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.
Nation Beat fuses Brazilian Maracatu drumming with New Orleans rhythms to create a Carnival- style drumming and singing. They bring an exciting, explosive, and vibrant show that is infectious. Cha Wa, a Mardi Gras Indian ensemble from New Orleans, will be featured. Carnival Caravan will link Cha Wa with Nation Beat in a ground breaking [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Nation Beat Carnaval Caravan with Cha Wa
For over 50 years, The Northport Community Band has been delighting Northport residents and music lovers from all over Long Island. For five Thursday nights in July, the band performs at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park, overlooking scenic Northport Harbor. Listeners can sit on blankets or lawn chairs in front of [...]View Post Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Northport Community Band
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line is a female fronted band that brings an interesting balance between roots and rock. There is an old time acoustic feeling to her music between the two guitarists Josh Vana and Joe Overton. They do not only act as guitar players but, also as banjo and fiddle players. [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Festival
Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin, Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Some describe it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” The Broadhollow Theatre Company performs on the stage every summer and always shows their love for theatrical arts through their [...]View Post "Nunsense A-Men", Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival
Canta Libre was founded by flutist Sally Shorrock in 2002 to celebrate the enjoyment of music written for flute, harp and strings. They are considered experts in this genre and rare style of chamber music. Canta Libre was recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference and has appeared multiple well-known locations. There [...]View Post Canta Libre, Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival
The Dream Jam Band includes the musicians Barry G, Francine, Maestro C, and Erin the Red. They come from the Northeast and continually write and perform original music. The Dream Jam Band appeals to children of all ages with their musical influences ranging from The Beatles to Mozart. This is the ideal music show for [...]View Post "Dream Jam Band", Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival