Fridays, 11pm, at Ice Palace, Cherry Grove, "the greatest weekly event in the world" writes Fleshbot; with between 500-1000 party people each Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Pool Skinny Dip, underwear giveaways, free massages with tMMX guys as "official rubbers." Boats to the Pines 3 and 3:30am. See updates about this event since the March Grove Hotel fire.
May 17-19, 2015 at Grove Hotel and the Ice Palace. Leather Weekend Master/Slave Auction, Bar Night, BBQ and the Mr Fire Island Leather 2015 Contest. NOTE: A fire in March 2015 destroyed the Grove Hotel - see their website for updates on this and other Grove/ Ice Palace events in May and this summer.
May 23, 2015, 7:30pm at Whyte Hall. Debuted in 1989, reviews dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious,” she’s packed venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London and shared the bill with acts ranging from Modest Mouse to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. Jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.
June 13, 2015, annual parade from noon along Main St, Huntington Village NY, from Clinton Street to Sabbath Day Path. Festival from 1pm in Heckscher Park - live entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, business & community information -- free & open to all. Train service from NYC from Pennsylvania Station on Long Island RR.
Independence Day July 4th Weekend dance, noon-4pm, the first of the three big summer Fire Island Pines summer parties. The 37th annual invasion of the Pines by Cherry Grove drag queens and their entourage. Parade through Pines harbor, then dance at the Sip n' Twirl in the Pines and at the Ice Palace in the Grove. See website for details:
July 17-19, 2015, annual eclectic mix of famed & fast-rising dancers performing on a stunning waterfront stage with the Great South Bay as a backdrop. Dancers Responding to AIDS has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the USA.
July 24-26, 2015 annual weekend events. Saturday pool cocktail party, all-night revelries on the beach, Sunday Closing Party. Charitable proceeds benefit the FIPPOA Fund for/of the Stonewall Community Foundation. For updates see their facebook page and:
Mid-August, 2015 (to be confirmed), Fire Island Pines. All-star talent lineup, fun 3-day summer weekend, Float Pool Party, VIP Launch Party, main event Sunday noon - 6pm Ascension Party. The only daytime gay beach party in New York metro area - largest gay daytime beach party in the North. See updates TBA at their website.