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/
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.
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