Huntington Street Festival Will Include Food, Music, Fun and Free Miniature Golf
Message From Renaissance Downtowns:
On Saturday July 13th, 2013 from 11AM-6PM, the Huntington Station community will celebrate its ongoing downtown revitalization efforts with Source the Station’s first annual “Huntington Station Street Festival,” to be held in front of Station Sports Miniature Golf and Arcade along Depot Road. The event, which will span Depot Rd from New York Avenue to East 5th Street, will showcase a wide range of live music, multiple local food and crafts vendors along with free children’s games and activities. Station Sports will be providing Free Miniature Golf as part of the day’s festivities. The musical lineup for the day is slated to be: The Barr Sinister Group, Dave Ressa, Walking Sideways, Matt Pisani/Clean Slate Living, Experimental Sound Project, Variedades, Mahanaim School, Black Rose Band, Ondaloose, David Wong, Depo & DJ Fotsbeats, and Walk Radio from 11am-1pm, along with a separate area for performances geared toward children by Rebecca Kapica.
The event is being hosted by Source the Station and Renaissance Downtowns in partnership with the Huntington Station Business Improvement District (BID). Renaissance is the Master Developer for the comprehensive revitalization of Huntington Station, and Source the Station is a grass roots organization that works with the Master Developer to provide a vehicle, through which, community members can participate by providing ideas for specific elements of the redevelopment vision. The BID has taken a proactive role in recent months to accelerate investment within the community and has been an integral player in the revitalization efforts to date, which culminated in a 5-0, bi-partisan approval of Renaissance’s “Development Strategy” this past June, setting the stage for construction to begin in 2014.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Source the Station and Renaissance to say ‘thank you’ to the community at large, while celebrating the diverse assets that Huntington Station has to offer. We will have local bands, local vendors and local food establishments all participating to create a fun, family oriented day for everyone to enjoy,” said Erika Forland, Community Liaison for Source the Station.
According to Brad Rosen of Station Sports “we are more than happy to work with Source the Station and the developer to put on a fun filled day for everyone. Residents and visitors alike can see the great progress that has already been made in making Huntington Station an attractive destination, while getting a taste of the vibrant future that we have in front of us.” BID President Keith Barret added, “ I think the success of Brad’s business, Station Sports, and the ability to attract people from all across Long Island to come visit the area for amusement and fun is evidence that great things not only can happen in the Station, but are already well under way.”
In addition to the food, fun and games, Renaissance Downtowns and Source the Station will provide information about upcoming job and training opportunities that will result from the redevelopment effort, including a focus on creating career and job opportunities for local residents and contractors. Visitors will be able to sign up on a preliminary list that will be utilized to source construction jobs, contracting opportunities and eventually permanent jobs to local residents.