April 2018 Newsletter

General Membership Meeting

On April 8th at 2:00 at the Bayport Blue Point Library, we will hold our next General Membership meeting featuring Diane Holliday, speaking about the Idle Hour Artist Colony of Oakdale. Diane is the former Dowling College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. She will lead a discussion about the short lived (1926-1929) Idle Hour Artist Colony in Oakdale NY. She will examine how this artist colony fits into the context of the Artist Colony Movement in the United States. Additionally, she will talk about the Artist Colony founder, the artists, and other notable inhabitants of the Colony and what their life was like there. Finally, she will take a look at the art that was formally housed at the Dowling College Library.

We hope you can join us on April 8th at the library!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

Thank you to the many members of the BHA for your participation in the St. Patrick’s Day parade! It was a beautiful sunny day and Irish eyes were smiling! A great crowd watched along the route and again our congratulations to Walter Ramsey the Grand Marshall!

We would like to Thank; Jerry McCloskey and John Amato for holding our Heritage Sign and leading our group. Mary Bailey, Leann Berg and Frank Geibfried in the 1923 Model A. Gene Horton for letting us borrow his car! A special Thank you also goes to Frank and Jen Grasso for the use of their carriage. Thank you to Dennis Fagan and your family for following in your own Model A. Anna Dugan and Jen Economos for handing out pins and marching with the BHA. It was a wonderful day to see our communities come together in the spirit of the Irish! 
See the video on YouTube here:  https://youtu.be/K30dFjAW8v0 

The heirloom Garden…

The Meadow Croft heirloom garden is in need of a Spring cleaning. It may not seem a like a huge space, but there is plenty of room and a variety of tasks to keep people entertained by the wonders of nature. We are looking for hands to help. Our new master Gardner is Ann Soper.

For the initial cleanup we will be raking, cutting and possibly digging or tilling. It is recommended to wear layers, bringing a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a kneeling pad and something to keep you hydrated. If you have a leaf rake, hand rake, pruners, trowel, weeding tool, bucket for debris, these would all be useful. Most important is a desire to help, regardless of knowledge or ability. There is something for every level of gardener, so don’t feel you can’t take part! Contact the BHA at 631-472-4625 with any questions. Looking forward to another beautiful season!

upcoming news….

The Bayport Heritage Association has some exciting news and information coming soon! Make sure to follow our blog and read our Newsletter to keep up on all the happenings!
Sneak peek: Historical sign dedication, new membership information, Summer Concerts, Autumn House Tour information and more!

April ASCHS quarterly meeting

The Bayport Historical Association and the Sayville Historical Society are co-hosting the April ASCHS meeting. ASCHS, or Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies, will be holding it’s quarterly meeting on April 28th. It will feature the historic buildings of St. Ann’s Church in Sayville, the Edwards Homestead in Sayville, and the Meadow Croft estate. Lunch at the delicious Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport will follow. Ticket prices are $40.00 pp and an invite will follow shortly. Save the date! Hope to see you there.