BBP Heritage Association

~ April 2019 Newsletter ~

General Membership meeting

The Barns of Bayport and Blue Point

Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 at the BBP Library

Mary Lou Cohalan’s interest in barns began several decades ago when she moved to a home in Bayport that had--you guessed it--a barn on the property. Please join Mary Lou at our next general membership meeting where she will discuss the barns and outbuildings from the turn of the century that still exist in Bayport and Blue Point. These picturesque structures are often our only link to the great estates and working farms that once defined our communities.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade

It was a beautiful day for the Bayport and Blue Point communities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade! This parade was re-scheduled from a rain soaked March 10th date but the weather was glorious and the atmosphere was festive. It was worth the wait!

Our Grand Marshal, Lenore Ringer-Prezioso was excitedly waving to the crowd which lined both sides of Montauk Hwy. The BBP HS Band was outstanding as was the various other musical performers. The local businesses were well represented and everyone had jovial Irish time!

Thank you to everyone who came out to march with the BBPHA or cheered us on!

Heirloom Garden

The Meadow Croft heirloom garden is in need of a Spring cleaning. It may not seem a like a huge space, but there is plenty of room and a variety of tasks to keep people entertained by the wonders of nature. We are looking for hands to help. Our Master Gardner is Ann Soper.

For the initial cleanup we will be raking, cutting and possibly digging or tilling. It is recommended to wear layers, bringing a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a kneeling pad and something to keep you hydrated. If you have a leaf rake, hand rake, pruners, trowel, weeding tool, bucket for debris, these would all be useful. Most important is a desire to help, regardless of knowledge or ability. There is something for every level of gardener, so don't feel you can't take part! Contact the BBPHA at 631-472-4625 with any questions. Looking forward to another beautiful season!

updates at Meadow Croft

During the winter months when Meadow Croft is closed to the public, the Executive Board of BBPHA did some cleaning up and authorized some much needed updates, especially in the girls room. New period accurate wallpaper was installed and there was also some repairs to the walls where new spackling was needed. As a turn of the century home, there is always work to do!

We look forward to finalizing details and sprucing up Meadow Croft to open her doors again to the public starting every weekend in June. A special early "Sneek Peek" evening is in the planning stages. More info to follow.

Thank you!

Each March the Nominating Committee accepts nominations for new Executive Board positions, as per our By- Laws. At this time we would like to welcome Sandra Iden as a new director. We look forward to working with new people and hearing new ideas!

At the same time, we need to say Thank You to Dave Harenberg, who is stepping down as a director. Dave has put in numerous years and countless hours as a vital member of our organization. Dave will still be involved and we are grateful for that as well as his years of volunteer service to the BBPHA.

So, Welcome to Sandra and Thank You to Dave!