2015 marks the 50th Anniversary Huntington Summer Arts Festival! This remarkable milestone attests to Town of Huntington’s steadfast financial support for the arts, and to Huntington Arts Council’s stewardship of a program that has grown into Long Island’s most diverse and extensive performing arts event. From only a few concerts in 1966, the festival has evolved into a 40 night cavalcade of performances, featuring the best local arts ensembles and an outstanding roster of touring artists from across the nation and around the globe. The HSAF is a cornerstone for the arts in Huntington and has helped make Huntington the cultural capital of Long Island.
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a superb roster of exciting performing artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park each year. Artists and ensembles include award winning, world-class talent in music, dance and theatre from around the globe, as well as the finest performing arts groups from Huntington and Long Island.
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is free and held in Heckscher Park, Huntington (Main Street (25A) & Prime Ave). Shows are Tuesday – Sunday. Most Wednesday thru Sunday performances begin at 8:30 p.m.unless otherwise posted; Tuesday evenings are Family Nights and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. All shows are held rain or shine (unless weather is dangerously extreme) so please check our website, facebook and twitter if the evening forecast looks iffy. We do allow umbrellas on these nights, and Tuesday shows may be relocated.
We thank the Town of Huntington and the Town Board, whose support makes these amazing free-admission concerts possible. We are delighted to welcome back and thank Canon USA as our Presenting Sponsor. We also thank the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the County of Suffolk for their continued support; and to Astoria Bank, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, New York State Presenters Network, NYS DanceForce, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Phillips Boyne, D’Addario & Co., King Kullen, Korg USA, Hartke and Samson for their support.
Coming to the Chapin Rainbow stage on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30 PM are two of Long Island’s most talented barbershop a cappella groups! Island Hills Chorus is a female barbershop of a cappella singers from all parts of Long Island. The Chorus is a part of Sweet Adelines International which is an organization of [...]View Post Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Island Hills Chorus, Twin Shores Chorus
The critically acclaimed, Stephen Petronio is one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. Music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances to produce modern landscapes for the eyes. The Company was founded in 1984 and has performed in 26 countries across the world. His work features only the most talented and provocative artists [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Stephen Petronio Dance
Lúnasa is an internationally recognized as the finest traditional Irish instrumental band. Kevin Crawford, Trevor Hutchinson, Ed Boyd, Sean Smyth, and Cilian Vallely create the name Lunasa with the help of the flute, double bass, guitar, fiddle, and uileann pipes. They bring a new taste to Irish acoustic music with bass driven movements and intense [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Lunasa
Proudly performing in the Summer Art Festival’s Closing Weekend, The Long Island Philharmonic’s Classical Orchestra will be performing on Saturday, August 8th at 8:30pm. The Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s classical music is extremely well-known being one of the most widely supported regional orchestras in the world. The Orchestra is among the most respected being the [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Long Island Philarmonic
Gedeon Luke brings the soul music that flows through his veins to audiences everywhere. Gedeon and his band The People break through all of music’s normal boundaries to provoke love, peace, and soul to the world. His debut record, “Live Free and Love” follows no trend as The People cut old school style. Sly Stone’s [...]View Post Gedeon Luke & The People, Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival