BBP Heritage Association

~ December 2019 Newsletter ~

Christmas At Meadow Croft

Please join us!

It's almost time for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on December 7 & 8, 2019. From 12:00-4:00, there will be special exhibits, electric trains, dolls, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. Visit him in the Carriage House and have your picture taken with him. The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. Admission is $5.00 per person. Enjoy some hot cocoa and join us for this historic festive event! The theme this year will be;

All Creatures Great and Small!

On Saturday December 7th, you can come and take a private guided tour of Meadow Croft all aglow with Christmas! Refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only. Be sure to reserve your spot early, space is limited at 40 people. Just a few slots available! Price is $25 per person and it will run from 7:00-9:00. Register and purchase tickets online only here. Last year we sold out so register early!

Help wanted: If you can lend a hand with parking for this event (directing traffic), on either day, please contact John Amato by email. We also are in need of 2 piano players to volunteer, only 1 hour of your time and talents.

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Holiday Cheer with LIHS!

Join us for Holiday Cheer!

Long Island Historical Societies

December 12th, 2019 From 12 noon to 5p.m.

Private Tours of Decorated Coe Hall & The Robert Moses Archives Holiday Luncheon and Gathering

The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park 1395 Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Limited Registration: Cost Per Person $45.00 R.S.V.P. by ***December 3, 2019***

Please make your checks payable to: LIHS (Long Island Historical Society) Please mail checks to c/o Suffolk County Historical Society 300 West Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901 ________________________________________________________________________________

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Eagle Scout Project at MC

Special thanks to Connor Spence from Troop 329 who recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Meadow Croft! Connor built and erected six bat houses in the wooded area surrounding Meadow Croft. Bats eat insects, including mosquitoes and reduces the need for pesticides. They are nocturnal mammals that help the environment. Thank you Connor and Troop 329 for your donation to Meadow Croft!

Nominations for BBPHA

The nominating committee is developing a slate of members for the 2020 board. There are several seats open; including directors. Any current paid BBPHA member may serve on the board. It requires only one meeting per month. If you would be willing to serve for the 2020 year, please contact John Amato at

We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at

General Membership meetings...

As usual, there are no general membership meetings scheduled for December and January due to our Christmas at Meadow Croft weekend and the holidays. Please save the following dates for our meetings in the new year: 2/9, 3/8, 4/19, and 5/17. Hope to see you there!

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