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Heckscher Park Facilities Reservation & Use Application Forms

Heckscher Park is the premiere park facility within walking distance of Huntington Village. The park features the Heckscher Museum of Art, Pond and walking paths, Children's Playground, Tennis Courts, ball field, public art and memorials in addition to the "Chapin Rainbow Stage" performing arts amphitheater, home of the Huntington Summer Music Festival.  

Subject to availability, the Town allows groups and organizations to use Heckscher Park for Special Events under permit issued by the Parks & Recreation Department.  There are separate applications for the Park and the Chapin Rainbow Stage. Groups seeking use of the Park, but NOT of the Chapin Rainbow Stage, should complete ONLY the Heckscher Park Special Event Application. Groups seeking use of the Chapin Rainbow Stage must complete BOTH applications. Applicants will be advised of applicable fees following review of their application(s) and assessment of the nature & scope of their proposed event:

Heckscher Park Special Event Requirements:

Chapin Rainbow Stage Application & Rental Policy:

The Town of Huntington Department of Parks & Recreation operates an outdoor theater Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park located on Prime Avenue and Route 25A (Main Street) in Huntington, New York.  This is the only outdoor location where cultural and entertainment programs can be held in a fully equipped facility.  Over many years, the theater has been mainly utilized for the Huntington Summer Arts Festival, which is produced by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. (HAC) for the Town of Huntington.

  • PRIORITY I - HAC has been designated by the Town Board as the agency to plan and coordinate the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in cooperation with the Department of Parks & Recreation.  In order to accomplish this task, HAC is designated as having exclusive use of the theater from June 10 through August 30 Labor Day each year for the purpose of producing the Festival. Scheduling for the Festival is entirely in the hands of the HAC.  The Arts Council evaluates the talent in order to maintain the high professional standards of the Festival and to ensure that no presentation is of a commercial nature.
  • PRIORITY II - Before and after the Festival, the theater can be used for non-cultural and non-fundraising programs by organizations (with the highest priority going to Town of Huntington organizations), upon meeting the following conditions as outlined below in the Chapin Rainbow Stage Rental Policy Event Application: Click both links: