The Folk Music Society of Huntington is proud to ally with these local organizations and events that support contemporary and traditional folk musicianship:
Island Songwriter’s Showcase
The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers, who get together to share and develop their passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Their goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same. At the heart of the ISS is the Songwriter’s Workshop. This is an opportunity for anyone to present an original song to a group of serious songwriters and get helpful and experienced feedback.
The workshops are held on the first Monday of every month (except holidays and bad weather) 7:30 – 11:00 PM, at Five Towns College, Room 217 (usually), Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY
The LONG ISLAND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR CLUB
The Long Island Fingerstyle Guitar Club provides a forum for fingerstyle guitarists of all levels to network, swap and play songs, and learn more about the acoustic guitar during monthly meetings/workshops and open mics.
Events generally take place on the second Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Friends Community Center.
NorthShore Original Open Mic (NOOM)
Every Wednesday evening from 8 p.m. on, the NorthShore Original Open Mic (NOOM) attracts singer-songwriters of varying skill levels and those who love live music, to Finley’s on Green Street in Huntington Village to listen to songwriters who are dedicated to the craft of writing and singing their songs perform and talk about their original music in an environment of goodwill open-mindedness. Although there is no cover charge, there is a one-drink minimum. Local singer-songwriter Toby Tobias hosts the weekly event for which the open mic sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.
The open mic portion of the evening extends from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. or thereabouts, followed by a short featured set by a well-known or emerging singer-songwriter from LI or beyond, after which the open mic resumes. A tip jar is passed around for the featured performer.