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You may have noticed that we haven't been covering many of the events we traditionally write about and photograph each summer. We'd like to explain why... Click here for more information.

Reclaim Our Water Program this Wednesday, July 26th


You are invited to a community forum to learn about Suffolk County's innovative septic grant program. Learn how you can Reclaim Our Water with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system supported by a grant of up to $11,000 from Suffolk County. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 26th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport. Click here for more information.

If you would like to attend this meeting in Bellport, but can't because of it conflicting with the Frank P. Long Elementary School meeting at the Bellport High School, the meeting will be repeated again next week on Wednesday, August 2nd at the Mastic Beach Fire Department in Mastic Beach. Click here for more information.

Assisted Loving
, by Bob Morris, to be Performed at East Hampton’s Guild Hall this Friday, July 28th

Assisted Loving

If you didn't catch the reading of Bellport’s own Bob Morris’ four character comedy, Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad, at the 92nd St Y last Fall, it’s being performed again on Friday, July 28th at East Hampton’s Guild Hall!

“What would you do if your 70-year-old father dragged you into his search for new romance after 50 years of marriage? David, a resolute bachelor learns more about love than he bargained for and as his father’s wingman and screener, sees some things he’d like to forget. Richard Kind and Tovah Feldshuh shake it up in this battle of the sexes as fizzy as a bottle of seltzer. Directed by Gordon Greenberg (Holiday Inn on Broadway) and based on the author’s award winning memoir Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad, this is a heartfelt and hilarious true tale of a year of dating dangerously.”

“Mercilessly funny,” Vanity Fair

“Hilarious and Touching,” Los Angeles Times

“Charming, Poignant,” USA Today

This single performance is being presented at East Hampton’s Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street, in East Hampton, on Friday, July 28th at 8pm. Click here to buy tickets.

Phone: (631) 324-0806
Fax: (631) 324-2722
Box Office: (631) 324-4050

2017 Bellport Day Festival this Saturday, July 29th

Bellport Day

Join the Bellport Chamber of Commerce as they present their Annual Bellport Day Festival on Saturday, July 29th from 11:00am-4:00pm. The day promises fun for the whole family with live music and entertainment, activities, food specials at the local restaurants and more! Click here for more information.

Purchase a Raffle Ticket to Help the Brookhaven Animal Shelter During Bellport Day this Saturday, July 29th

Brookhaven Animal Shelter

Can you help the Brookhaven Animal Shelter? Beautiful pups need a loving home. During this Saturday's Bellport Day event (July 29th), stop by Pamela Lerner Home & Design to purchase a $1 raffle ticket to win a fabulous gift basket for everything you’d need for a fun day at the beach! Prize valued at $150. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter.  Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: 2008 BMW 328xi For Sale


A new classified ad has been posted for a 2008 BMW 328xi for sale. Click here for more information.

The BBHS Presents a FREE Mystery History Bicycle Scavenger Hunt & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 12th

Bike Hunt

Join the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society on Saturday, August 12th from 10:00am-12 Noon for a FREE Bicycle Scavenger Hunt! Starting and ending on the grounds of the Historical Society, bring your bicycle and go on an exploration of the historic streets and sites of old Bellport. Click here for more information.

South Country Lions Club 41st Annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 31st

Lions Club Golf Outing

Join the South Country Lions Club for their 41st Annual Golf Outing to be held on Monday, July 31st at the Rock Hill Golf & Country Club in Manorville. The $165 cost per person includes golf, cart, lunch, a two-hour open bar and buffet dinner (including lobster). Skill prizes will be awarded for every hole and there are over $2500 in raffle prizes! Click here for more information.

Save the Date! Pamela Lerner Presents "An Interior Garden in Bellport: Contemporary Botanical Portraiture" with an Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 19th

Pamela Lerner

Pamela Lerner and Susan Frei Nathan, Fine Works on Paper, LLC invite you to "An Interior Garden in Bellport, NY: Contemporary Botanical Portraiture." Established in 2002, Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper specializes in contemporary botanical artworks. These original watercolor paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures are all one-of-a-kind, unique pieces of art, created by global master artists in the botanical art tradition. Highly detailed and exquisite, each work is a jewel-like treasure. The art will be available August 19th-September 19th, with a Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 19th. Save the Date! Click here for more information.

The Bellport Village Program Fund's Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, August 12th

Cocktails by the Bay

The Bellport Village Program Fund cordially invites you to support their projects in the Village of Bellport at their annual fundraiser. Join them on Saturday, August 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the home of Sava and Roger Thomas, 11 Shore Road, Bellport. The night will include wine, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle and a fantastic silent auction! Tickets are $125 per person, or $75 per person, 35 years old and under. All donations are tax deductible. Come enjoy the party with your neighbors and friends! Click here for more information.

Bellport’s Martha Avenue Park Ballfields to be Renamed in Honor of Late Civic Leader Tony Gazzola on August 1st at the Suffolk County Police Department's "National Night Out"

National Night Out

On August 1st, the Town of Brookhaven will unveil a new sign at Martha Avenue Park in Bellport, naming the ball fields in honor of late civic leader Tony Gazzola. Mr. Gazzola, who passed away in 2015, was the founder of the South Country Community Conference and the man most responsible for the Town creating Martha Avenue Park. He also worked with the Town to establish the Safe Summer Youth Program at the park in the 1990s.

The 6:30pm unveiling will be hosted by Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio. It will be held during the Suffolk County Police Department’s “National Night Out,” a program designed to heighten crime and drug awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and to help neighborhoods organize and fight back. The program runs from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and is co-hosted by the Town of Brookhaven and the Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance, Inc. Councilman Loguercio will also participate in the evening’s “3 On 3” basketball tournament for children from the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area.

Supervisor Romaine said, “Tony’s legacy looms large in the East Patchogue-Bellport community and it is fitting that we honor him in this way. The people who use the fields should know that this park is there because of his efforts.”

Councilman Loguercio said, “I am very proud to have the opportunity to join Tony’s family and friends as we recognize all he did to make this community a better place to live. I encourage all those who have been touched by his ‘can-do’ spirit to celebrate his life with us.”

Remote Fob Lost in Bellport Village

Lost Fob

A black remote fob without keys has been lost in Bellport. It may or may not say "Nissan" on it. It was last seen somewhere on either Bieselin or Kreamer Streets. If you have found the fob, please call 631-286-0042.

Sign Up for Our Weekly Email Blasts and Your Photo Could be Our "Featured Photo of the Week!"

Photo of the Week

We're starting something new in our weekly email blasts... a "Featured Photo of the Week!" Your photo could be featured at the top of one of our weekly email blasts! If you have a photo you'd like us to consider featuring, email it to us. Be sure to sign up for our weekly email blasts to see if your photo has been chosen!

Swan Realty Welcomes a New Sales Agent

Swan Realty

Deborah L. Galligan broker/ owner of Swan Realty Corp would like to welcome Roxayne Daraio, LSA to the Swan Realty team! Click here for more information.

View the 2017 Solar Eclipse from the South Country Library on Monday, August 21st


Gather in the garden area in front of the South Country Library on Monday, August 21st any time 1:00pm-4:00pm to hang out and watch the 2017 eclipse! The library will have protective “eclipse glasses” available for attendees. New Yorkers will see a partial eclipse. (The moon will cover approx. 85% of the sun.) The eclipse will begin at 1:23pm and end at 4:00pm, with a maximum eclipse at 2:44pm. The max view in New York will look like this image. This event is weather permitting.

Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy on September

Literacy Run

Literacy Run

The 17th annual Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy will take place on Saturday, September 9th. The magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and white sand beaches make this race a landmark event on the Long Island racing calendar. Proceeds help support the Community Library’s Family Literacy Project, the William Floyd High School Scholarship Fund, and the Reach Out and Read program at the HRHCare Marilyn Shellabarger Health Center.

Visit the event website for details, online runner pre-registration, and sponsorship information or call the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library literacy department at 399-1511 ext. 214 or 215. This is a fun event that is suitable for all ages!

The Bellport Youth Farmer's Market at The Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area

Farmers Market

Support Long Island farmers! Did you know there is a Farmer's Market that's part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area? The "farm fresh" produce they sell is grown by local farms that are within 30 miles of Bellport (picked and delivered that same morning).

Join them on Saturday mornings, from 11am to 4pm (rain or shine) through the end of October. They are located at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave., Bellport, NY. They gladly accept Cash, WIC, Senior FMNP and EBT.

New Classified Ad: Babysitter Wanted


A new classified ad has been posted looking for a babysitter in Bellport from July 28th-30th during the day. Click here for more information.

New "Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet" Walking Tour Posted

Walking Tours

In 2014, a wonderful book, “Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet, Self-Guided Tours of Our Historic Hamlet and Its Hospitable Habitat,” was created by some wonderful people, Anita Cohen, Martin, “Marty,” Van Lith, and John Deitz of The Fire Place History Club. The book has been updated, added to, and is now, 2017, in its Second Edition. It should be noted that the project was made possible by a grant obtained by Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning for the First Edition of the book.

When we learned of the book, we approached Marty Van Lith and asked if we might reproduce the book, in serial form, on and share it, free of charge, with our readers. Marty gave us an enthusiastic go ahead as that was the whole point, to get information about Brookhaven Hamlet into as many hands as possible.

The next walking tour has been posted, this time exploring Old Stump Road from eastern Beaver Dam Road to Bridge Street.  Click here for more information.

Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 7/12/17

Legal Notice

Bellport Village Hall has released new Public Notices. Click here to read the new Public Notices.

Swan Realty Announces Their Top Sales Agent and Top Contributor for Q2 2017

Chris Sattler

Deborah L. Galligan broker/ owner of Swan Realty Corp would like to congratulate Prudence Brower, LSA for her tremendous effort. Prudence was the Top Sales Agent and Top Contributor for Q2 2017. Click here for more information.

Keys Found in Bellport Village on July 4th

Found Keys

A set of keys containing a house key and a car key were found in Bellport Village on July 4th. If they are yours, email us and we will put you in touch with the person who found them!

Councilman Loguercio to Co-Sponsor Four Summer Blood Drives

Blood Drive

Councilman Michael Loguercio has announced that he will co-host four Blood Drives this summer in Council District 4. The events will be held in partnership with the New York Blood Center. Those who donate blood at the July 7 and July 10 events will receive a pair of free Mets tickets, and coupons for free Friendly’s ice cream will be given to those who donate at the August 19 and 22 events. Mets tickets will be redeemed online.

The event schedule is as follows:
- Friday, July 7 from 1pm to 7pm at the South Country Library, 22 Station Road in Bellport

- Monday, July 10 from 2pm to 8pm at the Brookhaven Fire Dept., 2486 Montauk Highway in Brookhaven

- Saturday, August 19 from 10am to 4pm at the Middle Island Fire Dept., 31 Arnold Drive in Middle Island

- Tuesday, August 22 from 3pm to 9pm at the Hagerman Fire Dept., 510 Oakdale Avenue in East Patchogue

Donor requirements are:
- Bring Donor Card or form of Identification.
- Minimum weight 110lbs.
- No new tattoos for past 12 months.
- Age 16 – 75 (16 year old donors must have parental permission)

New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letter to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor have been posted.  Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: Spanish Language Services and Tutoring/Instruction


A new classified ad has been posted for Spanish language classes and tutoring. Click here for more information.

Designscapes, For “Outdoor Living & Entertainment”

See what Outdoor Living and Entertainment can be all about. Designscapes can transform your front and backyards into award winning outdoor fun living rooms. If you are looking for a one of a kind landscaping transformation to entertain or just to relax, give Designscapes a call today and their outdoor designers will get started for you! Click here for more details and photos.

July and August Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for July and August. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for July children's programs starts Monday, June 26th at 9:30am. August children's program registration starts Tuesday, August 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

New Classified Ad: Gas Stove For Sale


A new classified ad has been posted for a gas stove for sale. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: FREE Outdoor Carpeting


A new classified ad has been posted for FREE outdoor carpeting. Click here for more information. Welcomes Modesto Installation

Modesto Installation is proud to announce that Modesto Installation has joined No matter the size, shape or home decor, Modesto Installation has a window treatment to fit your home. They are your locally owned, professional, window treatment retailer and installer.

Locally owned and operated, they concentrate on the Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue areas of Long Island, but they cover all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties too. They offer competitive prices for quality products, including Plantation Shutters, and provide a lifetime warranty on window treatments. They do commercial and business windows too!  Click here for more information.

New Installment of "Thoughts, Ramblings & Other Absurdities" by Angela Giannotti


Angela Giannotti has written a new article, this time discussing how some things should never change. Click here to read Angela's latest article.

2017 Bellport Bandshell Summer Concert Schedule Announced

Summer Events

Bellport Village has released their schedule for the summer concert series at the bandshell at the marina.  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.

New Classified Ad: Pop-Up Gallery Space Wanted to Rent in Bellport Village


A new classified ad has been posted looking for pop-up gallery space to rent in Bellport Village. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: Several Items of Furniture For Sale


A new classified ad has been posted for many items of furniture for sale. Click here for more information.

2017 Bellport Summer Events Calendar

Summer Events

It's going to be a busy summer in and around Bellport this year! We've compiled a list of special events that will take place between now and Labor Day. We'll continue to add to this list, so check back often!  Click here for the 2017 Summer Event Calendar.

Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Summer Events Calendar

Summer Events

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has planned a busy 2017 Summer with interesting and fun events and presentations. Both adults-only events and events for kids and families are being held all summer! Click here for the BBHS Summer Event Calendar.

Save the Date for the 2017 Tournament of Tournaments Golf Outing Benefiting Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, August 2nd

Brookhaven Hospital

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is having a “Tournament of Tournaments” Golf Outing Benefit to honor James McPeak, of McPeak Assisted Living, and Peter Rogers, of Edwards and Company, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Southward Ho Country Club in Bay Shore, NY.

There will be two “shotguns,” one at 7:30am and one at 12:30pm. The agenda features breakfast, lunch, a cocktail hour with entertainment, and an awards dinner.  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.

New Round Table Interview: Graheme Williams, The Beekeeper!

Graheme Williams

Bellport's own Graheme Williams is a very interesting person. He was born in New Zealand, educated in New Zealand and Canada, was a scientist at Brookhaven National Labs, volunteers to teach English to immigrants and bring classical music to the South Country area, and is a beekeeper at Isabella Rossellini’s farm in Brookhaven Hamlet. Now, that's interesting! Click here for more information.

Bellport High School Class of 1967 50th Class Reunion Information


The Bellport High School Class of 1967 will hold their 50th Class reunion this September. Click here for more information.

Live Music by Andrew Gabriel this Spring and Summer at Peter's on the Green


Enjoy live music from Andrew Gabriel at Peter's on the Green this Spring and Summer! Andrew Gabriel is a singer/guitarist from Long Island who has performed at many venues, events, and restaurants across the area. His smooth blend of folk, pop, and rock set a relaxed atmosphere whether the setting be formal or casual. His interpretations include artists such as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Melody Gardot, John Mayer, Elton John, The Police, Frank Sinatra, and many more. Call for reservations and to inquire about dinner specials.  Click here for more information.

One of a Kind Property For Sale with 90 Years of Local Business Goodwill Included!

LI Flower Garden

This one of a kind investment opportunity can be used as residential property and/or a business opportunity to live and work in, in the same location in East Patchogue, NY. Complete with a residential home, retail florist and garden center with 2 office spaces and room for more. Nearly 3 acres for sale, centrally located in the prime area of East Patchogue between the villages of Patchogue and Bellport! Gardens, gardening retail space, outbuildings and established parking facilities. This time honored property has been growing for over 90 years serving as a full scale nursery, florist and gift shop. This unique property has the potential to be extra extraordinary! Click here for more information. Awarded Constant Contact's "All Star Award"... For the 5th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact

For the 5th year in a row, has been selected by Constant Contact to receive their "All Star Award" for our Weekly Email Blasts, for 2016. With over 5 million customers, Constant Contact has been a leader in email marketing since 1995 and is one of the leading communications companies designed to help small businesses and non-profits communicate with the world. Click here for more information.

It's Time to Subscribe for 2017!


Now in our 12th year, many of our readers tell us the first thing they do in the morning is turn to We’re very proud of, and appreciate, your support. In addition to information about what’s happening in our community, we try to provide the “transparency” that is sometimes lacking. If you’re a reader, you already know how much we do to support and inform our community, Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, and East Patchogue. Now, we're asking you to give us a hand so we can continue doing our job.

Please CLICK HERE for information on becoming a Subscriber for 2017.

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