Drag Queen, Circus Queen, Transsexuals, Drag Kings ... everyone!
The Invasion of the Pines celebrates its 35th year in 2011, and following the recent NY Gay Marriage vote, will prove to be the wildest ever. If you'd like attend, you will want to catch the ferry at Sayville, NY on Long Island. You can catch a train out of Penn Station or Jamaica to Sayville, and then when yo exit there are shuttles waiting to take you to the ferry (about $5 for the shuttle).
From the Sayville dock you can either take the ferry to Cherry Grove, which is where all the people dressed gather (at about noon-ish in the community square), or to The Pines, which is where everyone else waits for their arrival around 2pm. Get directions, schedule and rate info here.
Once the ferry carrying the queens and kings arrives in The Pines, everyone is introduced one-by-one as they walk off the ferry and up the ramp to the dock to cheering crowds. The procession proceeds inside where music is playing, drinks are flowing and people are dancing. A second party kicks off upstairs in the Island Club.
About hour or so later most of the queens board the ferry and head back to Cherry Grove where they have the pageants and other events.