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, June 27, 2012

Bay Cruise and Dinner

Tuesday, July 31st, 6:00pm

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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.

Scandinavian Almond Cake:

Here's the recipe with added notes from Rose:
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You can  see other photos here and can order the pan from

Strawberry Soup:

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

First Bloom Tea Video, 2012

First Bloom Tea 2012

Our First Bloom Tea was a big success!

The garden is beautiful, cultivated by volunteers of the Bayport Heritage Association and the Sayville Garden Club, with the harvest benefiting the Sayville Food Pantry.

Unfortunately, the roses didn't cooperate and bloomed a little too soon this year. The winter on Long Island was exceptionally warm and the roses were gone by June 15th. 

Serving the annual favorite, Strawberry Soup

Visits to the garden