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Summer Stars and Constellations @ Sailors Haven

Bring the family and join star pro Tom Carey for this star gazing program to view the stars and constellations in the night sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. Bring insect protection.

Junior Rangers Keep Wildlife Wild @ Sailors Haven

Learn about fox, deer, and other wild critters that live on Fire Island. Explore their adaptations for survival and how you can help “keep wildlife wild.” For kids ages 8-14 and their caregivers.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...