News & Events

Lighthouse 225th Anniversary July Lecture Series

Join us in the Oceans Institute at the Lighthouse for these exciting and thought-provoking lectures

July 6 (Tues) 2 pm

Chris Paparo, Southampton Marine Science Center Manager: “From Plankton  to Whales- Why our local waters are worth protecting.” Regain your enthusiasm for protecting our marine environment by learning about some of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the waters of Long Island.

July 13 (Tues) 2 pm

Tara Rider, Stony Brook lecturer:  “The Swashbuckling History of Women in Piracy.” Spanning the globe and centuries, female pirates have sailed the seas, captivating audiences both in their own times and today.  Come explore their history.

Illustrated Talk: July 15 (Thurs) 6 pm

Explorer, marine scientist, photographer and filmmaker Gaelin Rosenwaks:  “Tales of the Open Ocean:  Adventures at Sea.”  Gaelin’s talk will take you around the world to explore the beauty of our oceans while illuminating the cutting-edge research being conducted to understand the complexity of their ecosystems.   Driven by her academic background in marine science, and using photographs and video to document her exploration, she hopes to heighten awareness of the importance of protecting the health of our planet.  She will also give a sneak peak of her current film project, “Finding Physty,” about her connection with a young sperm whale.

July 22 (Thurs) 2 pm

Julia Stepanuk, Ph.D. candidate, “Humpback whales in the big city – how whales inform conservation in New York waters.” What can humpback whales tell us about the ocean’s health? Immerse yourself in the beauty of the south shore from a whale’s perspective!

July 29 (Thurs) 2 pm

Paul Shepson, Dean of the School of Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook:  “Helping New York State lead in managing the change to a renewable and sustainable energy future.”  Hear all about New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), and its ambitious goals to completely change the way we produce and consume energy in New York State.


Craft Fair 2021

We are accepting applications for our two craft fairs this summer, which will take place on:

July 10 & 11
August 14 & 15

Artisans from the East Coast have been coming to Montauk to show and offer their work for sale on the grounds of Second House since 1971.

For more information please visit Craft Fair 2021.


Montauk Film Festival

July 29 – 31 (Thurs, Fri, Sat) 7 – 10 pm

The Second Annual MONTAUK FILM FESTIVAL will bring us screenings and thought-provoking panel discussions over three evenings. The goal of the Festival is to raise awareness about our environment through themes of athleticism and sustainability. See for more information. On the grounds of SECOND HOUSE.


Come enjoy the Quogue Wildlife Refuge shows at the Montauk Lighthouse:

Saturday, June 5th, 2021  |  ANIMALS  |  shows at 12:00 noon & 1:30pm
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021  |  REPTILES  |  shows at 12:00 noon & 1:30pm
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021  |  BIRDS of PREY  |  shows at 12:00 noon & 1:30pm


The Lighthouse Triathlon – Sunday July 18, 2021

The Lighthouse Triathlon is being produced by EventPower with one of the best finish lines around!  Finish your run, leading up to the historic Lighthouse. Swim a 1/2 Mile starting at Gin Beach. This is a beautiful point to point swim. Bike 14 miles through Montauk and around Gosman’s Dock finishing at the Lighthouse while running a 5K through wide, closed, paved roads. Join us for this historical event!


Lighthouse Weekend – Saturday & Sunday, August 7th & 8th, 2021

Shows at 12pm & 3pm

Colonial Toys • Leather Working • Pottery Exhibit
For all ages!


The Marshall Tucker Band –  Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year. The Montauk Music Festival will rock the Lighthouse with a benefit concert to raise money for the maintenance of the Montauk Lighthouse. Join us at the Lighthouse on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Buy tickets here.


Light The Lighthouse – Saturday, November 27 2021

Join us at sunset, about 4pm for this festive event!

The Montauk Lighthouse is a self-funding not for profit entity, relying solely on our wonderful patrons to support our site, tours and operations. The annual cost of just lighting the Lighthouse for the holiday season is about $50,000. Our first responsibility is to the care and upkeep of “The Light”. We wholeheartedly welcome kind benefactors to step forward and help us ensure that this tradition continues.

Visit us again on Sunday from 11am – 3pm and meet Santa, fun for the whole family!