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January

Thursday  
1

New Year’s Day Hike & Lighthouse Tower Tour
Meet at the Robert Moses State Park Field #5 at 10 am.  Join us for a guided walk around the western end of the National Seashore.  Learn about how the beach reacts to erosion and how the flora and fauna interact with the winter weather.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  No fee for the walk.  Regular fee for the Tower Tour applies.  Reservations required.

Saturday        
4

Evening Tower Tour-Full Moon
4pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the night sky from the top of the Lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members, Reservations Required.  Sunset 4:38 pm.


February  

Saturday
14

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

“Lighthouses are for Lovers”
4-6 pm - Come enjoy the sunset with your “someone special”.  Climb the Tower and enjoy “Light” refreshments served at sunset on the terrace.   A free flower and chocolates will be given out to couples with reservations.  Meet in the new Lens Building.  $50 per couple - Reservations required. 

Monday-Friday
16-20

Celebrate Presidents Week at the Fire Island Lighthouse
Looking for something to do with the kids?  Come visit us!  Reduced Tower Tour fees for children under 12 years old (must be 42 inches tall to climb). Special activity for children from 10am to 3pm daily.  Come visit The Fire Island Light Station Fresnel Lens Building, which houses our original First Order Fresnel Lens. Also visit our Boat house where you can view our collection of Maritime History.


March

Sunday
15

Early Morning Tower Tour
6:15 am - Come enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sunrises. Tour includes a “light” breakfast. Come early to enjoy the pre-dawn colors as you walk from Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. $20 for FILPS members/$25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunrise 7:05 am.   

Saturday
21

Evening Tower Tour & Sky Viewing
6:15pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the sunset on the first whole day of spring from the top of the Lighthouse. Followed by a star gazing opportunity on the terrace of the Lens Building. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS members/$20 for non-members. Reservations Required.  Sunset 7:05 pm.


April
Sunday
5

Early Morning Tower Tour-Easter Morning
5:45 am - Come enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sunrises. 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 Lighthouse will remain open until 10am. $20 for FILPS members/ $25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunrise 6:31 am.

Saturday
11

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Saturday
18
Evening Tower Tour & Sky Viewing
6:45pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the sunset on the first whole day of spring from the top of the Lighthouse. Followed by a star gazing opportunity on the terrace of the Lens Building. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS members/$20 for non-members. Reservations Required.  Sunset 7:34 pm.
Saturday
25

History Hike
8 am—Meet at the eastern end in Field #5 of the Robert Moses State Park.  Join us for a guided walk around the historic surrounding area of the Fire Island Lighthouse that takes you to the boat house, the Surf Hotel site and the Western Union Sites.  Free souvenir and “Light” refreshments.  $15 per person--Reservations required.


           


May
Sunday
03

Early Morning Tower Tour
5:00 am - Come enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sunrises. Tour includes a “light” breakfast. Come early to enjoy the pre-dawn colors as you walk from Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. $20 for FILPS members/$25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunrise 5:50 am. 

Friday & Saturday 15-16

Plein Air Art Show
Artists from Wet Paints Studio Group will be painting on site in the Lighthouse area.  All art work will be on display until June 8th and for sale with 30% of the proceeds being donated to the Preservation Society by the Artist.

Saturday
16

Evening Tower Tour & Sky Viewing
7:15pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the sunset on the first whole day of spring from the top of the Lighthouse. Followed by a star gazing opportunity on the terrace of the Lens Building. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS members/$20 for non-members. Reservations Required.  Sunset 8:03 pm.

Saturday
30

Horseshoe Crab Program
7 pm – Learn about Horseshoe Crabs and watch them come ashore to lay their eggs while reveling in the beauty of the evening on a May beach. $4 per person -Free for FILPS members.  Reservations required. 


June

Saturday
13

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Friday
26

14th Annual Benefit Art Show-through July 19
Local artists display their nautical artwork in the Keepers Quarters at the Lighthouse.  Opening reception will be held on June 25- 6pm9pm (take a shuttle bus from Field #5 RMSP).  All artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Lighthouse by the artist.  Admission free.


July
Saturday ALL

All Saturdays  Lighthouse is open late – 8 pm
Enjoy the early evening at the Lighthouse.  Beat the parking fee after 6pm. Tower tours are available until 7:30 pm at regular fee. Weather permitting please call ahead
(631) 661-4876.   Every Saturday in July.

Wednesdays  

Family Seaside Adventures
This six week program is designed for parents and children to work together learning about the natural and cultural maritime history of Fire Island.  The program will meet at the Lighthouse at 10 am on Wednesday mornings beginning July 8 through August 12.  Activities will range from seining for marine life in the Great South Bay, exploring the old boathouse, and various maritime crafts.  There will be a nominal fee for each program.  Please call ahead (631-661-4876) so we can plan accordingly.

Wednesday
8

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

Wednesday
15

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

Wednesday
22

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

Wednesday
29

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

Saturday
31

Evening Tower Tour-Blue Moon
7:30pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the night sky from the top of the Lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members, Reservations Required.  Sunset 8:10 pm.


August
Wednesday
5

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.



Friday
7

National Lighthouse Day
Reduced tower tour fees—all day!

Saturday
8

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Saturday
8
29th Annual “Barefoot Black Tie Dinner Dance”
6:30 – 11 pm.  Enjoy a catered dinner and dance to the sounds of the live band, Tradewinds. Open bar and silent auction.  Prizes will be given for best theme attire.  A great romantic evening on the Lighthouse terrace – $125 per person until July 24th—(if tickets are still available after July 24 they are $140 per person) tickets are very limited; call (631)321-7028 for tickets.
Wednesday
12

Family Seaside Adventure
10am to noon- meet in the Fresnel Lens Building.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

Saturday & Sunday
15-16

Amateur Radio Lighthouse Weekend
The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club set up their radios to communicate with other radio operators around the world.

Saturday
29

Evening Tower Tour-Full Moon
6:45pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the night sky from the top of the Lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members, Reservations Required.  Sunset 7:32 pm.


September

Saturday
26

Lantern Light Tour
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (tours leave at 15 minute intervals)-Meet in Field #5 RMSP.  Enjoy an escorted lantern light walk along the beach & through the swale as stationed interpreters unfold the stories of the United States Life Saving Service & Fire Island Light Station.  $10 per person – Reservations required.  Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field.  The Tower will remain open until 9 pm at regular fees. 

Sunday
27

14th Annual “Cruise to the Light” Auto Show
10 am – 3 pm.  Robert Moses parking field #4.
Come check out over 400 Show Cars or register your own car for the show!  Pre-Registration is $15; Day of show registration is $20.  Spectator fee is $5 per person, children under 12 years old free.  Food is available at the concession stand. 


October 

Saturday
10

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Saturday
24

Ghost Stories & Legends of Fire Island
7 pm—On the Lighthouse Terrace.  Listen to tales of eerie happenings along the Barrier Beach.  Dress warmly; bring blankets and flashlights.  Free
Tower Tours will be available from 4 pm – 6 pm at the regular fee.

Sunday
25

Early Morning Tower Tour
6:30 am - Come enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sunrises. Tour includes a “light” breakfast. Come early to enjoy the pre-dawn colors as you walk from Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. $20 for FILPS members/$25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunrise 7:15 am.  


November
Wednesday
11

Thank you to all our United States Veterans!
Free Tower Tours during regular operating hours to all veterans who served in the military.

Saturday  
28

Tree Trimming Event
10 am – 3 pm.  Kick off the holiday season by helping us decorate our holiday tree.  Bring a handmade ornament relating to the sea, nature or the Lighthouse to hang on our tree.  Free hot chocolate and cookies.

Saturday  
28

Thanksgiving Weekend Evening Tower Tour
3:45 pm - Experience the Lighthouse at night while working off some of those holiday calories. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations Required.  Sunset 4:28 pm. 


December
Saturday
12

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
9 am – Follow one of our present day Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds.  This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860’s to 2015 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens Building which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Saturday
12

13th Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa       
11:30 am to 12:30 pm– Relive this historic event with us.  Santa arrives at the Lighthouse.  Great photo opportunity!  Come early.  Free

Monday
21

Evening Tower Tour-Winter Solstice
3:45pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the night sky from the top of the Lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members, Reservations Required.  Sunset 4:29 pm.

Saturday
26

Evening Tower Tour-Full Moon
3:45pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the night sky from the top of the Lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members, Reservations Required.  Sunset 4:31 pm.


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