07/07/16 7:52am
Shelter Island Fireworks

Fireworks over Shelter Island. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

The 59th annual Shelter Island Fireworks are not the only exciting event occurring this weekend as the efforts and vision of Shelter Island Fireworks, Inc. and local businesses will infuse the weekend with excitement and community. (more…)

05/26/16 6:30am
Last year's fireworks show over the Peconic Bay, where it can be seen by spectators on Shelter Island and the North Fork. (credit: Beverlea Walz)

Last year’s fireworks show over the Peconic Bay, where it can be seen by spectators on Shelter Island and the North Fork. (credit: Beverlea Walz)

In 2015, Shelter Island residents nearly went without a tradition of more than 50 years: the Shelter Island fireworks display.

The event, which typically takes place the weekend after July 4, was canceled last March by the Chamber of Commerce, which said the show had become too costly to continue.

A small group led by Brett Surerus and other Shelter Island residents then banded together to raise the funds necessary to put on the show. By doing this, they officially took over as the event’s organizers.

They call themselves Shelter Island Fireworks Inc., and they want everyone to know that fundraising will allow the show to go on once again, in its 59th year, on Saturday, July 9.  (more…)