Northport -- The sixth annual Hunting-Tony Awards, held at the John W. Engeman Theater, packed the house with students, parents and faculty members who were involved in their high schools’ extra-curricular theatrical productions over the 2015/2016 school year. The Hunting-Tony’s had twenty-five categories that recognized acting, singing, dance performances, stage crew, scenery, orchestra pits, costumes and technical productions.
Sponsored by Town of Huntington Councilmembers Mark Cuthbertson and Susan A. Berland, and the John W. Engeman Theater of Northport, the Hunting-Tony Awards ceremony featured a pre-show in which student nominees, many of whom wore tuxedos and evening gowns, walked the red carpet. The show began with opening remarks from Councilman Cuthbertson and Councilwoman Berland and featured musical numbers from Cold Spring Harbor High School’s “Jekyll & Hyde” Huntington High School’s “The Little Mermaid” and Harborfields High School’s “Anything Goes.” To view clips of some of the performances at the event, go to the Town's Facebook page.
It was a great turnout at the Greater Huntington Boating Council’s Waterfront Festival held May 22nd at Mill Dam Park in Halesite.
I would like to commend Jackie Martin, commodore of the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs and fellow members and volunteers on the continued success of Huntington Safe Boating Week.
Memorial Day Weekend is considered the kickoff to the new boating season and this event helps to encourage safe boating practices. From free vessel checks, to free NY State Boating Safety Classes, this event provides invaluable information on how to keep everyone safe while out on the water.
For more info on Huntington Safe Boating Week, please visit:
Saturday May 14 is Mosquito Action Day in New York State, and Suffolk County has prepared this flyer to let residents know what we all can do to protect ourselves from illness-spreading mosquitoes:
The Town of Huntington's Annual Tulip Festival will take place this Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11AM – 4PM in Heckscher Park in Huntington.
12:00-12:45 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Jazzy Fairy Tales” with Louise Rogers – “Jazzy Fairy Tales” combines jazz music, storytelling and improvisational theater techniques to teach young children music, literature and social skills. This interactive performance utilizes young children's natural ability to learn through “play.” Swing, boogie and dance as the playfulness of jazz gives original versions of well-known fairy tales new life! Chesky recording artist and music teacher Louise Rogers has a voice that has been described as “pure and incandescent, free of affectation or obvious influence.” (Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times). A published author – Jazzy Fairy Tales Teacher's Manual, written with Susan Milligan (Alfred Publishing, 2011) with 2 more books slated for publication in 2015 – Louise is a leader in the field of jazz education. Nat Hentoff has praised her work as "the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz". Presented by the Huntington Arts Council. * Sponsored by Cablevision
1:00-1:45 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Casplash” – Caribbean splash band with Steelpanist Rudi Crichlow – “Casplash” – a/k/a “Caribbean Splash” – plays music made for dancing – from Calypso, Soca, and Reggae to Pop, Funk, R&B and more. Casplash takes audience members on a fantastic musical escapade via the beautiful sounds of the steel pan, soulful singing and hot tropical rhythms. The band leads audiences in familiar dances such as the Electric Slide, Hokey Pokey, Conga Line and Limbo; they also teach a traditional West Indian follow-the-leader style dance called Brown Girl in the Ring. Casplash is founded and led by Steelpanist Rudy Crichlow, a man whose roots are in Trinidad and Tobago. The band has performed at festivals, performing arts centers and special events throughout the New York Metro area and the United States. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council.* Sponsored by Astoria Bank*
2:00-3:00 - Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance:“Songs & Puppetry” with Janice Buckner – Janice is one of the nation's top performing artists for children. She tours nationally, appearing on over 150 stages each year receiving top ratings. She has appeared on radio and television, as well as over 4000 schools and concert halls. She entertains audiences of all ages with her voice, guitars, puppets and her knowledge of Sign Language for the Deaf. She is noted for her voice, her creativity and the outstanding quality of her lyrics. Her Learn Along Song Series includes eleven CDs & songbooks and her Creativity in the Classroom Work/Play Book with a 20-song CD is used by pre-K and elementary school teachers throughout the country. Her Learn Along radio show aired out of Hofstra University for seventeen years and was heard around the world via the internet. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council.* Sponsored by Huntington Honda
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.
The Town of Huntington's
TAKE BACK DAY!
Saturday, April 23RD
9am to 1pm
2016 Earth Day Family EXPO!
Huntington Town Hall
100 Main Street
Safely dispose of medicines, an effort co-sponsored by the
Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Residents will be able to drop off unwanted and unneeded medications, which will be taken by the Suffolk County Police Department for environmentally safe disposal. The Town will also distribute information about the adverse environmental effects on groundwater and Long Island’s drinking water supply when proper protocols are not followed in disposing of pharmaceutical drugs.
For more info, please call:
The Huntington Town Council today announced the formal launch of Give A Dog A Dream, the not-for-profit foundation the Town formed to raise money earmarked for providing specialized services for dogs at the Town’s animal shelter.
Give A Dog A Dream provides dogs in need with access to specialized health care and surgery, customized training regimens, advanced behavior modification programs and immersive socialization and wellness programs. It offers resources such as training and education to both dog owners and surrounding animal shelters. It coordinates and sponsors pet adoption events and fundraisers to increase opportunities for dogs to find loving adoptive families and new homes. Its overall goal is to prevent pet surrenders to animal shelters and unnecessary euthanasia and to strengthen the ability of the animal shelter to provide support for abandoned and displaced dogs.
The foundation has set up a website, www.giveadogadream.org, through which persons can make donations or volunteer to work with the dogs at the Town shelter on Deposit Road in East Northport.
To help launch Give A Dog A Dream, Huntington Honda – the largest volume Honda dealership on Long Island -- will be sponsoring a special adoption event at its showroom from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Shelter dogs will be available for adoption, and all adoption fees will be waived as part of the event. WBZO radio host The Wiseman will be broadcasting live from the dealership, which is at 1055 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington. Huntington Honda has committed to making a donation to Give A Dog A Dream for every car it sells in April. This is the first event involving Huntington Honda and its role as a Town marketing partner.
The foundation has put together an informational brochure that describes its activities and some of its successes stories, including:
Roland, Champ and Grace, three feral puppies that had to be trapped and brought to the animal shelter. Prior to arriving at the shelter, they had never interacted with human beings. After several weeks of special care, they were ready for adoption and are now members of loving families.
Oreo, a nervous dog when he arrived at the shelter who was at high risk for biting others. Through the shelter’s socialization and dog play group programs, he calmed down, learned to appreciate belly rubs and became adoptable.
Flannery, a dog seized by the Town’s animal control division who was suffering from injuries as a result of his owner subjecting him to fighting another dog. After specialized medical care to deal with his injuries and intense socialization and play group sessions, Flannery was placed in a loving home.
Give A Dog A Dream Inc, is a charitable 501 c (3) non-profit organization. Donations to Gove A Dog A Dream are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made on-line at the website, www.giveadogadream.org, or by mail to Give A Dog A Dream, P.O. Box 37, Centerport, NY 11721. For further information, call 631-754-8749.
The Town’s Animal Shelter recently started a new not for profit organization called – “Give A Dog A Dream” to help support our dogs at the shelter, as well as dogs who are in need of food and care from the community.
Give a Dog a Dream is kicking off their first fundraiser with a t-shirt drive.
For more info or to purchase a t-shirt, please visit:
It may not seem like the boating and beach season yet, but the Town of Huntington is gearing up for the sunny and warm days ahead!
And don't forget to save the date for
Huntington Safe Boating Week 2016!
May 21st through May 25th!
For more info, please visit: