From the Pines with Love -1992

From the Pines with Love-1992.

From the Pines with Love was created in 1985 by John Whyte and Paul Dean. This was the Pines communities answer to tthe growing AIDS crisis. It would become a tradition that was repeated in 1990, 1991,. Singer Dionne Warwick returned with even more talent including singer/ actress Melba Moore, Leslie Uggams, and more.

Songwriter Burt Bacharach was to be part of the lineup, but for unknown reasons he did not appear.



A three day event beginning with a dinner on Friday with the Lavender Swing Band brought out not only the best in entertainment, but also in the community. 

The excitement of celebrities in the midst!

Singer Dionne Warwick was no stranger to Fire Island having appeared the year before. However she spent time here in 1968.

Singer/Actresses Leslie Uggams , Melba Moore, and Mel Carter  joined Dionne on stage. 

The event had grown bigger and more elaborate, and with that so did the fundraising. It was an era of volunteerism where community came together to support. 

Opening act was comedienne Jamie DeRoy who had appeared as part of the event since 1990   .  






Mel Carter.

Singer/Actress Melba Moore performs.

Leslie Uggams gets back to her Rock n Roll roots.

Dionne performs her hit “That’s what friends are for” with all…

The press…

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