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
Bellport Bay 5K Postponed to July 11, 2021
The Bellport Bay 5K run scheduled for August 30, 2020 has been postponed to July 11, 2021. All runners who have already registered will be contacted directly and will have the option of a refund or automatically registering for next year.
All sponsors will be contacted directly and offered the same option.
We want the rebirth of this great Bellport classic race to be unencumbered by any health and safety concerns. We are looking forward to this new version of this classic race next July 11, 2021.
Wagons @ HoHum
This year residents had 6 new Red Flyer wagons at Ho Hum Beach to help transport stuff back and forth from the ferry landing. These were donated by the BVPF for free use by all residents.
The trek is long with lots of gear
Perhaps 2 trips would be our fear
But now with wagons hauling stuff
Thanks BVPF 1’s quite enough
Biting Back at the Bandshell
In 2019 the BVPF expanded its Bite Back mosquito spraying program to include the Village Bandshell Park. Bite Back now covers Mothers Beach, Ho Hum Beach and the Bandshell Park.
Enjoy the music while you're sittin'
Without the fear of getting bitten.
Bellport Bowling Alley Restoration—Grand Opening
In the Fall of 2018, the BVPF together with the Bellport Village began restoration of the antique 1929 bowling alley in the basement recreation room of the Bellport Community center. The scope of the project included:
Restoration of the bowling alley to its original 1929 working condition
Facelift of the entire space by the Village
New bowling balls and bowling shoes for use by bowlers
A Grand Opening was held on May 26, 2019 and was attended by over 100 people. It was a great time and fun for all. Anna McLure, Joan Prybazerski, and Ex-Mayor Bob Wallen threw out the first bowling balls to christen this event. Many thanks go to Hartwell Builders, Palace Lighting, Aboff’s Paints, Gold Crown Bowling, Babylon Bowl, Strikeforce Bowling, the Village Highway Dept., and Phillip Thomas Interiors for all their creativity and hard work.
A Long Island Regional grant was awarded to the Village in December, 2019 for $187,500. This will be used on a wide range of repairs, including new A/C for the center and recreation room.
Family Bingo Night
BVPF once again hosted 2 Family Bingo Nights at the Bellport Country Club. This year, 90 people attended the July 11 Bingo Night, and 50 attended on August 8, with excited winners getting Carla Marla Gift Certificates.
Cocktails by the Bay Cancelled
At a time when Bellport Village needs the BVPF more than ever, we have unfortunately concluded that we must cancel the BVPF’s main fundraising event, "Cocktails By The Bay," scheduled for August 8, 2020 due to the national health crisis. .
A picture perfect summer day greeted contestants on Saturday, August 31st , at the 11th Annual Ho Hum Beach Sandcastle Contest, sponsored by the Bellport Village Program Fund.
Newly Designed Bandshell Park Playground
The new signature project for 2020 was announced at our Cocktails by the Bay party. It is a partnership with the Village to re-design the Marina playground and install much needed new playground equipment for the summer of 2020. A Long Island Regional grant was awarded to the Village in December, 2019 for $112,500. This will be used for the new playground. The BVPF will work with the Village and is prepared to contribute if needed.
Other Projects Being Considered
We are looking at various styles of beach mats/boardwalks to help ease the transition from the existing boardwalk onto the beach at Ho Hum.