecture, as the house will be included in Kerriann and Joe’s next book. The two visited Meadow Croft this past April and researched the history of the house and the Roosevelt family. They also conducted a paranormal investigation. Look for the results when their book is published in 2021!


Thank you!

Meadow Croft is open for tours every weekend from June through October. During this time, trained docents guide visitors through the historic estate, share the rich history of John Ellis Roosevelt and his family and explain the daily happenings of life in the early 1900's.

Our docents are self-less volunteers who give up their weekend time to share this knowledge because of their commitment of preserving local history and making our community a better place. Three cheers for all of them! Thank you for all you do to help the BBPHA achieve it's goals.

Jerry McCluskey
Jim Connell
Aagun Connell
Joe and Ginnie Novak
Frank Giebfried
Beth LaMarca
Jennifer Economos
Lynn Clarke
Mary Lou Cohalan
Lenore Ringer-Prezioso
Gene Horton
Flo Olsson
John Griffin
And Harriet Mihlstein who organizes the docent schedule for the season.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Historic Haunts of Long Island

The event was a great success!

Kerri Ann Flanigan Brosky and Joe Giaquinto wowed the packed ladies parlor at Meadow Croft with snippets from their ghost explorations, with a book signing at the end.
Hope you were able to join us!


 

Monday, October 7, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter


General Membership meeting: Sunday October 13, 2019

Farming Through The Ages
Sunday October 13, 2019

Please join us at our next general membership meeting as we welcome Roy Fedelem, president of the Sayville Historical Society and former Farmland Administrator for Suffolk County. This presentation will include the history of farming on Long Island, what crops were grown, and what changes have occurred over the years. Roy will also discuss Suffolk County as the leading agricultural county in New York State and the county's pioneering role in farmland preservation. As always, the meeting begins at 2:00 at the Bayport Blue Point Library. Hope to see you there!

Next meeting: November 10th 2019, Amazing Women and how They Got the Vote
* The Stow Wegenroth presentation will be re-scheduled for February 2020.*
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Autumn House Tour ~ CANCELLED

It is very unfortunate that we have to cancel this tour again but after months of knocking on doors, handing out flyers and asking friends and neighbors, we just do not have the homes to showcase for our Autumn House Tour. We thank those volunteers who hit the pavement in search of gracious BBP homeowners, but we came up short. When people do commit and then rescind their offer at the last minute, it makes the job even harder to secure homes. Maybe next year...


Historic Haunts of Long Island
Special Presentation at Meadow Croft
October 23 at 7:00

Please join us for a special presentation on Wednesday, October 23 at Meadow Croft as we welcome Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and Joe Giaquinto for their presentation, Historic Haunts of Long Island.

Take a ghostly journey through Long Island’s history, from Native American legends to the Revolutionary War and beyond. Through extensive research, interviews and investigations, award winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, working alongside medium and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto, has uncovered Long Island’s eerie history. Kerriann and Joe’s credibility and unique approach to ghost investigating and the paranormal allow them to uncover mysteries and untold tales, like the ghosts that lurk the halls of Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills. Even popular businesses have otherworldly visitors, like Bayport’s own Grey Horse Tavern (soon to be JT’s Farmhouse) and the Cutchogue Village Green. Long Island’s history has been unearthed and preserved through the ghost stories and spirts who have made their presence known; those who have lived before us, and those who continue to guide us.

Earlier this year, Kerriann and Joe researched and investigated Meadow Croft and will present some of their initial paranormal findings. We are happy to announce that Meadow Croft will be included in their book to be published in 2021!

Registration is required and a $5.00 fee will be collected at the door. Please email bbphistorical@gmail.com or call 631-245-8457 to register. Seating is limited to 50.

  Christmas At Meadow Croft

Mark your calendars now for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on December 7 & 8, 2019. There will be special exhibits, electric trains, dolls, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. The theme this year will be; All Creatures Great and Small!

Our chairperson, Mrs. Leanne Berg is starting her planning now and needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time, have unique items to display, or items to donate, please give Leanne a call. Her number is 631-235-1702.

On Saturday December 7th, you can come and take a private guided tour of Meadow Croft all aglow with Christmas! Refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only. Be sure to reserve your spot early, space is limited at 40 people. Price is $25 per person and it will run from 6-9:00. Register and purchase tickets online only at: www.bayportbluepointheritage.org Last year we sold out so register early!

Help wanted: If you can lend a hand with parking for this event (directing traffic), on either day, please contact John Amato by email. johnfamato@optonline.net



Trunk or Treat

Inviting all boys and ghouls!
On Saturday October 26th The BBPHA will host a Trunk or Treat! It will run from 12:00-2:00 for families and kids up to 12 years old. It will cost $7.00 per child and will include pumpkin decorating, a costume contest with prizes, apple cider and safe trick or treating at Meadow Croft. You can register online here. A fun family event! (weather permitting)



Blue Point Elementary celebrate 90 years!

originally published in The Patch

In honor of the anniversary, the school district has planned a commemorative community celebration on Friday, Oct. 25. The event will take place at the school on 212 Blue Point Avenue from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the school day, students, honored guests and local officials will officially commemorate the occasion with an in-school assembly program.

All residents, alumni and friends from near and far are invited to join in on the celebration after school which will feature a museum walk down memory lane, filled with some never-before-seen treasures from the school's rich history. In addition, to add to the collection of historical memorabilia with help of local historians, the district is looking for donations from community residents, alumni and friends to help increase the size of a walking museum that is planned for the event.

Anyone looking to donate old photos, news articles or anything specially connected to Blue Point Elementary School throughout the years is encouraged to contact Melissa Weinstein at 472-7860 ext. 8001.

Psychic Night at MC

On Tuesday October 22nd, we will host a Psychic Night! From 6-9pm at historic Meadow Croft. There will be three psychics and a Reiki/medium. The cost is $40 for a 15 minute reading or $55 for 30 minute reading. Refreshments will be served ( no alcohol for this event). Booking for a time slot will be on a first come first serve basis and you can register online here.
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  Gene Horton

As mentioned in our previous months' newsletter, we lost a very special person associated with the BBPHA; Gene Horton. In lieu of flowers at his service, Gene requested donations be made to the BBPHA to purchase trees for planting at Meadow Croft. Many people have reached out already but if you wanted to donate please mail to: PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705. Thank you!

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Last month for House Tours! Every Saturday and Sunday from 2-4.
Now on Instagram: @BBPHeritage

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

Remembering Gene Horton

It is with great sadness that the BBPHA shares the passing of Gene Horton. Gene was our historian, a teacher, author, world traveler, speaker, volunteer, and friend. He loved his community and tirelessly gave of himself as he lovingly shared his knowledge of Bayport and Blue Point with all he knew.

Gene was born in Brooklyn NY in 1942. He went on to graduate from Providence College and began sharing his love of history in his teaching career at the East Moriches School from 1964 through his retirement in 1997. Gene authored 6 historical books and was a frequent contributor to the local paper, the Bayport Blue Point Gazette. He was a member of many historical societies, an honorary member of the Blue Point Fire Department, and the Local History Room at the Bayport Blue Point Library was named in his honor.

Gene's contributions to the BBPHA are endless. He has chaired events, donated items, was a featured speaker, was a docent at Meadow Croft, put his house on the Autumn House tour, and so much more. His love of history was infectious and his commitment to preserve the history of the towns he loved was admirable.

One of Gene's favorite quotes was: To preserve our past is to enrich our future. Gene has enriched the lives and hearts of many. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.

The service information can be found by clicking here.
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September's General Membership meeting - CANCELLED

The first general membership meeting that was to be held on September 8th will be cancelled as it is in conflict with the services for Gene Horton. The presentation on Stow Wengenroth will be rescheduled for our general membership meeting in February.

Upcoming meeting dates:
October 13: Farming through the Ages
November 10: Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote


Historic Moonlit Cruise

Our postponed Historic Moonlit Cruise was supposed to happen on August 28th, but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for that evening. It certainly was disappointing for those of us who have toured the Great South Bay before and learned so much about our local nautical history. It was also disappointing for those who have not had the chance to attend. Full refunds should have been granted through PaPal or other means. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns. Fingers crossed that next year the weather will cooperate! Are you listening Mother Nature??!!

Summer Concerts

This summer the BBPHA held 2 FREE concerts at the Bayport Memorial Park. Our communities came out to enjoy an evening of delightful music and a fun family gathering. On August 22nd, we had the Lazy Bunny Ukulele Band. It was a great crowd and a fun night! Special thanks to BBPHA member Dave Harenberg for arranging this FREE concert for our communities!

Odds and ends...

Meadow Croft House Tours: Historic tours of the Roosevelt Estate are happening every weekend from now through October. The times are 2:00-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. See how life was in the early 1900's as you experience a guided tour with a trained docent. Always something new to see and learn!

Sayville Yacht Club display: A wonderful display of memorabilia from the Sayville Yacht Club is currently on display. Did you know John Ellis Roosevelt was the first commodore? Come on down to MC and check it out!
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Christmas at Meadow Croft

Mark your calendars now for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on December 7th and 8th, 2019. The theme this year will be; All creatures great and small!

Our chairperson, Mrs. Leanne Berg is starting her planning now and needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time, have unique items to display, or items to donate, please give Leanne a call. Her number is 631-235-1702.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

General Membership meetings...plan ahead! 
Our general membership meetings for the year will begin in September. Please mark your calendar for the first few meetings. As always, meetings will begin at 2 pm at the Bayport Blue Point Library. Remember, due to our Christmas open house at Meadow Croft, there are no meetings in December and January. Future dates will be added as they are confirmed. See you soon!

September 8: The story of former Bayport resident and renowned lithographer Stow Wegenroth.
October 13: Farming through the Ages
November 10: Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote

Historic Boat Tour ...... SOLD OUT!

Thank you to the many, many people who purchased tickets to the Historic Boat tour! 
This is going to be an epic event and it is SOLD OUT!

The Great South Bay is not only a beautiful part of our communities summer fun but it has significant and historic homes located on the bay as well as a tremendous history to share! The cruise will leave on August 7th from the Fire Island ferry terminal at 6:00 PM and head out to the bay. You must be on the ferry by 5:45 to check in.

The cruise will begin from the Sayville Ferry dock on Brown's River. We will cruise out to the bay as John Amato and Frank Geibfried team up to highlight the historic sites along the shore in Bayport, Blue Point and the communities on Fire Island. The boat will then head up the Connetquot River and make a stop at the Snapper Inn for cocktails. We will head back to Brown's River under a beautiful moon and dock at 9:30. Cocktails at the Snapper are on your own. You are allowed to bring some snacks in a cooler on the ferry (no alcohol). Cruisers will park at the Sayville Ferry freight parking lot free of charge.

In the event of rain, this trip will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

FREE Summer Concert: lazy Bunny Ukulele Band

On August 22nd the BBPHA will again host a FREE concert for our friends and neighbors! The feature act is the Lazy Bunny Ukulele Band. This will be held at Bayport Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair, some beverages and snacks, and some bug spray as you sit back and toe tap to the melodic sounds of this fun band. It starts at 6:00 so don't be late! All ages invited to attend. Did we mention it was FREE! Hope to see you there.

Dunphy foundation visits Meadow Croft

On July 26th, BBPHA executive board member Frank Geibfried and President Mary Bailey met with board representatives of the “John C. Dunphy Private Foundation” for an estate tour of Meadow Croft. In accordance with its founders’ wishes, the foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people and service organizations within our local communities – and wherever the spirit may lead. The BBPHA has applied for and received grant money from this worth and generous organization in the past, and we hope to again in the future! A good time was had by all. Thank you!
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Odds and ends...

A few reminders:

Meadow Croft House Tours: Historic tours of the Roosevelt Estate are happening every weekend from now through October. The times are 2:00-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. See how life was in the early 1900's as you experience a guided tour with a trained docent. Always something new to see and learn!

Sayville Yacht Club display: A wonderful display of memorabilia from the Sayville Yacht Club is currently on display. Did you know John Ellis Roosevelt was the first commodore? Come on down to MC and check it out!

Autumn House Tour: Our annual house tour is scheduled for this October and while we have a few homes to showcase we still need a few more. If you have a historic home or one that is unique, or architecturally different, please reach out to the email below. We would love to showcase your home! One of our biggest fundraisers!

Thanks to the Flat Leavers: On July 25th, the BBPHA provided our first FREE summer concert featuring the Flat Leavers. It was a beautiful night, great music and a good time was had by all. Thanks to BBPHA member Dave Harenberg who organizes our summer concerts.

Membership: As a gentle reminder; your membership is now due. Your support allows the BBPHA to continue to preserve and celebrate the heritage of our great communities. Please consider joining today! Annual family fee is $25.00. Seniors are $10.00. Corporate Accounts are $100.00 and we accept any monetary donations you care to provide. They can be sent to PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705 or a new PayPal feature on our new website! Information is found below. Thank you to all of our long time members and many, many new friends who have joined! Your support goes a long way! Thank you!
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Sayville Yacht Club visits Meadow Croft

Recently, members of the Sayville Yacht Club came to visit Meadow Croft. On display in our library is a historical look at the Yacht Club including artifacts, pictures, trophy's and more! The members were impressed and enjoyed their time at Meadow Croft!

Eagle Scout Project At MC

Over one weekend in July, Harry McAward of Troop 130 out of BBP, completed his Eagle Scout project at Meadow Croft. The trellis was build to cover the A/C units behind the house. Harry and his Troop worked tirelessly in the heat to give MC a needed update. It came out beautiful! Thank you Harry and Troop 130 for your efforts!

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