More than 100 seniors attended a cake ceremony on the porch of the Huntington Senior Beach House June 9 to celebrate the 2012 season opening and an announcement by Town officials regarding extended hours of operation.
“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,” Supervisor Frank Petrone said in a press release.
According to Town officials, this is the first time in recent memory that the Beach House at Centerport Beach has been open on Saturdays.
Erected circa 1782 and purchased by the Town in 1963, the converted farmhouse has been used by the Town’s senior division since 1963 and has been open six days a week during the beach season.
Adjacent to the Town’s senior beach, the facility includes a porch, meeting rooms, card rooms, a television room, and, outdoors, 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. It is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the remainder of the week.