F ire Island Pines Property Owners Association



We continue to work with the Suffolk County Police to ensure better security in the community.  I have now talked with Tim Sini, the Commissioner of Police for Suffolk County.  He has asked that I convey to you that he understands the concerns of residents in the Pines about their security after the Orlando nightclub massacre.  The security of our community is a priority of his in light of this event.  He has instituted enhanced patrols in the Pines on weekends and will be working with FIPPOA to decide on security arrangements for the special weekends.  I discussed with him the concern of many residents about security at the ferry.  He has instituted patrols of the streets leading up to the ferry.  I had a house guest arrive on the 8:30 ferry Friday night and she commented on the presence of the police in the harbor and one of them spoke to her.

The latest information we have on the FIMI project is that it will begin in December or January in the Pines.  We also have a meeting scheduled next week to plan dune crossovers in the community including disability access ramps.  

On Saturday night I attended the Fire Island Pines Fire Department annual dinner.  This year it was held on the deck at Whyte Hall and looked particularly beautiful at sunset.  Chief Michael Greenberg commented that the firemen loved having it at Whyte Hall and a good time was had by all. During the dinner, I spoke with several firemen about their experiences fighting fires in the Pines and gained a good sense of the risks and dangers that they experience.  A plaque was given to Bo Friedsberg acknowledging his two years as fire chief.  Lenny Vanella received the Fire Corps Serrianne Service Award.  And Walter Boss won the Michael Pallas Fire Fighter of The Year Award.

We all look forward to the return of Laura Hartstein to the community this weekend after her recent illness.  Yeah Laura!  Mike asked me to remind residents that they should have the Pines Care Center number (631.597.6160) on their phones and a written/phone record of their medications.

All of us at FIPPOA are delighted that Absolut will provide the liquor for the Pines Party this year and Milagro will be the liquor sponsor for the Pool Party!  These sponsorships will generate a $30,000 plus cost savings for the party. Kudos to the Pines Party Committee for landing these gifts. I should also note that the Pines Party made a $1,000 donation to the Orlando Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation.

I hope to see everyone at the Invasion (2pm Monday) and wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July.


Jay Pagano

Harbor ticket sales for Pines Party 2016 will begin this weekend and be available each Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Tickets and weekend passes are also available online at or by clicking the picture above.  Tickets are going fast and capacity at certain weekend events will be limited, so be sure to buy yours now.
Upcoming 2016 Events
The Invasion - July 4 at 2pm
Fire Island Dance Festival - July 15 thru 17
Pines Party - July 22 thru 24
Lucie Arnaz - July 30
Senator Gillibrand in the Pines - August 5
 Bruce Vilanch and The Skivvies - August 13
Spray Party - August 14
Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway - August 20
FIPAP Presents: Once On This Island - September 2 thru 4 
Fall Meeting - September 17   
The 2016 Calendar is Shaping Up!

Let us know by return email, if you would like to add an event to the FIPPOA community calendar.

Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association Officers & Directors

Jay Pagano, President 
Ed Schulhafer, Vice President
Rodman (Tad) Paul, Secretary
Henry Robin, Treasurer

Allan Baum, Alan Brodherson, Hal Hayes, Mike Hartstein,   Greg Henniger, Garry Korr,
Nicole LaFountaine, 
Chris Lovito,  Russell Saray ,  Eric Sawyer,
Bob Tortora,  Jim Vandernoth,  Randy Wilson