DRESS UP FOR D-DAY
Fire Island is one big gay beach party during the summer, but that wasnt always the case. Sure, it was always gay, but there was a time when the rich yuppies in the Pines neighborhood didnt take kindly to the flamboyant drag queens who prowled around nearby Cherry Grove. As legend has it, a Cherry Grove queen was barred entry into a Pines restaurant in 1976, and when her gal pals found out, they stormed the Pines like it was World War IIIthe first-ever Invasion of the Pines. Every year since, Cherry Groves guests get all dolled up and make their way to the Pines by boata splendid barge of beauty. Today, the queens are greeted on the Pines side by cheers and adorationas well they should
Fri., July 4, noon, 2008
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