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Heckscher Park, Huntington Village

Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States

July 2018

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Jazz Week with Grace Kelly Quartet

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly participates in an enlightening, entertaining pre-concert "Conversation with the Artist". Dan Bilawski, conductor of Huntington Community Band Big Band, leads the interview. 8pm: Concert. Kelly,  a multiple-award winner as an alto sax player, plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the zest and energy of a 25 year old. She is a regular with the band on the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". Northport Community Band also performs "Curtain…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Jazz Week with Lao Tizer Band

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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The Lao Tizer Band returns to HSAF’s Jazz Week in support of their brand-new CD/DVD combo release, "Songs From The Swinghouse" (debuted in Billboard Jazz top 10)! This all-star group is features keyboardist/composer/producer Lao Tizer, vocalist Tita Hutchison, Grammy-nominated bassist Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham), drummer Joel Rosenblatt, and Grammy-nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci (Special EFX). Free.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Jazz Week and Coltrane Day with Joe Lovanco Classic Quartet

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Today, Joe Lovano Classic Quartet headlines Coltrane Day, a collaborative effort with Huntington Arts Council, The Coltrane Home, and Town of Huntington. Look for Coltrane Day special activities, workshops, and jam sessions starting at 12pm, at www.thecoltranehome.org. 7pm: Lovano and Michelle Coltrane pre-concert "Conversation with the Artist" at Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park. 8pm: Michelle Coltrane performs. 9pm: Joe Lovano Classic Quartet performs. Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and producer Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. With a Grammy win for his…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Jazz Week with Swingtime Big Band

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Swingtime Big Band is dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards.  The 20-piece authentic swing band comprises master interpreters of music from the Swing Era. It features vocalists Bobbi Ruth and Jerry Costanza, who recreate the vocal stylings of legendary Big Band singers and crooners such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald,  Nat “King” Cole, and Frank Sinatra. Leading the band is saxophonist and artistic director Steve Shaiman. Enjoy a performance titled “Something Borrowed…Something Blue”.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Family Show with BroadHollow Theatre Company’s “Aladdin”

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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6pm: Enjoy a free children's craft. 7pm: "Aladdin" is performed by the BroadHollow Theatre Company. Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters — Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more — are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Free. Tonight's show is sponsored by Weber Law Group.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Community Band

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Pre-concert 8pm: Huntington Community Band's "And Now ... Our Finale!" features an exciting evening of audience favorites plus the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s immortal “1812 Overture” accompanied by livecannon (Jim McAward, HCB Cannoneer). A very special young guest conductor will be chosen from the audience to participate. Endearing “traditionals” include Goldman’s "On the Mall" march and Sousa’s "The Stars and Stripes Forever".

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Fei Fei

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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8pm at Heckscher Park: Piano soloist performing free classical chamber music. Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei is a past winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News). Northport Community Band also performs "Song…

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Huntington Folk Festival Presents Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa

July 27 - July 29
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Legendary folksinger-songwriter Tom Rush (accompanied by up-and-comer Matt Nakoa) headline the 13th Annual Huntington Folk Festival. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Gathering Time & Kristen Maxwell

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Kick off a folk/roots/Americana weekend with two superb examples of Long Island’s tremendous homegrown talent. With a vocal blend oft-described as "seamless", inspired guitar playing, and precise percussion, Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong, and Gerry McKeveny) evince deep roots in ‘60s folk rock and a dash of traditional folk. Kirsten Maxwell is a Long Island-based singer/songwriter who has toured extensively in the United States, released one album, won a number of songwriting competitions, and performed at festivals on the East Coast and in…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Jeremy Kittel Trio

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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2-5pm: Enjoy unplugged song swaps and showcases on the upper lawn area overlooking the Chapin Rainbow Stage. 8pm: Jeremy Kittel Trio perform folk/roots/Americana music. Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer fluent in multiple genres. His original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. In addition to his own projects, Kittel has composed and arranged for artists such as Abigail Washburn, Aoife O’Donovan, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Family Show with David Engel and “The Pirate School”

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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6pm: Enjoy a free children's craft. 7pm: Learn how to be a pirate with David Engel! Set sail with this madcap, swashbuckling comedy variety show. This popular act captivates adventure-questing kids and their parents with slapstick antics, adept magic, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, and full-audience participation. During the free show, kids learn the finer points of mischief and become “good pirates”, cooperating and carousing together while getting the chance to live out their dreams.

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August 2018

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: L.I. Dance Consortium Performs “Kaleidoscope II”

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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LIDC’s second evening features the superb professional dancers of Long Island Ballet Theatre, a group known for its innovative and moving choreography; The Dance Theatre Company with Broadway-style, upbeat work; American Dance Theatre of Long Island with an exquisite repertoire of innovative and interesting pieces; the energetic and talented Downstage Dance Company; the brilliant dancers from Long Island High School for the Arts; and Ohana Mokuloa, performing classical Hawaiian dance.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Incendio with World Fusion Spanish Guitar

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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8pm at Heckscher Park: Formed in the summer of 1999 by Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand, and Liza Carbé, Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) is a vehicle for the influences and compositional talents of these three superbly talented musicians. Musical genres ranging from classical, jazz, and rock to flamenco, Celtic, and bluegrass are included. It is no surprise that this eclectic blend of influences has led to a sound that is a truly unique one. Free! Northport Community Band also performs "Finale! Featuring…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Danny Green Trio with Strings

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Pre-concert "Conversation with the Artist", featuring guest interviewer Dan Bilawski, jazz writer and conductor of Huntington Community Band's Big Band. 8pm: Concert. Based in San Diego, CA, Danny Green is a rising force on the jazz scene. The award-winning Origin Records artist, pianist, and composer has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility. His original compositions, with a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements, delight critics and audiences across the country, as well as around the world.…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Bernstein’s America, Long Island Orchestra with David Stewart Wiley and Jeffrey Biegel

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Pre-concert talk by Music Director/Conductor Maestro David Stewart Wiley and pianist Jeffrey Biegel. 8pm: Concert. Long Island Orchestra (LIO), is the region’s newly formed professional symphony orchestra, founded by professional musicians and Music Director/Conductor David Stewart Wiley of the former Long Island Philharmonic, along with a group of forward-thinking educators deeply connected to Long Island. Tonight’s program celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. One of the most important and beloved figures in America’s musical pantheon, Leonard Bernstein achieved world-wide acclaim…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plaza Theatrical Presents “Funny Girl” Broadway Musical

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Pre-show "Conversation with the Artist" with Plaza Theatrical Producing and Artistic Director Kevin Harrington. Also leading the discussion is Huntington Arts Council's own Executive Director Marc Courtade. 8pm: Performance. The glorious story of Fanny Brice, one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time, rising to become a Ziegfeld star! The award-winning score features such standards as "Don’t Rain on My Parade", "People", and "I’m the Greatest Star".

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Family Night Presents “Mammoth Follies” — Hudson Vagabond Puppets

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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6pm: Participate in a free children's craft. 7pm: Enjoy a musical trip through the wonders of pre-history in this fast-paced revue with host Willie Mammoth. Meet Smiley the Saber-Toothed Tiger, Bessie the lovable 27-foot-long Apatosaurus, Tony and Trixie Triceratops, Terry the Pterodactyl, and an 11-foot T. Rex! Tonight's events are sponsored by Weber Law Group.  

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Island Hill Chorus Twin Shores Chorus

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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The Twin Shores Chorus and the Sweet Adelines Island Hills Chorus are dedicated to preserving the truly original American art form of a cappella harmony in their distinctive barbershop styles. Each chorus performs a wide range of show tunes, patriotic themes, and old-fashioned love songs, along with jazz, spirituals, and Doo Wop.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Duke Robillard Band featuring Sunny Crownover and Billy Novick

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom, or an image, it gets rendered with mastery, power, nuance, and an unerring grasp of its essence by guitarist Duke Robillard. Robillard has carved out one of the blues most illustrious legacies while also exploring related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, and educator. Robillard’s resume is decorated with Grammy nominations, Handy Awards, and Blues Music Awards. Tonight's show is sponsored by Start to Finish Remodeling Handyman.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Skerryvore

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Scottish band Skerryvore performs Celtic fusion, roots, Americana, and rock. Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music "Live Act of the Year" Award (2011, 2016), Skerryvore has been on a meteoric journey from the remote Isle of Tiree to the international stage. The band has played in Central Park, The Ryder Cup, and China's Shanghai Expo. Skerryvore's music represents the different personalities and upbringing of its eight band members, who hail from different regions of Scotland.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Edmar Castaneda Quartet

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He shares with listeners not only an uncommon instrument, but also a voice wholly original to jazz. Castaneda branches out to a world of different styles and genres. His wide-ranging career continues to innovate and spark creativity from a wealth of formidable collaborations. Andrea Tierra, a superb vocalist and Castaneda’s wife, partakes in the quartet.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Closing Night: BeauSoleil avec Michael Douchet

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. His distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country, and bluegrass. It has captivated listeners from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to Carnegie Hall and around the world. Tonight's event is sponsored by Philips…

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