BBP Heritage Association

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General Membership meeting

We hope everyone enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have much to be thankful for this year. Please join us at our next general membership meeting at the Bayport-Blue Point Library on this Sunday, November 25th at 2 o’clock.

The Doxsee Legacy: Growing Up in a Fishing and Clamming Family

Long Island’s waters once provided clams to over 60 percent of the country. The Doxsee Sea Clam Company, founded shortly after the Civil War by Islip resident James Harvey Doxsee, was at the forefront for nearly 150 years. Please join the Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association in welcoming Bob Doxsee, Jr., who will chronicle the Doxsee family’s contributions to the region’s farming, fishing, and clamming industries. All are welcome to attend.

Save the Dates!

Our meeting dates for 2019 are 2/10, 3/3, 4/14, and 5/19. All meetings will be held at the Bayport-Blue Point Library and begin at 2 pm. Information about the presentations will be included in the monthly newsletters. Hope to see you there!

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Christmas at Meadow Croft

Once again, the BBPHA will be putting on a Holiday extravaganza as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas!

Mark your calendars for December 1st & December 2nd, 12:00-4:00 on both days.

Meadow Croft will be beautifully decorated by generous donations from local organizations and businesses, and our very own elves. You can listen to Christmas music being played on the original Roosevelt family piano as you tour the rooms all decked out for the holilday. Many of the decorations and festive baskets will be raffled off at the end of the event so don't forget to but your raffle tickets! Winner need not be present.

This year the carriage house will be transformed into St Nick's workshop and will feature jolly old St Nick himself along with his sleigh. There will be hot cocoa and cookies too. Pictures with St Nick will be available and a wonderful train set-up will be on display with other surprises as well! Be sure to visit the main house first to receive your pass to St Nick's workshop!

Also new this year will be a special night time Christmas tour of Meadow Croft!
Tickets will be sold separately and are for adults only. You are invited to join us on Saturday night December 1st, from 7:00-9:00, where we will serve wine and cheese and you will have a private guided tour of Meadow Croft. See this beautiful home all aglow and ready for Christmas and learn it's history and the details of John Ellis Roosevelt and his family that lived here during the turn of the century. Tickets will be $20 per person and a limited number of tickets will be available. We are almost sold out! Makes a great early Holiday gift!

Additional information please call Leanne Berg at 631-235-1702.