“Shipwreck of Hopes” Author Lecture & Book Signing

by Shoshanna M. |

Meet historical novelist Angela Reich, author of “Shipwreck of Hopes” as she promotes her recently released book at libraries and museums throughout the Long Island region: Free Union Church of Ocean Beach Fire Island on July 27, time TBA Sayville Public Library on August 14, 7 p.m. Author-signed copies will be available for sale.

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Burma Road Pedicab Taxi is New Form of FI Transportation

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By Timothy Bolger Those visiting Robert Moses State Park or traveling the west end of Burma Road have likely spotted one of the area’s newest companies making a buzz on the beach: Fire Island Pedicabs, a tricycle taxi that recently started giving passengers pedal- powered rides between Field 5, the Fire Island Lighthouse, and Kismet.   The startup debuted this … Full Story

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An Eye for Light: Fire Island Lighthouse Art Show 2019

by Emma Boskovski |

Photos by Sean Fitzthum The Fire Island Lighthouse hosted the opening reception of their Annual Benefit Art Show on June 20, beginning at 6 p.m. The entirety of the Keepers Quarters was decorated with proud artists dancing in the depths of their coastal creations. For the 18th year, The Lighthouse Preservation Society allowed local Long Island artists to display their … Full Story

Poetry Workshop

by FIN |

Artist-in-Residence Angela Reich, Ph.D. offers a free workshop, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., at Fire Island Lighthouse. Reich is the author of “Shipwreck of Hopes” a novel based on the historic wreck of the “Braque Elizabeth” off Fire Island in 1850. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome to bring in their inspirations, drafts or completed works to be shared in … Full Story

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Horseshoe Crab Education at Fire Island Lighthouse

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By Danielle Lipiec At dusk, children, parents, and those of all ages in between convened at the Fire Island Lighthouse on Saturday, May 18, for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society’s annual Horseshoe Crab Program. Volunteers, park rangers, and the horseshoe crabs themselves were in attendance as well. The crowd was greeted with a presentation on horseshoe crab anatomy, a … Full Story

Plein Air Art Show

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Artists from Wet Paints Studio Group will be painting En Plein Air at Fire Island Lighthouse, today and May 25. All artwork will be on display through June 10, and for sale, with 30 percent of the proceeds donated to the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. For details, call 631-661-4876.

Horseshoe Crab Program at Fire Island Lighthouse

by Shoshanna M. |

What’s so special about Horseshoe Crabs? Why should we care about them? Join us at 7pm, on Saturday, May 18 to find out why these gentle creatures are so important to us. Take a walk with us on the bay beach while the sun is setting to look for horseshoe crabs. Suggested donation $2 per person.

Trees, Bees and Butterflies @ Fire Island Lighthouse

by Shoshanna M. |

When was the last time you helped a bee, or a tree, or a butterfly? Join us for some activities and hints on how we can help the bees, the trees and the butterflies. Learn about milkweed, create a butterfly, take some seeds home to start a garden, do a craft in the Art Studio (some free/some crafts at a … Full Story