Huntington seniors seeking sun and sand can visit the Senior Beach House at the town’s Centerport Beach on Saturdays during the 2012 beach season.
This is the first time in recent memory that the house has been open on Saturdays, town officials said. The new hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Centerport Beach is on Little Neck Road.
"The Senior Beach House is one of the town’s treasures, and opening on Saturdays will allow our seniors one more day to relax there and enjoy the season," Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said in a news release.
The historic building -- the first farmhouse in the area, erected circa 1782 and purchased by the town in 1963 -- has been used by the town’s senior division since 1963, town officials said.
The Beach House is adjacent to the town’s senior beach. Facilities include a porch, meeting rooms, card rooms, a television room and outdoor bocce courts and a pavilion. Seniors can purchase light refreshments. The town also runs varied programs at the Beach House and at the adjacent cottage on weekdays.