Coming Up: Sheep to Shawl Festival; Ship in a Bottle; Car Show

There’s no lack of activities in Huntington, with events throughout the week for residents of all ages. As the weather warms, the schedule is picking up. Here are just a few of the events coming up in the next several days. May 2: The Whaling Read More …

Board Approves Funds for Cultural Organizations

The Huntington Town Board recently authorized Supervisor Ed Smyth to execute agreements for the division of cultural affairs: HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL, INC. administration: $147,500 summer band concerts: up to $100,625 In addition, funding of $43,190 has been appropriated in the Town’s 2024 budget for the Read More …

Narwhal Ball Offers Games, Exploration

  Young explorers will get a chance to learn about Arctic creatures, try crafts,  play games and meet Elsa at the Narwhal Ball at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Events also include a chance to join a scavenger hunt, enjoy Arctic-inspired facepainting and touch Read More …

Whaling Museum Plans to Display Whale Skeleton

The Whaling Museum will use a recent Suffolk County grant to further plans to house the skeleton of a whale at its Cold Spring Harbor site. Nomi Dayan, the museum’s executive director, said the $300,000 grant it was awarded will go toward site plans for Read More …

Grog Fest at the Whaling Museum on Nov. 30

The Grog Fest returns Nov. 30 as a fundraiser for the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, which will be transformed into a tavern for the evening. The fest, for adults only, will include rum punch, sea shanties, a history of bootlegging, presented by Town Historian Read More …

Huntington to Receive Millions for Downtown, Cultural Projects

 The Town of Huntington and several nonprofit organizations will receive significant infusions of money to fund cultural and downtown projects, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday. Accompanied by cultural organization leaders and elected town, county and state leaders who packed the Chapin Rainbow 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 …

Whaling Museum Gets Collection of Ships in a Bottle

The Whaling Museum has received a collection of 19 ships in a bottle, which will soon go on display. When Jeff Kappel’s father, Lester, died in May at age 99, he said of his father’s collection, “I want it seen. My father collected for years and Read More …

Artists Bringing Their Talents to Sea Glass Festival

The Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor is drawing on Long Islanders’ love of beaches for its second sea glass festival this weekend. Many on Long Island go to the beach to collect physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt Read More …