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6/2/2022 - Huntington’s 11th Annual Anne Frank Memorial Garden Ceremony to Feature Second Generation Survivor, Holocaust Education Advocate Gail Sheryn Kastenholz

Due to rain, the Town's Annual Anne Frank Memorial Ceremony will be held today at 4:30 PM in the Town Board Room at Huntington Town Hall (100 Main Street, Huntington). Anyone unable to attend the ceremony may watch it live on Optimum 18, FIOS 38 and at


Huntington, NY – Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smyth will host the Town of Huntington’s 11th Annual Anne Frank Memorial Garden Ceremony on Wednesday, June 22, at 4:30 PM at Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington.  


The Anne Frank Memorial Garden symbolically captures the journey of Anne Frank’s life.  It features a circular pathway that surrounds a garden, which leads to the sculpture of a young girl’s dress.  The Memorial Garden serves as tribute to Anne’s legacy of wisdom and genuine belief in the goodness of mankind and human nature, despite the ugliness of war and discrimination.   


Program participants include Rabbi Beth Klafter of Temple Beth David in Commack, Rabbi Yakov Saacks of The Chai Center in Dix Hills, musical selections by Hazzan (Cantor) Steven Walvick of the East Northport Jewish Center; and remarks from guest speaker Gail Sheryn Kastenholz, a Huntington Station resident, Second Generation Survivor and Holocaust education advocate.  


Attendees of the Anne Frank Memorial Garden anniversary celebration may take a walk through the garden following the program and will be offered light refreshments, donated by Suffolk County Legislator Manuel Esteban.