In an abundance of safety for our Residents & Tourists, we’ve canceled the Lighting of the Lighthouse

This year has been challenging and difficult for everyone. The Montauk Historical Society, as a nonprofit organization, depends on public support and grants in order to survive, so we are especially grateful that the public has been there for us through this pandemic. Although our season started late, we were able to open the Lighthouse grounds and museum to visitors, who showed up in great numbers, observing all social-distancing guidelines and protocols.

Sadly, those guidelines are forcing us to cancel this year’s Annual Holiday Lighting of the Lighthouse. We deeply regret the disappointment this will cause to the Montauk community, as well as to our visitors, and the impact it may have on hotels and restaurants. With luck, next year’s festivities will be all the more joyous as we celebrate around our newly restored, preserved and repainted tower. Please check our website for updated schedules, and for more information about our $1.3 million Lighthouse Tower Restoration Project.

If you come out to see us some late fall or winter’s eve, do turn on your phone’s flashlight mode to salute the Lighthouse, honor a loved one, or hail the holidays. Maybe even sing a chorus of “Deck the Halls.” We wish you the warmest, safest holiday season possible, and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.