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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hofstra University's 21st Annual Italian Festival
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Event Date(s): 9/15/2013
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Hofstra University
Address: 200 Hofstra University
City: Hempstead
State: NY
Event Time / Additional Information: 11am to 5pm
Contact Info: Jessie Garcia, festivals@hofstra.edu

Celebrate Italy’s cultural and culinary influence on America at one of the largest and most beautiful outdoor festivals on Long Island when Hofstra University hosts the 21st Annual Italian Experience on Sunday, September 15, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will take place outdoors, rain or shine, on the South Campus.

The Italian Experience Festival has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, featuring a full itinerary of crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and food.

Entertainment includes a great performance by John Ciotta; The Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra; The San Remo Duo; performance by members of The Bronx Opera Company; Katie’s Puppets; The Magic of Gary the Great; and a Poets and Writers Piazza. (Please note: the entertainment schedule is subject to change.)

Admission to the festival is $7 per person; $5 for seniors (over 65 with ID). Children under 12 are admitted free. Free admission for Hofstra students, staff and faculty upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit www.hofstra.edu/Festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504.

Guests may also visit hofstra.edu/festivals or become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.

About Coro d’ Italia: New to Hofstra’s Italian Experience festival, Coro d’ Italia will perform traditional music and dance in folkloric costume. Hear the songs your great grandparents sang, see charming dances from the old country as well as operatic classics and Italian American favorites. Coro d'Italia is acknowledged as America's first group dedicated solely to Italian material. Founded in New York City in 1932, the Coro is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year!

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