Bayport Heritage Association
~ October 2017 Newsletter ~
General Membership Meeting
A Slideshow Stroll through Old Bayport
Join us at our next general membership meeting on Sunday, October 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library.
The guest speakers for this meeting will be our own Jim Connell and Gene Horton. The featured presentation for this meeting was developed in the 1990's as part of a New York State initiative to designate historic zones in towns and villages. The project stalled due to lack of state funding, but several BHA members produced an excellent array of photos and written details about the old homes in Bayport. As you may know, Jim and Gene presented the first part of their program last year. This time they will take us on a slideshow stroll of Bayport Avenue and the downtown area. Come on down to the BBP Library and learn about the historic homes of your local neighbors and friends!
Save the Dates!
We have an exciting and interesting group of speakers this year for our general membership meetings. See the list below and be sure to mark your calendars!
October 8, 2017
Jim Connell and Gene Horton: A Slide Show Stroll through Old Bayport
November 12, 2017
Chris Kretz: The Wedding of the Century: The Marriage of Consuelo Vanderbilt of Idle Hour
March 11, 2018
Bill Bleyer: Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House
April 8, 2018
Diane Holliday: The Idle Hour Artist Colony of Oakdale
May 20, 2018
To Be Announced
Autumn House Tour
The BHA has sponsored an Autumn House Tour showcasing the beautiful homes of residents in both Bayport and Blue Point for 30 years . This year is no exception! We already have commitments from our neighbors and friends for 6 homes which will make this years tour outstanding! The date of the tour will be October 22nd and tickets are now available. Learn about local history and view 6 lovely historic homes. Meadow Croft will be serving refreshments and tours of this home will be available.
Please note that out of respect for the homeowners, children under 12, high heels, food or drink, and cameras will not be permitted. Tickets are on sale now for $30.00 and can be purchased at Bayport Flower Houses, BBP Library and Century 21 Bay's Edge Realty on Main Street in Sayville. The tour will start at 1:00 and end at 5:00. If you are willing to help please call or email us. Contact information found below.
There are a limited number of tickets so purchase them early so you will not miss out. Looking forward to another wonderful BHA event!