Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fire Island kicks-off 2009 season

With less than two weeks to go until the unofficial start of summer, Fire Islanders have already begun to return to the beach to open their homes, secure last minute shares and to even party among the locals.

Several hundred people packed Low Tea in the Fire Island Pines on Saturday night as the sun set over the Great South Bay. Roughly 100 revelers joined drag queens and others at the Ice Palace's official kick-off party in Cherry Grove. And this blogger had his first walk from Ocean Beach to the Grove--and back--of the season, with hopefully many more.

Below is a video I took from the ferry as it left Ocean Beach earlier this afternoon. It was a beautiful day in spite of the brisk wind that whipped up the bay. Cheers to another season on Fire Island!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do you know where we can find more info about what's going on this year on Fire Island? the Fire Island News site looks like it hasn't been updated in forever.