Lunar New Year Celebrations Coming Up

Local libraries and other institutions are planning ways to recognize and celebrate the Lunar New Year in February. Asian communities around the world are celebrating the Year of the Dragon, considered an especially auspicious year to be born because the astrological animal is thought to Read More …

Updated Halloween: Trains, Trunk Shows, Parades and Costume Parties

Halloween is still nearly two weeks away but businesses, nonprofit agencies, libraries and museums have booked several spooky opportunities ahead of the holiday for kids and adults to enjoy. A costume parade for kids, a 5k run, arts and crafts opportunities, storytelling and a lot Read More …

Vanderbilt Museum to Continue Lecture Series

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will continue its multidisciplinary lecture series later this month. The series features scholars in the humanities and the natural sciences. Participating speakers include recipients of several professional prizes, such as the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Prize, and others who have since received Read More …

Museums Invite Muggles and Wizards to Potter Birthday Celebration

Muggles and wizards are invited to help celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31 at three Huntington museums. July 24-30 The Walt Whitman Birthplace will kick off the celebration, with a search for Quidditch brooms,  the Mirror of Erised, a chance to earn Walt Whit’s Read More …

Holiday Highlights: Bright Lights at the Vanderbilt

Candlelight tours, visits with Santa and friends in his workshop, a children’s scavenger hunt, and a holiday laser show are part o the Vanderbilt Museum’s program, Bright Lights: Celebrate the Season. The event will run  from 5-8 pm.  on Nov. 26, Dec.3-18 and Dec.22. Thousands Read More …

Townwide Fund Plans ‘America the Beautiful’ Party

The Townwide Fund of Huntington will celebrate the country’s birthday with a party July 8 at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport. Artist Efren Andaluz will create a work of art and auction it off at the event. “While this event is all about fun and Read More …

A Kid’s Life at the Vanderbilt

Experience A Kid’s Life at Eagle’s Nest, a new workshop offered by the Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department. On Saturday, December 7th from 10am-12pm children will tour the mansion, decorated for the holidays, with an educator and hear stories about the Vanderbilt children and their family. Read More …

Happening in Huntington for the Holidays

Turkey drives, tree lightings, parade, music, food and more are filling the holiday calendar throughout Huntington. There appears to be little to no separation between Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations this year. We’ve compiled a list, which will update every few days, of events or ways Read More …

Vanderbilt Getting New Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Vanderbilt Museum will get two wastewater treatment systems to help reduce the impact of nitrogen flowing into Northport bay, Suffolk County officials announced Wednesday. The Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems replace cesspools at the guardhouse and planetarium at the museum, which draws more than Read More …

Arts Roundup: Portraits of Animals, Leaves of Grass

An art show and a poetry reading are among the happenings this week in the Huntington area. What: Camilla d’Errico, Travis Louie, Elements Group Show Where: Haven Gallery When: Ongoing until June 16 About: D’Errico’s “Zodiac” paintings, Louie’s portraits of “Animals That I’ve Known,” and Read More …