As Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 approaches us, Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter is planning our Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. Every year, our goal is to unite ALL residents and provide resources that will unify, strengthen and improve our local and regional communities. This year the event will take place Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 1:00-‐5:00pm in Manor Field Park, Huntington Station, NY. The theme of our festival this year is “Immigration and Our Community.” **
Over the past two years HSLQ has worked with local government and community leaders to establish a recognized need to redevelop Downtown Huntington Station.
Some of our successful programs include a "Take Back the Streets" clean up which was established to get the community involved in developing pride in their neighborhoods and streets. Other notable programs include several business incubators and public safety courses.
Xavier Palacios and Edwin Perez have organized several annual events to bring the Huntington Station community together.
These events have created awareness not just in Huntington Station, but island wide. Drawing the attention of the public at large to Huntington Stations needs.
In time and with hard work from our local town residents and outside business partners. Huntington Station with regain its former historic luster as a hub to the North Shore.
Our goal is to have local and state officials contribute to the revitalization of Huntington Station and provide us with the funding needed to recreate this historic district.
Here are some of your local representatives
We encourage you to contact your local and state elected officials to tell them about our local needs and invite them to our community to experience the revitalization of Huntington Station.
Click on the links of your local official and see what they have planned for our community. If there is no mention of Huntington Station... Contact them and request that they be engaged in our initiatives to revitalizes Downtown
HSLQ firmly believes that this is a contact sport. YOU need to participate!
Until about 4 months ago I had no idea Huntington Station even existed. It was just a little unknown town that I would drive through when going to Huntington Village. After meeting Laura & Xavier, I discovered a mini city of culture and colorful life. There is tremendous historic value to this discarded town. Rich in Latino culture and a community that is striving for self betterment.
I look forward to my future travels and experiences in Huntington Station. I hope that everyone that may read this blog. Take a moment and soak in some culture and history and visit downtown.