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 two 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.
Message from the President of FMSH
Please consider making a contribution to support the Folk Music Society of Huntington via http://PayPal.me/FMSHconcerts.
Founded in the late 1960s, the Folk Music Society of Huntington (FMSH) has been in continuous operation for more than 50 years. It is Long Island’s leading all-volunteer, nonprofit presenter of folk and acoustic concerts. 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, let alone during a prolonged pandemic.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic prompted FMSH to put our in-person concerts on hiatus for 2.5 years, we recognized the importance of music as a source of comfort and connection for all of us during that time. We found ways to present concerts and open mics online for the entertainment and enrichment (and stress relief) of our audience and to help many talented acoustic artists support themselves through the many months of shutdown. We also managed to stage our annual summer Huntington Folk Festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council and support other worthy events in the folk realm – including the annual ‘Just Wild About Harry’ Chapin tribute concert at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow and last year’s L.I. Fiddle and Folk Festival in East Setauket. FMSH also continued to incur significant expenses over that time for these events, insurance, revamping and maintaining our website, email and livestreaming software, etc. Your financial support through contributions via http://PayPal.me/FMSHconcerts. will help to replenish our depleted coffers. Since the Folk Music Society of Huntington is a New York State-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization, such donations are tax-deductible.
Unlike some other presenting organizations on Long Island and elsewhere, FMSH has also taken the plunge and resumed hosting live events this fall. Indeed, 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 now also partner with the Cinema Arts Centre in co-presenting the thrice-monthly NorthShore Original Open Mic (NOOM) in the Cinema’s Sky Room on the other Wednesdays.
Please help FMSH to continue providing these musical events for our community by making a generous contribution via http://PayPal.me/FMSHconcerts.
You might consider becoming a member of the organization as well or renewing your current membership. In addition to providing much-needed financial support, membership entitles you to $5 discounts on admission to Hard Luck Café concerts.
Information on membership and on all FMSH events may be found on our website – http://fmsh.org.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and music-filled 2023 !
From your friends at the Folk Music Society of Huntington
Board of Directors:
Michael Kornfeld, president
Karen Finkenberg, vice president
Lee Ann Rush, vice president
Gary Schoenberger, secretary
Key Volunteers and Advisors: