Pines Party 2016: Xanadu!

Dirty Sugar Photo Booth


The Pines Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association and sponsor of the event, is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the environmentally-sensitive community of Fire Island Pines. Included in its mission is the support of cultural activities and the maintenance of the Whyte Hall Community Center. The Pines Foundation also supports the preservation of the community’s fragile seashore.


Stonewall Community Foundation is one of the leading public foundations focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, the Foundation has invested more than $18 million in over 600 organizations via donor advised funds, annual grants, and leadership building programs. Stonewall’s approach is to inspire meaningful change through strategic initiatives designed to engage the community, empower leaders and invest in grassroots LGBTQ organizations.


Since the first Pines Party in 1999, The Pines Foundation has donated over $1.25 million to the Stonewall Community Foundation. Recent grantees funded by our donations have included:


  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • The LGBT Law Project of NYLAG
  • New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth
  • Global Action Project
  • Two-Spirit Health Services
  • Dominican Woman's Development Center
  • OutCycling


Announcing the Pines Party 2017 Online Auction (ENDED)


Enter the Labyrinth of treasure by logging on to This year's auction is our boldest and most exhilarating to date. Help us raise funds for Stonewall Community Foundation and The Pines Foundation by bidding early and often. Fortune does favor the bold!


This year's auction will surely entice you with over 60 incredible items including:


Weekend getaways at the MGM-Borgata Hotel and Casino and The Madison on Fire Island, as well as travel to more far-flung destinations including an African Safari, a luxury AMA EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE, a stay at the fabulous new NED HOTEL in London and a stateroom aboard  the 2017 ATLANTIS San Diego to Mexico cruise.


A one-of-a-kind "Mad Men" lunch experience with star, Bryan Batt, at Etcetera Etcetera

and a custom made suit by Mr TuRK. Yoga, massage, hair, make-up, and skin treatments from some of our favorite pros in FIP and NYC.


Tickets to hit shows like M. BUTTERFLY, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Kinky Boots, plus top NYC restaurant certificates (including abcV, Il Cantinori, Bottino, THE CLAM and Fifty) and very special tickets to a wide range of events including the New York Rangers and Yankees, as well as the MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.


Original artwork and limited edition photographs and much much more!


Bidding ends midnight on July 29th







Train from Manhattan:



Express Bus from Manhattan:


Your host Shequida will take you from NYC to Fire Island and arrive in style and comfort. Catch a show, have some cocktails, and get your costume together on the bus. Enjoy yourselves dancing the night away, and we will pick you up when the party is over. Click here to purchase.


Water Taxi from Cherry Grove:


For those staying in Cherry Grove, or taking a ferry to the Grove, you can walk on the beach (or through the Meatrack) to the Pines or take a water taxi. Fire Island Water Taxi will provide complimentary service on Saturday evening from the Grove to the Pines for Pines Party ticket purchasers. They will also provide a special departure from the Pines to the Grove. Patrons will need to show proof of purchase, such as a wristband.


Special Ferries:


Posters From Past Events