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The 42 nd Annual Feis & Irish Festival

I'M GOING(5 members going)

Location

Hofstra University Campus

350 Hofstra Northern Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
North Campus, enter Hepmstead Turnpike
Garden City - 11530 (map)

Mob: 516 724-6821
Contact Name: Jack
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
 
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Cost:    $10

Description

IRISH FESTIVAL to be held at HOFSTRA for 3rd year.

        The Irish Festival or FEIS (pronounced fesh) is run by the Nassau County Ancient Order of Hibernian's each year to promote Irish arts, Culture and History. Entry is a $10.00 donation with all the children 15 and younger getting free admission when accompanied by an adult, parking included.

Bring your lunch with enough food and drink, relax in the shade and enjoy the various competitions. The sheer energy of the step-dancers is intoxicating many visitors just come to see them being judged to move on to championships. More than 30 from last year’s FEIS moved on to National Competition and 10 went to International level.

There will be over 550 Irish dancer’s being judged as well as Bagpiping, Irish Music, Language and baking, an art & drawing contest with a Mass Pipe bands. The Festival draws vendors with their Irish jewelry, clothing and wares.

The Festival is Sunday September 21st from 9am to 6 pm at Hofstra University.  Hofstra is located at 1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550.

Bring a -“Picnic Lunch”- find a shady spot, camp and make a day of it. Hofstra has their own concession food available for snacks, but bring your Blanket, Food, Drink and whatever else your family needs to for a great day out. The college does not allow any pets on the property or grills.

The exhibits include Solo Irish Dancing, amateur and championship. Figure Dancing, Adult Dancing, Solo Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Irish Traditional Singing, Irish Soda Bread, Dancing and Bagpipe Competitions all professionally judged.

Furthur entertainment includes as a special guest, CELTIC JUSTICE , performing.

Other attractions at various times are march of the Massed Pipe Bands, Irish Entertainment, Irish Storytelling and Language, wares for sale, exhibition football and some Children’s Games. There is a Catholic Mass celebrated at 11:00am and a silent auction for sports memorabilia and tickets to games.

As the competitions wind down and judged ends come sit and enjoy the free afternoon concert.

    But the day centers on original Irish traditions, and this is the few OUTDOOR FEIS still being held makes this the top Irish-American Cultural event in the New York Area. The Step-Dance Competition is a primary feature followed by the Piping judging with pipers from all around come to perform.

The Ancient Order of Hibernian’s (AOH) is the oldest charitable fraternal organization still operating in the USA.

The Nassau County Feis and Festival run by The NASSAU COUNTY FEIS COMMITTEE CORP. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and run by volunteers organized by the Nassau County Ancient Order of Hibernian's once a year.

    The Ancient Order of Hibernians, since 1836, contribute to local and national charities including many veterans causes, youth organizations, scouting, hunger projects and help those less fortunate but also promote all Irish Arts and Culture. Everything from Irish S ports like Hurling and Gaelic Football to supporting Irish Studies programs, scholarships, hosting local events like dances, parades and of course the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The 2013 Honoree for the Nassau County AOH Feis and Irish Festival will be Eileen Cronine who has been an active member of the Hibernians here on Long Island and through her many activities spreads Irish Culture and arts whereever she goes. Eileen also hosts the LONG IRELAND radio show every Saturday.

All the Information can be found on the web at  www.nassauaohfeis.com

Photos and copy by John O’Brien

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