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2020 Family Guide

Programs and Activities for Children

Age ranges are what programs are designed for, but all ages may participate!



  • The live Morning Program has ended, but all of the projects, activities, games, stories, and songs are available free on our website.  No registration is needed.

  •  You can find the 2020 Morning Program site here. 

  • The site will remain accessible through early September.


Henry L. Ferguson Museum:

  • Virtual Children’s Programs hosted by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center educators every Wednesday at 2:00 in July and August.  (ages 5 & up).   

    • July 1:  Animal Senses

    • July 8: Terrific Turtles

    • July 15: Owl Prowl

    • July 22: Slithering Snakes

    • July 29: Pond Life

    • Aug. 5 Beaks, Feet & Feathers

    • Aug.12: Frogs--Facts vs. Fiction

    • Aug. 19: Remarkable Raptors

    • Aug. 26: TBD

      ​​The platform has changed to Zoom Meetings for all HLFM children’s programs. Advance registration for each desired program is required, but note that registrations for children’s programs will no longer be accessible through the Museum’s website. Invitations to join will be sent via the Museum’s e-news approximately a week before each program. If you are not receiving e-mails from the Museum, e-mail and an invitation to join will be sent out to you by reply. This method is suggested, as e-news messages can end up being blocked by filters.  Please note attendee/s names and ages when e-mailing in your request for an invitation. Visit under “Programs” for the full schedule.


Fishers Island Nature Discovery Program  (distance learning model)

The FIND Program, previously scheduled for the week beginning Aug. 17, 2020, is canceled for this summer. The combination of reasons included safety concerns, logistical difficulties, and general over-exposure of children to  Zoom programming. We look forward, hopefully, to the return of the FIND program in 2021.


Fishers Island Library -

  • Virtual Story Hour 4:30 Tuesdays beginning July 7

  • Marcie L. Madden Memorial Garden is available to the public for working, reading, or accessing the Library Wi-Fi while respecting physical distancing protocols.

  • The Library will open when permitted according to the phased reopening guidelines set forth by the Governor and following protocol by the Suffolk County Library System.  Programs will likely be held in the garden to allow for physical distancing. All attendees will be required to wear masks, and children must be accompanied by a parent at all times. 

  • Until the library is permitted to open, we will take calls and emails to fill requests for books, movies, etc. to the best of our ability, using the front porch of the library for pick-up and drop-off. 

  • In the works are 

    • Project kits for kids to pick up and work on at home

    • Virtual reading games and challenges 

    • Tentative adult author events.

Stay tuned for more details!


Lighthouse Works

Lighthouse Works will be offering 2 types of programs for kids and family units.

  • Material Box Workshops Hosted online, these art-making workshops will be designed and led by members of our alumni group. Each 15-student workshop, developed for Teens, Young Adults, and Adults, will utilize a kit that will be available for pickup at Lighthouse Works. Workshops will run twice-a-month through the end of the year, and will include:

    • Supply kit for each project

    • A group “craft” class

    • Time for offline experimenting and making

    • Individualized online follow up with the workshop’s instructor

    • A group show-and-tell

  • Wonderings We’ve asked past fellowship recipients to create guided individual or family activities based around something they found compelling during their time on Fishers Island. Posted weekly, these activities will encourage you to look, think, and make in the environs of FI.


Fishers Island Community Center -

No children’s programs are being offered at this time.  As the phases of reopening progress, additional programs will be offered, which may include children’s activities.


Clubs: Hay Harbor Club, Fishers Island Club, Fishers Island Yacht Club

All clubs are assessing the children’s and family programs they will be able to offer based on state policies as well as their own specific staffing and facilities.  Members should check directly with the club to determine program offerings as well as protocols for using club facilities including beaches.


Thanks to Island People's Project for providing space on their website to make this information accessible to the Fishers Island community.

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