Free Concert

August 30th 2012, 7pm to 8:30pm

Bayport Memorial Park

by 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 the success of our Heritage cruise!
The restaurant served a delicious meal before we headed back to Brown’s River.
Thank you Bayport Heritage Association for making this a beautiful experience!
Here are some photos of the evening!

Hint: Click on the photos to see a larger version.

Tuesday, July 31st, 6:00pm

Ferry 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:

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You can  see other photos here and can order the pan from

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


From the Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service

Bayport 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!

For members only:
Friday, June 15th 5:30pm
If you would like to join Bayport Heritage and participate
in the “members only” events, 
please call 631-472-4625 for more information. 
You can also visit the official website
for a downloadable membership form, 
and click on “membership” at the top.
Annual Dues
Family: $25
Senior Citizen: $10
Individual: $15

The address is: 
Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
 Bayport, NY 11705

Save these dates:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012: Dinner & Boat Trip
Ferry leaves from Sayville, with a tour of Bayport, 
Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport from the water. 
Dinner at Watch Hill restaurant, “The Pier”.
Cost is $50 per person for ferry tour and dinner.
Tickets go on sale, June 22nd.

Thursday, August 30, 2012: Free Concert in the Bayport Memorial Park

Company K, 67th NY Volunteer Infantry held a 
Reenactment Memorial Service for Civil War General, 
Regis de Trobriand
who is buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
The weather was perfect for the reenactment. 

 Saturday, May 12th 1pm

Company K, 67th NY Volunteer Infantry will be holding a 
Reenactment Memorial Service for Civil War General, 
Regis de Trobriand
who is buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
This will be a Civil War Funeral in his memory.

Regis de Trobriand (June 1816-July1897) was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet and novelist who emigrated at a young age to the United States. 
During the American Civil War he was a General in the Union Army. 

You can find out more about the gravesite here, from the “Find a Grave” website.> Click here.

Spectators will be directed to park at the parking areas at St. Ann’s Church in Sayville.