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TONYS 2017

 

Kevin Spacey Tonys

 

Casualties & Conquerors

 

The verdict: who will survive and who will dive,
came quick and sudden
with few surprises, some good, some not so much; 
some steals and some saves
3 shows have already bit the dust: Sweat, Indecent, Six Degrees
Evan Hansen has become immortal (as long as Ben Platt is in it), Dolly will go on forever (as long as Bette is at the helm)
Bandstand got a well deserved surprising new lease on life
Other front runners: Doll’s House, Comet, Groundhog Day,
Went home close to empty

 

It is tragic in a way that the fate, the dreams and the futures of these shows depends on a few industry oriented man and women
in the TONY voting pool
1/3 of the voters are regional theater owners who see the shows through an accountant’s eye for production values: i.e. if it’s a small cast, or a minimalist set you have a better chance than (perhaps) a more deserving mega production.

 

That said; see editor’s notes for a complete rundown of winners, losers and some salient comments.

 

 

Let us not mourn or ponder

The new season is already on its way

 

with the new play 1984

 

and revival of Marvin’s Room

 

this very month!!!

 

And Cherry Grove has a new Homecoming Queen

 

See you at the theater…………

 

 Jeanne Lieberman, Publisher

 

 

  Recent articles:


Pipeline
The Crusade of Connor Stephens
Encores! Off Center: Assassins
That’s Entertainment: Dietz & Schwartz and Friends
The Cost of Living
Kismet’s 10th annual Burger Cookoff 17
Chris Memorial - Beloved friend and Kismet Inn Bartender
Kismet’s July 4th ‘17 parade
The Traveling Lady
Marvin’s Room
Broadway by the Year: 2007 - 2017
Napoli, Brooklyn
Measure for Measure
In A Word
Kismet’s 15 Minutes of Fame, A Formal Red Carpet Event
Terezin
Zero Hour
From Camelot to California: The Worlds of Lerner and Loewe
Editor's Notes: TONYS 2017 Conquerors and Casualties
Bella: An American Tall Tale
Rioult Dance New York
Julius Caesar
A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka
GROVES NEW HOMECOMING QUEEN - GINGER’S ELECTION A SNAP!
KFD open house
Kismet KCA Spring Meeting ‘17
A Bench for Binnie
The Government Inspector
The Deborah Zall Project:  In the Company of Women
Building the Wall
Antigone
Gently Down the Stream
The Golden Apple
Venus
Editor’s Notes: And the winners are…
Miss Saigon
The Lucky One
Mamma Mia
DERBY DAY at the KISMET INN ‘17
A Dolls House,Part2
Piping Plover in Peril or Fire Island residents?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hello, Dolly
Indecent
NY Pops – Something Wonderful
Bandstand
Anastasia
Six Degrees of Separation
The Little Foxes
The American Classical Orchestra: The Ninth Symphony
The Profane
The Play that Goes Wrong
Emperor Jones
Present Laughter
WAR PAINT
Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba
City Center Encores! The New Yorkers
Church & State
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
Sweat
Chess Match No. 5
The Price
The Glass Menagerie
Come From Away
Wakey, Wakey
The Light Years
Significant Other
Marty's Shadow
The New York Pops: “Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb”
The Gravedigger’s Lullaby
Kodo
Everybody
Linda
The Penitent
Man From Nebraska
Let's Misbehave
Evening at the Talk House
If I Forget
Sunday in the Park with George
The Bikinis
Sunset Boulevard
The Object Lesson
Jonah and Otto
KISMET UPDATE: Winter Wonderland
ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE DEER
Mother of Invention
Paramour
John
Yours Unfaithfully
RED FOX SHOT with CROSSBOW on FIRE ISLAND
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Jitney
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
Savion Glover at the Blue Note
The Present
Gorey The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey
Einstein!
Editor’s notes: The Spring Season ’17
The Mikado
The Band’s Visit
Conversations with Coward
Dear Evan Hansen
A Bronx Tale
Sweet Charity
Finian's Rainbow
In Transit
Tracy Letts at 92nd Street Y
Cats
Edward Albee…an interview


see you at the theater!!!

Jeanne Lieberman, Publisher



Columns

Editor’s notes: TONYS 2017
Conquerors and Casualties

By Jeanne Lieberman on June 15, 2017

It was a long night for some, a memorable night for others.

Editor’s Notes: And the winners are…
By Jeanne Lieberman on May. 23, 2017

Ah! That exciting time when success or failure;
a future on the road or sudden death is determined.

Editor’s Notes: April 16: Social Injustice
North Carolina "bathroom" law inspires the entertainment community to protest.

Once again the arts have proved to be first responders to social injustice.

By Jeanne Lieberman on Apr. 29

Editor’s Notes: Immigration:
Broadway Sings while the world Debates

By Jeanne Lieberman on Nov. 23

Broadway - Musicals

Miss Saigon
by Deirdre Donovan On May. 19 2017

This old musical that is best-known for its famous helicopter returns to Broadway as fresh as an orange blossom.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Eugene Paul On May. 09 2017

The Candy Man in the person of Christian Borle illuminates the theatre whenever he’s on stage with his assorted wonders.

Hello, Dolly
by Eugene Paul On May. 06 2017

Bette Midler is a phenomenon as a performer but it’s her winning warmth that clinches you in this great, musical classic.

Bandstand
by Eugene Paul On May. 03 2017

Funny, exciting, moving, realistic yet poetic, with show stopping songs. And chemistry? You gotta go.

Anastasia
by Marc Miller On May. 01 2017

Far the most extravagantly beautiful physical production you’ll ever see. Not a masterpiece but breathtakingly competent.

War Paint
by Eugene Paul On Apr. 17 2017

A concocted mash up expertly executed for two of today’s greatest luminaries, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole giving unstinting performances.

Come From Away
by Eugene Paul On Mar. 21 2017

Its rousing, inspiring book, music and lyrics and a soaring concept is something of a miracle.

Sunday in the Park with George
by Jeanne Lieberman On Feb. 23 2017

Gyllenhaal Soars on Sondheim Score, a wave of art and artistry.

Sunset Boulevard
by Eugene Paul On Feb.20

If you love theater, you owe it to yourself to see Glenn Close’s performance.

Paramour
by Eugene Paul On June.7

A lavishly eye popping musical with a great big cliché story wedded to the thrilling, brilliant circus acts that make Cirque du Soleil adored.

Dear Evan Hansen
By Rachel Goddard On Dec. 23, 2016

An exposed look at what life is really like for an anxious teenager in the midst of tragedy

A Bronx Tale
By Eugene Paul On Dec. 22, 2016

A big, fat, expert musical sure to please, especially if you hearken back to the ‘60s

In Transit
By Julia Polinsky On Dec. 19, 2016

Splendid acapella vocals weave a counterpoint of ambition and disappointment, love, connection and hope in the New York City subway.

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
By Deirdre Donovan On Dec. 7, 2016

Dave Molloy takes a 70-page sliver of Tolstoy’s War and Peace and morphs it into a total-immersion rock musical.

Falsettos
by Eugene Paul On Nov. 15, 2016

Achingly funny, achingly sad, witty, clever, beautiful, nuts, layers and layers of feeling and meaning. Unmissable.

Cats
by Michall Jeffers On Sept. 22, 2016

all in all, the show remains the same, cloying to some, purrrfect to others.

Waitress
by David Schultz On May.4

A tart treat mixed with gobs of sweetness, meld together into perfection.

Hamilton
by Michall Jeffers On Jan.13

Handily combines history and hip hop

School of Rock
by Michall Jeffers On Dec.22

Class is in session, and rocking is the lesson.

On Your Feet
by Eugene Paul on Nov. 12

Gloria’s and Emilio’s greatest hit, fresh, lush, endearing, find the Latin in you, sway those hips and warm the cockles of your heart.

Honeymoon In Vegas
by joel Benjamin on Jan. 27

A totally delightful escapist old-fashioned musical with a witty book, funny songs and an energetic cast of oddball characters.

Side Show
by Eugene Paul on Nov. 28

You’ll be happy you saw the show and better yet, you’ll be happier you’re you.

‘Phantom of the Opera’
Welcomes Norm Lewis as its First Black Lead on Broadway

by Jeanne Lieberman on June. 18
Lewis brings a sexually intense, almost menacing persona, overpowering in this version and every indication the magic of this opus still works.

After Midnight!
By Jeanne Lieberman on May. 1
The performances are a series of gems that shine brightly alone but blaze in unison until your heartbeat echoes the music’s rhythm, cardiologists take note! Artistic director Wynton Marsalis, and his Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, launch you on a magical musical carpet ride that will eventually carry you on out to the street

Aladdin
by Jeannie Lieberman on Mar. 26
A true Disney magic carpet ride of opulent costumes, dazzling sets, creative choreography, savvy showbiz shtick and a Genie for all time.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
by Jeannie Lieberman on Jan. 29
A feel good evening of special delight to her fans and all those who just want a slick, nostalgic, music-packed evening.

Broadway - Plays

Marvin’s Room
By Ron Cohen on July. 11, 2017
Laughter and sickness cohabit in this Off-Broadway play from the 1990s, now getting a Broadway premiere.

A Doll’s House, Part 2
By Ron Cohen on May. 12, 2017
Nora comes back! Let the talk – entertaining, provocative and stimulating – begin!

Indecent
By Eugene Paul on May. 05, 2017
Yes, go to admire, to enjoy, to be thrilled, most of all to be touched.

Six Degrees of Separation
By Marc Miller on Apr. 28, 2017
John Guare’s meditation on identity and connection in contemporary New York still reverberates, but with a little less urgency.

The Little Foxes
By Ron Cohen on Apr. 24, 2017
Greed has never been more enthralling.

The Play that Goes Wrong
By Eugene Paul on Apr. 20, 2017
Sometimes you just plain need a mad, crude, hysterically funny whirlwind to blow away the cobwebs. This is it.

Present Laughter
By Ron Cohen on Apr. 17, 2017
Kevin Kline delivers exactly what the title promises – and a lot more – in this Noël Coward romp.

Sweat
By Marc Miller on Apr. 03, 2017
Lynn Nottage’s Rust Belt elegy is an old-fashioned great American play.

The Price
By Deirdre Donovan on Mar. 28, 2017
Penetrating in its portraits of family members, investing each with a deep humanity.

Constellations
by Joel Benjamin on Jan. 20

The exquisitely detailed performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson cannot hide the dearth of material.

Off-Broadway - Musicals

Encores! Off Center: Assassins
By Deirdre Donovan On June 21, 2017

In Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 vaudeville musical good taste is eschewed and the bad boys and girls of American history get thrust into the spotlight to criticize Uncle Sam

Bella: An American Tall Tale
By Julia Polinsky On June 14, 2017

Even with terrific songs and magnificent performances, a charming, entertaining mess.

1776 at New York City Center Encores!
by Julia Polinsky On Apr.6

A possibly boring history lesson became vibrant and alive, dished up with terrific performances in a timely, humorous, poignant musical.

Lady, Be Good!
New York City Center Encores!
by Joel Benjamin on Feb. 16

Encores! has taken a silly period piece and turned it into an entertaining, if slight, confection. Tommy Tune a plus!

Off-Broadway - Plays

Pipeline
by Ron Cohen On July 21, 2017

Dominique Morisseau’s words come at you like machine-gun fire and they are piercing, powerful and well-aimed.

The Crusade of Connor Stephens
by Deirdre Donovan On July 21, 2017

Texan playwright Dewey Moss brings his melodrama about gun violence to Off Broadway but it has nothing particularly new to say on the topic.

The Cost of Living
by Deirdre Donovan On July 19, 2017

Martyna Majok pushes the artistic envelope with her new play that centers on two physically-disabled persons.

The Traveling lady
by Arney Rosenblatt On July 11, 2017

A poignant story of longing and remorse set in a rural 1950's Texas town.

Napoli, Brooklyn
by Ron Cohen On June 30 2017

An explosive tragedy lifts a passionate but intimate drama of an Italian-American family.

Measure for Measure
by Eugene Paul On June 30 2017

Director Godwin picks his cues from the Bard and ratchets them up, pleasant or unpleasant, decadence amplified, as today, of course.

In A Word
by Julia Polinsky On June 30 2017

Deeply engrossing, a surprise in a play so short.

Terezin
by Ron Cohen On June 20 2017

An overcomplicated plot but a wrenching depiction of concentration camp evil.

Julius Caesar
by Arney Rosenblatt On June 14 2017

A cautionary contemporary parable for a troubled political age that dramatically illustrates how fragile democracy is.

Building the Wall
by Ron Cohen On May. 26 2017

Trump’s anti-immigration policies get a really dark and angered response from a prize-winning playwright.

The Government Inspector
by Ron Cohen On June. 02 2017

Gogol’s comic classic of bureaucracy and corruption loses none of is pertinence and keeps all of it laughs.

Antigone
by R. Pikser On May. 24 2017

Paul Goodwin Groen’s Creon reminds us that excellence in performance transcends everything.

Gently Down the Stream
by Deirdre Donovan On May. 24 2017

The one-and-only Harvey Fierstein returns to the stage in Martin Sherman’s play that speaks of the “love that cannot say its name.”

The Golden Apple
by Deirdre Donovan On May. 23 2017

New York City Center’s Encores! series revives a cult classic that breezes through The Iliad and The Odyssey at Olympian speed.

Venus
by Ron Cohen On May. 23 2017

Racism, sexism and theatricality mix for a powerful and disturbing cocktail of a play.

The Lucky One Review
By Ron Cohen on May 19, 2017

The creator of Winnie the Pooh shows off his adult playwriting skills in this tale of sibling rivalry from the 1920s.

The Profane
By Eugene Paul on Apr. 20, 2017

Two Muslim families, one secular, the other devout, have to face each other when their children fall in love. A big, topical, controversy filled, heaving, seething knot of subjects.

Emperor Jones
By Julia Polinsky on Apr. 18, 2017

Can be tough to watch, but a knockout performance and superb staging make this journey into the heart of darkness into riveting theater.

Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba
By Ron Cohen on Apr. 17, 2017

William Inge gets his due in this side-by-side helping of two of his major plays.

Church & State
By Marc Miller on Apr. 03, 2017

Jason Odell Williams's "serious comedy" is reasonably serious, reasonably comedic, and vigorously staged, but it might have ventured a little deeper.

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
By Marc Miller on Apr. 03, 2017

Ruhl, as she frequently does, pours too much into the mix.

Chess Match No 5
By Eugene Paul on Mar. 28, 2017

Intrigues, exquisitely unfolded by superb performers.

Wakey,Wakey
By David Schultz on Mar. 21, 2017

Existential ruminations run rampant in playwright Will Eno’s latest thought provoking play.

The Light Years
By Eugene Paul on Mar. 20, 2017

Captivating. Go with the flow as it carries you along, start to finish.

Marty's Shadow
By Julia Polinsky on Mar. 16, 2017

A great performance brightens Swedish family psychodrama.

The Gravedigger’s Lullaby
By Ron Cohen on Mar. 13, 2017

A laborer’s struggle to provide for his family…pertinent and poetic.

Everybody
By Eugene Paul on Mar. 07, 2017

Everything old is ghoulishly new again, Everyman is now Everybody and the sting remains.

Linda
By Eugene Paul on Mar. 06, 2017

British star Janie Dee is Linda, stunning, successful, now 55. She wants it to mean something.

The Penitent
By Ron Cohen on Mar. 04, 2017

David Mamet asks you to put on your thinking cap rather than pull out your hankie in this tale of a troubled psychiatrist who won’t testify on behalf of his murderous patient.

If I Forget
By Ron Cohen on Feb. 27, 2017

Health crises, finances and conflicting ideologies on Israel consume an American Jewish family …and there are laughs, too.

Fashions for Men
by Joel Benjamin on Mar. 4

A lovingly staged period piece about honor, romance and haberdashery.

John & Jen
by Joel Benjamin on Mar. 3

A small show with big emotions, illuminated through the writing of Lippa and Greenwald and given life by Conor Ryan and Kate Baldwin.

Between Riverside and Crazy
by Joel Benjamin on Feb. 25

A complex, riveting, if oddly constructed, comedy-drama from a brilliant young playwright.

Off-Broadway - Solo Performance

Zero Hour
By Arney Rosenblatt on June 15, 2017

A complex man that used humor both as a piercing weapon and a protective wall.

A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka
By Julia Polinsky on June 14, 2017

Interesting, uneven, overall admirable, Sinking Ship’s production layers Kafka’s cynical gloom with lots of intriguing theater artistry.

The Mother of Invention
By Ron Cohen on Feb. 10, 2017

This dark comedy could use less invention and more cohesion.

Einstein!

By Deirdre Donovan on Jan. 09, 2017
Actor-playwright Jack Fry brings back the ghost of a famous theoretical physicist  filled with humor, wit, and humanity.

Conversations with Coward

By Eugene Paul on Dec. 29, 2016
Noel Coward’s wit overshadows his wisdom, but not in Simon Green’s polished, knowing performance.

MAESTRO

By Eugene Paul on Sept. 29, 2016
If you love Bernstein, if you don’t, this richly emotional, deeply moving solo drama is unmissable for you.

The Miracle of Long Johns

By Edward Rubin on Dec. 4
A dizzying array of dance, song, double-entendres, and vaudevillian-type jokes from every conceivable angle—political, social, cultural, sexual, and otherwise.

The Bullpen

By Eric Grunin on Feb. 16
Gives you more truths about the justice system in an hour than any cable drama gives you in a whole season.The Central Park Five, the group falsely arrested in 1989, spoke after the performance .

FEATURES

Edward Albee…an interview

By David Schultz on Sept. 30,2016

Everything was bad until I wrote ‘The Zoo Story’.

Ira Biloiwt

on Sept. 22, 2016

Everybody Rise! A celebration of Elaine Stritch

By Jeanne Lieberman on Nov. 24

Not the tender hearted, tear inspiring tribute of most memorials, the event was like its subject: over the top, irreverent and raucous.

John Lahr and Tony Kushner on Tennessee Williams
by Joel Benjamin on Oct. 8

Lahr's biography Mad Pilgrimage focuses on the interdependence of Williams’ mental and emotional health and the quality of his writing.

Cabaret/Concerts/Opera's

That’s Entertainment: Dietz & Schwartz and Friends

By Deirdre Donovan on July 19, 2017
The Mabel Mercer Foundation resurrected the crème de la crème ofthis famed duo -plus a little help from their friends.

Broadway by the Year: 2007 - 2017

By Deirdre Donovan on July 11, 2017
Scott Siegel returned to Town Hall hosting a next-to-perfect evening of Broadway songs performed by some of Broadway’s Big Names.

From Camelot to California: The Worlds of Lerner and Loewe

By Deirdre Donovan on June 15, 2017
A fitting tribute to Lerner and Loewe, who continually wove fantasy, myth, and romance into their art.

NY Pops – Something Wonderful

By Stewart Schulman on May. 03, 2017
An evening celebrating creative collaboration—with a whole lot of heart.

The American Classical Orchestra: The Ninth Symphony (Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125)

By Deirdre Donovan on Apr. 20, 2017
This period presentation offered authenticity that harkened back to its first performance, Vienna, 1824.

The New York Pops: "Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb"

By Deirdre Donovan and Jeanne Lieberman on Mar. 13, 2017
The celebrated orchestra created some magical razzle-dazzle under the enthusiastic baton of Steven Reineke at Carnegie Hall.

Our Time: Sullivan & Harnar Sing Sondheim
54 Below

By Joel Benjamin on Feb. 12

Two cabaret greats at the top of their game.

A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration
Lyrics & Lyricists , 92Y

By Joel Benjamin on Jan. 20

An evening of Sondheim songs, personal memories and great singing…what more do you need?

A Maestro’s Memoirs
by Deirdre Donovan on May. 22
Musician Donald Pippin time-travels back through star-dusted moments in his long-and-winding career.

David Ostwald and his Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at Birdland
by Jeanne Lieberman on May. 1
David Ostwald, who sets the pace and chooses the songs as he goes, leads a magic meld of multigenerational music meisters that varies slightly from week to week.

Dance

Rioult Dance New York
By R. Pikser on June 14, 2017

Two ballets, one old, one new, contrast in how they deal with the forks in life’s road.

The Deborah Zall Project:  In the Company of Women
By R. Pikser on May. 31, 2017

A look back at where we have come from helps us understand where we might go.

Kodo
By R. Pikser on Mar. 08, 2017

An hour and a half of drumming could just be a lot of noise, but the 14 young men of Kodo bring the audience into a meditative space.

Anabella Lenzu
By R. Pikser on Nov. 07, 2016

The Argentinian of Italian extraction brings us back to dance charged with emotion.

Dances Patrelle – Macbeth
By Roberta Pikser on Sept. 29, 2016

This reinterpretation of Macbeth could do with a bit more power, but had some interesting moments.

Thorns of the Crown
By Roberta Pikser on Sept. 22, 2016

Takes Shakespeare as its inspiration, but needs to learn something about specificity from the poet.

Ballet Inc. THE SERIES: Vol. 1
By Roberta Pikser on Aug. 27

Two evening samplers, comprising 34 choreographers, demonstrate the necessity for clarity in organization and in creativity and performance.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
By Julia Polinsky on Dec. 11

Big, bold, spectacle wrapped around a simple storyline in Michael Flatley’s fabulous flambuoyant farewell tour

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
By Joel Benjamin on Dec. 30

Three new works expand the techniques and expressive power of this exciting troupe’s dancers.

Regionals

Mamma Mia
by Ed Lieberman on May. 15, 2017


The Westchester Broadway Theater has its mojo back!

The Bikinis
by Ed Lieberman on Feb. 20, 2017


Jukebox musical an antidote for winter.

John
by David Schultz on Feb. 10, 2017


Mesmerizing production of playwright Annie Baker’s haunted tale perfectly rendered.

Christmas Inn
by Ed Lieberman on Dec. 19, 2016


A pleasant Holiday diversion, complete with repast!

Bye Bye Birdie
by Ed Lieberman on Aug. 18


A delightful diversion from today’s news.

Million Dollar Quartet
by Ed Lieberman on Aug. 12


A nostalgic visit to a seminal event in the history of music, involving major talents who were to become legends of rock ‘n’ roll.

Happy Days, A New Musical
by Ed Lieberman on May. 31


Happy Days, A New Musical . . . a spirited but rare miss at WBT.


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Kismet’s 10th annual Burger Cookoff 17

Photos & text by Bradlee and Chef John on July 12,2017

a great night of burgers, friends and laughs to showcase what it is to be a community.

Chris Memorial

By Andrea Wikso and Erin Wahlberg on July 12,2017

Beloved friend and Kismet Inn Bartender

Kismet’s July 4th ‘17 parade

text and photos by Bradlee on July 12,2017

The 52nd Kismet 4th of July Parade, dedicated to Joyce Cole, and led by the Kismet Fire Department Color Guard, kicked off Sunday at 11 a.m.

Kismet’s 15 Minutes of Fame, A Formal Red Carpet Event


photos and text by Bradlee on June. 29,2017

GROVE'S NEW HOMECOMING QUEEN
GINGER’S ELECTION A SNAP!


By Jeannie on June. 08,2017

KFD open house

By Bradlee on June. 08,2017

Kismet KCA Spring Meeting ‘17

By Jeannie on June. 08,2017

Even a larger space at the Firehouse overflowed.

A Bench for Binnie

By Jeannie on June. 08,2017

Kismet’s best friend and Fair Harbor’s cherished citizen, known as “Binnie”

DERBY DAY at the KISMET INN ‘17
old friends, new season


Photos by Myrna and Jeannie on May. 15,2017

Piping Plover in Peril or Fire Island residents?

By Nicole Allegrezza on May. 12,2017
Long Island Advance

FWS must relax regulations so that beach goers can enjoy a less-limited season

KISMET UPDATE: Winter Wonderland

By Jeannie Lieberman on Feb. 12,2017

ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE DEER
Fire Island Deer Dodge The Bullet
…for now

By Jeannie Lieberman on Feb. 12,2017

RED FOX SHOT with CROSSBOW on FIRE ISLAND

By Marija Beqaj on Jan. 31,2017

Provides the perception that it is now acceptable to kill animals with lethal weapons including crossbows.

PASTA NIGHT AT THE FIREHOUSE:
Always a treat despite competing events

Photo's By Jeannie on Oct. 28,2016

OKTOBERFEST ‘16:
TERRIFIC TRADITION THRIVES DESPITE THE WEATHER

By Jeannie on Oct. 28,2016
Photos by Joanne’s niece, Alexandra Russell

KISMET KCA ELECTION ‘16: Washington Take Note

By Jeannie on Oct. 18,2016

On Fire Island, a Scar From Hurricane Sandy Is Seen as a Good Thing

By LISA W. FODERARO on Oct. 03,2016

The breach that cuts through is increasingly, seen as something of a good thing.

KISMET FIRE DEPARTMENT HONES SKILLS
IN 2 SIMULTANEOUS SURPRISE DRILLS

By Jeannie on Aug. 11

Kismet’s Annual July 4th (3rd) Parade
A merry mix of military and madcap creativity

Photos by Bradlee and Jeannie on July. 7

The 41st Annual Fire Island Invasion!!
an ecstatic melding of the Grove and Pines "sisterhood"

by Jeannie on July. 7

Gay Pride in Cherry Grove
an extraordinary day of Remembrance and Celebration

photos by James Belzer, Jerry Ferreira and Just Lorraine
text by Jeannie on June. 24


“Hate will never win, together we celebrate that principle”.

The 9th Annual, Kismet Burger Cook Off
by Gregg Weisser on June. 24

Everyone who was there were winners because what's better than getting friends together having burgers on the beach.

Memorial For Paul Whitney On Father’s Day
A Fitting Tribute To One Kismet’s Favorite Fathers

by Jeannie on June. 24

Paul would have enjoyed the tribute; short, sentimental but not too mushy, with smiles instead of tears.

It May Be 2016, But Straight Parents Still Need Advice
Raising LGBT Children

by Wesley C. Davidson & Jonathan L. Tobkes, M.D. on June. 3

A Six-Minute Plan to Rid Clothes of Ticks
By ANN LUKITS on June. 1

New study alters old protocol

STOP THE SLAUGHTER
by Jeannie on Jan. 3

Fire Island National Seashore has announced their plan to shoot Fire Island’s deer They are giving us 30 days to try to change their minds


 

Fire Island Dance Festival
Returns to Fire Island Pines
on July 14-16, 2017

Produced by and Benefiting
Dancers Responding to AIDS,
a Program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


52nd Annual Miss Fire Island Pageant
Fire Island Clam Shucking Contest 2017

Press Release

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

 

 

July

All Saturdays              Lighthouse is open late – 8 pm

Enjoy the early evening at the Lighthouse.  Beat the parking fee after 6pm. Tower tours are available until 7:30 pm at regular fee. Weather permitting please call ahead (631) 661-4876.   Every Saturday in July.

 

Wednesday    5          Family Seaside Adventure

10am to noon-Meet at the Lighthouse.  Tower Tour and make a painting on snow fence.   Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

 

Wednesday    12        Family Seaside Adventure

10am to noon- meet at the Lighthouse.  Learn about the USLSS, tour of the Lens Building and the Boat House.  Paint a wooden fish to bring home.  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

 

Wednesday    19        Family Seaside Adventure

10am to noon- meet at the Lighthouse.  Seining in the bay and paint a clam shell.  (Wear bathing suits and water shoes.  Bring a towel.)   Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

 

Wednesday    26        Family Seaside Adventure

10am to noon- meet at the Lighthouse. Nature walk and fish printing. (Please bring a plain tee shirt and/or tote bag.)  Call 631-661-4876 to register.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  $5 per child.

 

August

Wednesday    2          Seaside Story Time

10am to 11:30am- Book reading and activity for children ages 5-8.  Meet on the front terrace of the Keepers Quarters.  Free.

 

 

Monday          7          National Lighthouse Day

                                    Reduced tower tour fees—all day!

 

Wednesday    9          Seaside Story Time-National Book Lovers Day

10am to 11:30am- Book reading and activity for children ages 5-8.  Meet on the front terrace of the Keepers Quarters. Free.

 

Saturday         12        31st Annual “Barefoot Black Tie Dinner Dance”

6:30 – 11 pm.  Enjoy a catered dinner and dance to the sounds of the live band, Tradewinds. Open bar and silent auction.  A great romantic evening on the Lighthouse terrace – $150 per person if purchased by July 22nd.  $175 per person afterwards -Tickets are very limited; call (631)321-7028 for tickets.

 

Wednesday    16        Seaside Story Time

10am to 11:30am- Book reading and activity for children ages 5-8.  Meet on the front terrace of the Keepers Quarters. Free.

 

Call (631) 661-4876 to make all reservations

  

The Lighthouse and museum is open all year round.  Winter hours are 10am – 4pm daily until December 15-then 10 am to 4pm weekdays and 11am to 4pm weekends.  All parking is in Field #5 of the Robert Moses State Park. Tower tours are $7 adults, $4 seniors & Children under 12 (children must be 42” tall to climb).  Foot ware is required to climb. Call for tower availability.


The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

4640 Captree Island, Captree Island, New York 11702
 www.fireislandlighthouse.com  (631) 661-4876     
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**Programs and times are subject to change.  Please visit our web site for updated information.**

 

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