2015 Season Overview
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.
Thank you to all of our presenting sponsors for making it a memorable 50th Anniversary Season! And a special Thank You to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors!View Post
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
The North Shore Pops Concert Band is a long-time favorite at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival and across Long Island. The band boasts a talented group of musicians performing all your favorite tunes from Sousa to Gershwin, and Broadway to American Patriotic anthems. The band features the admirable music of George Gershwin, the snappy tunes [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, North Shore Pops Concert Band
Saturday’s CHAPIN FAMILY Celebration Concert was rescheduled to Monday, June 29th because of severe weather on 6/27/15 at 8:30 pm. As a result, the first installment of the Movies on the Lawn series — the film “Paddington,” — has been moved to Peter Nelson Park on Oakwood Road. Please see Town of Huntington for more information [...]View Post Chapin Rainbow Stage, Harry Chapin, Sandy Chapin, The Chapin Family
The Huntington Community Band 70th Birthday Season Begins! This year’s Summer Arts Festival will be featuring the Huntington Community Band every Wednesday night in July at 8:30 PM at the Chapin Rainbow Stage. The community band performs a variety of musical styles each week. They try to shy away from the traditional band structure and [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Huntington Community Band
With their take-no-prisoners attitude, The Rad Trads are one of the liveliest jazz acts this Summer Arts Festival has ever offered. Based in New York, this up-and-coming ensemble plays a diverse and brassy repertoire ranging from New Orleans second line to Chicago & delta blues, R&B and rock & roll. With four compelling horns, a [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, The Rad Trads