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Downtown developer to host free festival in Huntington Station
The master developer overseeing revitalization efforts in Huntington Station will host the first Huntington Station Community Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a heated tent in the parking lot at New York Avenue and Church Street.
The theme of the festival, hosted by Renaissance Downtowns, will be “Education, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Revitalization.” There will be food and service vendors, arts and crafts, and games. Admission is free.
“Downtown redevelopment touches upon each of those aspects in the community,” said Brandon Palanker, vice president of marketing and public affairs for Plainview-based Renaissance Downtowns. “This is about working with the community from the ground up, so this is an opportunity to bring the community together, enjoy the nice day, a feel good day.”
Renaissance Downtowns was selected by Huntington Town in 2011 as master developer.
Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said the event is the latest in a series of Renaissance efforts to engage the community in the revitalization process — including having an office in the community, holding regular meetings and using online forums and social networks to interact.
“Community outreach is a hallmark of the way Renaissance Downtowns conducts its business and was one of the factors that contributed to my bringing them to Huntington Station as master developer,” he said.
The rain date is March 24.