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.
All meetings are on the third Sunday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm in the Bayport/ Blue Point Library.
2014 January 19th, Sunday at 3:00 pm Martha Kolodkin, retired history teacher, will speak about "How it came about".
Martha says, "Have you ever wondered how the everyday things we use came to be? Did you ever think about how certain events really did happen? If your answer is ‘yes’, have I got a program for you.
In this presentation, we will learn about people, places, events, and things. Do you know how we got the first ice cream cone? How about the incredible coincidence that caused World War I? Or, maybe you want to know what Hedy Lamarr has to do with your cell phone."
Answers to these and other interesting beginnings will be addressed by Martha Kolodkin, a veteran lecturer. Come on down, have some fun, and learn in the process!
February 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm
Gene Horton, retired teacher and local historian will present the program: "George Washington and Long Island." Gene will be covering the life and times of the "Father of our Country" and his famous five-day tour of Long Island.
March 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm
Joe Novak retired teacher and wood carver will present a program and slide show about the Teddy Roosevelt, the Rancher. We all know about Teddy Roosevelt the politician and Teddy Roosevelt the leader of the Rough Riders, but how much do you know about Teddy Roosevelt the cowboy? After his first wife died, Teddy traveled west and became a rancher. Come learn about this part of his life from Joe Novak. Also discussed, the Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. For more information about the park: TR Roosevelt National Park
Please note: There will be no general membership meeting for the month of April!
May 18th, Sunday at 3:00 pm Did you know there are more old wooden windmills preserved on eastern Long Island than any other place in the United States? Many were built in the early 1700s and 1800s.
Gene Horton, our local historian, will present a program on the
"Windmills of Eastern Long Island."
September 14, 2014, Sunday General Membership Meeting: Community Room of the Bayport Blue Point Public Library Ginny Fields of the Great South Bay Audubon Society and Board member of the Friends of Connetquot State Park, will be speaking on the topic of "Birding in the Backyard..."
12th, 2014 Meeting, 2:00 pm Monica Musetti-Carlin
is 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
COUNTRY COMFORT: HARVEST.
9th, 2014 Meeting
Bement is a
musician who has been playing in clubs and concerts in and around New York
Although he now lives in Bellport, he grew up in the south where he
developed his love of
and DELTA BLUES.
He plays this great old music on an acoustic guitar.
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
and unique homes, in Bayport and Blue Point, are featured, including those of a
prominent Bayport builder whose woodworking skills will astonish you, and a
beautiful environmentally “green” home using geothermal heating and cooling
systems and recycled materials.
cars will be on display at all locations.
will be served at the Meadow Croft
estate, on Middle Road.
Twenty-five talking machines, with their elaborate horns, are currently on exhibit at the 1891 summer estate home of
John E Roosevelt.
Thomas Alva Edison invented the machine in the late 19th century. This special exhibit at Meadow Croft, from a private collection, displays some examples from Edison's first tin-foil phonograph to today's iPod player.
"His Master's Voice" and the little dog "Nipper", became the world-famous logo of the RCA Victor Talking Machine Company.
Our Summer Bay Cruise and tour of the Great South Bay was a huge success!
The weather was perfect and the wind cooperated to keep the bay calm for our travels.
The ferry slowly moved along the shore of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport while our historians, Jim Connell, Gene Horton and Pete Berman,
described the past of this vibrant community.
We then went to Fire Island and the Watch Hill Marina, part of the National Seashore, for dinner at the restaurant The Pier.
We arrived just as the sun was setting! It was a beautiful sunset!
The weather and the rising almost-full moon contributed to the success of our Heritage cruise!
The restaurant served a delicious meal before we headed back to Brown's River.
Thank you Bayport Heritage Association for making this a beautiful experience!
Here are some photos of the evening!
Hint: Click on the photos to see a larger version.
Ferry will leave from the Sayville Ferry terminal on Brown's River.
Cost: $50 per person
for the cruise and buffet dinner at The Pier, the restaurant at Watch Hill, Fire Island.
Boat Cruise will follow a route east along the Great South Bay coastline of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue, East Patchogue and Bellport Bay then across the bay to Watch Hill.
There will be a running historical commentary.
Dinner and gratuity are included. There will be a cash bar.
Plan on returning about 10:30pm.
Only 115 tickets will be sold so don't wait!
For more information and tickets, call Diana Walch, 631-472-1898
Favorite recipes: At the First Bloom Tea we annually have our Strawberry Soup. Recently a member, Rose A., shared her Scandinavian Almond Cake. It was praised for its delicious flavor and moistness. Rose uses the traditional Scandinavian pan but any pan can be adapted for use.
Bayport, NY 11705 ________________________________
Save these dates:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012: Dinner & Boat Trip Ferry leaves from Sayville, with a tour of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport from the water. Dinner at Watch Hill restaurant, "The Pier". Cost is $50 per person for ferry tour and dinner. Tickets go on sale, June 22nd.
Thursday, August 30, 2012: Free Concert in the Bayport Memorial Park ________________________________
Company K, 67th NY Volunteer Infantry will be holding a
Reenactment Memorial Service for Civil War General,
Regis de Trobriand,
who is buried in St. Ann's Cemetery.
This will be a Civil War Funeral in his memory.
Regis de Trobriand (June 1816-July1897) was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet and novelist who emigrated at a young age to the United States. During the American Civil War he was a General in the Union Army.
You can find out more about the gravesite here, from the "Find a Grave" website.>Click here.
Spectators will be directed to park at the parking areas at St. Ann's Church in Sayville.