Plenty To Do In Huntington
By Alyssa Nightingale
Summer is finally here and there is no better time to head into one of the Town of Huntington’s many hamlets to take advantage of what each has to offer. Whether visiting Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Northport, Huntington Village, Huntington Station or one of the many other vibrant towns which make up the Huntington Township, each community has its own unique characteristics with plenty of fun-filled entertainment and recreational activities. And many of our local downtowns offer an abundance of unique shopping and great restaurants with impeccable reputations. Local towns are coming alive with valuable programs and incentives which support the local community. Whether you are looking for the perfect meal, searching the shops for that special treasure, looking for the perfect art or music show or just planning to relax on the beach or walk in a park, you will find that Huntington towns have plenty to offer.
If you are looking for cultural activities and great ideas for summer arts fun, you will find it in Huntington towns. For example, you can find talented sizzling sounds at Heckscher Park’s Chapin Rainbow Stage during the Huntington Arts Council Summer Arts Festival. This year’s program includes world-class talent in music, dance and theater every Tuesday through Sunday with free performances in the evenings. Check out “Musical Happenings on Main Street” in downtown Northport. Stop by the Northport Village Park every Friday evening through August 30 and you will hear unique street music featuring singer/songwriters, bluegrass, jazz, Afro-beat, blues and much more. You can also listen to the talented Northport Community Band as they perform at the Northport Village Gazebo every Thursday in July as well as August 5.
For those who love the great outdoors, you will find plenty to do. Huntington offers an abundance of beaches, biking, boating, parks and hiking trails. Want to catch a movie with the family? Check out the Town of Huntington’s free movie nights during their “Movies on the Lawn” program at various Huntington parks and beaches. For the shopper looking for organic or fresh produce, you have to visit the Farmers Markets in Huntington and Northport which is filled with fresh produce. If you are a shopper looking for the ultimate deal, the shopping districts within each of Huntington’s local communities offer significant summer events and sales. Each hamlet is full of specialty stores and restaurants where you are sure to find something you’ll love. It is a great way to support the community and our local retailers by taking part in the Chamber’s “Buy Local” initiative.
By checking out Huntington’s local towns, you are not only supporting efforts to keep Huntington communities vibrant, you are helping neighbors, non-profits as well as local shops and our businesses to remain strong. For more information on the Chamber, call (631) 423-6100 or visit www.huntingtonchamber.com .