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Fire Island Dance Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The 2020 Fire Island Dance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual charity event benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The weekend-long event was scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, 2020. Although the event is canceled, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will support the community of Fire […]

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Fire Island’s Aileen Ruddy First Woman from Islip to be Awarded Great South Bay Bottomland for Farming

Posted on January 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

Aileen Ruddy of Fair Harbor has become the first woman from Islip to get approved by lslip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board for ownership of bottomland in the Great South Bay. Ruddy will participate in the Bay Bottom Lease Program and use one parcel of Town-owned land to cultivate shellfish. The […]

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Suffolk County Signs Off on $150k to Create Crossover at Fire Island’s Davis Park

Posted on January 14, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

Suffolk County has given the OK to spend $150,000 on Fire Island’s Davis Park, to create a crossover to improve access to the beach. The walkway will be built at the end of Davis Park’s Donella Walk. In order to build the crossover for better beach access, county officials bought a house that has blocked […]

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FIMI Project, or Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet, Restores Fire Island Pines Beach

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island residents are thrilled that the FIMI (Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet) Project is making progress restoring their beloved beaches seven years after Superstorm Sandy hit. FIMI is a one-time project until the larger Fire Island to Montauk Point “FIMP” project gets underway. The FIMI Project will place sand to stabilize the beach […]

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Road Work on One Mile Stretch of Saltaire’s Lighthouse Promenade Worries Year-Round Residents

Posted on September 25, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Summer is now over, and the approximately 400 year-round residents of Fire Island have their sights set on the rest of the year. Part of the community’s off-season happenings includes road work in the Village of Salatire. The work is being done on a nearly one mile stretch of Lighthouse Promenade, a main stretch of […]

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Sites For ‘Glamping’ Now Available on Fire Island’s Watch Hill

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Glamping, or glamorous camping, offers the best of both worlds of the modern amenities we’re used to and the beautiful landscape of the great outdoors. Fire Island has joined in on this popular vacation pastime, offering Glamping on Watch Hill, which is the only federally designated wilderness in New York State. LoveFINS, operated by husband […]

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Fire Island Hosts 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The 10th Annual Seashore Snapper Derby wrapped earlier this month, offering some friendly competition amongst Fire Island kids aged 7-14 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of fishing were welcomed, from those who were fishing for the first time to experienced fishers. It was a day full of fun, family and friends […]

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Pedicab Service Now Available on Fire Island

Posted on August 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

A new pedicab service has launched on Fire Island, taking passengers from Robert Moses State Park, past the Fire Island Lighthouse to Kismet. The owner of Fire Island Pedicab, Justin Galbraith, operates a bicycle pedicab with power assist between the two places to fill a void he believes has been needed for some time. For […]

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Study Shows Piping Clover Population on Fire Island has Doubled Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage to Fire Island and its surrounding areas, but it proved to help piping clovers tremendously. Since the superstorm hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, the piping clover population on Fire Island’s barrier island has nearly doubled, according to a study published in Ecosphere. “Hurricane Sandy was […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Closed to the Public for 3 Weeks for Structural Testing

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The Fire Island Lighthouse was closed for 3 weeks this month, starting on June 3, to undergo structural testing to figure out the source of damage to the facility such as the deterioration of the exterior coating of the building and the high moisture problem inside the building. The $414,000 project involved the closing of […]

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