Sunday, May 4, 2008

Heckscher Park in Huntington

Located in Huntington Village, Heckscher Park is particularly beautiful this time of year because of the many colorful tulips scattered throughout the grounds. To celebrate the beauty of these flowers each spring, the town of Huntington organizes a Tulip Festival with activities for adults and children of all ages. Today marked the eighth festival of this kind at Heckscher Park. If you missed this year's festival, don't worry, there's still plenty of time to tip-toe through the tulips on your own while enjoying the other wonderful parts of the park.

Park in the lot next to the museum, or along Madison Street, then start your journey by taking a stroll around the pond. Once you've completed your walk, visit the recently erected September 11 Memorial, located in front of The Heckscher Museum of Art. This memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2006 to remember the Huntingtonians who lost their lives on that day in 2001. 

After viewing the Memorial, stop into The Heckscher Museum of Art to see the current exhibit entitled, To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art, which runs through June 22, 2008. While you're at the Museum, also check out the other works on display from the permanent collection.

If you aren't much of a museum buff, come back to the park starting in June to enjoy the free evening concerts and shows organized by the Huntington Arts Council, and performed on the Chapin Rainbow Stage. The schedule for this summer is not yet available, but you can contact the Huntington Arts Council at 631-271-8423 for further information regarding these events.

2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

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