On Tuesday, June 26, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Huntington’s Prime, An American Kitchen & Bar, presents the 5th Annual Huntington Has Taste to benefit Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Advance tickets are $55 each or $65 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at participating Huntington boutiques or via www.restaurantprime.com. For more information call (631) 385-1515.
The night of fashion, food and fun, which in past years has gathered hundreds of guests, is designed to encourage support of local boutiques such as hair salons, cosmetics and fashion retailers. Their wares are adorned by models walking down Prime’s boardwalk, which will double as a red carpet fashion show runway. This year the evening starts on water, with models arriving on a 72-foot Azimut Yacht (www.azimutyachts.com) courtesy of MarineMax (www.marinemaxhuntington.com). Swim show models will don Skyfish Swimwear (www.skyfishinc.com), a high-end luxury swimwear line created by Huntington-bred designer Lauren C. Pratt.
Guests will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Prime’s Executive Chef Gregg Lauletta to be savored along with views of the sunset over Huntington Harbor from the restaurant’s elegant deck. Participating local boutiques include Rexer-Parkes, Francine’s Fashion and Veronica Rayne Boutique. Beauty contributors include Monet Salon of Northport, Haven Hair Spa of Huntington, The Beehive Salon of Islip, Miss Pam Makeup and Paint Cosmetics. Gift bags from the area’s finest merchants will be available to the first 350 guests to purchase tickets.
A raffle and silent auction will benefit Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.licares.org) whose mission is to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island to accomplish its vision: “A Hunger-Free Long Island.”
ABOUT LONG ISLAND CARES, THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK: Founded in 1980 by the late singer, songwriter and social activist, Harry Chapin, the organization provides nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 540 community-based member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veterans services and more. While the annual distribution of over six million pounds of nutritious food is the heart of Long Island Cares’ operations, it is more than just a food bank. Long Island Cares provides a broad array of programs including food drives, hunger education, job training, kids cafes, mobile outreach vans, new paths to achievement, school tools, and a food pantry. The mission of Long Island Cares is to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island.