See you in 2014!!!

    Dear Friends & Neighbors,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Fire Island Pines Arts Project (FIPAP), I want to extend my sincere thanks for making our 2013 summer season so successful.

    We began the season with two programs both back by popular demand. First up, we continued our partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and presented the third edition of BROADWAY BARES.  This year the theme was “Calendar Girl” and this show was one of my favorites.  Second, we followed with the 4th Annual SOS (Shopping on Saturday).  This program was in collaboration with Fund In The Sun.  We had an overwhelming number of shoppers this year – raising money for the many charities the two groups support.

    We proudly hosted our 14th Annual Biennial Art Show.  Again, we were so pleased with the great turnout to support our local artists here in the Pines.  We also were a Legacy Sponsor for DRA helping to support Kyle Abraham and his talented troupe.

    Charles Busch returned to The Pines with CHARLES BUSCH AND FRIENDS.  Along with Andrew Rannels, and Julie Halston (among others), Charles assembled a unique and personal evening of songs and chats created especially for the Pines.  Audiences approved.

    And finally on Labor Day Weekend, FIPAP presented HELLO DOLLY! for four sold-out performances.  This year’s new addition of THE RED CARPET was an especially nice touch to the entire weekend. We also hosted three very successful Cooking Classes again this season.

    FIPAP is always looking for volunteers to help with our many projects.  There are many behind-the-scenes tasks like ticket selling, helping out at Whyte Hall with the show, or just cleaning up after one of our events.  If you would like to get involved, please visit our website at for more information.

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Ken Pollard and Dave Anderson at Whyte Hall for their extra special effort in making FIPAP’s season a success.

    Enjoy your winter.  See you for our Summer 2014 Season!!

    Best wishes,

    Steven Alan Black, President


    2013 FIPAP BOARD

    Steven Alan Black, President

    Mark Ricigliano, Vice President

    Laura Hartstein, Secretary

    Jack Lichtenstein, Treasurer

    Andre Almeida              David Ratcliffe

    Louis Bengivenni         Albert Russo

    Lou Bullock                    Barbara Sahlman

    Robert Innes                  Michael Savino

    David Kneuss                 Lenny Vanella

    Tony LaRocco                Ariadne C. Villarreal

    Rita Lichtenstein           Glen Wielgus