Ron McKenna He first visited Fire Island in 1956, when his uncle took him to Cherry Grove , where he owned a house on Doctors Walk with his
The Rainbow Flag Est. 1978. The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to
Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 The Pines was a haven for many artists. Here inspired by the beauty of the surroundings their art flourished. Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the many.
Doris Taussig Doris Taussig arrived in the Pines in 1939. Her father was a dentist who never got to practice his dentistry because landholdings and real estate. The then valueless
Paul McGregor 1935-2013 On a random drive with his wife Paul McGregor discovered the Pines in 1961. He brought his creativity and spirit making his mark in Pines
1970’s. The Tea Dance had grown, and become the place to be on Fire Island, and with that the Pines became a destination. Disco music had taken over. Many from
Joyce Reich 1932-2016 Joyce S. Schick of Patchogue, NY passed away quietly in her sleep on April 7th, 2016. She is survived by Walter Reich, her loving husband of
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
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
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,
In the 1970’s the Pines was a creative melting pot. Drawing all from every creative field. Many fashion photographers and models were here for the use of the Pines as
Patti Smith 1970’s. American singer, poet and visual artist Patti Smith is photographed in the Pines by longtime friend Robert Mapplethorpe.