With the boating season of 2015 almost upon us, the Town of Huntington will be hosting a “FREE” one-day eight-hour New York State Boaters Safety Course at Huntington Town Hall – located at 100 Main Street in Huntington. The boating safety course will take place on Saturday, May 16th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. To register, or for additional information, please call: 631-351-3256.
This course is in support of the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht & Boating Clubs’ Third Annual Huntington Safe Boating Week Festival kicking off on Sunday, May 17th at Mill Dam Park in Halesite with a Nautical Flea Market. Those attending will learn the fundamentals of safe boating such as safe loading & operation, navigation rules, getting underway and accidents & emergencies and much more.
In addition to our regular lineup for movies for our 2015 Movies on the Lawn Program, we are asking you to vote on which movie you'd like to see on Monday, August 17 at Peter Nelson Park.
The choices are Cinderella (2015 version) Frozen, or Maleficent.
vote at: www.huntingtonNY.gov/movievote
Mark your calendars and get ready to pack up the family, blanket, lawn chairs and picnic supper and enjoy the following movie line- up. All movies are rated PG:
Monday, June 29th - "Paddington"at Heckscher Park (Prime Avenue, Huntington)
Thursday, July 9th - "Raiders of the Lost Ark at Crab Meadow Beach *Drive in* (Waterside Avenue, Northport)
Thursday, July 23rd - "Big Hero 6" at Crab Meadow Beach *Drive in* (Waterside Avenue, Northport)
Monday, August 17th - Vote for your favorite movie at Peter Nelson Park (Oakwood Road, Huntington)
Vote for one of the three movies listed: "Cinderella" (2015 version,) "Frozen" or "Maleficent"
Movies are no charge and begin at darkness. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held indoors at 7:30 pm at Elwood Middle School (478 Elwood Rd., Elwood, NY)
For additional information call 631-351-3112 or visit the town's website at http://HuntingtonNY.gov
Huntington, NY – The Town of Huntington's Annual Tulip Festival will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11AM – 4PM in Heckscher Park in Huntington. The free festival will have children’s activity booths, an art exhibit and live performances on the Chapin Rainbow stage, presented courtesy of the Huntington Arts Council. Chief Festival Sponsorship support for the Tulip Festival comes from Astoria Bank.
12:00 - 12:45 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “The Gizmo Guys” - Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools, but what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter. The Gizmo Guys’ humor reaches audiences of all ages—from toddlers to great-grandparents. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council.
1:30 – 2:15 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Shinnecock American Indian Dancers” - Three adult singers and dancers in full powwow style regalia, plus up to four youth dancers, will perform a 45 minute dance presentation to include a welcoming song and dance; traditional & fancy dress dances for women and men; a Round Dance (or Friendship Dance) and a Snake Dance that both involve audience participation. The troupe will also have on view nearby interactive games, hands-on cultural materials and promotional material from the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.
2:15 – 2:30 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Historic Children’s Parade & Tulip Festival Hat Contest” - Shinnecock American Indian Dancers will lead our re-enactment of the annual children’s parade that followed the 1920 dedication of Heckscher Park, which will include a new “Tulip Festival Hat Contest” for children and adults. Just join the parade wearing your creative headgear to enter! Parade will leave from and return to the Stage audience area. (Parents: Please accompany your child in the parade. The Town cannot assume responsibility for your child.)
3:00 – 3:45 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Paul Helou” - An award-winning songwriter, actor and journalist, Paul Helou performs a blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots and folk music for children that are high-energy, interactive events with quality original songs. His multi-award-winning CD Bears, Bees & Butterflies has been praised by Parents' Choice, iParenting Media, Independent Music Awards, Children's Music Web, International Songwriting Contest, Unisong Contest. Paul is a musician, songwriter, theatrical improviser and actor who has performed in venues across the country. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council.
4:00 Festival Closes (Museum exhibits on view until 5:00 p.m.)
For more information regarding the Tulip Festival, please feel free to contact (631) 351-3099.
Huntington, NY - The 15th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Heckscher Park in Huntington. This free, family-oriented, floral celebration is held annually within the natural beauty of historic Heckscher Park, enhanced by thousands of tulips planted in beds throughout the Park. The Town of Huntington and Astoria Bank, the chief sponsor of the festival, are looking forward to an even bigger community-driven event this year. In addition to the abundant bright tulips which serve as the festival's main attraction, there will be activity booths for children, live entertainment and a children's parade. Rain or shine.
Some of the activities leading up to and planned for the Fifteenth Annual Huntington Tulip Festival include:
- Tulips: The Town of Huntington planted thousands of tulips in selected beds throughout Heckscher Park.
- Family Performances: Throughout the duration of the Festival, the Chapin Rainbow Stage will host a series of family-oriented performances organized by the Huntington Arts Council.
- Children’s Activity Booths: A diverse selection activity booths with creative, hands-on projects for children of all ages will be active in Heckscher Park throughout the Festival.
- Student Art Contest: Building up to the festival was an art contest for area students organized by the Huntington Arts Council. Award winning work will be displayed near the stage at the Festival.
- Photography Contest: Entries by amateur and professional photographers will be juried to select the images most evocative of the beauty and family orientation of the Festival. Entries must be postmarked or received by July 31, 2015. Prize-winning images will be used in Festival publicity.
The Green Showcase at the Family Earth Day Expo will offer multiple demonstrations including renewable energy, composting, organic gardening and fun activities for the kids along with giveaways. Children can climb aboard a fire truck, police car, ambulance, or garbage truck, they can create a flower pot out of newspaper and then plant a flower, and they can observe live marine life in a touch tank.
The 12th Annual Taste of Long Island will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Larkfield in East Northport. A Taste of Long Island is a beer, wine and food tasting event and culinary showcase that attracts over 400 attendees each year.
This year’s special guests include 2013 Master Chef Winner Luca Manfe, Hell’s Kitchen contestant Barret Beyer and Anna and Michael from LIRestaurantReview.com
The proceeds from the event supports the Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk, Inc., the East Northport Chamber of Commerce and Rotary International. For additional information, call the East Northport Chamber of Commerce at 631-261-3573 or go to www.eastnorthport.com to register.
Trader Joe's of Commack will provide the first 200 residents to trade in a plastic grocery bag with a free eco-friendly tote bag! So bring a plastic bag for recycling to the Family Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
New to the Expo this year is the ability to safely dispose of medicines, an effort co-sponsored by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Please bring any unused medicine to the event for proper disposal. The Family Earth Day Expo will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Huntington Town Hall (100 Main Street, Huntington)
The Green Showcase at the Family Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 25th from 9am - 1pm will offer multiple demonstrations including renewable energy, composting, organic gardening, and fun activities for the kids along with giveaways. There is also a marine life exhibit, where children of all ages will have the opportunity to touch and experience a variety of sea specimens in a live touch tank, as they learn about the importance of protecting our precious marine environment.