BBP Heritage Association

~ October 2019 Newsletter ~

General Membership meeting

Farming Through The Ages

Sunday October 13, 2019

Please join us at our next general membership meeting as we welcome Roy Fedelem, president of the Sayville Historical Society and former Farmland Administrator for Suffolk County. This presentation will include the history of farming on Long Island, what crops were grown, and what changes have occured over the years. Roy will also discuss Suffolk County as the leading agricultural county in New York State and the county's pioneering role in farmland preservation. As always, the meeting begins at 2:00 at the Bayport Blue Point Library. Hope to see you there!

Next meeting: November 10th 2019, Amazing Women and how They Got the Vote

* The Stow Wegenroth presentation will be re-scheduled for February 2020.*

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Autumn House Tour ~ CANCELLED

It is very unfortunate that we have to cancel this tour again but after months of knocking on doors, handing out flyers and asking friends and neighbors, we just do not have the homes to showcase for our Autumn House Tour. We thank those volunteers who hit the pavement in search of gracious BBP homeowners, but we came up short. When people do commit and then rescind their offer at the last minute, it makes the job even harder to secure homes. Maybe next year...

Historic Haunts of Long Island

Historic Haunts of Long Island

Special Presentation at Meadow Croft

October 23 at 7:00

Please join us for a special presentation on Wednesday, October 23 at Meadow Croft as we welcome Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and Joe Giaquinto for their presentation, Historic Haunts of Long Island.

Take a ghostly journey through Long Island’s history, from Native American legends to the Revolutionary War and beyond. Through extensive research, interviews and investigations, award winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, working alongside medium and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto, has uncovered Long Island’s eerie history. Kerriann and Joe’s credibility and unique approach to ghost investigating and the paranormal allow them to uncover mysteries and untold tales, like the ghosts that lurk the halls of Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills. Even popular businesses have otherworldly visitors, like Bayport’s own Grey Horse Tavern (soon to be JT’s Farmhouse) and the Cutchogue Village Green. Long Island’s history has been unearthed and preserved through the ghost stories and spirts who have made their presence known; those who have lived before us, and those who continue to guide us.

Earlier this year, Kerriann and Joe researched and investigated Meadow Croft and will present some of their initial paranormal findings. We are happy to announce that Meadow Croft will be included in their book to be published in 2021!

Registration is required and a $5.00 fee will be collected at the door. Please email or call 631-245-8457 to register. Seating is limited to 50.

Christmas At Meadow Croft

Getting in the Holiday Spirit!

Mark your calendars now for our Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's event will be held on December 7 & 8, 2019. There will be special exhibits, electric trains, dolls, wood carvings, and of course St. Nicholas will be there. The Roosevelt piano will be filling the air with holiday music and the festive decorations and baskets will be raffled off. The theme this year will be; All Creatures Great and Small!

Our chairperson, Mrs. Leanne Berg is starting her planning now and needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time, have unique items to display, or items to donate, please give Leanne a call. Her number is 631-235-1702.

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. Price is $25 per person and it will run from 6-9:00. Register and purchase tickets online only at: 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.

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Trunk or Treat

Inviting all boys and ghouls!

On Saturday October 26th The BBPHA will host a Trunk or Treat! It will run from 12:00-2:00 for families and kids up to 12 years old. It will cost $7.00 per child and will include pumpkin decorating, a costume contest with prizes, apple cider and safe trick or treating at Meadow Croft. You can register online here. A fun family event! (weather permitting)

Blue Point Elementary celebrate 90 years!

originally published in The Patch

In honor of the anniversary, the school district has planned a commemorative community celebration on Friday, Oct. 25. The event will take place at the school on 212 Blue Point Avenue from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the school day, students, honored guests and local officials will officially commemorate the occasion with an in-school assembly program.

All residents, alumni and friends from near and far are invited to join in on the celebration after school which will feature a museum walk down memory lane, filled with some never-before-seen treasures from the school's rich history. In addition, to add to the collection of historical memorabilia with help of local historians, the district is looking for donations from community residents, alumni and friends to help increase the size of a walking museum that is planned for the event.

Anyone looking to donate old photos, news articles or anything specially connected to Blue Point Elementary School throughout the years is encouraged to contact Melissa Weinstein at 472-7860 ext. 8001.

Psychic Night at MC

On Tuesday October 22nd, we will host a Psychic Night! From 6-9pm at historic Meadow Croft. There will be three psychics and a Reiki/medium. The cost is $40 for a 15 minute reading or $55 for 30 minute reading. Refreshments will be served ( no alcohol for this event). Booking for a time slot will be on a first come first serve basis and you can register online here.

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Gene Horton

As mentioned in our previous months' newsletter, we lost a very special person associated with the BBPHA; Gene Horton. In lieu of flowers at his service, Gene requested donations be made to the BBPHA to purchase trees for planting at Meadow Croft. Many people have reached out already but if you wanted to donate please mail to: PO Box 4 Bayport NY 11705. Thank you!

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