A new club arrives to take over as the era of the Sandpiper ends. Named the Pavilion it changes the cornerstone of the community. A box like structure as many claim it is the box that the new ferry arrived in.
It will begin to change the face of dance as many travel to Cherry Grove to the Ice Palace. The DJ ( pictured John Ceglia) continues to take center stage in both Pavilion and Tea Dance. The house party takes on new meaning with themes such as “Hooray for Hollywood”, “Esther Williams party”, “Hat Party”, “Hollywood Shore Leave.”
The world and the Pines changes as AIDS begins its rampage through the Gay community. Pines resident Larry Kramer forms GMHC with fellow Pines people, and the fight begins. The Pines becomes quiet as many in the community lose the battle.
The decade sets the tone for the fight. The Pines community steps up with benefits like GMHC Morning Party and From the Pines with Love.
Those lost will live on in the Pines…