Tag: Fire Island Lighthouse

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 3 – 9

The Jacksons and Counting Crows play their hits at The Paramount, Benyamin gets The Space at Westbury dancing, and Fishbone picks it up at Revolution Bar & Music Hall!

Shutdown Felt at Long Island National Parks

Visitors at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay and the Fire Island National Seashore learned the hard way how the federal shutdown impacts Nassau and Suffolk county residents.

Fire Island Nude Beach Outlawed

Officials cited an increase in crime combined with the damage from Sandy in their decision to close the nude beach.