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.
Sunday, October 11th 2015 at 2pm in the Bayport Blue Point Public Library "Did You Know...Interesting Facts about Long Island" featuring Historian Noel Gish This lecture will cover little known facts of interest about the island that English colonists called "Long". Many people that havelived or worked on Long Island have contributed to society including scientists, writers, and artists. We have a population that is greater than many of the states and have beautiful landmarks that make us well known. These tales will come to life in the presentation by Mr. Noel Gish. Noel Gish taught history at Hauppauge High School for 35 years. In 1973 he instituted one of the first Long Island Historycourses for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Mr. Gish authored a Long Island studies program for GraphicLearning in 1980 and in 1996 authored "Smithtown 1660-1929: Looking Back Through the Lens" for the Smithtown HistoricalSociety.
Host Eddie Costello will be guest appraiser and host.
The first 40 people to attend will be given the opportunity to bring an item they would like to have appraised, and Eddie will provide and appraisal, and rationale for the valuation. In addition, Eddie will hold the crowd spellbound with his knowledge of antiques and collectibles.
Eddie is a veteran appraiser, with over 40 years of experience. His crowd-pleasing appraisal events and entertaining demeanor always make for an informative and entertaining show.
The event is sponsored the Bayport Heritage Association.
Tuesday August 25, 6:00-8:30pm (Note the time change!)
BHA is sponsoring a Free CommunityConcert at the Bayport Memorial Park. This year we will be hosting “Jack’s Waterfall” Jack Licitra’s music is a blend of “Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Global music that all meet at The Waterfall.”
So bring a lawn chair and come on down to enjoy a night of music at the gazebo in the park.
Meadow Croft house tours run Saturday and Sunday, June thru October starting at 2pm. Come See how the Roosevelts lived and learn about our rich history.
The association is in need of docents for Historical guided tours 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 contact Harriet Mihlstin at 472-2118.
To all the volunteers who maintain the beautiful garden at Meadow Croft, we thank you! The garden is full of sweet smelling colorful flowers. It is laid out as the Roosevelt Family would have done a hundred years ago. What a peaceful place to visit.
Keep up the good work!
To our 2015 Scholarship recipient. Stefan Stelling.
BHA is sponsoring a Free CommunityConcert at the Bayport Memorial Park. This year we will be hosting “Jack’s Waterfall” Jack Licitra’s music is a blend of “Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Global music that all meet at The Waterfall.” So bring a lawn chair and come on down to enjoy a night of music at the gazebo in the park.
Bayport Heritage: 12th Annual
Educational Bay Cruise and Dinner
Tuesday July 28, 2015. (Rain date: July 29).
Boarding of the boat will take place at 5:30 PM at the Sayville Ferry terminal on Brown’s River. Departure will be at 6:00 PM sharp, don’t be late, you’ll miss the boat.
This year’s cruise will follow shore line along the coast of Bayport, Blue Point, Sayville, West Sayville and Oakdale.
The ferry will return us to Sayville around 10 PM.
At Watch Hill we will enjoy a buffet dinner at “The Pier” restaurant.
Dinner and gratuity are included in the price of $60 per person for Bayport Heritage members.
A cash bar will be available at the restaurant. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed on the boat. There will be a fun raffle for some wonderful prizes.
Only 115 tickets will be sold, so make your reservations early.
Please mail checks, made out to the “Bayport Heritage Association” to Diana Walch, 121 Barton Lane, Bayport, NY 11705 to be received no later than Tuesday July 21, 2015 (non-refundable after this date). Also please include a stamped self addressed envelope. Tickets will be sent to you by return mail.
Free reserved parking will be available at the Sayville Ferry Terminal, but it is limited, car pooling is highly recommended.
Unfortunately this cruise is not suitable for children. So bring your binoculars and a sweater and join us on this educational excursion. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed on the boat.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE will be held on May 25th. BHA members are asked to meet on Connetquot Rd at 10:30am and march with the association to Memorial Park on Middle Rd. (Please wear white)
FIRST BLOOM TEA (BHA members only) will be held Friday June 5, 2015 at 5:30pm on the porch at Meadow Croft. Members please email Jill Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation and confirm what buffet item you will be bringing. Also remember to bring your own place setting, silverware, tea cup, teapot and beverage. Proper high tea attire is required, as is a donation of $5.00. (Purchase tickets for the Boat Cruise coming in July, at the First Bloom Tea)
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” please leave your name and phone number at 472-4625 and we will get back to you.
Docents: The association is in need of docents for Historical guided tours 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 contact Harriet Mihlstin at 472-2118
Have you paid your dues this year?
Send your membership to:
Bayport Heritage Association
P.O. Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705
Annual Dues: Family is $25, Individual is $15, and Seniors $10. *Please remember to include your name, address, phone number and Email address
Our local historian, Gene Horton, will present a program filled with
FUN FACTS AND INTERESTING TRIVIA ABOUT BAYPORT AND BLUE POINT TODAY & YEARS AGO.
This program will include stories, information and facts about our two communities, Bayport and Blue Point, and some well-known people, places, organizations, and businesses currently in these two hamlets.
Come and enjoy this interesting and fun presentation!