Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.
Fire Island Lighthouse 11th Annual Art Show open through July 15
Contact: Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, 631-321-7028
Contact: Paula Valentine, 631-687-4759
The Fire Island Lighthouse opened its 11th Annual Art Show on Thursday, June 21, unveiling a wide range of original art work for sale. The exhibition will run through July 15, and is available for viewing during regular hours of operation.
For 2012, 83 local artists from Brooklyn to Riverhead entered a total of 144 pieces of original art for the show. Artist donate 30% of the sale to the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
This is one of several fundraising activities of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. The Society operates the lighthouse under a cooperating agreement with the National Park Service, and has a long history of support for the Fire Island Lighthouse. The Society celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.
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Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs come near shore on the full moon in May and June to lay thousands of eggs, which are a valuable food source for migrating shorebirds in spring and early summer. Occasionally, a perfectly-formed horseshoe crab molt can be found on the beach, shed as the young animal grows. More...