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Fire Island Pines

Poetry in Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

For me, the festival also triggered a flood of memories that I thought had been buried with my youth.

I Miss Tommy Carraway

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

It was there that The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer reminded us living today: Act Up. Fight AIDS.

Opera Gets a Sexy Makeover at the Fire Island Opera Festival

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

The Pines," the gay summer vacation destination off the coast of Long Island, is usually known more for groovy disco or throbbing dance music than for opera, but that changed this past weekend.

Reasons to Do Drag (PHOTOS)

Nish Gera | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

You do drag for the first time because you want to be called "fierce." You do drag because you really want to be on that boat invading the Pines. You do drag because your best friend told you that the only version you should attempt is the grotesque one, and he said that scoffingly.

Fire Island Pines Celebrates the Fourth of July With 'The Invasion' (PHOTOS)

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

Every Fourth of July, the Fire Island Pines status quo is shaken up with "The Invasion," a yearly tradition that brings a ferryboat full of drag queens to the Fire Island Pines harbor, where they are greeted by throngs of revelers in what has become a joyous, raucous spectacle.

WATCH: Don't Know How To Get To Fire Island? Let These Hunky Models Show You The Way!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man living in New York City, it seems all you hear your friends talking about all summer long is Fire Island. You see their Facebo...

The 5 Biggest Changes You'll Find in Fire Island Pines This Summer

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

It's that time of year again: time to buff up, bare all and hit the beach. Any good gay knows that Fire Island Pines is one of the most beautiful, historic and hedonistic summer destinations in the world. You may also know that the Pines had it rough over the past couple of years.

Sandy Goes To Fire Island

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Robert J. Feldman

Today, as the East Coast braces for a "once in a century storm," a mandatory evacuation of our beautiful sand dune has been announced.

PHOTOS: Sun, Sand And Sizzle At The Fire Island Dance Festival

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices

To New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Fire Island is known as a glittering paradise of sand and surf. But last wee...

Life Returns To Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel
Robert J. Feldman

Seventy-two percent cocoa Godiva and Moët and Chandon champagne sure do go down easy on the deck overlooking the Atlantic.

Winter in Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert J. Feldman

The Pines, as it is presently known, may be just one of a dozen or so towns on the barrier reef three miles south of Long Island. Most would describe ...

Fire Island Reinvented: Gay Resort Area To Get Makeover In Wake Of Devastating Fire

New York Times | ERIK PIEPENBURG | Posted 01.06.2012 | Gay Voices

The architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the architectural firm HWKN (HollwichKushner) have been hired to design a new entertainment complex to rep...

After Devastating Blaze, A Look Back At Fire Island's 'Gay Utopia'

New York Times | ALEX WILLIAMS | Posted 11.20.2011 | Gay Voices

The Pavilion dance club, a hedonistic playground for three generations of gay men in Fire Island Pines, burned down Monday night, stirring memories in...

PHOTOS: Fire Island Pines Engulfed By Blaze

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

Firefighters continued to battle a fast-moving blaze which gutted a significant portion of the Fire Island Pines gay resort district early Tuesday. ...