Heckscher ParkHeckscher Park is a local park in Huntington, New York. Often confused with Heckscher State Park in East Islip, New York it is bounded by Madison Street, Sabbath Day Path, Main Street & Prime Avenue, in Huntington. It is roughly triangular-shaped with a large pond on northwest corner.
The park contains a prominent art museum established by industrialist August Heckscher, as well as the Chapin Rainbow Theater. It hosts annual art festivals, tulip festivals, concerts, renaissance fairs and similar activities. It also hosts the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. Heckscher Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Gold Star BeachGold Star Battalion Beach is a small, quiet beach located off of West Shore road in Huntington, New York. This is a cool place to check out the sunset or perhaps some lightning storms that occur frequently in the summers over the Long Island Sound.
Facilities include outdoor showers, aid station and a playground. A pier borders this beach on its lefthand side. Shoreline comprises 400 feet of sand on Huntington Bay. Lifeguards are on duty here in-season. Parking is available in a 150–space municipal lot and requires a daily fee.