More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Coastal Harvest Presentation Celebrates Nature’s Bounty for Thanksgiving
Fire Island, NY - On Saturday, November 17, the National Park Service is offering "The Bounty of Fire Island," a free hour-long presentation at the Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Building. The program will focus on the rich heritage and harvest of foods from the barrier beach and its surrounding waters.
The "Bounty of Fire Island" will cover barrier island favorites like fish and shellfish, share some savory seaside recipes, and explore the history of classic dishes like Oysters Rockefeller and Manhattan Clam Chowder. The presentation will also explore why the plant and animal ingredients integral to these long-time favorites make their home in the barrier island environs. Parking is available for free at Robert Moses State Park Field #5. Follow the ¾-mile boardwalk trail to the Fire Island Lighthouse.
For additional information, phone 631-687-4766.
Did You Know?
Barrett Beach/Talisman is one of the narrowest parts of 32-mile-long Fire Island. You can easily walk from one side of the island to the other—bay to ocean—in 5 minutes or less. More...