The Bellport Village Program Fund
The mission of this private not for profit organization is to partner with the Village to execute selected projects to improve the experience of residents and youths at the Village recreational areas.
Our mission and related projects are executed for the benefit of the residents of the Village of Bellport.
To see a description of all our current projects and mission, click here
Breaking News and Current Projects
Mothers and Marina Beaches- Project Comb-Over - Summer 2022
The beaches at Mothers Beach and the Marina/Bandshell Beach are plagued with foul smelling, rotting and decaying seaweed. This has, over recent years, really increased in volume and has imbedded itself into the sand on the beach.
This permanent imbedded mass of rotting seaweed and gunk is not only creating an inhospitable environment for resident beach goers, but it is creating health hazards related to swarms of various species of flies, mosquitoes, and other disease carrying insects and bugs.
The BVPF identified the attached industrial strength Barber Beach rake as the great solution for removal of the accumulating sea weed and other debris at Mothers Beach and the Marina/Bandshell Beach. This rake, in various sizes, is in use at 23 different LI Towns and Villages at their beaches.
The BVPF has purchased this rake and The Village is raking these 2 beaches starting May 2022.
It is anticipated that this raking will commence each year prior to Memorial Day with a major first day cleanup and continuous raking will proceed until September 30 and perhaps periodically thereafter.
THANK YOU BVPF AND THE VILLAGE!
North Howells Point Road Spruce Tree Lighted for Christmas – December 2022
The BVPF funded the costs associated with lighting this tree on North Howells Point Rd and the purchase of a bench for the circle. This is a Garden Club project and the Village performed most of the heavy lifting here, including installation of the new lamp post.
THANK YOU BVPF AND THE VILLAGE!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Bellport Village Program Fund Family Bingo Nights - July 6 & August 3 - 5 PM
The BVPF will again sponsor Family Bingo Nights outside at Cedarfield at 3 Titus Lane. This event has been particularly fun for children of all ages!
July 9 - 5 PM
The Bellport Village Program Fund (BVPF) is pleased to announce the Bellport Bay 5K run will be staged in the early evening of Sunday, July 9, 2023. There will also be a Fun Run for kids of all ages and a post-run awards ceremony in the Bandshell Park. The race will start and finish now at the Main Dock and Bandshell Park. All proceeds from race registrations and tax-deductible sponsorships, after race-related expenses, will go to benefit the BVPF.
Family Night at Mother’s Beach - July 29 - 4-7 PM
Family Night at Mother’s Beach will be held on Saturday July 29, 2023. Food can be purchased from Flo’s Truck, paddle boarding, oyster seeding and other fun family activities planned. Meet new families and old friends.
Summer 2023 Fundraiser - Cocktails by the Bay - Aug 12 - 6 PM
The 2023 Cocktail Fundraiser at Roger and Sava Thomas' garden will be held on Saturday, August 12. Please support all of our great projects and attend!
2023 Sandcastle Contest - Sept. 2
The annual Sandcastle contest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Ho Hum Beach. This is an exciting event suited for all ages. Register at HoHum. Prizes and recognition in local media. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 3.
2023 Annual Scarecrow Contest - October
The annual Scarecrow Contest will be held again this year in October. This is an exciting and fun event suited for all ages. Prizes and recognition in local media. Details on materials and the process will be communicate closer to October.