Juneteenth Scholarships, Ceremony Planned

Students who live in Huntington are eligible for scholarships that will be awarded in recognition of the Juneteenth holiday. Awards of $500 each will go to eight students from schools located in Huntington. Winners will be recognized at a Juneteenth ceremony on June 22 at Read More …

Juneteenth Celebrated at Heckscher Park

Huntington celebrated Juneteenth Saturday with dance, music, food and children’s entertainment. The festivities, sponsored by the town, brought out a host of of government and education officials, and were emceed by town tax receiver Jillian Guthman. Juneteenth recognizes the day that the US Army freed Read More …

Heckscher Park to Host Juneteenth Celebration

The Town of Huntington will celebrate Juneteenth on June 17, with a day filled with food, music, Double Dutch tournament, history, drummers circles and more. Juneteenth recognizes the day that the US Army freed the enslaved in Texas at the end of the Civil War. Read More …

Schools, Banks to Close for Juneteenth

Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating June 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Texas learned that they were free, will close most banks, schools and other offices on Monday. Because the date fell on Sunday this year, the holiday wil be recognized on Monday. In New York, Read More …