Fire Island is once again a bustling summer destination for people seeking sun, beach time, partying and a break from traffic. From live performances with Broadway stars to lobster bakes, here are four things happening on Fire Island this season for those seeking fresh experiences.
LOBSTER BAKE TUESDAYS AT FIRE ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
This boutique hotel with ocean views and a pool first arrived in 2020 and has quickly become known as a place to find live music and events. Look for performances by local acts like Drop Dead Sexy (July 4) and That '70s Band (July 24). New this summer, the hotel is adding lobster bakes on Tuesday nights in the picnic area from 4 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 16, with sides and soft drinks included for $32.99.
INFO 25 Cayuga Walk, Ocean Bay Park; 631-583-8000, thefibh.com
H2O Limo is expanding its service with a new 31-foot catamaran and rides can be reserved by calling ahead. The boats are available 24 hours a day year-round (weather conditions permitting). Lateral rates between Fire Island communities start at $10, and to cross the bay it’s $250 for up to six people. There are several departure points available at ports between Patchogue and Bay Shore.
THE FIRE ISLAND SUMMER SERIES
In Fire Island Pines, the Whyte Hall Community Center is no stranger to shows featuring musicians, entertainers and celebrities. The Fire Island Summer Series will feature film director John Waters (”Pink Flamingos,” “Cry Baby,” “Hairspray”), whose one-man touring presentation “False Negative: An Evening with John Waters” is set for July 30. Tickets vary per performance.
INFO 577 Fire Island Blvd., Fire Island Pines; fippoa.org
THE PINES PARTY
The Pines Party returns for a 23rd year at locations around the community (July 22-24), including the famed Pavilion nightclub (36 Fire Island Blvd.; pinesfi.com) and on the hamlet’s ocean beach, where celebrity DJ Danny Tenaglia will spin on June 23. Other performers slated to attend are Someone From Berlin, Aaron Aanenson and Danny Krivit. Each portion of the party requires a separate ticket of varying rates, but general admission for a weekend pass to all is $470.