Tag Archives: Fire Island

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Fire Island Ferries To Be Suspended

I’m being told that Fire Island’s ferry service will be suspended at 3pm tomorrow and will resume sometime on Saturday. Tough break for those hoping to get out there after work tomorrow. But stay tuned, they may change their minds again. UPDATE: You might still be able to get to the Pines and Cherry Grove if you get there quick …

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Earl Update: Fire Island May Be Evacuated

UPDATE: No evacuation is planned. Party on, gurls.Although forecasters are hoping for a mere sideswipe of the northeast, Suffolk County officials will announce later today whether they will call for a full evacuation of Fire Island, a process that authorities say takes eight to nine hours. I’ll update this post when they make the call.

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Invasion Of The Pines 2010

Yesterday my pals Jerry, Chris and Little David accompanied me to the Invasion Of The Pines, the 34th annual marking of the day in 1976 when a drag queen was denied service at a restaurant in Fire Island Pines. Every Fourth of July since then, hundreds of drag queens board a chartered ferry in Cherry Grove and “invade” the Pines …

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Summer’s Here And The Gay Boys Are Lip-Dubbing Their Way To Fire Island

Towleroad tips us to the latest from the same boys whose Party In The FIP was an internet sensation last summer, winning almost 4 million YouTube views to date. This time they lip-dub Don’t Rain On My Parade (the Glee version) as they rush around Manhattan getting ready for Fire Island.

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Midweek Mix – DJ Phillip Kimball

Shake off those humpday blahs with this glorious happy trance mix from Fire Island’s DJ Phillip Kimball. Setlist. Website. Podcasts. Facebook. Upcoming GigsJune 12th @ Sip & Twirl, Fire Island PinesJune 18th @ Cherry’s On The Bay, Cherry GroveJuly 4th @ Sip & Twirl, Fire Island PinesJuly 11th @ Will Clark’s Bad Boys, NYC PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: DJ Paul Ferrer. …

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Fire Island Subway

Somebody enjoys making subway maps “for landscapes with no need for them.” Hit the link for more. Posters available here.

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Fire Damages Cherry Grove Hotel

Fire Island’s famous Cherry Grove Hotel, home to the Ice Palace nightclub, was severely damaged in a fire last night. The blaze broke out inside a housekeeping shed along the north side of the two story Grove Hotel around 2 a.m. Firefighters from Cherry Grove, the Fire Island Pines, Point O’ Woods, Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach, Saltaire and Sayville …

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A Day On Fire Island

Yesterday the Farmboyz and my visiting pal from LA, Jerry, joined me in a lovely trip out to Fire Island. The Farmboyz, strangely enough, had never been, and Jerry hadn’t been in 27 years. And although I’ve spent nine summers in NYC, this was only my third visit. We started the morning with a tour around the houses in the …

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Pines Invasion 2009

Yesterday was the annual Fire Island Pines drag queen invasion, in which the queens of Cherry Grove right what is now a 33 year-old slight by a Pines restaurateur. Check out Wayne Anderson’s great gallery of queens and hot menz over at World Of Wonder.

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JMG: The Fire Island Cocktail

Via Dr. Jeff comes this shot of the drink menu at Jumpin’ Jack’s Seafood Shack in Fire Island’s Cherry Grove. The drink is the invention of their bartender, a JMG reader who used to work at the NYC Eagle and who has been the subject of an Overheard post on this here website thingy. Anyway, I sound delish but I …

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Blogger Goes Undercover In The Meat Rack

Choire Sicha, the Radar Online blogger who broke the story of last week’s sex arrests in Fire Island’s Meat Rack, decided to do some first person investigating over the weekend. This Saturday afternoon, in the aftermath of a number of arrests by the National Parks Service in the gay cruising grounds of Fire Island, your intrepid reporter camped out in …

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Meatrack Sex Busts Rock Fire Island

Under the headline “Gay Men Arrested For Gay Sex On Gay Island”, Radar Online’s Choire Sicha reports that for the last two weekends police have made unprecedented arrests for public sex in Fire Island’s famed Meatrack, the notoriously cruisy area between the towns of Cherry Grove and The Pines. On the last two consecutive weekends, gay men on Fire Island …

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GHB Wreaking Havoc On Fire Island

Having been out of town the last few weekends, I’m only just now hearing the tragic news of this year’s Fire Island Pines Party, during which 16 partygoers overdosed on GHB. And August 18th, a 31 year-old man died of a GHB overdose in his Pines rental home, allegedly after his physician roommate recommended he be allowed to “sleep it …

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Pines Invasion Photo Recap

Despite the cool air and the occasional sprinkle, the weather did not wreck this year’s Fire Island Pines Invasion, as correctly predicted by humpy weatherman Jeff, seen here assessing the skies outside of the Pavillion. Topical humor was the drag theme of the day as we ran into a coke snorting Nicole Ritchie, a bald Britney, a TomKat & Surrey …

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The Fire Island Science Project

I had a great time day tripping out to Fire Island for the Pines Invasion with Little David yesterday and I’ll post more photos of the insanity after I sort through the pile. We took the ferry into Cherry Grove where we watched the drag parade to the Pines-bound ferry, had lunch, then slogged the mile or so through the …

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Happy 231st, Y’all

No blogging for me today, I’m heading out to the annual madness known as the Fire Island Pines Invasion. This is the 31st Pines Invasion and the 231st birthday of America. I don’t know if there will be any fireworks in Fire Island, but there will be an explosion of feathers and glitter. Have a great holiday!

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