Fire Island Dance Festival

FIDF 2019 PosterJuly 19-21
Fire Island Pines, NY

The charitable event of the Fire Island summer awaits at Fire Island Dance Festival. Immerse yourself in dance with a diverse lineup of companies and choreographers, performing on a stunning waterfront stage in the Fire Island Pines.

In its 24 editions, Fire Island Dance Festival has raised more than $6.1 million to help ensure those in need throughout the New York City area and across the country receive lifesaving medications, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.

This year’s 25th annual festival will feature an acclaimed lineup of dance companies and performers from a variety of styles.

The legendary Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning original Emcee in Cabaret, will host this year’s Fire Island Dance Festival.

Tickets start at $175. Leadership Supporters enjoy a variety of perks, including VIP tickets, 25th anniversary journal placement and festival mementos. Special VIP day trip packages for the Sunday, July 21, performance include luxury round-trip transportation from midtown Manhattan and a pre-show champagne luncheon.

Tickets for Fire Island Dance Festival are no longer available online. To inquire about availability please call our hotline at 646.965.2388.

Tickets were not mailed for this event. Ticket pick up is available at the venue beginning one half-hour prior to your performance or:

  • Friday, July 19, from 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, July 20, from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday, July 21, from 11 am – 3 pm

For Leadership Event ticket holders, tickets may also be picked up at Whyte Hall beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 19.

Please note performances begin promptly and late seating will be at the discretion of the house manager.

Festival Schedule

  • Friday – Leadership Event (cocktails at 6:30 pm, performance at 7 pm) at Whyte Hall (included with all Leadership level tickets)
  • Saturday – Opening Performance at 5 pm
  • Saturday – Sunset Performance at 7 pm
  • Sunday – Closing Performance at 5 pm

Cocktails follow each performance at Whyte Hall.

The running time for the show is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Free water taxi service to and from the festival is generously available for all attendees traveling from other Fire Island communities. Contact Adam Rei Siegel for information at

If you are unable to attend the festival and would like to support Dancers Responding to AIDS you can make a tax-deductible donation online.

See video and photos from last year’s event



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