The Tea Dance Est. 1966

          Upon purchasing the Pines Yacht Club from then owner Peggy Fears with partners in the early 60’s model John Whyte bought out all partners in
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After Dark magazine on Fire Island.

After Dark 1968-1983 was an entertainment magazine that covered theater , cinema, stage plays, ballet, performance art, and various artists, including singers,  actors and actresses, and dancers, among others. First
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Peter Hujar- Art History

Peter Hujar Peter Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, left behind a complex and profound body of photographs. He was a leading figure in the group of artists, musicians,
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The Blue Whale & The Tea Dance Est. 1966

The Blue Whale & the Tea Dance Est. 1966 The Classic Blue Whale dance floor where many memories were made… This historic bar/restaurant that witnessed the birth of the tea
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The Monster Cherry Grove Est. 1970

The Monster Cherry Grove  Est. 1970 Before it became the institution it is today in the Village NYC the Monster bar/night club began its journey on Fire Island in Cherry
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Rock Hudson- Celebrity history

Rock Hudson                1979. Having been here before actor Rock Hudson arrives as a guest of John Whyte.     1985…     Rock
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Jerry Herman – Celebrity history.

  Jerry Herman                                1960’s-1990’s. Broadway composer Jerry Herman becomes a resident twice purchasing homes on
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David Hockney – Celebrity history

  1976. Artist David Hockney captured through the lens of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Taken at Bruce Mailman’s (owner of the Saint) home at 442 Ocean & Sail. With Henry Geldzahler.
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Halston – Celebrity history.

    In the summer of 1964,  Fashion designer Halston found romance, of a sort. He was at tea dance, the late-afternoon ritual at the bay-front Botel in the Fire
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