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Hot Fun in the Sun on the Beach

08/26/2010 05:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How much did regular summer Cherry Grove residents appreciate having the ferry parking lot closed for hours on end and restaurants and the beach over-run by LGBT African Americans? Probably, they enjoyed it no more than locals enjoyed the 'gay invasion' in the 1950s.

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Still with yesterday illuminated by brilliant sunshine a fine time was had by all who participated in the seventh annual Fire Island Blackout weekend.

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Straw hats, sunglasses and abbreviated swimsuits were much in evidence, yet the most becoming fashion accessory was still spectacular smiles!

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