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Bellport Village Program Fund 

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The BVPF 2017 Event Calendar






BVPF Family Bingo Nights- July 5th and August 9th

Bingo

Bellport Village Program Fund Family Bingo Party continues this year!! The BVPF plans to host Family Bingo Nights at the Bellport Country Club on July 5th and August 9th, from 5:00pm-6:00pm on both dates. Ice cream coupons are awarded as prizes and it's great family fun.






Meet the Parents at Mother’s Beach - July 15th & August 19th

Meet the Parents

Two "Meet the Parents" nights will be held at Mother's Beach. Meet fellow young family Village residents. No charge to attend. Famous Flo's Food Truck will be there for food purchase. 4 until sunset for both dates. Fun for all.






Summer 2017 Fundraiser - Saturday, August 12th

Gala

The 2017 summer fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. once again at the home of Sava and Roger Thomas. We anticipate another large crowd along with great and fun auction items to help BVPF continue to execute projects in the Village. Entry will be $125/person; $75 if under 35 years of age.






Friends of Bellport Bay

Friends of Bellport Bay

In 2015 the BVPF affiliated with the small startup not for profit organization "Friends of Bellport Bay." Our role was to provide the benefits of sponsorship of a 501(c)(3) organization to FoBB while they started their fledgling projects. In particular we wanted to help launch their planned oyster seeding project for Bellport Bay.

The success and size of this project and the FoBB after 2 years is astonishing and gratifying. They have planted/seeded over 400,000 oysters and will continue to grow their activities.

FoBB no longer needs any assistance from the BVPF. They are now large enough and capable enough to carry on their mission without our affiliation. As such, the BVPF is no longer affiliated with the FoBB. They will continue their mission and execute their own fundraising to support their mission. We wish them every success.






Video from the "Meet the Parents" Event at Mothers' Beach

On Saturday, July 16th, the BVPF, Bellport Village Program Fund, held another of their “Meet the Parents” events at Mothers’ Beach. It was a chance for Village residents to meet one another and in particular, young families to get together and have some fun. Once again, Flo’s Food Truck provided delicious cuisine for purchase. If you couldn’t make it, you’ll enjoy the video Bellport.com shot while we were there.






About The Bellport Village Program Fund

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Bellport Village Program Fund


The Bellport Village Program Fund is entering its seventh year of operation. The projects that we have undertaken have been made possible by your continued support. Below is a summary of our current projects, schedule of our events, as well as future projects that are in process.

Bite Back at Ho Hum and Mothers' Beaches- Seven Years and Ongoing - This will be the seventh year of the mosquito spraying program using natural oils at Ho Hum and Mother's Beaches, our single largest expenditure each year. This project also includes buying and deploying green fly traps at both beaches. This year we are deploying black fly traps as well. Residents have been delighted with the success of this project.

The Osborn Park Beautification Project – Completed After 2.5 Years - The Village developed and in the summer of 2016 completed a master restoration plan for Memorial Park that included landscaping, sprinklers, plantings, fencing, and a restored gazebo. Thanks to our supporters, the BVPF raised funds to purchase new beautiful heavy duty park benches and picnic tables. These were all installed in the summer 2016 and the result is impressive.

Beach Cleaning - Four Years and Ongoing - Industrial strength machine beach raking at both Mother's Beach and the Marina playground beach at least twice each season has proven to be very successful and popular. This effort to clean and strain the beaches of all debris by a professional beach cleaning service will continue.

Friends of Bellport Bay / Seeding Oysters- Three Years- The Bellport Village Program Fund worked with the Friends of Bellport Bay (FoBB) to help this organization get up and running and to accomplish its mission of improving the water quality in Bellport Bay, including the seeding of oysters. By the end of 2017 the FoBB will have seeded over 400,000 oysters in the Bay. The newly seeded oysters have thrived so far in the Great South Bay now cleaned by the new inlet on Fire Island. Thank you FoBB, the Cornell Cooperative, and Brookhaven Town.

Renovation of Mother's Beach in Conjunction with the Village of Bellport- This project began in 2013 with the addition of porta pottys, rearrangement of beach fencing, and enlargement of the beach. In the summer of 2015, sturdy picnic tables and playground equipment were added.

Golf Course Landscaping Improvements/Ongoing - The entrance to the Bellport Country Club and the 18th hole berm behind the green have been landscaped, planted with flowers, and are maintained annually.

  New Projects on the Horizon...

Sign

Bellport Village Goes Old School: New Old Street Signs - To help replace the aging street signs in the Village, the BVPF has proposed a partnership with the Village to replace all the street signs in the Village with new replicas of the old style signs used here many decades ago (see picture of the current prototype).

The BVPF and the Village will work together to develop a final prototype sign and logical time line to implement the project. The BVPF intends to fund a large percentage of the costs. We are in the early stages of developing this exciting new project with the Village and will keep you posted as it progresses.

Please donate to keep these projects and programs going strong! 100% of your funds go towards funding these BVPF projects since all BVPF administrative costs are borne by the Board of Directors.

 

Ho Hum Beach Kitchen Renovation - The Village completed the re-building of the new Pavilion at Ho Hum Beach in 2015. The Village is now executing major repairs and renovations of the Bayside area including new lockers, repairs of the west dock, renovations of the showers, etc. Last year the BVPF installed umbrellas for the ferry waiting area at the Ho Hum side ferry landing.

This year we have launched a partnership with the Village to investigate the feasibility of installing a new kitchen upgrade to allow more than pre-packaged snacks to be offered at Ho Hum. The BVPF will contribute time, personnel and significant capital towards determining the feasibility of installing a full kitchen at the beach for the 2018 season. Stay tuned for updates over the year as we progress!

 

Ideas for new projects are welcomed. complete the New Project Suggestion form on our  website

You can make a donation via our website, or simply mail a check to BVPF, PO Box 215, Bellport, NY 11713 

 


    

Bellport Village Program Fund
P.O. Box 215
Bellport, NY 11713

Or contribute by credit card on our website below:

www.bellportvillage501.org