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
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
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
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
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 .
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
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
2012 In 2011 I had an idea. Why not celebrate the idea of Tea Dance with the era’s that have defined it?