There’s lots to do in Huntington. Here are the best places in the area to find fun for kids and adults.
The Best Spots for Some Huntington Fun
Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
We all know that donating to a good cause makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. And nothing is warmer or fuzzier than a compassionate dog and cat rescue program such as Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center in Huntington. You can join them every Monday, Friday, and Saturday night at the 110 Bingo Hall at 585 Broadhollow Rd., in Melville.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the action starts at 7:15 p.m. sharp. Guests can play for a chance to win up to $5,000 in one night. Little Shelter donates the proceeds of its fundraisers to providing food, medical care, and shelter to animals in the area.
When you play a little bingo with friends, Little Shelter animals will be thanking you across, down, diagonally, or all over the board. 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770, littleshelter.org
BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE SCHOOL, PARTY PLACE
Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio
At Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio, kids do more than just learn to dance — they have fun while doing it. Owner Laura Marciano opened the studio with the intention of providing children and adults with a space where they can train, exercise, or just let loose.
The studio currently offers ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, and tiny tumbler classes that’ll allow it to build the foundation for more advanced dance techniques down the line. Plus Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio is the perfect place for kids to showcase their skills at their friends’ birthday parties.
The space has a number of different themes, including Glow, Pajama Jam, Zumba, and Pop Diva, just to name a few, or you can create your own theme, so there is something for every kid to suit their interests. Each party gets a dedicated host to make sure the event runs smoothly, plus each party comes complete with pizza and drinks for the kids, paper goods, decorations, and invitations.
At Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio, it’s all about the kids at the end of the day, so they’ll make sure they have a blast. 586 New York Ave. #1, Huntington, 631-824-6259, laurasdanceandfitnessstudio.com
BEST CONCERT VENUE
Long Islanders know that all the top acts in the music industry play their best shows at The Paramount. Since 2011, the venue has been the premier space for all things live entertainment.
The 1,573-capacity space features a large main upper level dance floor, fixed side lounge-balcony seating, mezzanine seating, and a skybar, which makes for a more intimate setting.
Artists who have performed at The Paramount include Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Rod Stewart. The Paramount continuously aims to present the best in live events and offer once-in-a lifetime experiences for its fans and the local community. 370 New York Ave, Huntington, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com
BEST COUNTRY CLUB
Huntington Crescent Club
If you’re looking for a country club that has it all, look no further than the Huntington Crescent Club. Since the late 1800s, the club has been a place of respite for club members from across Long Island, giving the club a deep and rich history.
Today, club members can enjoy an 18-hole golf course that spreads over 175 acres of greenery, 16 tennis courts, a heated Olympic-size pool complete with a full bar and a snack bar, plus two diving boards and a kiddie pool, a fully renovated clubhouse, and a sandbox area for kids to play in.
The club also is a great place to hold private events for those who want the country club feel for a fundraiser or wedding. 15 Washington Dr., Huntington, 631-427-3400, huntingtoncrescentclub.com
BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
Fans of fine French dining have long been attracted to the authentic dishes served up at Bistro Cassis in Huntington Village. When he opened it, Fabio Machado drew on the experience of traditional French chefs and their recipes. Signature dishes include mussels served three different ways: mariniere, with white wine and fresh herbs; provencale, with fresh tomatoes and roasted garlic; and Pernod, with fennel and cream.
Diners can opt for a half portion or full one, with or without pommes frites (french fries). Salad choices include a classic Frisee Aux Lardons, with Frisee lettuce, a poached egg, and bacon. Those and other standout French dishes, including steak frites and steak au poivre, are complemented by fine wine options including selections from France. Bon appétit! 55B Wall St, Huntington, 631-421-4122, bistrocassis.com