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Hofstra University's 26th Annual Italian Festival

at Hofstra University | Sun Sep 16


Hofstra University

1000 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: 5164636582
Contact Name: Jessie Garcia
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Cost:    $6 Adult/ $5 Seniors/ Free children under 12

Please join us for the 26th Annual Italian Festival!

Sunday, September 16, 2018


11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


South Campus

Outdoors, Rain or Shine!


The Italian Experience has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, celebrating Italy's gifts of culture, education and commerce to America.


Each year Hofstra presents an Italian festival, drawing thousands of people from the tristate area. Unlike any other Italian festival, the Hofstra celebration emphasizes the many Italian contributions to American culture.


The festival features food, vendors, handmade crafts, exhibits by cultural organizations, music, dance, poetry and much more for the entire family to enjoy!

Featured/returning acts: •

Emcee: Cav. Josephine A. Maietta, president, AIAE, and host of Sabato Italiano on WRHU-88.7 FM

• Sons of Italy Square featuring a display of regional folk costumes

• The San Remo Duo

• Alessandra Belloni e I Giullari di Piazza

• Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra• “Pop-era,” featuring members of The Bronx Opera Company

Plus many Italian cultural organizations​

Children's Activities include: Bounce House, Puppet Show, Face-Painting and Magic Show.

Admission: $6 Adults/$5 Seniors/Free for children under 12

For program information call the Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582.


For vendor information, call (516) 463-5067