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MusicFest to Light Up the Harbor Saturday

Bands, boaters and a birthday bash at Huntington lighthouse.

Beautiful weather and an extensive music lineup are expected to bring large crowds to the Huntington Lighthouse MusicFest Saturday on Huntington Harbor.

As an extra measure, the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society plans to celebrate the structure's 100th birthday during the festival.

Musical acts will play from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the sixth annual festival.

The society, which runs the festival, said that last year, more than 7,000 people participated, arriving by "yacht, boat, kayak, canoe, inner-tube, or any other mode of water transportation they find to reach the lighthouse."

11:30 a.m.-noon  Prospect Street

12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.  King Wellington

1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Joe Rock and the Allstars

2:15 p.m. –3 p.m.  Runnin’ Loose

3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. Playback

4:15 p.m. -5 p.m. The Fuzz

5:15 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.  Blacklight

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Pamela Betti Band

Spurred by the that killed three children, the town plans increased safety measures. Three boats will patrol the area and another will based at the lighthouse throughout the show to respond to emergencies.

There is also a reduced speed limit of 5 mph within a one-mile radius of the lighthouse and a no-wake zone is in effect from 11 a.m. to 10  p.m. in the same area.

escape August 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Does anyone know if they will simulcast the bands on one of the local radio stations?
Jim R. August 31, 2012 at 12:51 PM
yes! an event only for people with the financial means to own watercraft!
REG INDEP August 31, 2012 at 01:24 PM
@ Jim glad you won't be there
Robert Schlackman August 31, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Where is the best place to park? Can someone post a google map pin? Thx.
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 03:29 PM
From the lighthouse site: BOUT THE HUNTINGTON LIGHTHOUSE MUSIC FEST… PLEASE NOTE: THE LIGHTHOUSE MUSIC FEST CANNOT BE SEEN FROM LAND – NOR FROM GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH . THE MUSIC FEST IS ONLY VIEWABLE BY BOAT. THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM GOLD STAR BATTALION BEACH AND IT IS A STAGING AREA ONLY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PHONE MONICA STOLLER AT 516-768-2575.
escape August 31, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Jim, you can always swim over.
escape August 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Pam, were you able to find out if there is a simulcast? That would be wonderful, and a huge safety benefit...Point is that boats would be able to anchor or moor in a wider area and not be bumping into each other if they could get close enough see see the lighthouse but may otherwise be out of earshot. I have a mooring in Lloyd Harbor...part of the action but out of the crazy mix...but you can't hear the bands from there!
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Escape, no, I'd suggest calling the lighthouse contact listed in the comment just above. I'm seeing no information at all abut a simulcast, though it sounds like a great idea.

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