When was the last time you were able to go into New York City and enjoy a Broadway show? When was the last time you were able to see an award winning play and know that you were helping support a local organization? Well now you can do both! And without the hassle of traveling all the way into Manhattan! The Huntington Historical Society invites you to join us for a special reception and performance of “West Side Story” at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport.
Preceding the performance, the Huntington Historical Society will be hosting an included private reception at 6:00pm, at a private historic home, featuring light buffet and wine, with the show beginning at 8pm.
We hope you can join us for this memorable affair!
Cost of ticket is $75.00. Includes the pre-theater reception. Proceeds will go to support the mission of the Society.
For more information please call the main office at 631 427-7045 ext 401 or purchase your tickets at the Huntington Historical Society, 209 Main St. Huntington, NY or purchase your tickets online below.
The John W. Engeman Theater, located at 250 Main Street in Northport, is described as “the place where Broadway meets Main Street.” Each season 5 Broadway style musicals and plays are presented to critical acclaim at the theater. Originally opened in 1912 as a movie house at 256 Main Street, the first Northport Theater also served as a space for vaudeville shows, recitals, meetings and even for basketball games for the local school district. After a devastating fire in 1932, the new Northport Theater was rebuilt at 248-250 Main Street and featured popular films. Eventually United Artists Eastern Theaters took control of the property and continued to show films until 1996 when the theater was shut down.
In 2006 the theater was sold to Kevin and Patti O’Neill who had the vision of bringing quality theatrical productions to Northport. The theater is named after Patti O’Neill’s brother and local Northport hero, Chief Warrant Officer Four John William Engeman, who died serving his country in Iraq in 2006. The John W. Engeman Theater has quickly become a local favorite and past productions have received rave reviews.
Over the years many great events have been hosted by the Huntington Historical Society. Some of them are no longer running events, but we recorded them in history and organized them on this page for you to travel back in time.