~ Summer Reminders ~
Camp Tabot: display and reception
The BHA has an interesting and new display currently set up at Meadow Croft.
Camp Tabat, which was located on the property at the end of Bergen Lane in Blue Point was a children's summer day camp.
Please join us (MEMBERS ONLY)
for a reception this
Friday June 22nd from 7-9:00 PM
to hear Linda Tabat share her memories and experiences from this wonderful time in our local history.
Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please call Jen Economos at 631-235-9342.
More information about Camp Tabat can be found below.
Camp Tabat, Inc., a children's summer day camp, was located in Blue Point on the Great South Bay. The property was formally part of the Suydam estate. The original building was from Camp Upton in Yaphank. Renovations to the building included a dining room, kitchen, arts and crafts room, game room, lockers,and showers. Children, ranging in age from three years old to teenagers, attended camp for eight weeks of the summer.
The camp maintained facilities for swimming, diving, sailing, boating, canoeing, water skiing, horseback riding, archery, tennis, arts and crafts, music, dancing, games, and sports. Ben Tabatchnik, who owned and operated the camp with his wife Kitty, was well-known in the community for his many and varied abilities in the field of education. The camp was in operation for twenty-six years. Today people still have fond memories of their experiences at Camp Tabat.
Historic Moonlight Cruise
Mark your calendars!
The moonlight cruise on the bay is back by popular demand and will be launching on
Thursday, July 26, 2018.We are pleased to bring back the historic cruise which ran for many years leaving from the Sayville ferry terminal on Brown's River and heading out to the Great South Bay. The historic water tour was narrated by Gene Horton and Jim Connell for many years highlighting some of the most historically significant buildings along the shore and inland waterways. The cruise will leave 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.
John Amato and Frank Geibfreid will team up to highlight the historic sites along the way. 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 full moon and dock at 9:30. Tickets are $30.00 pp which includes the cruise only. 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. Please send checks made payable to the Bayport Heritage Association and an old-fashioned hand written note with the names of those sailing, phone and email addresses and the correct total on the check. You can send your payment and this information to: BHA PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705. In the event of rain, the trip will be cancelled. Tickets are going fast! Hope you can join us.
Tours of Meadow Croft....
Don't forget! Tours of the Meadow Croft Estate are happening all summer long. Every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00, June through October. Trained docents will share the rich history of what life was like from 1890. Learn about John Ellis Roosevelt and his family and tour the grand estate.
Hope to see you there!