Step back a decade or four and experience the unique spectrum that was the 1960’s. The times they were a changing and everything from fashion to music to art and entertainment was evolving. The fight for women’s rights and civil rights, suburbanization, urban renewal, counter culture, the war in Vietnam, the moon landing, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Kennedys; these are some of the iconic happenings of the 1960’s. They shaped the lives of the young people who lived in Huntington.
This exhibit opened Saturday, July 13th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building 228 Main Street in Huntington. A large, enthusiastic crowd enjoyed nostalgic sweets and the 60’s fashions of Lotus Vintage. DJ J-Ro of WUSB Stony Brook Radio was spinning discs as part of the fantabulous “Bring Your Own Vinyl” happening.
The exhibit will be open and available to the public, Tuesdays thru Fridays in the afternoon for the next few months.
Scenes from the Exhibit Opening
This Exhibit was mounted by the Huntington Historical Society as one of the twelve founding partners of SPARKBOOM.
SPARKBOOM was created to highlight the high level of innovative artistic and cultural resources on Long Island. Simple as that.
The “founding partners” committed their own funds to makeSPARKBOOM happen, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature awarded a very nice grant to enhance the SPARKBOOM project.