Pines Party Weekend July 22-24! Listen To Five Exclusive Mixes From Xanadu DJs!

The Pines Foundation Presents

PINES PARTY 2016: XANADU!

July 22-24, Fire Island Pines

It’s an all-night, full-production musical fantasy on the beach, full of swirling 80’s neon, pinball, magic, inspirational muses,  and Kublai Khan’s mythical pleasuredome.  It’s XANADU!

With a roster of world class DJ’s representing the best of what’s happening in the New York City progressive music scene, Pines Party weekend is sure to please.

Weekend passes and individual event tickets are on sale here!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunset Magic: VIP Kick Off Cocktails
Friday July 22nd, 7 pM – 10 pM, 236 Bay Walk
MUSIC BY: DJ Jeff Hall / DJ Aaron Aanenson

Physical: The Pool Party
saturday July 23rd, 1 PM – 6 PM, 234 Bay Walk
MUSIC BY: dJ dawson

XANADU: The Beach Party
Saturday July 23rd, 10 pM – 6 aM, The Beach
MUSIC BY: The Carry Nation / MORABITO

Supernova: The Morning Party
Sunday July 24th, 6:30 aM – 12 noon, The Pavilion
MUSIC BY: DJ Peter Napoli

Pleasuredome: The After Party
Sunday July 24th, 2 pM – 7 pM, 58 Bay Walk
MUSIC BY: Occupy the Disco

Enter The Fantasyland of “C’est Rouge” at Faena Theater Miami, Opening Night June 4th!

C’est Rouge

Enter a fantasyland of beauty, mystery and desire designed by Blanca Li. Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 4 at Faena Theater.

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The entire Faena Universe is a stage and every performance is delicately choreographed into a succession of flowing dreams and acts.

Enter the mesmerizing universe of C’est Rouge!, a sensual and seductive revue set in the intimate 150-seat cabaret-style Faena Theater.

Internationally celebrated choreographer Blanca Li peels back the curtain and orchestrates a fantasyland of beauty, mystery and desire told through enthralling vignettes set to Latin American and Jazz rhythms of the C’est Rouge! septet band.

This fantastical late night show plays Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 4th at 9pm at the Faena Theater at 32nd street and Collins Avenue.

Ticket prices start at $45 and are available through Ticketmaster

C’est Rouge! from faena.com on Vimeo.

Pines Party 2016 Xanadu Trailer Released! Early Bird Tickets Until Monday, May 30th!

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree*
 
*From “Kubla Khan”,  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1816.
 

On July 22 through 24 in the Fire Island Pines shall be celebrated for all to see…
 the biggest and most sensational Pines Party ever beheld… we call it XANADU.A musical fantasy weekend swirling with neon and glitter, culminating with an all-night dance party by the sea, and benefitting The Pines Foundation and Stonewall Community Foundation.So please join us in your disco booty shorts, headbands, leg warmers, and dancing shoes for an evening of splendor ’til the sun rises.
 
Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets!
 
But hurry! Early bird tickets and weekend passes
are available only through Monday May 30!
Pines Party 2016: XANADU Promo Video
 

PLAY TRAILER

Event DJ Lineup
VIP Sunset Cocktail Party
Friday July 22nd, 7 PM – 10 PM
MUSIC BY: DJ Jeff Hall / DJ Aaron Aanenson

The Pool Party

Saturday July 23rd, 1 PM – 6 PM
MUSIC BY: DJ Dawson

Pines Party 2016: XANADU

Saturday July 23rd, 10 PM – 6 AM
MUSIC BY: The Carry Nation / MORABITO

The Morning Party

Sunday July 24th, 6:30 AM – 12 Noon
MUSIC BY: Peter Napoli

The After Party

Sunday July 24th, 2 PM – 7 PM
MUSIC BY: Occupy The Disco
For Benefit Of
Corporate Sponsors
Media Sponsors

Spray! Beach Party Wet & Wild Weekend Fire Island Pines Sunday, August 16th

Spray! Beach Party | Wet & Wild Weekend in the Pines

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YOU DIDN’T THINK WE’D LET SUMMER GET AWAY WITHOUT A BEACH PARTY IN THE SUN, DID YOU?

Team ShareGurl has formed a coalition of amaziness comprised of ourselves, the magicians behind Independence! and the Pines Party, PJ and his Sip ‘n Twirly crew, Tony D’Angelo and Gabriel Manzon of Aqua Party, and That Hoard of Sexiness we lovingly refer to as The GlamCocks to bring you a Wet and Wild Weekend of fun.

The Spray! Beach Party by ShareGurl is the weekend’s main event. It will feature sexy dancers, fun surprises, lots of water, and sick beats by the legendary Freemasons. THATS RIGHT! THE FREEMASONS! I mean… Really! AND party into the night at the AfterGlow by the GlamCocks!

Proceeds from Spray! Beach Party ticket sales and donations will benefit NYC’s Trinity Place Shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. Oh, and special thanks to the boys from Scruff for helping us get the word out to their members!

Pines Party 2015 Takes You Somewhere Over The Rainbow!

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Come dance to the beats of world-class DJ’s and help us raise funds for FIPPOA Charitable Foundation and the Stonewall Community Foundation.

VIP Sunset Cocktail Party: We’re Not in Kansas

Friday July 24th, 7:00-9:00 PM

MUSIC BY:  JEFF HALL / AARON AANENSON

Melt:  The Pool Party

Saturday July 25th, 1:00-5:00 PM

MUSIC BY:  PETER NAPOLI

Pines Party 2015:  The Emerald City

Saturday July 25th, 10:00 PM-6:00 AM

MUSIC BY:  PAGANO (London) / STEVEN REDANT (Barcelona)

Surrender:  The Morning Party

Sunday July 26th, 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MUSIC BY:  ABEL

There’s No Place Like Home:  The After Party

Sunday July 26th, 2:00-6:00 PM

MUSIC BY:  THE CARRY NATION

 

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IndepenDANCE : Thieves Market Takes Over Fire Island Pines Saturday, July 4th

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This July 4th, Surrender Ye Booty for a Good Cause!

The longest running benefit of the Fire Island Pines returns for it’s 21st year with IndepenDANCE!: Thieves Market. This year we’re taking over the biggest frigate in the Pines, 236 Bay Walk, and taking ye on a pirate adventure.

Yer captain DJ Tracy Young is at the helm, and buccaneers from Guy Smith Productions will be outfitting the rigging. After the sun goes under the yardarm and the stars come out, be prepared for an intense lighting and visual show for her maiden voyage.  The rum is free all night, and the booty will be surrendered.

Get a move on ye landlubber and purchase tickets here!

IndepenDANCE is a benefit for the Pines Care Center and the Trevor Project.

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Sandals Brand New Ochi Beach Club Resort Launched June 1st!

Sky Hi Productions with The Impression Group South launches Sandals Brand New Ochi Beach Club Resort on June 1st!

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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Celebrates Official Grand Opening as the Caribbean Riviera’s Newest Ocho Rios Hotspot. Photo Credit: Ferry Zievinger

The proceedings began with a performance by the Tony Wilson Dance Company, performing Calabash: A Kaleidoscope of Beauty, Passion and Power. The evening continued with a moving rendition of Jamaica’s national anthem by local singers.
Following the official blessing of the resort, a ribbon cutting marked the official grand opening with Stewart joined by CEO Adam Stewart, General Manager Ramel Sabrino and dignitaries. The evening proved the resort’s standing as the region’s newest and chicest hotspot with an after party at the Sandals Great House Pool, featuring an impressive fireworks display, carnival dancers with vibrant costumes and rhythms and beats by acclaimed DJ Tracy Young, American electronic dance music DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality and entertainment correspondent known for her work with artists such as Janet Jackson, Madonna, Toni Braxton, Britney Spears, Pink and Cher. The star-studded after party was capped off by an electric performance by Shaggy, Jamaican-born American reggae fusion singer and deejay who delighted the crowd with his hit classics “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”, as well as his new hit, “I Need Your Love”.

 

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Sandals Resorts’ largest and Jamaica’s newest resort and the next big thing in the all-inclusive experience, marked its official grand opening with a star-studded celebration Monday night, June 1, 2015. Following a multi-million dollar renovation project, the completely redesigned resort debuted a fresh, modern design aesthetic along with seven uniquely new Gourmet Discovery Dining options, a fresh, trendy Ochi Beach Club, reinvented resort entertainment, upgraded luxurious accommodations and more.

“We are thrilled to share the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort with you,” says Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. Speaking to government dignitaries, travel industry superstars, worldwide media and vacationing guests, he added, “What we’ve accomplished here is a game changer for the all-inclusive resort experience in Jamaica, solidifying Sandals Ochi as Jamaica’s most comprehensive resort in the region.  We’re leading the next generation of resorts in Jamaica, and while others may try to follow, we will continue to do what we do best: exceed guest expectations. This resort never lets me forget where I began and where I come from and what is possible here in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.”

The proceedings began with a performance by the Tony Wilson Dance Company, performing Calabash: A Kaleidoscope of Beauty, Passion and Power. The evening continued with a moving rendition of Jamaica’s national anthem by local singers. Speeches were given by government officials and dignitaries from Jamaica including formal addresses by The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica and Shahine Robinson, Jamaica’s Opposition spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise and Shipping.

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Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Friday April 24th Through Sunday May 3rd

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The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

The 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will take place from April 24 until May 3, 2015.

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with 65+ films. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premiers. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is the first MAJOR LGBT film festival to occur in the calendar year, setting the tone for the entire LGBT film festival season.

 

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“As one of the first major LGBT film festivals of the year, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) sets the tone for the entire LGBT film festival circuit and this year will prove to be no exception”, said Mark Gilbert, president and executive director of the festival.
The 17th Annual event promises new innovations and experiences for film goers as well as a return to some iconic favorites, he said. The 17th Annual MGLFF will run April 24 to May 3, 2015 at venues throughout Miami Beach, including the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque and RegalCinemas South Beach Stadium 18 Movie Theater.

“While at its heart, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is all about queer cinema that’s of interest to our community and our allies; however, it really is more than that,” Gilbert said. “This festival is truly our community’s social and cultural gathering spot. It’s a place where we can come together and celebrate our unique spirit and the bonds of our friendships through the medium of film.”
New for 2015, SHOWTIME® has signed on as a presenting sponsor of MGLFF, Gilbert added.
The 17th Annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is expected to feature more than 60 films from the U.S. and countries across the globe, including feature-length movies, documentaries and short films that chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Anticipated in the line-up will be a mix of world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, East Coast premieres, and Southeast premieres.
Beyond the celluloid, MGLFF is all about social events as only Miami knows how to throw a party, Gilbert said. The popular Prelude party, the official kick-off for the festival, will be held for Producers Circle members on April 18th and will be presented by Merrill Lynch. Producers Circle members are individuals and couples who pledge between $1,000 and $10,000 to support the festival year-round. For information on the Producers Circle program, visit http://www.mglff.com/pages/producer_circle_benefits.
Winding up the festival for 2015 will be the glamorous Awards Brunch at the celebrated Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on May 3. In addition to a sumptuous brunch, both juried and
MIAMI – February 25, 2015 – As one of the first, major LGBT film festivals of the year,
the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) sets the tone for the entire LGBT film
festival circuit and this year will prove to be no exception, said Mark Gilbert, president and
executive director of the festival. The 17th Annual event promises new innovations and
experiences for filmgoers as well as a return to some iconic favorites, he said. The 17th
Annual MGLFF will run April 24 to May 3, 2015 at venues throughout Miami Beach,
including the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque and Regal Cinemas South Beach
Stadium 18 Movie Theater.

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