Bayport Heritage Association is proud to announce a special exhibit: Talking MachinesTwenty-five talking machines, with their elaborate horns, are currently on exhibit at the 1891 summer estate home of John E Roosevelt.Thomas Alva Edison invented the machine in the late 19th century. This special exhibit at Meadow Croft, from a private collection, displays some examples from Edison's first tin-foil phonograph to today's iPod player."His Master's Voice" and the little dog "Nipper", became the world-famous logo of the RCA Victor Talking Machine Company.Meadow Croft is open for public tours every Saturday and Sunday, 2pm through October.>Click here for information about both current exhibits.<The estate is located at 299 Middle...

Next monthly meeting will be  September 8th, 2012.Guest speaker, Martha KolodkinHer presentation will be: "Idioms and Why We Say Them"~~~Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.Refreshments are always served.Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!Please note: the Winter Meetings of January and February are2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm....

Save the Date: Autumn House TourSunday, October 21, 20121pm- 5pmTickets go on sale October 1st at Bayport-Blue Point Library Country Junque and the Bayport Flower House.Tickets: $25Limited Tickets Available!For advanced tickets send checks to:Bayport Heritage AssociationPO Box 4Bayport, NY 11705...

Free ConcertAugust 30th 2012, 7pm to 8:30pmBayport Memorial Parkby Don Sineti A rare combination of artistic talent and impressive musical ability, with warmth and a gift for communication, Don Sineti will be singing robust interpretations of the great American and British sea songs. If rainy weather is predicted, we will meet at the Bayport Methodist Church on Middle Road.Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs!Bayport Memorial Park...

Our Summer Bay Cruise and tour of the Great South Bay was a huge success!The weather was perfect and the wind cooperated to keep the bay calm for our travels.The ferry slowly moved along the shore of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport while our historians,Jim Connell, Gene Horton and Pete Berman,described the past of this vibrant community.We then went to Fire Island and the Watch Hill Marina, part of the National Seashore, for dinner at the restaurant The Pier.We arrived just as the sun was setting! It was a beautiful sunset!The weather and the rising almost-full moon contributed to...

Tuesday, July 31st, 6:00pmFerry will leave from the Sayville Ferry terminal on Brown's River.Cost: $50 per person for the cruise and buffet dinner at The Pier, the restaurant at Watch Hill, Fire Island.Boat Cruise will follow a route east along the Great South Bay coastline of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue, East Patchogue and Bellport Bay then across the bay to Watch Hill.There will be a running historical commentary.Dinner and gratuity are included. There will be a cash bar.Plan on returning about 10:30pm.Only 115 tickets will be sold so don't wait!For more information and tickets, call Diana Walch, 631-472-1898...

Favorite recipes: At the First Bloom Tea we annually have our Strawberry Soup. Recently a member, Rose A., shared her Scandinavian Almond Cake. It was praised for its delicious flavor and moistness. Rose uses the traditional Scandinavian pan but any pan can be adapted for use.Scandinavian Almond Cake:Here's the recipe with added notes from Rose:(Click on the photo to see it in large size.)You can  see other photos here and can order the pan from Amazon.com.Strawberry Soup:(Click on the photo to see it in large size.)...

Our First Bloom Tea was a big success!The garden is beautiful, cultivated by volunteers of the Bayport Heritage Association and the Sayville Garden Club, with the harvest benefiting the Sayville Food Pantry.Unfortunately, the roses didn't cooperate and bloomed a little too soon this year. The winter on Long Island was exceptionally warm and the roses were gone by June 15th. Serving the annual favorite, Strawberry Soup! Visits to the garden Perennials ...

From the Memorial Day Parade and Memorial ServiceBayport Heritage Association was one group among many to march in the parade, complete with fire department, high school band, boy and girl scouts, antique cars and of course, our local veterans.Thank you to all who served!...