Carol Channing at the Ice Palace Cherry Grove 2013.


Carol Channing was no stranger to Fire Island. A good friend of Broadway composer Jerry Herman, she was his frequent guest in the Pines from the 1960’s to the 1990’s.

As part of nightlife impresario Daniel Nardicio’s ICON series she arrives in Cherry Grove.







2013Transgender performer Justin Vivian Bond hosts the evening with Carol Channing recalling her career and life. The evening takes on a life of its own with a celebrity packed audience. A sold out crowd arrives.



The show begins with an introduction by Daniel Nardicio… and Justin Vivian Bond performs.



And then this happened…Hello Carol!



Carol Channing remembers…





Actor Alan Cumming engages Carol Channing.


A standing ovation…






The after party.





Village People’s Randy Jones and Alan Cumming backstage. Porsche and Carol Channing.

Broadway actor and former Pines resident Tommy Tune arrives to visit with Carol Channing.

Justin Vivian Bond, Daniel Nardicio and actress Parker Posey.






History made.