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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ghost Stories at the Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Light dates to the 1800s and was an important landmark for transatlantic ships coming into New York Harbor at the turn of the last century. For many European immigrants, the Fire Island Light – with it’s Fresnel lens, which can be seen up to 20 miles away -- was their first sight of land upon arrival in America.

It’s also reputed to be…haunted.

Tales of otherworldly banging noises and legends of hefty doors opening and closing by themselves surround the Fire Island Lighthouse. And you’ll hear all the tales and legends of eerie Barrier Beach happenings on the evening of October 28th at 7 pm on the Lighthouse Terrace. It’ll be free – but possibly a bit nippy (it is late October!); dress warmly and bring blankets and flashlights.

If you haven’t been to the top of New York’s tallest lighthouse (167 feet; 157 steps), you might want to arrive a bit early and do a Tower Tour. It’ll be open 4-6 pm. Tours are $7 adults; $4 for seniors (over 65), military personnel (with ID) and children (under 12 and over 42” – smaller children aren’t allowed in). $2 for members. Wear flat shoes!