This weekend in Huntington will be jampacked, from a parade, to pickles, an art festival, a celebration of all things Greek, and the Great Cow Harbor race. With planning, you might be able to make it to all of the events.
The Great Cow Harbor race, considered one of the top 100 10k races in the Northeast, will bring 5,000 runners to the streets of Northport, with an 8:30 a.m. start. Another 1,000 participants are expected for the 2k family run/walk. The race supports Special Olympics, the Northwell Health Foundation, the Veterans Administration, The Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry, and other local causes. On Sunday, there’s a parade at noon on Main Street, sidewalk sales by Northport’s merchants. Newton Shows provides rides and games, Arts & Crafts vendors and local not for profit groups take over the Village park.
Huntington Unity Fun Day on Saturday includes a parade that will head down Oakwood Road from Huntington High School to Stimson Middle School, featuring bands, community organizations, elected leaders, and school district representatives. The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Marchers will arrive to a fair at Stimson, which will include music, games, a car show, free health screenings, animals from Little Shelter and more. The fair runs until 3 p.m.
The 42nd annual Greenlawn Pickle Festival will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John Gardiner Farm on Park Avenue. The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association’s festival offers specialty pickles, music, the Lollipop Farm train and games for everyone.
The Greek Festival in Greenlawn starts Friday night and continues Saturday and Sunday at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church on Pulaski Road. Friday, the hours are 4-11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Draw Out, a festival for artists of all ages, will run from noon to 5 p.m., on Saturday and is sponsored by the Heckscher Museum. Activities include watercolor painting by the pond, live music, sketching a live model, a dance performance inspired by the Global Asias show at the museum. Free.
Kids can enjoy a hands-on touch-a-truck experience at the Walt Whitman Shops on Saturday, sponsored by the Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America and Simon Malls, getting up close to a variety of vehicles. Listen to professionals who know how to operate these vehicles, get behind the wheel, let off the sirens, and have a blast. There will have vehicles from: Construction, Emergency, Fire Department,and Police Department. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walt Whitman Shops.