BBP Heritage Association

~ August 2018 Newsletter ~

Moonlight Cruise

On July 26th 2018, over 70 people enjoyed a spectacular moonlight cruise along the south shore featuring the historic homes and properties located in Blue Point, Bayport and Sayville. The weather cooperated and the sunset and full moon were luminescent! Frank Geibfried and John Amato were the tour guides for this event and did a fantastic job. They shared the histories and intricacies of these lovely houses and facts about the area along the shore. The Sayville Ferry provided the perfect vantage point to see all the action. There was a pit stop at the Snapper Inn where everyone enjoyed some time for libations and socializing. The BBPHA is thankful to all who came out and supported our historical organization.
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Free Concert in the Park

Once again, BBPHA will provide a FREE concert in the park featuring Soundswell!

On Thursday night August 9th from 6:00-8:00 at Bayport Memorial Park located on Middle Road, the band Soundswell will play a free concert. Soundswell is a local 9 piece band that plays original music as well as covers from other artists. They have a bluesy, reggae, surfer-vibe that's great for dancing or clapping along. so bring your lawn chairs, some food, beverages, and bug spray. To get a preview, click here. Don't's FREE!!

Hope to see you there!

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The Heirloom Garden at MC

Our master garden volunteer, Anne Soper has done a phenomenal job and has created a gorgeous and fruitful garden at Meadow Croft. Lorraine is meticulous and tends to the garden almost daily. As the crops become ready for picking, she donates all proceeds to the Sayville Food Pantry on behalf of the BBPHA. Thank you Anne for your efforts!

Autumn House Tour

Our annual Autumn Historic House Tour is held in October each year and it is never too early to start planning! This is a wonderful opportunity to view some magnificent, historical, unusual or architectural significant homes in the Bayport Blue Point community. It is also a huge undertaking and our biggest fundraiser so we can continue to provide free activities to our communities and upkeep of the Meadow Croft Estate. If you have a home that you would like to consider for the tour or would like to help in any way, please contact us at our information provided below.

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!

Camp Tabat display: A wonderful display of memorabilia from the local Camp Tabot is currently on display at Meadow Croft. Camp Tabot was a children's camp located at the end of Boylan Lane in Blue Point and was in operation during the 40's, 50's and 60's. Come on down to MC and check it out!

Thanks JK Hodge: On July 12th, the BBPHA provided our first FREE summer concert featuring JK Hodge and friends. It was a beautiful night, great music and a good time was had by all. Thanks to Board member Dave Harenberg who organizes our summer concerts.

Membership: As a gentle reminder; your membership is now due. A postcard was sent to all homes in July with the details. 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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