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In Pictures: July 4th Weekend on Fire Island : Drag Invasion

Written by BRIAN MILLS. Posted in *NEW, EVENTS, FEATURED

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Published on July 07, 2011 with 1 Comment">1 Comment

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A synopsis of the “ Invasion of the Pines” by Filmmaker Jon Morrow – See the full length  Documentary [here]

“In 1976, a visitor in drag was denied entry to a restaurant in the Fire Island Pines, an oceanfront island community east of New York City. When a group of his friends from the neighboring town of Cherry Grove heard what had happened, they too dressed up in drag and returned to the Pines by water taxi on July 4, 1976, staging what would become the first annual drag “invasion.”

Thirty years later, the annual Fourth of July Invasion of the Pines now attracts hundreds of drag queens and thousands of spectators to what has become the most spectacular and unusual Fourth of July event anywhere ” – Jon Morrow

 See the full length film “Invasion of the Pines”  [here]

  • Doris

    Fab day! Important to always remember our history! Thanks for sharing!

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