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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


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.

"Mind in the Making" Community Forum on Wednesday, May 31st

Mind in the Making

Children are born learning, with a fire in their eyes for learning, and with tremendous potential. But gaps, the achievement gap and the opportunity gap, emerge as early as infancy and continue to widen as children grow. The fire for learning dims for too many children. In addition to a drop-out-of-school problem, the US has a drop-out-of-learning problem.

On Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00am, a community forum will be held to learn about an unprecedented effort to share the science of children's learning with the public and to create action projects based on the science. Later in the year, 30 people from the community will attend a three day Training Institute to be trained in how to offer "Mind in the Making" training to other parents and professionals throughout the community. 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

Ferry Schedule

Ho Hum Beach Ferry Begins Weekend Schedule
Saturday, May 27th

The Bellport "Whalehouse Point" Ferry will kick off the summer beach season on Saturday, May 27th with its first trip of the summer to Ho-Hum Beach. The ferry will run on weekends through the end of June when it will add a weekday schedule.  Click here for more information.


Old South Haven Presbyterian Church Fair
Saturday, May 27th

The Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Church Fair on Saturday, May 27th from 9:00am-3:00pm. Besides the antique and collectible vendors, they will again have their famous baked goods table, their tasty hot dogs, and interesting yard sale items. This year, antique cars will also be on display. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Judi Bird at 631-286-3810.


Bellport Village Garbage Schedule Changes
Monday, May 29th

In observance of Memorial Day, the garbage pick-up schedule for Village of Bellport residents will change. Garbage normally scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 29th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 30th. Click here for more information.

2015 Bellport Garden Club Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale

Bellport Garden Club Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale
Monday, May 29th

The Bellport Garden Club is holding its annual Plant Sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, between 9:00am and 1:00pm, on the Village Green in front of CVS, South Country Road, Bellport Village. Offered for sale will be perennials, annuals and herbs, as well as gardening items, gardening books, and flags. All plants for sale are grown by Garden Club members, and all proceeds from the sale will go to the Beautification Fund. The plant sale is held in conjunction with Bellport's annual Memorial Day Parade. For further information, call 631-286-9281.

2015 Brookhaven Hamlet Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parades
Monday, May 29th

Brookhaven Hamlet: The Annual Brookhaven Hamlet Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9:30am on Monday, May 29th. It begins at the Bellport High School, continues east on Beaver Dam Road, then turns east on South Country Road and ends at the Memorial at Fireplace Neck Road.

Bellport: The Annual Bellport Memorial Day Parade will start at 11:00am on Monday, May 29th. It will begin near the Village Hall and travel up Bellport Lane to the Four Corners, and then continue up Station Road to the cemetery.




This Week's South Country School District Events

School Closed

School Closed: Memorial Day
Monday, May 29th

There will be no school on Monday, May 29th for all South Country School District students in observance of Memorial Day. School WILL be in session on May 26th and 30th.


This Week in Bellport


Ho Hum Beach Ferry Starts Weekend Service Through End of June
Saturday, May 27th
Click for more details.


Old South Haven Presbyterian Church Fair and Yard Sale
Saturday, May 27th from 9:00am-3:00pm
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
Corner of South Country Road and Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven


Brookhaven Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th at 9:30am
Brookhaven Hamlet


Bellport Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th at 11:00am
Downtown Bellport


Bellport Garden Club Memorial Day Plant Sale
Monday, May 30th from 9:00am- Noon
In Front of CVS
South Country Road, Bellport