Huntington Folk Festival

The eighth annual Huntington Folk Festival is slated for Saturday, July 20, 2013. The free event will extend from 12 noon into the late evening at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington, New York.

Headlining this year’s festival will be Yonkers, NY-based Americana-roots ensemble Spuyten Duyvil, whose barn burning, rabble rousing live shows — blending traditional jug band energy with amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style harp blues and featuring an eclectic mix of riveting traditional and original songs — have caught the attention of respected folk music DJs and prominent American Roots music promoters. Spuyten Duyvil photo courtesy of Jake Jacobson.

Opening the evening concert on the Chapin Rainbow Stage, beginning at 8:30 p.m., will be Long Island’s own Marci Geller (a piano-based contemporary singer-songwriter with folk sensibilities) and singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Joffen (a two-time Kerrville New Folk Winner and 2011 Great American Song Contest Winner). The two will be joined in a song swap by Marshal Rosenberg of the Buskin & Batteau Trio on percussion.

An afternoon of unplugged showcases and song swaps, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., featuring artists from the New York metropolitan area and beyond will precede the concert. Hosting them near canopy tents will be Acoustic Live! in New York City and Beyond and

Acoustic Live! (Emcee: Richard Cuccaro)
1:00 Joe Iadanza
1:15 Tony Denikos
1:30 John Sonntag
1:45 Steve Chizmadia
2:00 Susan Kane
2:15 The YaYas
2:30 Honor Finnegan
2:45 Paul Sachs
3:00 Ina May Wool
3:15 The Levins
3:30 David Goldman
3:45 Christopher Brown
4:00 Arlon Bennett
4:15 Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes
4:30 Jeremiah Birnbaum
4:45 Stuart Markus
5:00 Larry Kolker
5:15 Brad Cole
5:30 Drew Jacobs
5:45 Lois Morton (Emcee: Michael Kornfeld)
12:00 Island Songwriters Showcase: Suzanne Ernst, Walt Sargent
12:30 Long Island Fingerstyle Guitar Club: Dan Doll, Lisa Doll, Bill Scorzari
1:00 FMSH Members Showcase: Eli Maniscalco, John Taylor, Bob Westcott
1:30 Music From the Hive: Naomi Margolin & Mark Newman, Roger Silverberg, Ivette Torres-Albano
2:10 Kerrville New Folk Winners: Honor Finnegan, Paul Sachs
2:30 Tribes Hill-Hudson Valley Song Circle: Susan Kane, Judith Kass, Larry Kolker, The Levins, Lisa Jane Lipkin, South County
3:30 Brad Cole, Joe Iadanza
4:00 Funny Folk: Drew Jacobs, Lois Morton
4:30 Arlon Bennett, Tony Denikos, Hiroyo Tsukamoto
5:00 Peter Calo, Steve Chizmadia, Kat Quinn
5:30 Jeremiah Birnbaum, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes

Co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington ( and the Huntington Arts Council (, the Huntington Folk Festival is part of the 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival presented by the Town of Huntington, produced by the Huntington Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts, County of Suffolk and Canon USA.

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.