DRA- Dancers responding to AIDS. Fire Island Dance Festival. Est. 1995 Since the first performance in 1995, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival has
The GMHC Morning Party 1990-1998 1990. After the 1989 weather issue and the collapse of the covered pool dance floor, and the tremendous growth of the party
Peter Allen-Celebrity history . 1944 – 1992 Singer Peter Allen was a big supporter of the Pines. He performed in many benefits and became a real part of the
GMHC Morning Party Sweet 16. 1998. The GMHC (Gay Mens Health Crisis) Morning Party began in 1983 by a group of concerned Pines community members as
“The Normal Heart” HBO films in the Pines- 2013 2013. On a summer’s day HBO arrives to film playwright Larry Kramer’s award winning play “The Normal Heart”.
Pines People – Larry Kramer. Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. Kramer—the second son of a
Mel Cheren- Music history. 1933-2017 1970’s. On a trip to Fire Island Mel Cheren met what would be his partner in life and love Michael Brody. 12 years
Pines People – Nikki Fried Nikki Fried was a former nun who found her way to Fire Island. Her friend there Sandy Paul help her to find a
From the Pines with Love 1991. Again Dionne Warwick was no stranger to Fire Island having been to Cherry Grove in 1967. Again
From the Pines with Love 1990. After the success of the first “From the Pines with Love” benefit in 1985 it was decided to have another. Beginning with a
From the Pines with Love. 1985. With the advent of the AIDS crisis owner John Whyte felt the need for a community response. With co chair Ron English, and using his
Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 The Pines was a haven for many artists. Here inspired by the beauty of the surroundings their art flourished. Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the many.