DJ Don Fendley.

DJ Don Fendley.           Don Fendley’s DJ career began in New York during the late-1960s at a Fire Island Pines club called The Blue Whale. Fendley
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DJ Kevin Burke

DJ Kevin Burke     DJ KEVIN BURKE – FIP BLUE WHALE TEA DANCE DJ 1977 – 1987, 1992, 1993 1994     DJ Kevin Burke was resident DJ at the Pines
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Pines People- David Lee

Pines People- David Lee       In a late 1970’s  pre- AIDS world a gay man was still closeted. Especially David Lee. He worked for the corporate pharmaceutical  world. A world where
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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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1960’s. It’s a Mod, Mod World…

1960’s.     In spite of promoting itself as a family community, the proximity to Cherry Grove, and the beauty of the generous landscape was luring many from NYC .
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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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The Blue Whale & The Tea Dance Est. 1966

The Blue Whale & the Tea Dance Est. 1966       The Classic Blue Whale dance floor where many memories were made… This historic bar/restaurant that witnessed the birth
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