Ascension Party 2006-2017

Ascension Party 2006-2017 In 2006, Eric von Kuersteiner had a vision to create a fun daytime party for the new generation of Fire Island.  He named it Ascension. It grew into the island’s most anticipated and busiest weekends, with three days of stellar events, thousands of cute guys and unsurpassed entertainment—all raising...

Fashions of the Pines 1990’s.

Fashions of the Pines 1990's. Fashion has always been part of Pines history. The Pines Fashion show was a tradition since the 1960's. Held at the Botel pool and most always a benefit for the Pines Conservation Society. Held both day and night over the years this one would be...

Beach 40th Anniversary !

Beach 40th Anniversary ! 1979-2019. Beach 40th Anniversary Event 1979-2019. In 1979 an event that would change the course of history and culture of the Pines took place. It was called "Beach." It was essentially about a new Fire truck for the Fire Island Pines Volunteer Fire Department, but the...

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...