Looking for something fun to do?
Check out the Sunflower Maze at Manor Farm in Huntington! It is open daily from 8am to 8pm.
Fourteen teams consisting of 4 players each converged at Mill Dam Park in Halesite on Saturday, August 1, 2015 to compete in the Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament at the four new bocce courts located there.
Bocce is an old world sport that combines bowling, marbles and the precision of golf. The sport takes 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.
In the end, first place went to “Team American Bocce Club” (Peter Rabito, Bradlee Thayer, Joe Limandri, Guy Desanti,) second place to “Team Queens” (Tony Lisotta, Grace Anzalone, Josephine Stasio, Vinny Guarnaccia) and third place to “Team Croatia” (Dennis Budinich, Rob Bak, Joey Mezic, Eddie Maricevic.)
For more information about the Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament, please call the Department of Citizen Services at 351-2877.
Tonight’s movie – "BIG HERO 6" will be shown at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport.
Gates open at 6pm
Movie time: 8:30pm (sunset)
(Overflow Parking will be set up at the Crab Meadow Golf Course)
And “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be shown on July 30th at Crab Meadow Beach.
The Town of Huntington’s "Movies on the Lawn Program" will continue with the Walt Disney animated adventure BIG HERO 6 on July 23rd (Rain Date - Thursday, August 6th.) Big Hero 6 is a "drive-in" movie which will take place at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport.
Big Hero 6 is an animated adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech superheroes.
This year's lineup co-sponsored by the Town of Huntington, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Jonathan’s Ristorante of Huntington Village and LaCasa at Crab Meadow Beach.
This 20' x 40’ mural depicts Huntington Harbor and resides on the rear wall of the Huntington Waldbaums Supermarket, which can be seen at the back of the municipal parking lot property on the west side of the 200 block of New York Avenue. This wonderful piece of public art covers a 4500 square foot wall. The mural is composed of twenty-nine 5x28 foot polytab cloth panels, painted by student art apprentices from Project EXCEL. Next time you park there, check out what teen art apprentices created!
The Northport Village Farmers’ Market is back!
The market, located in the Cow Harbor Parking Lot at the foot of Main Street in Northport, will run from 8am to 1pm -Saturdays- thru November 21st (Rain or Shine.)
A few years ago, participants of the Town’s Senior Center were asking for a place to launch or secure their kayaks during the warm weather months at the Centerport Senior Beach House. Shortly after, a kayak rack was installed, and a second rack was installed due to the success of the program.
The kayak racks are available from the Friday before Memorial Day through October 31. Current boat rack users need to re-register by February 28. To learn more about this kayak rack program or for questions about the many other programs offered through the Town of Huntington’s Senior Center, please call 631-351-3253.
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
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
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.