2019 Edition of the Breezy Point Historical Society
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Dear Members & Friends,

As we enter our 5th year the Society is pleased to announce an exciting and varied agenda of presentations, walking tours and of course the third annual Hall of Fame Banquet, this year scheduled for July 29th, once again held at the Point Breeze Clubhouse.

The 2019 summer event schedule kicks off with the Society’s Annual Meeting on June 17th with a 7:00pm start time. Arthur “AJ” Smith, the newest member of the Board of Trustees and a seasoned veteran of presentations for the Breezy Point Historical Society, will also speak that evening. Additional dates to mark on your calendars for our other activities are included below.

All presentations, events and walking tours are open to all residents and guests and are free of charge. However, we will ask for a donation of any amount you desire to help offset costs. For the Walking Tours we will provide bottled water, a snack, and a stop over point. All presentations, except Roxbury’s, are held in the Point Breeze Clubhouse and start at 7:00pm.

Of note as well, will be the upcoming sale of the third limited edition Historical Society Christmas ornament, which as in years past may be purchased at the Ridgewood Savings Bank or at any of our gatherings. We still have available for sale “Footprints in the Sands of Time”, a coffee table book, written by our resident historian Mary Elizabeth Smith. Books, autographed if you like, will also be available at all our presentations.

Hall of Fame Banquet

Breezy Golf Course, 1930's Dr. and Mrs. McVeigh

The main event of our Summer season is the Annual Hall of Fame Banquet with this year’s inductees being Joe D’Amato, Dr. William McVeigh, Al Neimeth Sr. and Al Neimeth Jr. Tickets are limited and remain at $50 per person and as in prior years, as we expect a sellout, so we encourage all to reserve seats early as an individual, a couple, or for a table of 10. Please call the office at (718) 474-3555 for reservations.

Facebook Group

Postcard of Rockaway Point Hotel

Perhaps you may not know that the Historical Society has a Facebook page that over 700 of your neighbors and friends have signed up to. It is updated regularly and includes fascinating photos and articles of what the community was like in the “old days”. Why not "like us" on your Facebook page so we can hit the 1000 follower mark.