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 »
Annual Photo Contests and Art Shows
Photo by Henry Esterly
Don't forget to take your camera whenever you're exploring the park.
Fire Island National Seashore
(No application fee; one entry per person)
12th Annual Fire Island Lighthouse Art Show
Nature Photography Exhibition
This year's "Essence of Fire Island" exhibition features the work of the Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island and runs from June 29 to August 10, 2013. Opening reception is Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The exhibition will be open for viewing on weekends, and is free to the public.
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Friends of Fire Island National Seashore (FFINS) conducted its 1st Annual Calendar Contest & Exhibition, "The Essence of Fire Island," in Spring 2010, and the 18 winning entrants and a selection of semi-finalists exhibited their artwork at the new Patchogue Ferry Terminal, at Fire Island National Seashore's Watch Hill Terminal Site in Patchogue, New York.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wildernes Act in 1964, one new photo contest requires that images be taken in a federally designated wilderness area, like the Seashore's Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness.
One of the many values of our National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country is the opportunity each offers for reflection, contemplation and inspiration. Many people express these values in their works of art, and there are a number of venues for sharing your work.
At Fire Island National Seashore, you may get out in the park to create images to share in a variety of NPS park partners' photo and art contests, or you can enjoy the work created by other artists inspired by park resources.
There are two National Natural Landmarks in Suffolk County, New York. An image taken from one of those sites qualifies your entry into the following contest:
While you're on the South Shore of Long Island, you can also visit nearby Long Island Maritime Museum to get a photo of the Priscilla or the Modesty, two historic ships that qualify your entry into the National Historic Landmarks photo contest.
Did You Know?
The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness was named for New York Congressman Otis G. Pike, who served from 1961-79, and co-sponsored the bill to create Fire Island National Seashore in 1964. The Fire Island Wilderness was designated in 1980. More...