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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

On behalf of the Kismet Community Association and my Board of Directors, we welcome you to the 2023 season.  Over the coming months we look forward to meeting you, whether it be walking down the streets, at the beach, in town or at a community activity.

Our community website, ​​www.kismetca.com is a repository of information regarding our Hamlet. Upcoming activities, events, announcements, and a community calendar will be posted here. Please take a few minutes to visit and familiarize yourself with this resource and to get to know your community. The website provides information for most of the questions homeowners have. We are also pleased to announce our new online directory. Please visit our advertisers to show your support.www.kismetdirectory.com

Periodically, you will receive emails from the KCA Board which serves as an intermediary between our meetings and provides residents with announcements, quality of life issues, community events, activities, social opportunities, and the like.  Please be sure that we have your email on our distribution list. Ours is kismetcaboard@gmail.com.

As a homeowner, you may already have some ideas on how you’d like to improve our community. Please feel free to contact me or any of my board members.

​It is this Board’s policy to keep you informed as much as possible on any information we receive from the Town of Islip, Fire Island National Seashore, Office of Emergency Management, the Fire Island Association, Fire Island Ferries, the Kismet Fire Department, and the Kismet Fire District, etc.

Gary continues to attend the monthly Fire Island Association dialogue meetings. The FIA is also working hard to protect our beaches and bayfront including health and safety issues regarding the rise in ground water. This year the FIA was instrumental in the proposed driving regulations, the long-term impact of Wind Farm Leases and the relentless erosion that continues to erode our bayside. This organization represents the 17 communities on Fire Island, including over 4000 homes and dozens of businesses. Please visit their website and consider joining if you haven’t already done so.  https://www.fireislandassociation.org

The KCA Board continues to work with the Town of Islip and local politicians, on addressing many of our concerns.

Again, welcome to the Kismet Community Association.  We know you’ll find this island is a great place to live and visit and we encourage your participation.


​Gary J. Leone
Kismet Community Association

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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.