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Fire Island Ferry: Don’t Miss The Boat

Fire Island Ferry: Don’t Miss The Boat

We shot this video at the Fire Island Ferries in Bay Shore. Reminiscent of the Ferris Bueller Chase Scene, this film shows a couple on the way to Ocean Beach when the Man decides he needs just one more Lighthouse ale, can he make the boat?

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Things to Do

Things to Do

The ultimate vacation getaway, Fire Island offers pristine beaches without a hint of pretention. Nestled in between the Great South Bay and Atlantic Ocean the Island has been a haven for generations of beach-goers, outdoor enthusiasts, and water sport lovers. Free of cars and chaos this unique Island seems like a world away from its […]

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Fire Island iPhone App

Fire Island iPhone App

Fire Island App Copyright 2011 Market Ready LLC Updated: Apr 04, 2011 Current Version: 1.6 Support Email Address fireislandapp@gmail.com Get your Fire Island App Today! Description The Fire Island App is a must for anyone visiting or living on Fire Island, New York. This application provides updated ferry schedules, train schedules, and real-time travel alerts […]

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Fire Island 4th of July Events – Summer 2013

Fire Island 4th of July Events – Summer 2013

Fire Island is one of the best beach towns in New York to spend the July 4th Weekend. This is a quick guide to what is going on for the 2013 summer season on Fire Island. Wednesday, July 3rd Maguires Bayfront Restaurant Happy Hour Ocean Beach, Fire Island NY 3:00 – 5:00 PM $4 Miller […]

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Fire Island In Focus A Story of Reinvention Taking Flight

Fire Island In Focus A Story of Reinvention Taking Flight

By Shoshanna McCollum Every once in a while the forces come together in perfect alignment and a good idea gathers momentum, taking on a life all its own. A photography exhibit on display at Long Island MacArthur Airport is one of those occasions, and the story of how it got there is just as compelling […]

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A Slow Start: Fire Island’s Memorial Day Weekend Quiet Due to Weather

A Slow Start: Fire Island’s Memorial Day Weekend Quiet Due to Weather

By Shoshanna McCollum The crowds were there, possibly in a subdued fashion and modest numbers, but they were there. Folks made due with the lack of a ferry terminal. A few junked kitchen appliances visible in front of summer homes were somehow forgivable. Signs in stating “No Beach Access” along many Ocean Beach walkways were […]

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Fire Island Memorial Day 2013

Fire Island Memorial Day 2013

Fire Island is back and 2013 is going to be a great summer! Check out some of the great events taking place this weekend. For The Family Blood Drive The Ocean Beach Fire Department Blood Drive, in cooperation with New York Blood Center will be held this Saturday, May 25th from 2:30 to 7 p.m. […]

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Lights, Camera, Action: Top Brass Delivers Press Conference on Fire Island

Lights, Camera, Action: Top Brass Delivers Press Conference on Fire Island

By Shoshanna McCollum As the clock struck noon on the sunny Friday, May 10th sleepy Ocean Beach Village Green came alive with camera crews and reporters as Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci assembled at the podium to deliver a simple message: Fire Island is back and ready for the […]

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An Acre of Clams: The Charities that Sprung on Fire Island Since Sandy

An Acre of Clams: The Charities that Sprung on Fire Island Since Sandy

By Shoshanna McCollum At the crossroads of the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the eminent launch of the coming Memorial Day Weekend, now is a good time to take a look at the veritable ocean of charitable causes that have washed over Fire Island in the wake of the great storm that rocked our […]

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Murray Barbash: A Fire Island Life Remembered

Murray Barbash: A Fire Island Life Remembered

By Shoshanna McCollum In a curious story that Susan Barbash told when recalling the life of her father, Murray Barbash found himself showing Willy Stargell the sites of Long Island. The legendary baseball player was in town because he was narrating Joseph Schwatner’s New Morning for the World with the Long Island Philharmonic. In the […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Cheer in Ocean Beach Fire Island

St. Patrick’s Day Cheer in Ocean Beach Fire Island

By Rachel Sunshine Now with spring officially in the air the prospect of summer is a satisfying reality. For the already bustling town of Ocean Beach, summer dreaming hit full blast for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Though the weather slightly cooler than years past, the ferry delivered plenty of warm, anxious faces. With […]

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Fire Island Writer and Historian, Madeleine Johnson: 1924 – 2013

Fire Island Writer and Historian, Madeleine Johnson: 1924 – 2013

By Shoshanna McCollum The author of one of the foremost cotemporary primers of Fire Island history died this past week at the age of 88. Madeline C. Johnson’s Fire Island: 1650s – 1980’s has been a fixture on the bookshelves of Fire Island cottages and most anyone else who takes an interest in the barrier […]

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Fire Island cleanup begins 24-hour operations

Fire Island cleanup begins 24-hour operations

YAPHANK, N.Y. – Removal of Hurricane Sandy debris on Fire Island began March 2 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March. In an effort to meet the March 31 completion goal, the debris removal contractors will begin work around the clock Friday. “It is crucial that the work on the beach […]

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