Huntington is home to a thriving arts culture. Here are just a few of the things happening this weekend and beyond.
What: Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Shakespeare Festival: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Where: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
When: Through July 29th.
About: The Carriage House Players perform in the Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard, enhanced by the graceful backdrop of century-old Spanish-Revival architecture. Theater-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy dinner before the show.
Performances (weather permitting) are given on Wednesdays (except August 3) and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 online or at the door.
What: Art League of Long Island: It’s All About the Light! Juried Exhibition
Where: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road
When: Saturday, July 7th
About: The Art League of Long Island’s juried exhibition asks artists from Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens for their interpretations or representations of light in their artwork. Exhibition juror Karen Levitov selects which works of art from among the many entries will be shown in the gallery. Free.
What: Northport Arts Coalition presents “Art in the Park” Festival
Where: Northport Village Park at the Harbor
When: Sunday, July 8th.
About: Art vendors, Middle Eastern dance, musicians and poetry readings at Northport Village Park. Art vendors 10am to 5pm. Festivities begin at noon. Free.
What: Huntington Public Library Presents “Eco-Photo Explorer: Touching Megalodon, Searching For Fossil Shark Teeth In Florida”
Where: Huntington Public Library
When: Wednesday, July 11th 7pm- 8:30pm
About: The Megalodon Shark has been extinct for 20 million years and yet their fossilized teeth continue to emerge from the seabed along Florida’s western shores. In this program you will join the exciting hunt for these fossilized teeth, and learn the best places and techniques for finding these marine treasures. Open to all. To register, call 631-427-5165.
What: Drop-In Wednesday for Young Artists
Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art
When: July 11, 18, & 25, 10:30 am- 11:30 am.
About: Young artists create wonderful works of art under the guidance of professional museum educators. Small group settings and individualized attention ensure every child enjoys each unique workshop. $5 per session.