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Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Not all Santa stories involve reindeer. At the Reenactment of the Flying Santa at the Fire Island Lighthouse, Santa is delivered to his destination via a historic plane, much to the delight of the gathered children. The Flying Santa started in 1929 when the late Captain Bill Wincapaw brought packages of candy, toys, and other […]

Plein Air Art Show

May 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Plein Air Art Show Fire Island Lighthouse 631-661-4876 www.fireislandlighthouse.com

Early Morning Tower Tour

May 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Early Morning Tower Tour Fire Island Lighthouse 5:15 am Reservations required 631-661-4876 www.fireislandlighthouse.com 

No Days Off From Fun!

No Days Off From Fun!

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The winter brings lots of days off from school. If they’re not filled with holiday activities or blizzards, a visit to one of Long Island’s many museums, historical sites, and nature centers is a lot of fun for the entire family. We’ve compiled a list of 15 places — these should keep you busy […]

The Warmth of the “Welcome” Light:  A Special Visit to the Fire Island Lighthouse

The Warmth of the “Welcome” Light: A Special Visit to the Fire Island Lighthouse

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Your friends have been raving forever about an incredible little seaside haven. When the time arrives to check this awesome-sounding place out for yourself, you arrive filled with excitement and anticipation. Then you see it — a full staircase to climb in order to reach the destination. You can’t physically accomplish this, and with […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

A Frosty Fire Island

A Frosty Fire Island

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The rising sun casts a warm glow across the cold, quiet beach, revealing a landscape at once foreign and familiar. Sand is firm underfoot, refusing footprints at its frozen surface, and the quiet roar of the wind brings with it an unwelcome bite. Only at the water’s edge is the briny smell of the ocean […]

Fire Island and Watch Hill

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Step back in time at the Fire Island Lighthouse, to days before GPS, when lighthouses were important landmarks for mariners — a beacon of hope after a long journey. View the exhibits on the rich maritime history of Fire Island, see the lighthouse’s original, first-order Fresnel lens, and climb to the top of the lighthouse […]

Dogs Welcome Here!

Dogs Welcome Here!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve compiled a list of places that won’t frown on visits from Fido, at least some of the time. Owners should look for posted signs or call ahead before clambering off the boat with canine companions. Babylon Village: There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial […]

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Built in 1858, the Fire Island Lighthouse is accessible to south shore boaters.

Love Along Shore

Love Along Shore

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When you want to escape the everyday and create a waterside world just for yourself and your love, where do you go? We went looking for recommendations for romantic rendezvous, and were rewarded with some gems. Beaches were a popular place to take a love interest. Kris loves strolling along Jones Beach as the sun […]

Atlantique

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Atlantique, with over 150 slips at the public marina, offers boaters a variety of services. Located approximately 2 ½ miles east of the Fire Island Lighthouse, this facility is available to residents of the Town of Islip as well as non-residents. The Dock Master monitors Ch. 9 and may also be reached at 631-583-8610.

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]

Good Books, Good Days

Good Books, Good Days

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Autumn is filled with glorious, sun-drenched afternoons. Where better to spend them than on the deck of your boat, reading an enjoyable book?  We’re sharing reviews of books we’ve recently read— there’s one to entertain the ‘tweens, one for fans of short stories, an action adventure, and a novel about sailors seemingly on opposite courses. […]

Don’t Do What I Did

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We can plan and set up summer boating trips, and invite everyone we like to join us. But there will always be a party-pooper lurking about, ready to ruin the day if she feels so inclined.

Long Island Lighthouse Challenge – Day Tripper

Long Island Lighthouse Challenge – Day Tripper

May 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island Lighthouse Challenge . The fifth annual Long Island Lighthouse Challenge is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17.