This Is How To Have An Awesome Independence Day Weekend on Fire Island

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Dancing Men at a Gay Club

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There’s plenty to look forward to this Independence Day, and what better to spend the Fourth of July than with hundreds of drag queens? Through July 7, Fire Island Pines will host over 30 events during their annual July 4th Invasion.

The LGBTQ beach haven celebrates with drag queen organizers, who plan psychic sessions, tea time, dancing, singing and tons more. These activities occur in a variety of venues along the beach. Tea, drag brunch and piano bar time are just a few of the events offered at Blue Whale, a restaurant and grill. Another hot spot will be the Pavilion, a historic club that will host nights of showtunes, comedy and more. And everyone loves to celebrate with tea and dancing at Sip-n-Twirl, a lounge and club with a DJ and full-service bar. For an extra experience, check out the Twirl Deck, the outdoor part of the club, to watch the sunset, drink and mingle!

Wednesday July 3

  • 2p Pool Deck Aqua Lounge: Ryan Kenny
  • 4-8 Blue Whale Low Tea: Joe D’Espinosa
  • 6p Pavilion Lady Bunny “Pig In A Wig”
  • 7-10 Sip-N-Twirl Twirl Tea: Chris Camuso
  • 7-10 Pool Deck Fun Tea: Vito Fun
  • 11p Sip-N-Twirl Late Nite: Brett Oosterhaus
  • 11p Pavilion Late Nite: Barry Harris

Thursday July 4

  • 12-7 Pool Deck with Special Host Shangela and Music By Kitty Glitter
  • 12-7 Sip-N-Twirl Music By Steven Oliveri
  • 12-6 Pavilion Music By DJ Xavier
  • 12-8 Blue Whale Music By Mike Borowski
  • 7-10 Sip-N-Twirl Twirl Tea: Steven Sidewalk
  • 7-10 Pool Deck Fun Tea: Vito Fun
  • 11p Sip-N-Twirl Late Nite: Chris Camuso

Friday July 5

  • 2p Pool Deck Aqua Lounge: Ryan Kenny
  • 4-8 Blue Whale Low Tea: Greg Scarnici
  • 6p Pavilion Shangela “Halleloo”
  • 7-10 Sip-N-Twirl Twirl Tea: Kitty Glitter
  • 10p Blue Whale Piano Bar: Jack Aaronson
  • 11p Sip-N-Twirl Late Nite: Tony Ynot
  • 11p Pavilion MuscleQueen

Saturday July 6

  • 12-4 Blue Whale Drag Brunch
  • 2p Pool Deck Baewatch: Bootsie LeFaris
  • 4-8 Blue Whale Low Tea: Robby Lesley
  • 6p Pavilion Aquaria “Age of Aquaria”
  • 7-10 Sip-N-Twirl Twirl Tea: Steven Oliveri
  • 7-10 Pool Deck Fun Tea: Vito Fun
  • 10p Blue Whale Piano Bar: Jack Aaronson
  • 11p Sip-N-Twirl Late Nite: Perry Twins
  • 11p Pavilion Late Night: Daniel Santana Dejesus

Sunday July 7

  • 2p Pool Deck Aqua Lounge: Ryan Kenny
  • 4-8 Blue Whale Low Tea: Steven Oliveri
  • 7-10 Sip-N-Twirl Twirl Tea: Billy Carroll
  • 11p Pavilion Showtunes: Mike Borowski

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Last modified: July 3, 2019