Unplugged Showcases All Afternoon

Our seventh annual SUMMER Festival, the Huntington Folk Festival in Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY!

It’s lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Since 1969, the Folk Society has presented its own version of a mini “folk festival” — a summer evening in Heckscher Park in Huntington. The event featured an annual theme along with artist(s) whose performance repertoire fit the current theme, whether it be Women in Folk Music, The Music of the “Americas” or humorous ditties, just to name a few. This program is quite unique in that it is a free event funded in part by the Huntington Arts Council, other grant monies and the Folk Society itself.

Starting in the Summer of 2006 this event expanded to become the free annual all day Huntington Folk Festival — with musicians on stage throughout the afternoon, a children’s stage featuring songs and stories, songwriting workshops, folk dancing workshop, folk jam on lawn open to all. Many music organizations were welcomed there at tables with their own artists and workshops. The featured performer is chosen each year by the Folk Music Society and coordinated with the Huntington Arts Council as part of their annual Summer Festival.

About the Event

Two tent-stage showcases, with unplugged song swaps and solo showcases featuring local and regional area artists, hosted by: AcousticMusicScene.com & Richard Cuccaro of AcousticLive! in NYC & Beyond.

This event is free and open to all ages.

AcousticMusicScene.com Schedule

AREA 1: Unplugged song swaps and solo showcases featuring local, regional and national touring artists — hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com

12:00 Peter Kanelous, Annie Mark
12:30 Josh Joffen, Mara Levine, Stuart Markus
1:00 Robert Bruey, Hank Stone, Scott Urgola
1:30 A Pair of Duos: Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, Mark Newman & Naomi Margolin
2:00 All Keyed Up: Arlan Feiles, Marci Geller, Elaine Romanelli
2:30 Funny Folk: Mark Allen Berube, Drew Jacobs, Lois Morton
3:00 Eleanor Dubinsky, Joe Iadanza, Karyn Oliver
3:30 Loretta Hagen Trio, Susan Kane, Claudia Nygaard
4:00 Katie Pearlman, Kat Quinn
4:30 The Levins and The YaYas
5:00 Songs from & inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue Album
(This is a 40th anniversary celebration featuring Meg Braun, Honor Finnegan, Sharon Goldman, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Carolann Solebello and Alison Tartalia)
5:45 A Hootenanny-Style Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie in celebration of his 100th Birthday
6:00 pm — Break until main stage performances

AcousticLive! Schedule

AREA 2: Unplugged showcases featuring artists from the metro area and beyond hosted by Richard Cuccaro of AcousticLive! in NYC & Beyond

1:00 Stuart Markus
1:15 The Levins (Ira & Julia Levin)
1:30 TBA
1:45 The YaYas
2:00 Mara Levine
2:15 David Goldman
2:30 Susan Kane
2:45 My Dad’s Truck
3:00 Loretta Hagen Trio
3:15 Carolann Solebello
3:30 Mark Berube
3:45 Honor Finnegan
4:00 Lois Morton
4:15 Meg Braun
4:30 Claudia Nygaard
4:45 Sharon Goldman
5:00 Marci Geller
5:15 TBA
5:30 Josn Joffen
5:45 Break until the main stage performances

Location: Heckscher Park

For parking nearest to Heckscher Park:
The Heckscher Museum is on the park grounds, and a small lot adjacent to it is reserved for Handicapped parking. Parking is permitted along the neighboring streets; do not block driveways. Immediately north of the park is a nose-in parking “lot” along Madison St., adjacent to the park. The Huntington Town Hall is across Rte. 25A from the park on the south side. There is a large parking lot behind Town Hall.

Additional Parking around Huntington
There are 3 Municipal Parking Lots in the Village of Huntington. The lot closest to Heckscher Park is located south of Rte 25A (Main St.) and is entered a half block east of the intersection of 25A and New York Ave. (Rte 110). It can also be entered on Elm Street. A second large lot is south of Main St. between Green and New Streets. It is entered by turning south off Rte 25A (Main St.) onto New St.; – the lot is on the right. The third large lot is located north of Main St. on Gerard St. (also named Lt. General Frank Libuti Way) It can be accessed from Gerard St. or by turning north off Rte 25A (Main St.) onto Clinton Ave., — after the corner buildings there are lot entries to the left and the right. Also note that meters on the village streets are in effect weekdays until 7 pm only, and that bank lots that are not chained off are available for parking when the bank is closed at night.