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.

January 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting will be
Sunday, January 8th at 2pm
at the Bayport-Blue Point Library
Join us as we welcome back our guest speaker Martha Kolodkin who will present
THE PRESIDENTS' MOTHERS:
THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED THEM-PART II

January and February meetings are held at 2pm the second Sunday of the month.
Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

****Dues for 2012****
Time to pay dues for 2012
Individual $15
Senior $10
Family $25

Mail checks to:
Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705

Memorial Park

Bayport Heritage Association and the Bayport Memorial Park Board will decorate the Memorial Park Gazebo again this year with a lighted tree, roping and bow,
during the first week in December.

Please plan a visit to see the lovely holiday scene in our Bayport community.

November 12th meeting

Next monthly meeting is November 12th, 2011
at the Bayport-Blue Point Library
Saturday, 7:30.
Our guest speaker is Marianne Fulfaro who will present
"Hats Through the Ages"

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Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.

Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

Dutch Christmas at Meadow Croft, 2011


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

“A DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT”

Bayport Heritage Association invites all local-area residents to their
DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT, which will be held on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3rd, and 4th, 2011,
at the Meadow Croft estate located at 299 Middle Road at Brown’s River
on the Bayport Sayville border.

Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The Roosevelts were, of course, Dutch by ancestry. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreaths, poinsettias and greenery magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago and tied in with a Dutch flavor.

Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with the music of the season.

Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric trains, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, and Christmas specialties, 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 and he’ll find out who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2011.

This Dutch Christmas at Meadow Croft is open from noon to 4 PM both days. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age.
All the decorations will be raffled off.

Info: 631-363-6487.

HOUSE TOUR this weekend


25th Autumn House Tour
Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
Refreshments will be served at the Meadow Croft estate, on Middle Road.

You can buy tickets at the following locations:

Country Junque on Middle Road-595 Middle Rd , Bayport , 631-472-2650

Bayport Flower House-940 Montauk Hwy. , Bayport , 631-472-0014

Bayport-Blue Point Library-203 Blue Point Ave. , Blue Point , 631-363-6133

Call the above numbers for information on ticket sales.


October Meeting 2011

Next monthly meeting at the Bayport-Blue Point Library is
Saturday, October 8th at 7:30.
Our guest speaker is Jack Whitehouse who will be speaking about this new book, Sayville Orphan Heros, The Cottages of St. Ann's.

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Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.

Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

25th Autumn House Tour

The Bayport Heritage Association is having their 25th Autumn House Tour, Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.

You can buy tickets by mail. Send checks to:

Bayport Heritage Association

PO Box 4

Bayport, NY 11705

or you can buy the tickets beginning October 1st, at the following locations:

Country Junque on Middle Road-595 Middle Rd , Bayport , 631-472-2650

Bayport Flower House-940 Montauk Hwy. , Bayport , 631-472-0014

Bayport-Blue Point Library-203 Blue Point Ave. , Blue Point , 631-363-6133

Homes in Bayport and Blue Point are featured, including the estate home designed by George B Post, architect of the NY Stock Exchange.

Refreshments will be served at the Meadow Croft estate, on Middle Road.

For information, contact:

Jaci Montgomery

mont4@optonline.net

631-419-6044

July Concert 2011

Click the notice below to read about the community concert in Bayport.


Suffolk Traction trolley service

Click the newsletter below to see the larger size.

June and July 2011

June 5th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Reception at Meadow Croft honoring Assemblyman Paul Harenberg.
All members welcome.

June 10th, 5:30pm
First Bloom Tea, Meadow Croft
All members invited. Call Jill Hansen, 631-472-5046
$5 charge and a prepared appetizer, salad, entree or dessert.
Proper Tea attire, bring your place setting.

June 16th, House Tour Committee Meeting
Everyone interested is invited. Held at Meadow Croft.

July 16th, "All Aboard!" Trolley Tour
Ninety minute ride from Sayville to Patchogue.
Refreshments at Meadow Croft afterwards.
Tickets $20, call Diana Walch, 631-472-1898

July 26th, 7- 8:30 pm, Community Concert
Held at the Memorial Park gazebo, Middle Road.
Dave Schecher & the LI Brass Guild
Bring folding chairs.


Next Meeting, September 2011

Please take note that there will be no meetings for June, July and August.
Next meeting is scheduled for September 10th, 2011.

Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month
in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.
Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

Member Events

Member events are planned for May, June and July.
Not a member?
Call Jill 472-5046 to find out more about membership.
Meetings are held once a month, on the second Saturday.


Member Only Events:

Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day Parade
Meet at 11am on Connetquot Road

Sunday, June 5th: Reception honoring Paul Harenberg
(Former New York State Assemb. Paul Harenberg was an advocate for the elderly, and was instrumental in bringing public power to Long Island. The Bayport resident died on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010.)

Friday, June 10th, 5:30pm: Annual First Bloom Tea
(Celebrate the blooming of the heirloom Victorian roses at Meadow Croft.)

Saturday, July 16th: Historic Trolley Tour of the area

Tuesday, July 26th: Brass Guild Concert in Bayport Memorial Park

Annual Yard Sale

The Bayport Heritage Association's
Annual Yard Sale
will take place on
May 21st and May 22nd, 2011
9am-4pm

226 Gillette Ave.
Bayport, NY

Volunteers needed. Call Jill 472-5046

May Meeting 2011

Next meeting will be
Saturday, May 14th at 7:30
Bayport-Blue Point Library

Guest Speaker
Martha Kolodkin
"The Presidents' Mothers:
The Women who shaped our Presidents"

Don't miss this interesting presentation!

April Meeting

Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.
Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

January 2011 meeting

January 2011

Come to the next Heritage monthly meeting at the
Bayport-Blue Point Library
January 9th, 2 pm, Sunday

Martha Kolodkin will speak about
Myths and Legends of American History

Martha Kolodkin has a teaching background at high school and university levels.
This presentation promises to be both educational and humorous!
Please join us!
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Our January meeting will also create a nominating committee for Officers and Board members. A report is due in February and voting takes place in March.
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Also, we are accepting dues for the 2011 year.
Individual- $15
Senior- $10
Family- $25
You can pay at the meeting or mail your payment to:
Bayport Heritage
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705
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