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Events

                     Special Events

      September - December 2023 

 

         

September           

                   Sunday 10    Grandparents Day

                                        Spend the day with your grandchildren at the Lighthouse.  Grandparents climb the Tower                                              for free.  Children must be 42” tall to climb.

 

                  Friday  29      Evening Tower Tour

                                        6 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 parking field #5 RMSP.  $20 for FILPS                                              members/ $25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunset 6:40 pm. Moon rise                                                     6:58pm Harvest  Moon.

October

               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 2023 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 14   Robert Moses : It’s Complicated

                                      “Those who build, can.  Those who can’t criticize.”  Robert Moses was called “The Master                                              Builder”, “The Power Broker”, ”the man who got things done” - but at what cost?  Joseph                                            Smith, Performing Artist of Living History, portrays Robert Moses, and as he moves in and                                            out of character, invites the audience to participate in both a conversation and exploration                                            of the contributions and consequences of projects that shaped New York City, Long Island                                            and Fire Island landscapes. 1 pm in the Lens Building.

             Saturday 28        Evening Tower Tour

                                        5:15 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 parking field #5 RMSP.  $20 for                                                 FILPS  members/ $25 for non-members.  Reservations required.  Sunset 5:56 pm.  Full                                                   Hunter’s Moon.

 


November

               Saturday 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 25      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 25         Thanksgiving Weekend Evening Tower Tour

                                          4 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.  $20 for FILPS                                                               Members/$25 for non-members – Reservations required.  Sunset 4:29 pm. 

December

             Saturday  9           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 2023 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 9            21st 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.  Dress for the weather. Free 

             

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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