SPARKBOOM Block Party Will Be 'Off The Walls'

By: Arielle Dollinger

adollinger@longislandergroup.com


Pictured painting a mural in Huntington Station earlier this year is Lucienne Pereira, who will paint another on Saturday at "Off the Walls."

Pictured painting a mural in Huntington Station earlier this year is Lucienne Pereira, who will paint another on Saturday at "Off the Walls."

In its second season, Huntington organization SPARKBOOM will host its second annual “OFF THE WALLS: Block Party + Street Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Mt. Calvary Holy Church of Huntington.

SPARKBOOM, a New York State grant-funded project hosted by the Huntington Arts Council, works to “expose emerging creative talent on Long Island, [in the Gen-Y population]” said spokesman Raj Tawney.

“There’s going to be so much going on right in front of you,” Tawney said. “It’s really cool to see that the BMX stunt show is going to be going on and you can literally walk 20 feet and [see a live musical act].”

The event, which will start at 1 p.m. and end at 6 p.m., will feature over 30 art and business vendors, live musical acts, a performance by Latin dance company Sol y Sombra and mural painting on the wall of the Huntington deli with local artist Lucienne Pereira.

FreeCycle Action Sports Team, LLC, coming from Pennsylvania, will put on a BMX student show.

Admission is free, though SPARKBOOM does suggest a $5 donation. Mt. Calvary Holy Church of Huntington is located at 1520 New York Ave, Huntington Station.