In spite of the rain, it was another successful year for the annual Fire Island Pines Party benefit. Circle Visual was honored to be a part of this project again this year, creating projection screens and oversized vines for the stage. Produced by Guy Smith Productions, utilizing cutting edge lighting, sound and technology, the stage looked amazing!
The event has been going on since 1999 and it supports a great cause! It is sponsored by The Pines Foundation, an affiliate of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association. They're dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the enviornmentally responsible Fire Island Pines community and its fragile seashore. Since 1999, the foundation has donated over $1.25 million to the Stonewall Community Foundation. Stonewall raises money and funds work that makes a difference on issues such as education, violence, family acceptance, youth, the homeless and health and focuses on equality. They've invested over $18 million in over 600 organizations.
Residents of Fire Island and people from all over the world come together to party and dress the part for the party theme in mythical costumes. The theme for 2017 was Labyrinth, referring to the Labyrinth of Minotaur. In Greek mythology, there lived a Minotaur, described as a very muscular creature with the head of a bull and body of a man, in the center or a maze, a labyrinth, on the island of Crete. We think the event looked pretty amazing!