Making Bellport Village an even better place.
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
More Wagons for Ho Hum
Because the wagons at Ho Hum Beach have been extremely popular, the BVPF has decided to purchase additional wagons for the 2021 season.
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
Newly Designed Bandshell Park Playground
The new playground at the marina is open thanks to a large NYS Grant and the BVPF providing 50% of the unfunded costs from the Ggrant. Thanks to all of you for your support that allows us to execute projects like this both small and big!
Bellport Bay 5K
The Bellport Bay 5K run scheduled for 2020 was postponed until 2021 with a tentative date of August 29. The BB5K Committee will decide this spring whether to go forward with the race this summer. Stay tuned for further information if this will occur this year or not..
Ash Tree Cure Project
BVPF has agreed to help fund the treatment of 20 ash trees to protect/cure the trees throughout the Village from the effects of the emerald ash borer beetle. This project will be in partnership with the Bellport Garden Club.
Replacement Umbrellas for Ho Hum
In 2017 BVPF completed the installation of four new large umbrellas at the ferry waiting area at Ho Hum Beach, providing much needed shade for passengers, crew and workers at Ho Hum. Because of wear and tear on these umbrellas, the BVPF will purchase new umbrellas to replace the broken ones for the 2021 season.
Wait for the Ferry all out in the sun
But yo look at that - umbrellas arrive
Thanks to those guys again- my wait I survive!
Thank You BVPF!
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.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Bellport Village Program Fund Family Bingo Nights
The BVPF will sponsor Family Bingo Nights at the The Foster’s 2 Acre Field on (dates TBD) from 5 to 6 pm. This event has been particularly fun for children of all ages! COVID-19 safety precautions will be in effect.
Bellport Bay 5K
The Bellport Bay 5K run scheduled for August 30, 2020 has been postponed to the tentative date of August 29, 2021. The final decision will be announced before Memorial Day 2021.
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 in 2021.
Family Night at Mother’s Beach
Family Night at Mother’s Beach will be held on Saturday July 24, 2021. Food from Flo’s Truck, paddle boarding, oyster seeding and other fun family activities planned.
Summer 2021 Fundraiser - Cocktails by the Bay
A tentative date of August 21 has been identified for the 2021 Cocktail Fundraiser at Roger and Sava Thomas’ garden. A decision will be made by Memorial Day as to whether COVID conditions will permit this to occur.
2021 Sandcastle Contest
The annual Sandcastle contest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Ho Hum Beach. This is an exciting event suited for all ages. Prizes and recognition in local media. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 5.
2021 Annual Scarecrow Contest
The annual Village of Bellport Scarecrow Contest has become a much-loved tradition for the Village and the surrounding area. We want to continue this tradition and have developed a plan to continue the contest while keeping everyone safe.
This year we are asking that contestants make the scarecrows at home and then place them in the Village. The Village will provide the sticks for the body, the pumpkin for the head and instructions on where to place the Scarecrow. People can vote for their favorite in person in stores or email their favorite to email@example.com
Materials and instructions can be picked up on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport, NY from noon to 2 pm.
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