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Kismet is a small community on Fire Island located across the Great South Bay opposite the mainland in Bay Shore, NY. Kismet is a hamlet of the Town of Islip. It is Fire Island’s most westerly community bordering the Fire Island National Seashore Lighthouse tract directly overlooking the famed Fire Island Lighthouse.

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President's Message

Welcome to 2024, We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits.

Whether you are a new member to the Kismet community or someone who has been coming  to Fire Island for years, my board and I want to thank you for your continued support, and we hope to continue offering a place for gathering, sun, fun and community spirit! 

I’m excited to announce that we hope to bring the auction back this year along with some additional events.

Communication is important to us and vital to help our community.

We’re always open to new ideas and would love to hear about any ideas you all might have – drop us an email at kismetcaboard@gmail.com

or reach out to any board members at our events!

The end of 2023 and beginning of 2024 brought us two significant storms, fortunately our dunes held, and we did have wash overs and flooding  along our bayfront and low-lying areas throughout town. Beach repair was completed from Fair Harbor on Seaview. The Army Corp of Engineers conducted a survey and determined our dunes were intact. Upon your return, please make sure your house is safe, especially your electricity.

Sam Wood, our new Erosion Control District Commissioner and Warren Lem our new Sidewalk District Commissioner have been working with the Army Corp of Engineers and Town and County Officials to correct any damage caused by the past storms, especially our snow fence and storm drains.

Please visit our directory, https://kismetdirectory.com/support our sponsors and have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Best regards,

Gary J. Leone


Kismet Community Association


Latest News

The Snapper Derby
The Sand Castle Contest
Kismet Kake Sale
Stay Informed!
Kismet Burger Contest
You're Invited to Participate!
2024 lifeguard coverage
The spring meeting Minutes

To pay your 2023 dues, please click here to be taken to PayPal, where you can pay by credit card. You will also find information there to pay by check.

The Kismet Directory is in circulation and can be purchased at the Kismet Market. Corrections and new information is always being collected.

MOVIES FOR ADULTS: A movie schedule will be posted when available.