Restoring, Maintaining and Enhancing Huntington’s Parklands and Public Spaces

The 1653 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Current Projects

The Gateway to Suffolk’s Gold Coast

The Town of Huntington is home to a diverse group of unique cultural organizations, parks, and historic sites, as well as 63 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline.
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The Gateway to Suffolk’s Gold Coast

The Town of Huntington is home to a diverse group of unique cultural organizations, parks, and historic sites, as well as 63 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline.
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In The News

1653 Foundation and National Grid Volunteers Help Clean Up Huntington Downtown Alley Way

We would like to thank all of the volunteers that contributed to our public service event on Friday, 9/15/23 in the Huntington downtown entertainment district on New York Ave. This project was a collaboration with National Grid…

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News 12: Anonymous donor helps save Peter Crippen House from demolition

A piece of Huntington’s Black history was set to be demolished but is now being preserved. An anonymous donor is matching up to $10,000 in donations…

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Northport Journal : Village basketball court to take shape after $75,000 state grant enables total revitalization

Organizers of the Northport Cow Harbor Basketball Court received a big boost from a New York State grant earlier this week…

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Newsday: Put It In The Parks

A Huntington-based nonprofit is set to give a financial assist to spruce up the town’s open spaces with ideas from the public. The mission of the 1653 Foundation is to restore, manage and enhance the parks and public spaces…

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Huntington Beautification Council

As part of our mission, we believe a community speaks through public art. The 1653 foundation, through a community grant, partnered with the Huntington Beautification Council and Con Artist, a local artist, to add to the character of Huntington Station through colorful designs on utility poles.

Long Islander News: 1653 Foundation Aims to Improve Public Spaces

A new non-profit entity has been launched to raise the quality of life for Huntington residents without raising taxes. The Town of Huntington’s newest resident is the 1653 Foundation…

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