Beach Fire Island's 1st beach party- the party that started it all.

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1960s & '70s

Robert Bonanno

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In 1979 two populations gay and straight would come together in Fire Island Pines N.Y. to create funds for a new fire truck. A creative melting pot of the top designers in NYC and local craftsmen would work hand in hand earning each others respect and changing the culture of the community forever.



Short Summary

It was the end of the 1970's, the golden age of the Pines. It had went from a homespun mostly heterosexual community to become a mecca for the fashion models, celebrities, and disco. A party/benefit would end the era and change it all.

As the sun rose all would look to each other knowing it was the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one where the culture would forever be changed.


Fire Island Pines New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ron Martin

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Adventurous,Sexy,Confident,Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Scott Bromley

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Sexy,Skillful,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Fern Mallis

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: logical

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Decisive,Skillful

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

In a fragmented world where the age of volunteerism has changed into how much, and where is my name going, a gay character is a given to broaden demographic, comes a story of cultural change. In a disco infused gay world of a 1970's Fire Island Pines Ron Martin, architect Scott Bromley and the best designers of NYC join forces with the local straight craftsmen to create a party/ benefit for a new Fire Truck. In the process respect is won on both sides changing the culture of the community forever, and creating an event never before seen on all of Fire Island and becoming a standard for years to come.

About The Author

Robert Bonanno is President of Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society. A not for profit dedicated to documenting the history of Fire Island Pines. Using social media to drive the website he created he has been able to gather photo's, memorabilia and experiences that have lead to the creation of this book.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning,Male Leaning,Female Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

LGBT and all

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Bookbaby

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available