Paddington Movie Tonight

Lights - Camera - Action!

Tonight's movie - "PADDINGTON"
will now be shown at 
PETER NELSON PARK 
located on Oakwood Road
(next to Stimson Middle School).

Come early for a chance to win 
two $50 Gift Certificates 
to Jonathan's Ristorante of Hunt. Village,
compliments of Jonathan's.

For more info, please call: 631-351-3112

http://www.huntingtonny.gov/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=1366


Chapin family Concert Tomorrow in Heckscher Park

Reminder: The special Chapin Family Concert is taking place TOMORROW at 8:00pm in Heckscher Park. Come and bring your non-perishable food and loose change.

Harry Chapin’s work has warmed the lives of so many. In this video Harry’s wife and son speak about the inspiring legacy which he left behind, followed by a recording of Chapin live singing his No. 1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle,” which became a staple for folk rock music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etundhQa724


Chapin Rainbow Stage to be Unveiled at Heckscher Park Concert

We are hosting a special concert to honor the life of singer, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin.  At the concert we will unveil the new “Chapin Rainbow Stage” marquee that is named in Chapin’s honor.

On Saturday, June 27th, Heckscher Park will feature a one-night only concert performed by the family of the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin from 8:30pm. Before the show starts we will unveil the new Chapin Rainbow Stage marquee

You can also donate non-perishable food and loose change into donation boxes entitled, “Harry Keep the Change,” will pay homage to Chapin’s famous song “Taxi”.  All proceeds will go towards Long Island Cares— the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Here is a video of Harry’s hit “30 Thousand Pounds of Bananas 81”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMye94wMfk

For more information on the Harry Chapin Family Concert, please contact the Huntington Arts Council at: 631-271-8423 or visit the Town’s website: www.HuntingtonNY.gov 


Huntington Summer Arts Festival Returns for its 50th Season

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival returns for its 50th Season beginning Thursday, June 25th. The series begins with the Huntington Men’s Choir on Thursday, June 25th, followed by The Rad Trads on Friday June 26, the 50th Anniversary Huntington Summer Arts Festival Chapin Family Celebration on Saturday, June 27th and the Huntington Choral Society on Sunday, June 28th.  Opening weekend performances begin at 8:30 pm at the Chapin Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington Village. All concerts are FREE.

This year’s 40 night run offers entertainment ranging from traditional band and choral programs, to dance and Broadway theatricals, to world-renowned artists from around the globe.  For more information, go to the Huntington Arts Council website at http://www.huntingtonarts.org/


Chapin Family Concert, 6/27, and WhyHunger Interview

I interviewed local legend Bill Ayres of WhyHunger. For those who do not know Bill Ayres, he co-founded WhyHunger with the late singer, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and humanitarian, Harry Chapin.

WhyHunger is a global nonprofit organization co-founded in 1975 by the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin and present Executive Director Bill Ayres. WhyHunger's programs are the Grassroots Action Network, National Hunger Clearinghouse, Global Movements, and Artists Against Hunger and Poverty.  According to the organization’s website, WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

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The interview highlights the Town of Huntington’s upcoming Chapin Family Concert – being held at Heckscher Park on Saturday, June 27th at 8:30pm. The Chapin Family Concert is also in celebration of two big milestones: this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Huntington Art Council’s Summertime Concert Series and the 40th Anniversary of Why Hunger.

We invite everyone to come to the Chapin Rainbow Stage on June 27th and please donate non-perishable food items and loose change that will aide in the fight against hunger. We hope to see you there!

To view the interview, go to http://ow.ly/OEBY2

 

 


Movies on the Lawn Program PSA

Come join us for the Movies on the Lawn Program. The program kicks off on June 29th with "Paddington".

You can view the public service announcement here:

https://youtu.be/4VQvHjwDNbU


Local Huntington Field Hockey Team heading to Nationals

I recently recognized the Lasting Legacy Field Hockey Team on the front lawn at Huntington Town Hall, as the team advances to the National Club Championship scheduled for July 9th to July 11th at the US Olympic Training Center in Pennsylvania.

The 2015 Lasting Legacy Field Hockey Club is comprised of players who resident within the Township of Huntington. The team is led by Head Coach Ali Murdoch, who is assisted by Lasting Legacy's Director, John Deliso, under their guidance the girls were able to score 24 goals and allowed just one during their regular season. In addition to the team’s remarkable accomplishments, four of its players have also been individually selected to compete at the National Futures Championship which is designed to identify potential future U.S. Olympians. 


Register for 2015 Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament

Registration is currently underway for the 2015 Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament.  The tournament, is a FREE event which will take place on Saturday, August 1st starting at 9:00 am at Mill Dam Park in Huntington (West Shore and Mill Dam Roads.) For the bocce tournament registration form, go to http://huntingtonny.gov/filestorage/13755/16202/BOCCE_FORM_15.pdf

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Bocce is an old world sport that combines bowling, marbles and the precision of golf. The sport takes a great deal of skill as a player tosses a two pound ball down a 76 foot long dirt court. Whether aiming for the pallini (a small white sphere that looks like a cue ball) or trying to bump the opposition's ball out of the way, it certainly is more difficult than it looks.

Teams consisting of 4 players can register through July 17, 2015. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.  For more information about the bocce tournament, please call the Department of Citizen Services at 351-2877.

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Join us for the 12th Season of Movies on the Lawn

Mark your calendars! 
I am very happy to bring you season 12 of the 
Movies on the Lawn Program.

To kick things off, our first movie, 
“PADDINGTON”
will be shown at beautiful Heckscher Park 
on Monday, June 29th.

Come early to get the best spots! 
Movies are no charge and begin at darkness (8:30pm).

For more info, call: 631-351-3112 or visit: 
www.huntingtonny.gov/moviesonthelawn

And don’t forget to Vote your Favorite Movie!
www.huntingtonny.gov/movievote


Scholar Athletes Honored

At the June 9th Town Board meeting, myself and my colleagues on the Huntington Town Board honored 20 local high school seniors who excel in both academics and athletics at the annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony. Each of the winners – one male and one female from each of the 10 high schools in the Town -- had been selected by their school, which provided biographies that were read at the ceremony. We also honored Town employee Jody Kavanagh with the Richard Ford Service Award for her outstanding work with Camp Bright Star.

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The winners and their schools are: Cold Spring Harbor High School: Colin O’Neill and Gabrielle McLymont; Commack High School: Kyle LaMantia and Alyssa Persich; Elwood John Glenn High School: Ryan Fisenne and Diana Bartolotta; Half Hollow Hills East High School: Spencer Stein and Ester Chikvashville; Half Hollow Hills West High School: Joshua Wende and Jennifer Casadonte; Harborfields High School: Eli Slamowitz and Kiran Magee; Huntington High School: Justin Loturco and Caitlin Knowles; Northport High School: James Magnuson and Amy Breitfeller; St. Anthony’s High School: Jake Giuffrida and Kaitlyn Quinn and Walt Whitman High School: Jacob Kahrs and Paige Gladstone. A big thank you to Reinwald’s Bakery and Bon Bons Chocolatier for providing refreshments following the ceremony.