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Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705
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.
On Saturday December 7th from 7-9pm, we invite you take a private guided tour of Meadow Croft all aglow with Christmas! This event is for adults only, and refreshments will be served. Be sure to reserve your spot early, space is limited at 40 people. Last year we sold out so register early! Cost is $25 per person.
Help wanted: If you can lend a hand with parking for this event (directing traffic), on either day, please contact John Amato by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 occurred 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 2pm 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.
On Tuesday October 22nd, we are hosting 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). Please register via PayPal first, then call Leanne Berg at 631-235-1702 to book a time slot.
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!
Inviting all boys and ghouls! On Saturday October 26th we are hosting a Trunk or Treat at Meadow Croft! It will run from 12noon - 2pm for families and kids up to 12 years old. $7 per child will include pumpkin decorating, a costume contest with prizes, apple cider and safe trick or treating. A fun family event! Please register online in advance. (Weather permitting, refunds given if cancelled)
Originally published by 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.
On display through October is a wonderful collection of photographs and artifacts from the Sayville Yacht Club. Did you know John Ellis Roosevelt was the first Commodore? Thanks to Jen Economos, one of our board members, for putting this informative display together. We invite you to come to Meadow Croft and learn more about this community organization.
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...
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!