A stark beach combined with dark skies from the recent new moon, created the perfect dramatic backdrop for a drive-thru of this year’s Smith Point Light Show. A Long Island tradition 18 years strong, 2021 marks the fifth year it is being held on the camp grounds of Suffolk County Park’s Smith Point beach, making it the only public holiday light show that takes place on Fire Island.
By Lorna Luniewski For 35 years I passed the white house set back on the north side of Montauk Highway in West Bay Shore, with the thought, ‘someday I’ll have to go there.’ And, for more than 10 years, I … Full Story
By Lauren ten Hoopen “The anchor is holding!” I say as the boat rocks to a floating stop. The blaring sun is making the water’s ripple twinkle all around us. We have just completed the voyage from our boat slip, … Full Story
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By Rebecca Hoey // Photos by Sean Fitzthum Set on 14 acres of lush green public park grounds directly on the Great South Bay, there sits a little piece of Long Island heaven that has huge stories to tell, The … Full Story
By Lorna Luniewski There is a hidden gem in Mastic Beach – hidden well off William Floyd Parkway and hidden from the passage of time. Named the Old Mastic House by the family, this cultural preservation spans three centuries, and … Full Story
By Lorna Luniewski In 2013, Cherry Grove Community House and Theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but its history began much earlier than that. On a recent Tuesday I was lucky enough to tour the Theatre … Full Story
By Lorna Luniewski Arboretum: A place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes (Webster’s Dictionary). And while this may describe Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, it is so much more than that. William … Full Story