July 4th Updates!

The Pines announced updated plans for July 4th…which is only a few days away! While the annual Invasion of the Pines will not happening this year, they’re hinting at some fun surprises that will ensure a safe, socially distant celebration. See the flyer below for more details!

Join us Saturday for a dance party with purpose!

Join Boys of Fire Island, DJ Vito Fun, Peppermint, Honey Davenport and so many more for Sunset Lovers – a quarantea dance for change!

This week’s theme is – Power to the People

Saturday June 13th, 6:30-9:00 (EST)

Suggested Donation of $10

Virtual Hosts & Dancers

Anthony John, Chez Christina, The Doll, Gogopup, Iman Le Caire, Jason Schabes, Juanito, Leah Cheng, Matthew Tully, Ronnie Brown, St. Vezina, Stephanie Gayer Than You


***please note that Eventbrite will send out the Zoom link twice just before the party commences***

All proceeds benefitting the Urban Justice Center/Peter Cicchino Youth Project

Fire Island Star’s Fire Island Weekend Summary – June 5 2020

Thank you to our friends over at Fire Island Star for this wonderful weekend summary. As you’ll read below, businesses both in Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove are quickly adjusting to the new normal. Keep on reading…and thanks again to Fire Island Star for sharing the news!


Our weekly weekend news summary, news of the past week, and news ahead.

Sayville Ferry

From FIPPOA this recent update:

“Sayville Ferry Service reports that it has been able to achieve its goal of less than 50% occupancy on all ferries. Please note that SFS is seeing heavier ridership on the Thursday and Friday ferries. For now, the ferry schedule will remain the same, but SFS will be discontinuing the triangles on Thursdays and Fridays and running ferries directly to the Pines. SFS reports that riders have been excellent in terms of cooperating with the requirement of wearing masks or face coverings.


Starting this weekend and over the weekend, you will start to see some small changes as we take bigger and bigger steps towards returning to normalcy. Governor Cuomo has granted requests from many elected officials and businesses to expedite the opening of restaurants for outdoor dining. That service can begin in Suffolk County as early as Wednesday, June 8th. In the meantime, the Canteen is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the Blue Whale is now open for drinks (both are take-out only; masks are required). Keep checking for updates on Facebook at facebook.com/ThePinesFireIsland .”

And this additional Sayville Ferry information. There is a video from Sayville Ferry President Ken Stein on a new website worth watching. A number of Grove businesses have banded together not only to promote Grove tourism but to advocate for a longer season this year.

See their video and tour the site as well:



From FIPPOA: “In other ways, you will also see a return to regular summer activity. Our volleyball nets are up on the beach. Residents are doing a great job of practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Thank you for your ongoing efforts, and please continue to keep up the good work!”

And in our panel a photo of the former Reflections guest house now the new digs of the Big Dick’s Halfway House courtesy Daniel Nardicio now open in the Pines.

Civic: in our panel one fundraiser and one clean up event

Cherry Grove

Outdoor dining to begin in the Grove as in the Pines circa next Wednesday. In our graphic panel see an advance notice from Cherry’s on their plans.

Grove Pizza opens:

“We are excited to announce that we will be OPENING this Friday June 5th at NOON!!!!
🍒🍕Frank, Gayle, and the entire staff at Cherry Grove Pizza look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers and serving a full menu for take out and delivery!!!!!”

Sweet Licks now selling ice cream:

“The time has finally come…. Friday, June 5th at 12:00 we will be open for ice cream! 🥳
please wear a mask social distance rules will apply inside the store , take out only”
Community action: Demo

As per CGCA:

“I am pleased to tell you that a Solidarity March is being organized by Keith Goudeau and Jenn Yarosh for this Saturday, June 6. The gather time is 1:45 pm in front of the Community House and Firehouse. Keith will give some quick instructions and we will start moving at 2 pm.

March route: East on Bayview, turn on Doctors, west on Lewis, turn on Main into the center of town. There we will have a moment of silence and then march to the end of the dock. Maybe another moment of silence or a prayer at the end.
Please be sure to wear a mask. The end time is 3 pm.
There is also a March later in the day on Saturday in Ocean Bay Park and Ocean Beach.

We are alerting the police and asking for presence and alerting the ferry company. Since this will be on Facebook, we need to be on the alert for agitators that may want to come to create a disturbance. Doubtful, but better safe than sorry.”

And in our panel today there is also a march in Sayville promoted with a graphic Saturday for all to attend if they wish.

Our last comment: as always staff safe wear a mask, respect social distancing rules. Our state has made great progress dealing with the COVID 19 virus. There is still a way to go.

Pavilion 40 Zoom Event!

From the Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society…

1980-2020. Please Join Fire Island Historical Preservation Society Friday May 29th @ 5pm EST on ZOOM. A celebration of remembrance of the Pavilion nightclub in Fire Island Pines on it’s 40th Anniversary with some of the key players. Moderated by Andrew Kirtzman.


More news! More openings!

Some great news to share – the Madison Hotel in the Pines and The Hotel by Sharegurl in the Pines are both now open! The Grove Hotel in Cherry Grove will be opening June 26th!

Additional updates from the Pines businesses are also listed below!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Fire Island Star Weekly Summary – 5/22/2020

Thank you to our amazing friends over at Fire Island Star for writing and sharing this update.

Check them out Online and follow them on Facebook!

THIS WEEKEND 5/22/2020

Our weekly summary of useful information for the weekend.

It’s the start of the Memorial day weekend although this holiday period will not see any bars open except for drink pick up, and there will be no dances as clubs remain closed. Cherry’s does have an online performance event this weekend of note.

An uptick in visitors nevertheless is expected but just how large considering social distancing rules remains unknown at this time.

That said expect an increased number of ferry passengers.

See our graphic panel for promo announcements and other news.


Pizza place, Sweet Licks, Island Breeze, Cherry’s and Cherry’s Pit, Sandcastle, and Floyd’sM Goodies and Coastal Roots are open.

More specifically these announcements from individual businesses this week”

Grove Market:

“NY Lottery machine is up and running. Instant tickets will arrive Thursday afternoon
Reminder: fresh orange juice machine will be up and running Saturday morning”


“Floyd’s will be opening for “Take-Out Breakfast” Memorial Weekend, Saturday-Monday. As a result of Covid-19, Floyd’s has made changes to its business and serving practices in order to continue providing great food in a safe, healthy environment for our many local customers and employees.

Later this week, Floyd’s will unveil our first website with details about our opening and the changes we have made. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing online ordering via food app and by popular demand, take out dinners are making their way back to Floyd’s!!!

Sweet Licks

“We will be open all weekend, selling plants only. No ice cream, yet!”

PINES – See graphic panel for announcements.

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