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Heckscher Park, Huntington Village

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

June 2019

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plaza Theatrical’s “Cinderella”

June 25 @ 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: All the ingredients that have made this musical a perennial favorite are here: the wicked stepsisters, the zany Fairy Godmother, beautiful Cinderella, and, of course, the handsome prince! Free. Tonight’s show is sponsored by Weber Law Group.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: L.I. Dance Consortium Dance Concert

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Long Island Dance Consortium “Kaleidoscope of Dance 1”. The Long Island Dance Consortium (LIDC) is composed of presenters, dance advocates, dance professionals, Arts Councils and companies from the finest dance studios on Long Island. This evening’s program will showcase The Red Hot Mamas, a unique group of senior tap dancers, who will perform with their usual sophistication and vivacity and the brilliant dancers of the North Shore Dance who will showcase their sensational cutting edge choreography. The Dance Theatre Company will bring their upbeat style of…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Men’s Chorus

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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The Huntington Men’s Chorus originated in 1949 with a group of Huntington men who shared exceptional vocal talent, choral singing experience, and a desire to foster male choral singing. That original group of 34 has grown substantially, as has the style and diversity of its programs.  The chorus continues to promote and perform a wide variety of selections; its annual Christmas Concert at Huntington High School and its appearance at the HSAF are highlights each year. Free.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Banda Magda

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Hazmat Modine

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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(Bluesy Roots, Folk & Jazz Jam Band) Hazmat Modine plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a barrelhouse in New Orleans had the city been inhabited by gypsies who performed with Otis Redding and the city had been built on the Black Sea. The band is driven by harmonicas, tuba, drums, guitars, Banjo and a full horn section. Guests play such exotic instruments as the Romanian cimbalom, the banjitar, and the Claviola. Front man Wade Schuman has the…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plena Libre

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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(World Music - Puerto Rico) Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand drummers, and lush three-part vocal harmonies into a modern blend. Plena Libre mix traditional Puerto Rican rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean influences, and folkloric musical roots with contemporary compositions. They’ve toured the world from Morocco to California and everywhere in between, and recorded with some…

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July 2019

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Hot Peas ‘n Butter

July 2 @ 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: Hot Peas 'n Butter is an award-winning, multicultural family music band that wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their highly energetic and interactive musical style. With eight award-winning albums and numerous music videos (some of which have been featured on Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon TV), Hot Peas ‘n Butter makes new friends everywhere they go.  Named for the playground game they played as kids, Hot Peas ‘n Butter incorporates many…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Community Band

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Please join the Huntington Community Band, music director, Tom Gellert and assistant conductor Vickie Henson for the inaugural concert of the HCB's 74th season of free concerts under the stars. Tonight: The HCB presents: "and, Off We Go!" featuring an evening of wonderful American music with a few surprises. Tonight's special guest conductor & soloists: TBA. Bring folding chairs or large blankets and be sure to come early to stake out a good spot. Downbeat is at 8:00PM For additional…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: North Shore Pops Concert Band

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Founded in 1986, the North Shore Pops Concert Band has been entertaining music lovers on Long Island every summer since. Under the baton of Maestro Eric Albinder since 1996, the 65-piece band’s repertoire ranges from George Gershwin & Cole Porter to the elegant jazz of Ellington, to exciting Sousa marches, and American patriotic selections.  

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival L.I. Spotlight: Hoo Doo Loungers

July 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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NOLA style Jazz, Funk & R&B. The HooDoo Loungers are a nine piece East Coast based band performing music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. The band's sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Swing, Gospel classic R&B and Soul- a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics.  Their second album of original music Head & Heart & Hips released in late 2018 has won the Best CD of the Year award from the L.I.…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plaza Theatrical Production’s “Mamma Mia”

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Audience members will be dancing in the aisle to ABBA's greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, and of course Mamma Mia!

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Blue Dahlia

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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World music. Born in Brooklyn and Paris, new and international reggae, sewn with French chanson, ska, and tango. Accordion, ukulele, horns, and a forceful groove. The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Family Show: Big Bang Boom

July 9 @ 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: Show. Established in 2007 out of Greensboro, North Carolina, this rockin’ 3-piece power pop band consists of talented artists and long-time musicians Chuck Folds, Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker.  But this musical trio doesn’t play just any ole’ average music…. These dynamic dads play parent-friendly, educational children’s music! That’s right! After 20 years of touring the grown-up stages, Chuck, Steve, and Eddie decided to expand their horizons and play for parents (like themselves) who want more from children’s…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Community Band

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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“Playing the Nights on Broadway” will feature an evening of music from Broadway and the movies. Special guest conductor TBA.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Lakou Muzik

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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World music. Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world.  Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Sol y Sombra (Spanish Dance Company)

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Tonight’s concert is entitled “Latin USA”: An evening of Latin dance and Flamenco as Sol y Sombra and guest artists celebrate the  melding of the USA's jazz, disco, hip hop and  swing with the music and dance of its  Latin communities. Guest artists Mariana Parma and her partner Rodney lopes  & members of NYC"S Joel Salsa to do an array of Latin Dance styles: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha, cha, etc. as well as some jazz  and hip hop influenced Flamenco! Free…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: The Callaway Sisters in Sibling Revelry

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway, both Tony nominees, dazzle in duets and solos in a wide range of styles from Broadway standards to jazz and pop in this lively cabaret mixed with witty repartee. Each sister brings her own signature flair to the concert, with Ann's dark, husky and jazz-flavored sound serving as a perfect complement to Liz's crystal-clear bell tones. The sisters have performed SIBLING REVELRY since 1995 at venues across the country and internationally. Songs include "Happy,"…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Family Show and Huntington Jazz Week: David Gonzalez

July 16 @ 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: Show. David Gonzalez’ Cuentos: Tales of the Latin World Professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker, David Gonzalez has performed more than 5000 school shows and was host of New York Kids on New York Public Radio for 8 seasons. Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival and Huntington Jazz Week: Huntington Community Band

July 17 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Pre-concert at 6:45PM (HCB “BIG” BAND) 8:00PM HCB Downbeat "TIME FOR JAZZ" featuring a night of great jazz music and more as a part of the week long Huntington Arts Council's spotlight on jazz! Guest soloists will round out a "not-to-be-missed" night of great music and great fun! GUEST CONDUCTOR: DON SHERMAN (conductor of the Northport Community Band) makes his annual trek to join us.  *A special PRE-CONCERT of musical entertainment begins at 6:45PM as the HCB "BIG" BAND returns…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival and Huntington Jazz Week: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet

July 18 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7:15pm: Pre-concert interview. 8pm: Show. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet - Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival and Huntington Jazz Week: Edmar Castaneda Quartet

July 19 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7:15pm: Pre-concert interview. 8pm: Show. World Music/Latin Jazz. Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He brings not only an unfamiliar instrument but a wholly original voice to jazz, branching out into a world of different styles and genres. His wide-ranging career has been remarkable for discovering a brilliant role for the harp in jazz, then continuing to innovate and spark creativity from a wealth of formidable collaborations. Andrea Tierra, Edmar’s wife and a…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival / Huntington Jazz Week / Coltrane Day Celebration: Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Albert “Tootie” Heath with Dave Liebman Expansions

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums), shared bill with Dave Liebman Expansions. Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. Committed to the intergenerational transfer of artistic knowledge, history, and traditions, Cohen’s…

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

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Big band salute to Nat King Cole and Anita O'Day. "Name That Tune". Swingtime brings you a fun new program featuring classic tunes inspired by names of people and characters!  Breaking out our Webster’s dictionary to include Proper Nouns, we extend our musical exploration to showcase songs with names of places and things.  Plus, our 2019 Centennial celebrations include 100th Birthday tributes to vocalists Nat King Cole and Anita O’Day, and jazz legends George Shearing and Mercer Ellington! Leading the…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Family Show: BroadHollow Theatre Company’s “The Little Mermaid”

July 23 @ 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: Free children's craft. 7pm: Show. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Free.…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: “Woodstock +50” Huntington Community Band

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7pm: Pre-concert. 8pm: Show. "WOODSTOCK +50" will feature a celebration of Woodstock's 50th anniversary with musical tributes galore! Tonight's special guest conductor: TBA. *A special PRE-CONCERT (TBA) of musical entertainment begins at 7:00PM! Weather permitting.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival L.I. Spotlight Concert: Gathering Time and Christine Sweeney

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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We kick off a Folk/Roots/Americana Weekend with two superb examples of L.I.’s tremendous home-grown talent. Rained out last summer, Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny), perform with a vocal blend oft-described as seamless, inspired guitar playing and precise percussion.  Their music has deep roots in ‘60s folk-rock, with a healthy dash of traditional folk in the mix. Their stage chemistry and infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies.  Christine Sweeney is a young…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Crys Matthews

July 26 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7:15pm: Pre-concert interview. 8pm: Show. Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August 2017, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already won her recognition and awards. She…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival / 14th Huntington Folk Festival (in collaboration with Folk Music Society of Huntington): Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Waintwright Roche

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Few songwriters have laid out their lives in song as graphically as Loudon Wainwright III. By chronicling his years from post-adolescence to senior citizenry in real time, he’s not only pushed the boundaries of confessional songwriting but allowed those with somewhat more stable lives to live vicariously through his trysts, marriages, divorces, inebriated episodes, quest for success, and bad-dad issues. 2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (with two previous GRAMMY…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Crystal Bowersox

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Americana Pop & Country - Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, is rising star who has built her life around music. Crystal draws on her various influences - across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country - to make the kind of music that resonates. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. As one of her songwriting partners describes it, Crystal has “a…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Family Show: Dirty Sock Funtime Band

July 30 @ 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: Free children's craft. 7pm: Show. A wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a psychedelic mashup of Aerosmith, the B-52′s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Monkees custom built for the Spongebob generation.” (Dadnabbit) “..the closest thing to arena rock that the New York Kids music scene has got!.” (Time Out New York Kids)

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Huntington Community Band’s “And Now Our Finale!

July 31 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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6:45pm: Pre-concert. 8pm: Show. An exciting evening of much anticipated music with the annual performance of Tchaikovsky's immortal "1812 Overture" accompanied by LIVE cannon (Jim McAward, HCB Cannoneer). Music tonight features lots of audience favorites, a very special young guest conductor to be chosen from the audience and, the HCB's "traditionals" featuring Goldman's ON THE MALL march and Sousa's THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER! Tonight's special guest conductor: TBA A special PRE-CONCERT (TBA) of musical entertainment begins at 6:45 PM!

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August 2019

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Long Island Dance Consortium

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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“Kaleidoscope of Dance 2” - LIDC’s second evening features the superb professional dancers of Long Island Ballet Theatre, a group known for their innovative and moving choreography; the Long Island Academy of Dance Arts performing sensational cutting-edge choreography; the energetic dancers of Moves & Motions company; plus other groups TBA.

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents “Mame”

August 2 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7:15pm: Pre-concert interview. 8pm: Show. This brassy, tuneful and touching, Jerry Herman musical, celebrates life with an award-winning score featuring "We Need a Little Christmas", "If He Walked Into My Life Today", and of course, the title number, "Mame"!

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: L.I. Orchestra with David Stewart Wiley and Jeffrey Biegel

August 3 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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7:15pm: Pre-concert talk with Maestro David Stewart Wiley. 8pm: Show. Classical Orchestra “Mozart & Whitman Under The Stars” –The Long Island Orchestra - David Stewart Wiley (Music Director & Conductor) with Jeffrey Biegel, (piano) –Long Island Orchestra (LIO), is the region’s newly-formed professional symphony orchestra, founded by the dedicated professional musicians and Music Director and Conductor David Stewart Wiley of the former Long Island Philharmonic, along with a group of forward-thinking educators and professionals deeply connected to Long Island. The…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Claremont Trio

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Classical Chamber Ensemble - The Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The Claremont Trio’s recent seasons have included engagements at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Boston’s Celebrity Series, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series. The group also appears regularly at festivals including Ravinia, Saratoga, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Skaneateles,…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Family Show: Hudson Vagabond Puppets & Plaza Theatrical Productions Present “Caps for Sale” and “Three Billy Goats Gruff”

August 6 @ 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: Free children's craft. 7pm: Show. Large-scale puppet portrayals of two classic children’s stories. First, Esphyr Slobodkina's popular tale of the trials of the cap salesman who fell asleep under a tree and woke up without his wares and how he ends up retrieving them from the mischievous and playful monkeys. Following right after, Bunraku styled puppeteers and puppets perform the Norwegian based fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff about three increasingly large billy goats in their attempt to…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Island Hills Chorus and The Twin Shores Chorus

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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The Sweet Adelines Island Hills Chorus and The Twin Shores 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: Front Country

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Americana Roots Pop. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound that lies somewhere between indie folk and Americana—a genre some might call “Roots Pop”: the past is discernible with a wink and a nod, and the future is here.  Front Country melds the ferocious energy of lead singer Melody Walker with a band of wickedly creative instrumentalists, working to translate the incredibly intricate arrangements and structures of the…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra’s “Landscape of Guitar”

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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Multi Media Nuevo Flamenco Guitar & Visual Art. Terra Guitarra is the duo of master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Julie Patchouli. Their soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar rhythms, sparkling melodies and spine tingling harmonies are infused with a visible onstage chemistry. Combined with the music is a projected visual art component created by Hecksel of “Guitar Landscapes,” glittering, stained glass-like, acrylic paintings where every element in the composition is a guitar and several…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Taylor 2 Dance Company

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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–The legacy of pioneering choreographer Paul Taylor lives on in the Taylor 2 Dance Company, a troupe of six rising young dancers who will introduce audience members to the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in the late dance maker’s work: The daringly experimental and popular Taylor, who inspired so many in American modern dance since the mid-20th century, died in August, 2018 at 88. His lead troupe, the Paul Taylor Dance Company under the artistic direction of Michael…

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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Closing Night: Professor Louie & the Crowmatrix with Woodstock Brass

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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A Salute to Woodstock's 50th! Professor Louie & The Crowmatix and the Woodstock Brass began as the studio backing band for Aaron "Professor Louie's" musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. They have 13 studio CD's on The Woodstock Records label. Their…

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