May 30, 2016- Monday

Our MEMORIAL DAY PARADE will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 

BHA members are requested to gather on Connetquot Rd. prior to 11:00am and march with the association. 

FIRST BLOOM TEA, 2016
Our event this year will be held Friday June 10, at 5:30PM 
on the front porch of Meadow Croft. 

This year the BBP High School Chamber Orchestra, the group that played at Meadow Croft on Friday evening before Christmas at Meadow Croft, will serenade us for a bit during dinner. Also their will be a local art display on the second floor of the of Meadow Croft. 
Members: 
-Please email Bbphistorical@gmail.com or call Ginny Novak at 631-363-7428 to make a reservation and confirm what buffet item you will be bringing. Also remember to bring your own place setting, silverware, tea cups, teapot and drinks. Proper high tea attire is requested, as is a donation of $5.00.

Christmas at Meadow Croft is one of our great events and fundraisers. 
Gene Horton has been the Chair Person for quite some time and would like to pass the baton on to someone else so he can work on other exciting events. 
Please take a moment to consider volunteering to take over. 
Of course, Gene will be only a phone call away to assist. 
Here’s what’s needed: 
Chair-person’s responsibilities:  
Organize the event and set up committees. 
Refreshments; Music; St. Nicholas; Decorator Volunteers to decorate each room;  
Exhibits Upstairs; Publicity; Raffles, Parking; Friday night reception; Invitations: 
Committees are the key to success! 
    
    Gene Horton says, “I have a handbook all ready to pass on to the next chair-person and I will be glad to assist him/her 100{299d14ba0a1223fbcb8a022fa5c16abf4fa6623db10425cdc48f315665691ede}.”

Please consider taking on this amazingly rewarding position!

May 21 & May 22, 2016- Saturday and Sunday

Three local churches designed by Isaac Henry Green will be open to the public. 
All of these church buildings are local architectural treasures and well work a visit. 
There is no admission fee or registration.  
This is a program held every year by Sacred Sites and is a wonderful way to showcase our churches. 
The church buildings are: 

St. Ann’s Church in Sayville:  Open Saturday, May 21: 10 am to noon;  Open Sunday., May 22: 2-4 PM… 
Sayville Congregational Church:   Open Saturday, May 21: 10 am to Noon; Open Sunday., May 22: 2-4 PM… 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Patchogue:  Open Saturday only, May 21: 1-3 PM   Address is 31 Rider Avenue, Patchogue


St. Ann's -Sayville
St. Ann’s in Sayville

Sayville Congregational
Sayville Congregational Church
St. Paul's -Patchogue
St. Paul’s in Patchogue

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday May 15th 2pm-4pm. 
At the Bayport Blue Point Library 

Historian and writer Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan –
George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring

Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan
Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan



Come to our meeting/presentation and see how the Culper Ring was formed at the urging of Washington, who needed information about British troop movements in New York. 
Washington and his army had fled Manhattan after the Continental Army’s disastrous loss at the Battle of Long Island, in Brooklyn, on August 28-29, 1776. 

Perhaps you’ve wondered how much of the series, Turn, on the AMC television channel is factual and how much is pure fiction. It tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring that provided information to George Washington during the American Revolution.

Kaplan was the lead curator in 2010 of Setauket’s Three Village Historical Society’s exhibit.

Spies: How A Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution.
  
She has written curriculum guides for the New-York Historical Society and for Stony Brook University. She presented this program at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens in Virginia, and at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Come to see this very informative presentation!
See her blog here: Click!

Don’t forget to check our Events Calendar!

Saturdays in May, 2016

SYLVESTER MANOR FARMSTAND

Now Open Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 5, 2016
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BOOK & BOTTLE with Mau VanDuren
Many Heads and Many Hands: Francis Doughty, Visionary or Troublemaker?

http://www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org/events.html
May 14 & 15, 2016
HALLOCKVILLE FARM MUSEUM
Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair
May 15, 2016
LAKE RONKONKOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Princess Garden Party at the Homestead
May 15, 2016
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR: Venders Welcome
southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org – Southampton Historical Museum Mail

May 16 – May 26, 2016

NYS DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE PROGRAM
Information for NY’s Historical Records Repositories, #83
May 18, 2016
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Re-Imagining the Historic House Museum
Opens May 20, 2016
LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience
http://longislandmuseum.org/exhibition/common-ground-4/
May 21, 2016
SAG HARBOR CULTURAL HERITAGE DAY
May 22, 2016
SPLIA: SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF LONG ISLAND ANTIQUITIES

Fourth Annual Sheep Shearing Festival at Sherwood-Jayne Farm

May 28, 2016

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Havens Farmers’ Market

Tom Edmonds, Executive Director 

Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center
PO Box 303/17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 
Sunday April 10th 2016 at 2pm 
in the Bayport Blue Point Public Library. 
The Priscilla
This lecture and presentation by Capt. Michael Caldwell of the Long Island Maritime Museum 
will explain the different steps in the restoration process of the oyster sloop Priscilla
The Priscilla, built in 1888, is a 60 feet long oyster sloop with a 14-foot beam. 
In 1976, she was donated to the Long Island Maritime Museum
This vessel is the oldest and only sailing work-boat to survive from the Great South Bay oyster fleet. There are only four of her kind still in existence. 
In 2006 Priscilla was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Hello Fellow History-lovers… 
Here is something to do today, while waiting for the snow!
There is going to be an interesting program today at 2:00 pm at the Sayville Library about WINEMAKING ON L.I.   
The guest speaker is Greg Gove and he is the wine-maker for Barney Loughlin at Loughlin Vineyards.
This program is sponsored by the Sayville Historical Society.  
See you there!   

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT SAINT PATRICKS DAY PARADE
Sunday March 13th, 2016
 All Heritage Association members are invited to march in the parade showing their support of the association and the community.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 
Sunday March 13th 2016 at 
2:00 pm in the Bayport Blue Point Public Library.

Join Dowling College Faculty-Librarian 

Diane Holliday 
for a Historic 
“Postcard tour of the Hotels and Inns of Long Island’s South Shore”. 
Back in the Early 1900s the South Shore of Long Island became a millionaire’s playground. 
Come see how, from Bay Shore to Bellport, they came to spend their long summers away from the heat of New York City.