July Events 2010Sunday, July 11th Bayport heritage and the American League of Pen Women are hosting an art exhibit at Meadow Croft, 1 pm- 4 pm.There will be artists painting and exhibiting their work as well as poetry readings on the front porch and lawn. Bring a chair and join us!Meadow Croft photo courtesy of Alida ThorpeThursday, July 22ndBayport Heritage is hosting a Community Concert in Bayport Memorial Park gazebo7 pm- 8:30 pmDave Schecher and the L.I. Brass Guild will be playing under lights. Bring lawn chairs.Rainy weather will move us to the Bayport Methodist Church Sanctuary.~~~...

The May meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th, 2010Bayport-Blue Point Library, 7:30 pmNational Quilting Association teacher and lecturerBarbara Arnoldwill present her program"Quilts from the Past"Refreshments will be served as usual.Please join us!...

Our monthly meeting is at the Bayport-Blue Point Library at 7:30pm on April 10th.Linda Conron, administrator of the Sayville Historical Society, will present "West Sayville Through the Years"Please join us for this interesting presentation!~~~Please mark your calendar for these future dates:May 15 & 16- Our Yard SaleMay 31- Memorial Day Parade~~~...

Our next meeting isFebruary 14th, 2010 at 2pm at the Bayport- Blue Point Library.Our local Historian, Gene Horton, is presenting a lecture and slideshow titled, First Ladies of the United States (FLOTUS- 19th Century).(Gene recently entertained us with his FLOTUS-20th Century, which was great fun!)Join us!Valentine refreshments will be served. Also see June Gillette's Antique Valentine collection in the Library LeCluse showcase.~~~...

Come to the next Heritage meeting at the Baypor-BluePoint Library 2 pm Sunday afternoon, January 10th. Hear about Women in the Revolution: Suzanne Griffing, Regent of the Col. Josiah Smith Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, will tell about how women helped on battle fields and the home front during the years 1776 to 1787.Reminder: January and February meetings are held on the 2nd sunday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. Also, January is the time to pay 2010 dues.~~~...

The annual "Christmas at Meadow Croft"Visit the 1891 John E. Roosevelt estate to see the main house in its winter glory. First floor rooms will be magnificently decorated with wreaths, roping, greenery, poinsettias and ribbons.It will be beautifully decorated by local Flower Houses and Garden and Community Clubs. Enjoy St. Nicholas, hot chocolate, cookies and music on the grand piano. Holiday displays and collections will also be on exhibit upstairs.All decorations will be raffled off.December 5 & 6, 2009- Saturday and Sunday only12 noon to 4 pm, both daysAdmission $5 adults, $3 for seniors & children 12 and under. (This...

In 1834 a road was built through the middle of the farmlands from Sayville to Blue Point and the road was named Middle Road. At first the Bayport community was called Middle Road Village, but then renamed Southport.Since there was another village upstate called Southport, the name had to be changed again. When the Post Office was set up in 1858, the name was changed to Bayport....

The Bayport Heritage trip and guided tour through Green-Wood Cemetery, brought us to the plot of the Roosevelt family, and the headstone of John Ellis Roosevelt, the owner of Meadow Croft.Our guided tour also included the Bourne family mausoleum and other historical sites. It was a lovely day, and an educational trip into the past....