Fire Island Holiday gift guide.




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Photographer Tom Bianchi’s ode to the Pines captures the golden age of the Pines through a series of polaroid’s. Each photo has a meaning all its own. The perfect gift for someone who loves the Pines.

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Architect Christopher Rawlins meticulously researched book of architect Horace Gifford and the Fire Island homes                      he created. A must for any Pines enthusiast!

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"Welcome to Fire Island..." 1976
“Welcome to Fire Island…” 1976


Jack Nichols vision of Cherry Grove and the growing Pines in a time gone by. A unique intimate perspective of life on Fire Island in the early 1970’s.

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The first movie to deal with the growing AIDS crisis. A must for every young person to see the beginnings of the response of the epidemic.

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                             A journey through a post Stonewall world through the eyes of character  Josh Silver. A wonderful ride through New York and Fire Island written by Pines resident Jeff Sharlach.  Normally $14.95 on Amazon here or we have donated copies for $ 10.00 included local shipping!

                        Buy it here from us   or   Amazon










                          Andrew Holleran’s classic book that is required reading for every gay young person. The book mapped out gay New York. It documented real events in the city’s gay landmarks. It doesn’t portray gay men as evil or particularly dangerous, as did much 20th century literature. From the depths of New York gay scene to the beaches of Fire Island it is all here.


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A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay spans the heyday of author Felice Picano’s life in the Pines and Manhattan during the 1960s and 1970s. He chronicles his love affairs and the tortuous intricacies of a longtime love triangle, his hilarious misadventures as a bookstore employee.

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First published in 1993, the award-winning Cherry Grove, Fire Island tells the story of the extraordinary gay and lesbian resort community near New York City. This new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author. Everything you wanted to know about Cherry Grove, but were too lazy to look for. Its all here!
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                           My own book of inspirational and reflective thoughts about our beautiful Island. 
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        Directed by Emmy® Award winner Ryan Murphy and written by Academy Award® nominee Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Based on Kramer’s Tony Award® winning play of the same name, it takes an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. An ensemble of searing performances featuring Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy® winner Jim Parsons, and Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts. Filmed in the Pines and again a must see for the twinks!

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 A summer on Fire Island by Alexander Goodman.

                       The 60’s in Cherry Grove and all It encompassed.   No hard copy download e book @


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The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience examines the strategies for survival and coping employed by these HIV-positive gay men, who together constitute the first generation of long-term survivors of the disease. Through interviews conducted by the author, it narrates the stories of gay men who have survived since the early days of the epidemic; documents and delineates the strategies and behaviors enacted by men of this generation to survive it; and examines the extent to which these approaches to survival inform and are informed by the broad body of literature on resilience and health.
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The people who have everything and stop at nothing! The naked , gaping underside of the upper crust!

Need I say more… 

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Souvenirs NYC &

Souvenirs Anniversary Tea Dance


A perennial favorite for holiday giving (and receiving!) is wonderful music.  Better still is that special kind of music that takes you back to the summer place we love the best… Fire Island Pines.

The historical legacy of Fire Island’s musical eminence is unquestioned – in the Seventies it’s where all the big hits of the era were debuted and test-marketed.  Singing “Come To Me” live at BEACH 79, an unknown France Joli was instantly propelled to Gold Record status and certified Disco Diva.  Any Saturday night you could spot a famous singer, songwriter, or producer celebrating their latest international release!

The Eighties brought an all new club to The Pines and a new sound to match.  The musical pallet broadened and the hours lengthened.  Cotton Candy Disco and summer anthems were still huge, but they were joined by Imported Electronica, English pop hits, and extended sets of beautiful, evocative morning music.

The Nineties were no less innovative and exciting, with house music and a flock of luscious new divas  being creatively spun by the country’s most talented DJ’s.

Available directly from Fire Island’s own DJ Robbie Leslie, and benefiting The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society, we are thrilled to offer two of the biggest and most poplar editions of our unforgettable Souvenirs Party Series! 


“Occupy The Disco” (Tad Haes, Ru Bhatt, and Josh Appelbaum) are now famous for their great new style of re-branding disco and bringing it hot and fresh to a hip younger crowd.  On the first warm evening of Spring 2015, they joined Robbie in the DJ booth to celebrate the upcoming Fire Island Summer Season.  Three generations of happy feet merged onto the packed rooftop dancefloor of Le Bain at The Standard Hotel, Highline!  Great Fire Island Classics from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’… with some wonderful surprises! 

3 CD’s or Digital Download to your Computer – $50

SOUVENIRS/ 50 Years of Tea Dance

The Blue Whale was honored as the creator and home of original Tea Dance, beginning in 1966.  With a little help from modern technology, and full access to the master tape archives, Robbie Leslie shared the booth for the first and only time with one of Fire Island’s most successful and beloved legends, the late great DJ Roy Thode.  Live mixing by Robbie is seamlessly blended together with some of Roy’s most popular songs and signature mixing techniques.  A 100% Disco Extravaganza, and LOVE was definitely in the air!

4 CD’s or Digital Download to your Computer – $50




  Mascara, Mirth, & Mayhem by Susan Kravitz.

A great visual documentation of the annual Invasion of the Pines on July 4th.

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Longtime Companion poster 11×17 – $14.99

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