Join us for the 1st annual Sea & Sand Sustainability Festival honoring the beautiful, natural environment of our beloved Fire Island community. There will be arts & crafts, outdoor activities, and events for both children and adults. This is a great way to prepare for “Our Oceans” week at Saltaire Day Camp, which starts on Monday, July 11th.
7/9/2022 - 7/10/2022
In & around the Village
Beach Clean Up 9-11 am, Gazebo
Library Reading 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Library
Trivia Night 6-8 pm, Market Deck
Sea Art & Collectibles Workshop: 10-11 am, Art Shed
Movie Screening- James Cameron's Secrets of the Whales, Humpbacks: 5 pm, Saltaire Yacht Club
Beach Clean Up
Saturday, 9 -11 am, Gazebo - all ages
Meet us at the Gazebo for our annual July beach cleanup! We will provide gloves, bags and grabbers.This is a great opportunity to collect bottle caps for the Saltaire Day Camp Bottle Cap Festival on July 15th. Save recyclables to use at the Sea Art & Collectables workshop on Sunday, July 10th. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that collect the most trash!
Butterfly Island Children's Book Reading
Saturday, 1:30 pm, Library - ages 4-8
Come for the first public reading of Butterfly Island, a new picture book inspired by Ellen, a plucky Fire Islander, daughter, and first-mate of Captain Bob. When Captain Bob can no longer pilot his boat, he sets a new course - to save the Island's dwindling monarchs. Now Ellen and the island’s children must help Captain Bob to carry on, even when facing one of the biggest storms any one has ever seen.
Reading by Tracy Dockray, creator of Butterfly Island and illustrator of over 30 books for children.
Ellen Federico will talk about her Monarch Butterfly Mission after the reading. Children can create their own colorful butterflies.
Saturday, 6-8 pm, Market Deck - ages 8 and up
Test your knowledge of environmental trivia at this kids vs adults event! Join with friends and family to form teams- we recommend 6 to 8 people. Patrick will be serving a sustainable dish. Prizes will be awarded! Wine and beer available at the store for participants 21 years of age and older.
Sea Art & Collectibles Workshop
Sunday, 10-11 am, Art Shed - all ages
Calling all beach gatherers! Learn how to transform recycled items into clever conservation crafts, design works of art with gifts from the sea, and convert paper towel rolls into compost-filled planters. Materials, art supplies, compost, and seeds are included.
Followed by 'Show and Tell' about your most unique Fire Island seashore treasure and why it's special to YOU. There will be a gallery of paintings, collages, and mobiles using found objects by community artists.
Movie Screening - James Cameron's Secrets of the Whales, Humpbacks
Sunday, 5 pm, Saltaire Yacht Club - all ages
We will be showing one of the episodes of the "Secrets of the Whales" series, a National Geographic special produced by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Learn about the amazing humpback whales that we can see right from the Saltaire beach! The series gives viewers an up-close and personal look at the complex culture and social structures of five species of whales: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales. This screening is the finale to our weekend of events, leading into "Our Oceans" week at camp the following day. We will be serving a variety of sustainable food grown in the New York area.