By Kirsten Corssen
Here on Fire Island, there is always something to do, between bike riding, barbecues, summer camps, sailing lessons, and other events … it is hard to get bored. If you are looking to expand your horizon a little this summer and meet some new people, it is highly recommended to get involved with events going on throughout the summer. Need some ideas? I have crafted up a suggested list of things to do just a short walk or bike ride from Atlantique.
1. Get Involved with the Fire Island Ocean Charity Swim
Mark your calendar for July 7, 2018, and sign up to volunteer for the 6th Annual Fire Island Ocean Charity Swim, held on the shores of Atlantique. I promise you will enjoy every second of it. This event is truly magical to watch and even more rewarding as a volunteer. Personally, I have volunteered at every ocean swim so far, and each year it gets better. There are many volunteer positions, depending on what you would like to do. You can be out on the water in a kayak or paddleboard monitoring the swimmers. You can be placed on shore handing out water bottles as the thirsty swimmers return to the beach. You even can be handing out the medals to the winners. No matter what volunteer position you are assigned to, I guarantee you will learn something new and even make a new friend. To sign up as a volunteer go to www.openwaterswimli.com.
2. Beach Yoga
Just a short walk down the beach from Atlantique you can do some sandy yoga with Steph’s Body Works. Relax and stretch with the sound of the ocean in the background, and if it is a hot enough day it might even feel like hot yoga! This class is highly recommended and will definitely give you an unique experience this summer. These classes are judgment-free and will bring out the “Zen” in anyone. Classes are held (for a fee) on the beach at the end of Birch Walk, Fair Harbor, during the summer months.
3. Bingo Night
Every Wednesday, starting June 27 through the end of August, make your way down to The Shack for a fun family game night! This is the perfect activity for families, and also an excellent place for kids to make new friends. This will be the second year of Bingo night, and if you ask around the marina, I am sure you will hear nothing but excellent comments about how much fun it was. Hope you get involved with as many events around the island as you can this summer, and if you have any recommendation about events you would like to be featured in the paper please reach out!