First Annual Wreath Decorating Contest
The BVPF was one of the sponsors of The Village of Bellport’s First Annual Wreath Decorating Contest. Contestants were provided with pre-lit wreaths with bows. The wreaths were displayed on the lampposts in the Village throughout the month of December. Although the original plan was to have 27 wreaths available to be decorated, because of the overwhelming demand, fifty-four families were able participate in this event.
Osborn Park Landscaping and Benches
The Village has completed rebuilding the Gazebo and adding a boardwalk along the Park Dock. It also completed installing a sprinkler system. The BVPF completed its installation of new benches and picnic tables in 2016. More landscaping will be added over time as well. The park is now complete and looks amazing. This was a great example of a public-private partnership executing a large complex project over 2-3 years.
HoHum Waiting Area Umbrellas
In addition to the continuing Bite Back project and the future kitchen, BVPF completed in 2017 the installation of four new large umbrellas at the ferry waiting area at HoHum Beach. These are very attractive and provide much needed shade for passengers, crew and workers at HoHum. Because of wear and tear on these umbrellas, the BVPF has purchased new umbrellas to replace the broken ones for the 2021 season.
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.
Ho Hum Beach - Wagons Ho!
In the summer of 2019, the BVPF donated 6 new Radio Flyer wagons to the Village for use by residents using Ho Hum Beach. These can be used to help transport personal belongings along the boardwalk and are free of charge!
Because the wagons at Ho Hum Beach have been extremely popular, the BVPF purchased additional wagons in 2021.
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.
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. The project was completed and funded in the Spring of 2021. The new playground equipment has been met with rave reviews!
Spraying Ash Trees to Save Them
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.
The BVPF has helped two families purchase and install Memorial Benches at Osborn Park and Mother's Beach. Contact the BVPF if you would like more details on this program.
Clean Sweep 2014 - 2021
Every spring we engage a company to clean the beaches at Mothers Beach and the Marina Playground beach.
Then we do another fast clean in the summer. This process removes larger rocks and debris that builds up over the winter at these beaches making them cleaner and softer.
Many thanks to Herman Lindau & Son/Long Island Beach Cleaning!