Coming together for a Cause
Bringing Awareness to the Rapidly Emerging Epidemic
“The GMHC (Gay Mens Health Crisis) Morning Party began in 1983 by a group of concerned Fire Island Pines community members as a way to bring awareness to the growing AIDS crisis. Originally held at private homes after a night of all night dancing it had grown into a full fledge Circuit party.”
Until 2009, The Morning Party was the most well known and respected Circuit Party. It was the go-to event of the USA gay-elite and historic fundraising event for for the fight against AIDS. It ended with much controversy after several party-goers overdosed and 17 attendees were arrested for drug possession.The arrests were front page news in NYC and the GMHC was caught in the controversy. With much dissent, the GMHC felt it was necessary to end the Morning Party.
Out of the Ashes Rose, The Pines Party, the Fire Island benefit for The Pines Foundation and The Stonewall Foundation
Pines Party 2018: TIME MACHINE on July 27-29, a celebration of 20 years of Pines Party! This year creatures from all eras, past, present, and future were invited to revel in the magic that is Pines Party weekend. Five parties with world renowned DJs and an all night beach party; it was a weekend not to be missed.