Pines People- Ron McKenna.

 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
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The Rainbow Flag

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
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Robert Mapplethorpe- Art history

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.
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Pines People- Doris Taussig

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
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Pines People- Paul McGregor

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
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1970’s. Dancing the Disco Dance…

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
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Pines People- Joyce Reich 1932-2016

  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
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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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