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Enchanted Evening Sunken Forest to Cherry Grove @ Sailors Haven

Join a park ranger to explore barrier island nature and culture. Tour the centuries-old Sunken Forest and make your way from Sailors Haven to the seaside community of Cherry Grove. Take the 3:15 pm ferry to Sailors Haven and the 8 pm Cherry Grove ferry back to Sayville. Bring a snack, drinking water and insect […]

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Seashore Snapper Derby @ Sailors Haven

Fish for snappers (a.k.a. baby bluefish). Prizes for the biggest fish. Bring your fishing pole or use one of ours. For kids ages 7-14 and their caregivers.

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Doodling on the Deck @ Sailors Haven

Join a park ranger on the deck of the Visitor Center to learn about the relaxing art of zentangle while exploring the nature of Fire Island. Choose your favorite Fire Island feature and showcase it in a doodle masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

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Seashore Snapper Derby @ Watch Hill

Fish for snappers (a.k.a. baby bluefish). Prizes for the biggest fish. Bring your fishing pole or use one of ours. For kids ages 7-14 and their caregivers.

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Magical Monarchs @ Watch Hill

Learn about the fascinating and beautiful monarch butterfly – its unusual life cycle, incredible long-distance migration, and its special relationship with native wildflowers. Dune Station.

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Surf Rescue Demonstration @ Sailors Haven

Meet Fire Island’s finest – our surf guards! Learn about swimming safety and about the techniques and equipment used in surf rescues. For all ages. Lifeguard Stand.

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Sailors Haven to Cherry Grove Saunter @ Sailors Haven

Walk with a park ranger from Sailors Haven to Cherry Grove. Traverse swale and ocean shore habitats, and stroll boardwalks through the vibrant seaside community of Cherry Grove. After the program, explore Cherry Grove on your own and take the ferry back to Sayville from there. Take the 9:20 am Sailors Haven ferry from Sayville […]

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