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The "Family" section of is a new resource for families in the South Country area, including Bellport, Brookhaven, East Patchogue and the surrounding areas. Here you'll find information on goods, services, activities and events all geared toward families!

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Family News


A Fun, Innovative and Enriched Summer Program from YouthBuild

Youth Build

YouthBuild invites young adults ages 18-24 from the Bellport Community to have an opportunity to explore and experience Long Island this summer through an eye-opening work environment and action-packed programming that will include hands-on work activities, leadership development workshops and adventurous trips. Students will tour work facilities and speak with professionals from various industries. Click here for more information.

Kids Paint for Kids: Family Fun on a Saturday Morning

Kids Paint

On Saturday morning, June 10, 2017, Osvaldo Jardim of Jardim Del Sol, Nick Gagliardi of Cafe Castello, and Pamela Lerner of Pamela Lerner Home & Design, teamed up to hold a very special event for families with young children in the community. There was Face Painting, Flower Arranging, and Crafts of all types. There was a suggested donation of $20 and all proceeds went to the UNICEF Child Refugee Crisis Fund For Syria. As you can see from the photos, this was a wonderful family oriented event and we hope to see more programs like this over the coming summer months. A job well done! Click here for more information.

Register Your Child for the South Country Education Foundation's Summer Music Program August 7th-11th

Summer Music

The Becker/Gambles Committee of the South Country Education Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce its second annual, week-long, summer music performance opportunity for band and orchestra students in the South Country School District. South Country Summer Music will take place August 7-11, 2017, from 9:00am-1:00pm at Bellport High School with a 6:00pm concert presentation on August 11, 2017 in the BHS auditorium. The program is available to all to South Country School District residents and appropriate for all band and orchestra students entering grades 5 through 9. Click here for more information.

Register Your Child for a Children's Garden Program at the Chris Hobson and Bill Neal Community Garden this Summer

Blues Jam

Children ages 7-12 are invited to FREE Gardening Classes at the Chris Hobson and Bill Neal Community Garden on July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th, 11th and 18th from 10:30am-Noon. You'll receive an introduction to gardening: knowing your senses and what you can eat! You'll also learn how to plant, the secret veggie code, who are the helpers of the garden, how to eat the rainbow and a garden celebration! Classes are taught by Cornell Extension Educators. Register by July 12th! Click here for more information.

Summer Camp and Fall Preschool at the Bellport United Methodist Church


Attention parents of toddlers and preschoolers! Did you know that there is a great summer camp for your children right here in Bellport? The Bellport United Methodist Church offers a fantastic 4 week summer camp for children 20 months to age 5, who haven't started Kindergarten yet. Summer is a great time to introduce your children to the preschool experience!

Registration is also now open for their Fall 2017 programs. It's filling up fast, so call them today! Click here for more information.

Bellport High School Seeks Wall of Fame Nominations

BHS Wall of Fame

The Bellport High School Wall of Fame is a project intended to celebrate distinguished graduates of Bellport High School. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their contributions to their profession and their community. Graduates may be nominated by anyone within the South Country community and a selection committee will evaluate the application.  Click here for more information.

May and June Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for May and June. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for May children's programs starts Monday, May 1st at 9:30am. April children's program registration starts Thursday, June 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.



This Week's Featured Family Events

Bellport High School

Bellport High School Graduation
Thursday, June 22nd

Bellport High School will hold a Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00pm at the High School.

Last Day of School for South Country School District Students
Friday, June 23rd

The last day of school for all South Country School District students will be Friday, June 23rd. School will begin again in September. Have a fun and safe summer!

CEED's Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday, June 23rd

Join CEED (The Center for Environmental Education & Discovery) for their Summer Solstice Celebration on June 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Washington Lodge, 287 South Country Road, Brookhaven. This free event offers fun and learning for all ages with live music, crafts, ecology exhibits, live animals, storytelling and more! Click here for more information.

Bat House Seminar: Let’s Go Batty, Sponsored by the BVPF
Saturday, June 24th

Join the Bellport Village Program Fund (BVPF) for a two hour seminar conducted by Eric Powers of the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery at the Bellport Village Community Center for adults and families of Bellport on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am-11:30am. It will start with a 30-minute presentation about the Bats of Long Island including a preserved bat specimen, the benefits of bats and precautions, bat research tools, and how to build and install a bat house. The next 1.5 hours will be a bat house building workshop for up to 30 participants. CEED will supply the instruction and material for the event. Please bring a cordless drill. You get to keep your bat house! Click here for more information.




This Week's South Country School District Events

South Country School District

South Country School District Featured Events

Click here for what's happening this week in the South Country School District.



This Week in Bellport


South Country School District: All Elementary Schools Early Dismissal
June 21st-23rd at 11:15am


Bellport High School - Graduation
Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00pm
Bellport High School
205 Beaver Dam Road, Broo
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South Country School District: Last Day of School
Friday, June 23rd


CEED Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday, June 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Washington Lodge
287 South Country Road, Brookhaven
Click for more details.


Bat House Seminar, "Let's Go Batty," Sponsored by the Bellport Village Program Fund
Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am-11:30am
Bellport Community Center
4 Bell Street, Bellport
Click for more details.