“Shipwreck of Hopes” Author Lecture & Book Signing

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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: East Islip Public Library on May 30, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Fire Island Lighthouse on June 15, 2019 @ 2 p.m. Author-signed copies will be available for sale.

Horseshoe Crab Program at Fire Island Lighthouse

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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

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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 …

Early Morning Tower Tour @ Fire Island Lighthouse

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Come and enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sun rises. Tour includes a “light” breakfast. Bring a flashlight for your walk to the lighthouse. Come early to enjoy the pre-dawn colors as you walk from Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. The Tower will close after the tower tour. $20 for FILPS members/ $25 …

Evening Tower Tour at Fire Island Lighthouse

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SPECIAL PRESIDENT’S WEEK EVENT: Come and climb all 192 steps of Fire Island Lighthouse to enjoy the sunset with  breathtaking panoramic views like none other, on Tuesday, Feb 19, beginning at 5 p.m. (sunset takes place that day 5:32 p.m. and moonrise 5:45 p.m.) Bring your camera! $20 per person/ $15 for FILPS members, reservations required – call 631-661-4876. Parking …

President’s Week at Fire Island Lighthouse

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Looking for something to do with the kids over school break? Fire Island Lighthouse has a special program all next week: Monday , Feb 18 – Friday, Feb. 22, which includes free art projects from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, as well as reduced $3 fees to climb the tower for children under 12 years of age (must be at least …

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Happy 160th Birthday Fire Island Lighthouse!

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By Shoshanna McCollum / In 1858, Fire Island Lighthouse would be lit for the very first time. It also would be the year that Theodore Roosevelt was born; Charles Darwin went public with his theories of evolution; and a young man running for senator named Abraham Lincoln made a speech in which he famously said, “A house divided cannot stand,” …

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The Fascinating History of Lighthouses

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From Pharos to Fire Island By Thomas McGann On Aug. 7, we will celebrate National Lighthouse Day, and countdown to the 30th anniversary in which Congress passed this resolution. It was on Aug. 7, 1789, that the Bureau of Lighthouses was founded. When President Ronald Reagan signed the bill 200 years later, he did so in recognition of the incalculable …