Ascension Party 2006-2017

Ascension Party 2006-2017 In 2006, Eric von Kuersteiner had a vision to create a fun daytime party for the new generation of Fire Island.  He named it Ascension. It grew into the island’s most anticipated and busiest weekends, with three days of stellar events, thousands of cute guys and unsurpassed entertainment—all raising...

Dancing on the Bay Est. 1995.

  Dancing on the Bay Est. 1995.       During the 4th of July weekend in 1995 the first "Dancing on the Bay" was held at the Bayfront home of Pines resident Richard Winger. The party/benefit was held to raise funds for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Community Center. The...

2000’s. A new Millenium.

2000's. The Pines party grows into a major event/ fundraiser in the community. In 2004 owner John Whyte sells the commercial district to Pines resident Eric Von Kuersteiner. He begins sweeping changes as he brings a new generation to the Pines. In 2006 he demolishes the existing Pavilion, and builds...

The Pavilion 2005- 2012

  In 2004 longtime owner John Whyte sells the Pines properties to Eric Von Kuersteiner. Von Kuersteiner begins sweeping changes with a plan to revive the Pines and bring a new generation.     The plan involved many changes to existing structures like the Botel and the Pavilion.    ...