Happening in Huntington: Festivals, School Board Forums

There’s never a dull moment in Huntington, and this week is no exception. Here are a few of the highlights from around town.


Town Councilman Sal Ferro is leading workshops on Huntington’s permit portal system,  11 a.m. until noon at the East Northport branch of the Northport-East Northport Library. The workshop will repeat at 7 p.m.


The Half Hollow Hills PTA is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night for Board of Education candidates, 7 p.m. at Candlewood Middle School. The election is May 16.

Also Tuesday, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is honoring several under-30 professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors, with its Long Island Young Professionals celebration at the Harbor Club at Prime. 6-1 p.m.


Candidates for the Huntington school board–incumbents Xavier Palacios and Kelly Donovan, and challenger Amaru Jones–will debate education issues. The  Huntington Council of PTA’s is sponsoring the 7 p.m. meet the candidates event at the J. Taylor Finley School auditorium.


The Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6 pm. Meetings can be viewed in person, or ive on government access TV channels Optimum 18, FIOS 38 and at huntingtonny.gov/meetings.

The Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute is sponsoring a fundraiser, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heckscher Museum of Art.


Cold Beer on a Friday Night is performing at 8 p.m. at the Paramount.


Discover the who, what, and whys of whaling, imagine what a Nantucket Sleighride was like, and touch a harpoon. Adults and kids welcome at the Whaling Museum’s drop-in chat. 11:30 and 12:30.


The Huntington Historical Society hosts its annual Sheep to Shawl festival, with demonstrations of sheep shearing, knitting, weaving, carding and more.  Noon to 4 p.m. at the Dr. Daniel Kissam house, 434 Park Ave.  Admission is free.

Also Sunday, the 19th annual tulip festival starts at 11 a.m. at Heckscher Park, and, besides flowers, will feature musician and puppeteer Janice Buckner.

And, the Centerport Fire Department Eagle Truck will host its 27th annual car and bike show Sunday at Centerport Beach. Raffles ,food and drinks. Prizes for top cars and bikes. for info go to www.eagletruck.org

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