Pines People- Jack & Rita Lichtenstein. A chance encounter in a subway station in Manhattan in 1949 led a young
Art history- Felice Picano Like many in the Arts lives were touched by Fire Island and inspired. Felice Picano is the author of more than thirty books of poetry,
Coming out…a teaching moment. 1950’s-60’s-70’s and 80’s. In a world where coming out can still be difficult for some, we look back at the era’s
Pines People- David Baker. David Baker and Sylvan Cole founded FIPAP (Fire Island Arts Project) over 25 years ago. Offering musical revues and shows which tapped into the wealth
Pines People- Tony Setteducate My first trip to Fire Island was in the early 1960’s. A group of us youngsters who hung out at Julius, the gay straight
The Mirrored houses of Suga. Est. 1977-79. 400 & 426 Ocean Walk.
The Mr. Fire Island Body Beautiful Contest 1970’s. On July 19, 1970 rather than the annual Miss Fire Island contest a Mr. Fire Island Body Beautiful contest was held. Sponsored
Pines/Cherry Grove People- Rose (Bob) Levine Arriving in Cherry Grove in 1955 Bob Levine found home. A home
The Seaplane history. The word Seaplane was meant to symbolize two types of planes associated with the sea. The type that is still used today
The History of Disco. Disco music and Fire Island have a lot in common. Much of it was tested here as many company executives spent time here. The long
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
“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”.