BBP Heritage Association

~ August 2019 Newsletter ~

General Membership meetings...plan ahead!

Our general membership meetings for the year will begin in September. Please mark your calendar for the first few meetings. As always, meetings will begin at 2 pm at the Bayport Blue Point Library. Remember, due to our Christmas open house at Meadow Croft, there are no meetings in December and January. Future dates will be added as they are confirmed. See you soon!

September 8: The story of former Bayport resident and renowned lithographer Stow Wegenroth.
October 13: Farming through the Ages
November 10: Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote

HIstoric Boat Tour ...... SOLD OUT!!!

Thank you to the many, many people who purchased tickets to the Historic Boat tour! This is going to be an epic event and it is SOLD OUT!

The Great South Bay is not only a beautiful part of our communities summer fun but it has significant and historic homes located on the bay as well as a tremendous history to share! The cruise will leave on August 7th 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 to check in.

The cruise will begin from the Sayville Ferry dock on Brown's River. We will cruise out to the bay as John Amato and Frank Geibfried team up to highlight the historic sites along the shore in Bayport, Blue Point and the communities on Fire Island. 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 moon and dock at 9:30. 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.

In the event of rain, this trip will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

FREE Summer Concert: lazy Bunny Ukulele Band

On August 22nd the BBPHA will again host a FREE concert for our friends and neighbors! The feature act is the Lazy Bunny Ukulele Band. This will be held at Bayport Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair, some beverages and snacks, and some bug spray as you sit back and toe tap to the melodic sounds of this fun band. It starts at 6:00 so don't be late! All ages invited to attend. Did we mention it was FREE! Hope to see you there.

Dunphy foundation visits Meadow Croft

On July 26th, BBPHA executive board member Frank Geibfried and President Mary Bailey met with board representatives of the “John C. Dunphy Private Foundation” for an estate tour of Meadow Croft. In accordance with its founders’ wishes, the foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people and service organizations within our local communities – and wherever the spirit may lead. The BBPHA has applied for and received grant money from this worth and generous organization in the past, and we hope to again in the future! A good time was had by all. Thank you!
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Odds and ends...

A few reminders:

Meadow Croft House Tours: Historic tours of the Roosevelt Estate are happening every weekend from now through October. The times are 2:00-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday. See how life was in the early 1900's as you experience a guided tour with a trained docent. Always something new to see and learn!

Sayville Yacht Club display: A wonderful display of memorabilia from the Sayville Yacht Club is currently on display. Did you know John Ellis Roosevelt was the first commodore? Come on down to MC and check it out!

Autumn House Tour: Our annual house tour is scheduled for this October and while we have a few homes to showcase we still need a few more. If you have a historic home or one that is unique, or architecturally different, please reach out to the email below. We would love to showcase your home! One of our biggest fundraisers!

Thanks to the Flat Leavers: On July 25th, the BBPHA provided our first FREE summer concert featuring the Flat Leavers. It was a beautiful night, great music and a good time was had by all. Thanks to BBPHA member Dave Harenberg who organizes our summer concerts.

Membership: As a gentle reminder; your membership is now due. Your support allows the BBPHA to continue to preserve and celebrate the heritage of our great communities. Please consider joining today! Annual family fee is $25.00. Seniors are $10.00. Corporate Accounts are $100.00 and we accept any monetary donations you care to provide. They can be sent to PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705 or a new PayPal feature on our new website! Information is found below. Thank you to all of our long time members and many, many new friends who have joined! Your support goes a long way! Thank you!

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Sayville Yacht Club visits Meadow Croft

Recently, members of the Sayville Yacht Club came to visit Meadow Croft. On display in our library is a historical look at the Yacht Club including artifacts, pictures, trophy's and more! The members were impressed and enjoyed their time at Meadow Croft!

Eagle Scout Project At MC

Over one weekend in July, Harry McAward of Troop 130 out of BBP, completed his Eagle Scout project at Meadow Croft. The trellis was build to cover the A/C units behind the house. Harry and his Troop worked tirelessly in the heat to give MC a needed update. It came out beautiful! Thank you Harry and Troop 130 for your efforts!

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