Sunday, July 15, 2018
Noon to 5:00 pm
The Arsenal and Huntington Green
425 Park Avenue, Huntington
RAIN DATE July 22, 2018
Huntington Independence Day is a unique reenactment of the day the Declaration of Independence came to Long Island and was read on Huntington Green.
Following the reading, the jubilant townspeople rioted! So moved by Independency they ran to the town flag that said Liberty on one side and George III on the other and ripped King George's name off the flag. They stuffed the cloth letters into an effigy of the King along with a quantity of gunpowder and hung the effigy from the Liberty Pole on the Green! All paid due respect to the former King and then they blew up the effigy!
On Sunday July 15 we will reenact this as it happened! You will hear the Declaration read to the cheers from Patriots and jeers from Tories! The Liberty Flag will be posted for the "first" time! The effigy of King George will be brought out - put up on the Liberty Pole and... well you know what!
There is no other Independence celebration or reenactment like this anywhere. And you can be part of it! Cheer or jeer! Hear every word of the Declaration in a unique way as it was heard by the people of Huntington for the first time! And then watch what followed!
YOU WILL BE STANDING ON THE ACTUAL GROUND THIS HAPPENED ON IN 1776!
There will be an encampment of the militia, demonstrations by tradesmen, 18th Century daily life. Arrive before 1:00 pm to see the action!
Stay to experience Huntington in 1776 on the day Liberty arrived!
Here is a peak at what you will experience!