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Events

                     Special Events

         February - April  2024

February

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 2024 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens                                            Building, which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens, and the Boat House.  Tour takes                                          approximately 2 ½ hours.  $15 for FILPS  Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations                                                required. Limit 10 people.

 

Saturday 10              Valentines Evening Tower Tour 

                                  4:45 pm - Come enjoy the sunset with your “someone special”.   Watch the sunset from the top                                    of the tower.   A free flower and chocolates will be given out to couples with reservations.  $50                                      per couple - Limited space-Reservations required.  Sunset 5:20 pm.

 

Monday - 19-23      Celebrate Presidents Week at the Fire Island Lighthouse

 Friday                     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).  Crafts 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. 

March 

Sunday 31              Easter Morning Tower Tour

                                6 am – View the sunrise from the top of the tower.  Light refreshments served.   $20 for FILPS                                        members/$25 for non-members.  Sunrise 6:38am.

 

April

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 2024 maintained the light.  Includes a tour of the Lens                                             Building, which houses our original first order Fresnel Lens, and the Boat House.  Tour takes                                         approximately 2 ½ hours.  $15 for FILPS Members/$20 for non-members – Reservations                                                 required.  Limit 10 people.

 

Tuesday 23               Evening Tower Tour

                                  7:15 pm- Experience the sunset from a new perspective.  View the sunset  from the top of the                                      Lighthouse.  Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. - $20 for FILPS                                                        members/$25 for non-members. Reservations Required.  Sunset 7:41 pm. 

 

Saturday 27               Bees, Trees and Butterflies

                                   Celebrate Arbor Day in the Keeper’s Quarters.  Learn how our actions impact the butterflies                                         and bees.  Learn about Milkweed, create a butterfly and get seeds to take home and plant.                                           Free crafts.  11am to 3pm.

Call 631-583-5901 for reservations

         

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Lighthouse Tower, Museum, Gift Shop and

Lens Building are OPEN!

Footwear Required

Museum is open daily 10 am - 4 pm

Lens Bldg. open daily 10 am - 3:30 pm

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You can now shop our gift shop from the comfort of your home! Head over to our gift shop page to get some Fire Island Lighthouse products and help support the preservation society. Click here to check it out

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