The Pines 40th Anniversary

The Pines 40th Anniversary 1993. In 1993 the Pines community celebrated their 40th Anniversary with an elaborate party. A host committee was formed to plan it. Much research and effort went into the event including flags, posters, a journal, memorabilia, and of course the party celebrating it all. The community...

Where Ocean Meets Sky vintage aerial photo exhibit.

"Where Ocean meets Sky " Vintage Aerial photo exhibit. 2018 In 2018 we created an exhibit of vintage 1970's aerial photo's. Unlike the aerial photo's taken today using a drone, these photo's were taken from a seaplane hired by longtime Pines resident Claudio Contes and his then partner Jerry Gloor....

Kay Ballard- Celebrity history.

Kay Ballard-Celebrity history. 1925-2019. Actress Kay Ballard was a frequent visitor to Fire Island. Both in Cherry Grove and the Pines. She performed in the Pines in both the 1980's and 90's. Catherine Gloria Balotta also known as Kay Ballard was born in Cleveland. She began her career as a...

Perry Ellis- Fashion history.

Perry Ellis- Fashion history. Perry Edwin Ellis (March 3, 1940 – May 30, 1986) was an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous sportswear house in the mid-1970s. Ellis' influence on the fashion industry has been called "a huge turning point" because he introduced new patterns and proportions to a market which was dominated by more...