The Dec. 13 celebration will include a visit with Santa, live performances by the John W. Engeman Theater and the Stimson Middle School Showstoppers, hot cocoa and food trucks.
The Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute has provided $20,000 in funding for the holiday light display throughout Heckscher Park. An additional $17,000 in donations from local sponsors will help complete the display and grand opening celebration: Huntington Mazda, Huntington Nissan, Value Drugs, Siena Women’s Health at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Huntington Hospital Northwell Health, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and PSEG Long Island.
The Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute, Inc. is a non-profit educational corporation chartered in NYS, formed by the Town of Huntington in 2002, primarily to secure and manage contributions from non-Town sources. Its board has overlap with Town leadership however the funds are allocated by the Institute are private, not taxpayer-funded.
“As president of the Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute it warms my heart to carry this year’s Winter Wonderland theme of holiday festivities into December with our first holiday light display inside Heckscher Park, where residents and visitors can visit and take in the beauty of our crown jewel of Town parks, enjoy a special holiday light display throughout the month of December and join in the celebration with holiday music performances on December 13th,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.