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You are visiting the online home of Long Island, New York’s leading all-volunteer, nonprofit presenter of folk and acoustic concerts. The Folk Music Society of Huntington presents a monthly concert series (most concerts are preceded by open mics), a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Information about these and other events, along with an extensive links section highlighting our members and Acoustic Allies, can be found elsewhere on this website.

Donations to support the Folk Music Society of Huntington can be made at .

Message from the President of FMSH

Founded in the late 1960s, the Folk Music Society of Huntington (FMSH) has been in continuous operation for more than 50
years. Running an organization that puts on monthly concerts, a monthly acoustic jam, and an annual folk festival — and supports other events — can be challenging under the best of circumstances.

We have expanded our musical offerings. In addition to our free monthly folk jams at the South Huntington
Public Library and the ticketed Hard Luck Café concert series at the Cinema Arts Centre on the third
Wednesday of each month, we are delighted to also be partnering with the Cinema Arts Centre in
co-presenting the NorthShore Original Open Mic (NOOM) in the Cinema’s Sky Room
on the other Wednesdays each month from 7-10 p.m.

After giving the matter much thoughtful consideration, FMSH’s board of directors has decided not to resume
our monthly First Saturday Concerts series in the foreseeable future. Attendance at these concerts had been declining prior to the pandemic. That realization, along with financial considerations and a lack of volunteers, prompted us to make this tough decision.

Ticket sales alone have not and cannot cover all
the expenses that FMSH incurs annually (including during the 2.5 years when we
were unable to present in-person concerts and presented some concerts and open
mics via livestreaming instead — as a source of comfort and connection for all
of us). Insurance and maintaining our website and email service cost several
thousand dollars each year. An all-volunteer, nonprofit presenting
organization, FMSH relies on memberships and tax-deductible donations to help
pay these operating expenses. Both have been light during the pandemic years.
Please consider joining the society and/or making a tax-deductible contribution
via More
information may be found on our website at

Thank you for your support.

Folk Music Society of Huntington Board of

Michael Kornfeld, president

Karen Finkenberg, vice president

Gary Schoenberger, secretary

Phyllis Budne, treasurer

Christine Ambrosini

Lou Malfi

Stuart Markus

Sybil Moser

Lee Ann Rush