The Bellport Exchange Shop (also referred to as the “Barn Museum Shop”), is located in a gorgeous and well-kept historic building at 12 Bell Street in Bellport, New York. The Village of Bellport is found on beautiful Long Island, about half an hour’s drive east-southeast of Hauppauge on Long Island’s southern shores. To get an impression of Bellport, check out this video:
The Bellport Exchange Shop is a lovely Historic Shop, really a must-visit if you’re in the area. You can find unique gifts at very affordable prices here and the shop is super-organized and well-appointed to let you find your treasure easily.
The Exchange Shop is run by Bellport-Brookhaven’s Historical Society members and is the best place to meet Bellport Village’s locals support the operations with all their hearts and the vibe and friendliness of the village can be felt here best.
The Exchange Shop of Bellport-Brookhaven’s Historical Society has always welcomed new consignments will start to accept consignments for the upcoming season on May 16 (Wednesday) and then on subsequent Wednesdays as well from 10 am to noon.
If you love wonderful food served in a friendly atmosphere, Bellport is a great destination. Many places in this waterfront village offer a wide variety of excellent dishes, made from the freshest ingredients at reasonable prices. The summers here are very agreeable but in cold winters, the Great South Bay may freeze over. Check out the following video to see how sailors slide boats across the ice on skates:
You will not want to miss a visit to this lovely little waterfront town, where you can walk the beach, stay in a charming bed and breakfast, and catch a show at the Gateway Theatre. Check out their, special events, and now that the weather is warming up you may want to eat on the porch.
Bellport is a charming little town in a part of Long Island loaded with activities to suit any taste. There is much more to see and do than what is described here, but if you are wondering about area attractions here are a few suggestions to get you started.
This is a review of Bellport Village St. Patrick’s Day in 2018. Bellport’s Fire Department presented their 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The festivities kicked off at 11 am when the parade set off from Station Road and 2nd Street to go through Main Street on its way to the Bellport firehouse. There are more small-town St. Patrick’s Day parades like the one in this video in Westhampton Beach on Long Island:
Shawn Krulder was the Bellport Parade’s organizer and he was looking forward to the third annual parade that started out so humbly. In 2015, fire department personnel started to set up some springtime activities and they were wondering why Bellport Village never had its own St. Patrick’s Day parade while the village was perfect for doing that
I had the pleasure of visiting with Emily (EM) Czaja– an extraordinary lady. She knows Bellport like, well, let’s put it this way. She was born and raised here and was the Village historian for more than 20 years. If you want to know anything about Bellport, Em probably has the answer.
But there is the other side of Em – the artist. And this was the reason for my visit. Mrs. Czaja very generously donated a large collection of her watercolors, pen and inks, paintings, and artwork to the Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society.
When Did You Begin Painting?
I began drawing as a child but had no formal training. I took lessons from local artists such as Ruth and Jerry Grace and Jody Love. Then it was my turn, and I taught classes to local ladies who met in Olga Roe’s home. What Mediums Do You Like or Dislike? My favorite mediums are pen and ink and watercolors. I now work with markers; they are so handy, and they dry instantaneously.
Bellport Bay is a protected lagoon separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a barrier island, Fire Island. The Bellport Bay Sailing Foundation (BBSF) offers sailing programs to support children in their sailing learning activities and the Foundation relies heavily on the contribution and work of volunteers. Just check out following impression of what sailing in Bellport is all about. Though the images are somewhat outdated, they give you a nice idea of what it involves:
Parents help the BBSF in many ways through the parent of the day program, by organizing social events, and helping in some of the other volunteer needs that the Foundation has. BBSF also works closely with the Bellport Bay Yacht Club to introduce adults to sailing. Volunteering is a great way to get introduced to new people and to a great outdoor activity.
Today, November 11, is Veterans Day. Truth is, no one really knows why we celebrate Veterans Day every year. Is it for the veterans? Probably not, that doesn’t make sense. I was going to research online and ended up on the Bestgedclasses website. It has a lot of dedication to US History social studies pages, and I found something super interesting. My attention was demanded by one specific veteran:
Before he was a Sarge in WORLD WAR I, Mr. Stubby attended Yale University. He mostly wandered around campus, eating garbage and sniffing dirty underwear. Until one fine sunny afternoon, he came across a group of soldiers during their infantry training session. Being his usual beloved self, he befriended some of the soldiers.
They happened to be training for the great war and thought that Stubby could be a valuable member of their team. So they decided he should come with them to fight (hands down, the best decision they ever made). Problem was, Mr. Stubby wasn’t in the military and so was not technically invited. Stubby technically didn’t give a damn about any of that, so when it was time to head overseas, Stubs snuck on a ship to France, then snuck back off.
The Historical Society of Bellport-Brookhaven is a nonprofit local organization in Long Island, New York, that is devoted to preserving and interpreting the important historical past of Long Island in general and the Bellport, Brookhaven, and East Patchogue region in particular.
In this article, we take a closer look at Bellport-Brookhaven’s history and the Historical Society while in other posts on this website, we’ll review and highlight other important moments, locations, and events in the rich history and cultural heritage of the United States.
The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is pursuing its important quest through the organization’s museum with its fine collections and exhibitions, the historic house where they are located, exchange shop, educational programs, publishing historically important material, and outreach programs to engage the local community. Continue reading “Review of The Historical Society of Bellport-Brookhaven”