RETURN TO WONDERLAND || PINES PARTY 2021 | Sponsored by ThePack 🏳️🌈
It takes a village to pull this off. We can use more hands on the beach for setting up our incredible Wonderland Beach Party. Come volunteer with us during the day Saturday and get a FREE TICKET to the evening main event! Meet us at the harbor at 10am or at the beach site at 10:30am.
Much love to you all, and thank you!
Anyone who tests positive for Covid during testing in the Pines may request a refund by sending name, proof of test results and their Showclix order number to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 PM on Saturday, July 24. In addition, if you have picked up your wristband, you must arrange for someone to bring it back to the ticket booth in the harbor by 6 PM on Saturday, July 24.
All refunds will be processed after the event.
|SAFETY UPDATE BELOW AS AT 22 JULY 2021|
With the recent uptick in Covid cases and the much-publicized recent examples of breakthrough transmissions (for example in Provincetown), we have taken yet another close and serious look at our guidance and requirements for this coming weekend. With input from the medical experts with whom I have been consulting since last Fall – Drs. Michael Giordano and Ed Schulhafer – we have modified and updated guidelines as written below.
Please also note that we have partnered with Northwell Health to provide rapid Covid testing in the Pines beginning tomorrow Thursday and the following Friday and Saturday, July 22 – 24 (hours and locations below).
COVID UPDATE & TESTING INFO / NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR PROOF OF VACCINE OR NEGATIVE TEST FOR MORNING PARTY
With the recent uptick in Covid infections, The Pines Foundation is taking certain precautions for Pines Party 2021. To ensure the safety and health of all guests and members of the community, we recommend the following:
We urge everyone to be fully vaccinated
If unvaccinated, please protect others and our community by having a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test 24 – 48 hours before the weekend
If unvaccinated, protect yourself and others by wearing a mask and observing social distancing.
We will be partnering with Northwell Health to provide a limited amount of rapid Covid testing at the Pavilion in the Pines harbor on Thursday (3 PM – 8 PM), and Friday and Saturday (noon to 5 PM). We strongly recommend that anyone who receives a positive test result remain home and quarantine.
In addition – in order to protect all attendees – we will require proof of vaccination or a recent (24 – 48 hours) negative Covid test result to attend the Morning Party – the only indoor event of Pines Party weekend. A table will be set up in the harbor to validate proof of vaccination or negative test results during ticketing hours. Refunds of Morning Party tickets will be available upon request to anyone who cannot or does not wish to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result, or anyone who receives a positive test result during testing in the Pines.
In addition, anyone who tests positive for Covid during testing in the Pines may request a refund by sending name, proof of test results and their Showclix order number to email@example.com by 6 PM on Saturday, July 24. In addition, if you have picked up your wristband, you must arrange for someone to bring it back to the ticket booth in the harbor by 6 PM on Saturday, July 24.
Current CDC guidelines require anyone who tests positive for Covid to quarantine for ten days. Anyone who has received a positive Covid test on July 13 or later should stay home.
All refunds will be processed after the event.
Fire Island Pines Party 2021
The Pines Party is one of the highlights of the American Gay Circuit Calendar and takes place at the end of July each year at the legendary Fire Island Pines. This year sees ThePack Underwear & Partywear on board with their bold prints and head turning harnesses, briefs, swimwear & jockstraps!
At this essential three-day event you'll #LiveLouder —literally!
There’s a rager that goes till 6am, then another one that picks up a half hour later. Dance until dawn, all while enjoying the sensation of sand between your toes.
The party is a charitable event that’s the pinnacle of every season, raising money for the community and the Stonewall Community Foundation that helps LGBT organizations grow. The morning party progressed to the beach with an army of volunteers building a daytime dance floor on the sand that accommodated 3,000 revelers.
Over the years the party has grown and changed and become the Pines Party. Each year the theme changes (this year's theme is "Return To Wonderland"), but the spirit and energy remain the same. Highlights of the event include the Beach Party which sells out and takes place at The Beach 577 Coast Guard Walk, the Pool party at The Pines Club, one of Fire Island Pines’ most glamorous bayfront homes, the After-party at Bayfront Home.
Finally make a date with the Morning Party at the Pavilion! Watch the first light of the sun rise over the Atlantic and head to the Pavilion and keep dancing til noon. Not for faint of heart, the Morning Party is a Pines tradition not to be missed.
The Pines Party 2021 sponsored by ThePack kicks off on 23 July for 3 glorious days in celebration of everything the LGBT community stands for!
|Getting to & Getting around Fire Island|
Ocean Beach is the island’s most populous village and is home to its biggest downtown, making it the unofficial capital of Fire Island that’s also among the area’s most popular destinations for visitors. About four miles east of Ocean Beach are these two LGBT-centric communities neighboring one another, locally known as The Pines and The Grove, which together form a gay mecca of sorts.
While both communities only have boardwalks as sidewalks, The Grove (more Lesbian Friendly) is only about a ½-mile- long while The Pines stretches nearly a full mile. The Pines (Gay Guys) is also home to the majority of the private pools on the island.
Besides its hopping nightlife at Cherry’s, The Ice Palace and elsewhere, The Grove is home to one of only two oceanfront restaurants on Fire Island—The Sandcastle at The Ocean. Revelers in The Pines bounce between Sip ‘N Twirl, the Blue Whale and the Pavilion.
Villas and hotels fill up well in advance. Search for one now and reserve!
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Not just a party... Pines Party raises critical funds for its beneficiaries, The Pines Foundation and Stonewall Community Foundation. Over the 22-year history of the event, Pines Party has raised over $3.4 million and has donated more than $1.2 million of that amount to Stonewall.