The Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice, marks the point when one of Earth’s poles tilts closest to the Sun, occurring twice annually, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). In the hemisphere experiencing summer solstice, it boasts the longest period of daylight and shortest night of the year, with the Sun reaching its […]

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June 20, 2024


Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday’s name is a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth”, as it was on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of […]

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June 16, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Memorial Day is one of the federal holidays in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States. It’s been observed […]

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May 27, 2024

2024 Partial (89%) Solar Eclipse

Image from NASA On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada, creating a path of totality. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. The sky will darken as if it were […]

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April 6, 2024

M 4.8 – 2024 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Earthquake

The April 5, 2024, M 4.8 earthquake near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, occurred as a result of oblique reverse and strike-slip faulting at shallow depths in the crust. Although this event did not occur near a plate boundary, such “intraplate” earthquakes can and do occur. While this earthquake is relatively small globally, earthquakes of this […]

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April 5, 2024

Happy International Women’s Day

Today we honor the strength, resilience, hard work, commitment and brilliance of women all over the world. On this day of March 8th, the International Women’s Day, we celebrate the incredible contributions to our women lifeguards. They continue to motivate, empower and impress generations of our past, current and future Smith Point lifeguards!

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March 8, 2024

Student Opportunity for Summer- Become a Lifeguard!

Tomorrow night is our LAST informational session for the 2024 season to learn about an exciting opportunity to become a Lifeguard! The session will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:00pm at the Center Moriches Public Library. The Suffolk County Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking Youth interested in summer employment at local pools and beaches. You must […]

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January 30, 2024

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Kyle Messina, Newsday All-Long Island football first team 2023

ALL – Kyle Messina, Sayville, 6-0, 185, Jr. Messina was one of the top two-way players on Long Island. He rushed for 1,527 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also had 68 tackles, 39 solos, six interceptions, five tackles for a loss, and a sack. Congratulations Kyle Source:

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December 17, 2023

The 22nd annual Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy

The 22nd annual Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy will take place on Saturday, September 9th, 2023. The magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and white sand beaches make this race a landmark event on the Long Island racing calendar. Proceeds help support the Community Library’s Family Literacy Project, the William Floyd High […]

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September 3, 2023