BBP Heritage Association

~ April 2023 Newsletter ~

April General Membership Meeting

Bayport, Blue Point, and Broadway

The twin hamlets of Bayport and Blue Point have been home to many well-known and famous actors, politicians, musicians, artists, and scientists throughout the years. But did you know that several Broadway performers also established their residences in our community? Join BBPHA’s Frank Giebfried to explore this fascinating history as we discuss the lives of actors Effie Shannon and her husband Herbert Kelcey, who spent summers on Snedecor Avenue. We’ll also explore the careers of producers and theater owners Louis C. Behman and Edward L. Bloom. Travel back in time to visit these and other entertainers and discover the lives they led in our town.

April 16th 2023

Bayport Blue Point Library

Time: 2:00

Light refreshments served!

Hope to see you there!

Help Wanted:

Hospitality Volunteer: for General Membership meetings held at the BBP Library. For about an hour, once a month for April, May and June. We need an extra pair of hands for our meetings to help with refreshments. Please email Sandra if you are interested. Her email is Thank you!!

Tour Guide: We are looking for guides to give tours of Meadow Croft. Make your own schedule, weekends only, two hour shifts, June through October, full training available! Meet new friends, learn local history! We need you. If you are interested or want to learn more, email Jen at Thank you!

Updates at Meadow Croft

While Meadow Croft is closed to the public during the few winter months after our spectacular Christmas event, our work never ends! A recent update which is almost complete, is restoring the nursery next to the master bedroom. This room was developed in the 1980's as a library (see pictures below) but documentation from the original plans showed us that it was a nursery.

The shelves were removed, books cataloged, sorted and stored, walls were plastered and new wallpaper (a replica pattern from the turn of the century) was added. Furniture and a new rug will be moving in shortly and we will update the progress next month. Looking good!

Boy Scouts: Troop 130

The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association is excited to share with you that we have officially established a partnership with Bayport-Blue Point Boy Scout Troop 130. This partnership will allow us to work together in promoting and preserving the rich history of our community while providing valuable learning opportunities for the scouts.

Troop 130 is the second oldest continuously chartered Boy Scout Troop in Suffolk County. A fixture in the Bayport Blue Point Area since 1935. Like the Heritage, having a long history in Bayport and Blue Point we felt this union would be a great fit.

In this partnership, Troop 130 will be sharing our charter, which outlines our mission to promote, preserve, and celebrate the history of our towns. By doing so, we hope to inspire a new generation of young historians and instill a sense of pride and respect for our local heritage.

We are excited to work with Troop 130 on a variety of projects including preservation of historical buildings and grounds, walking tours, and community service events. We believe that by working together, we can create a stronger, more vibrant community that celebrates and preserves our unique history.

We invite all members and friends of the Heritage to join us in welcoming Boy Scout Troop 130. We look forward to working together and creating meaningful experiences that will inspire and educate both our members and the scouts.

Membership dues!

It's that time of year! The BBPHA is now requesting your membership dues. If you would like to pay for this year, please mail payment to:

Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association

PO Box 4

Bayport NY 11705.

Please include your name, address and email on all correspondence. Make checks payable to Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association.

You can also make a payment directly from our web-page which can be found here . Just scroll down to the membership section on the home page. Any questions can be directed to All membership fees go toward community events and the upkeep and restoration of the Meadow Croft Estate. Thank you to all of our generous members! New members welcome!

Membership Type

Annual $25.00

Senior $10.00

Corporate $100.00

Donation $___

Corey Creek, Blue Point

These articles were first published in the Bayport Blue Point Gazette. They were written by

Gene Horton and reprinted here with permission.

July 2004

Dane's Creek, Corey Creek, Purgatory Creek: Three names, one creek. The view of "Dane's Creek" on this old postcard was mailed out of Blue Point on August 15, 1910. The view is looking south toward the Great South Bay from Middle Road. Corey Creek wasn't bulk headed or dredged in 1910. It was more like a stream flowing into the Bay.

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Bayport Blue Point St. Patrick's Day parade. The BBP Chamber did an excellent job of organizing such a festive event. Congratulations once again to this year's Grand Marshal; Connie Haab!


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