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27th Annual Italian Festival

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September 15, 2019

11am-5pm.

Hofstra University

Hempstead

All Ages

$6; $5 for senior citizens; free for children younger than 12

Event description:

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 27th Annual Italian Experience. The festival will take place outdoors, rain or shine, on the South Campus. The Italian Experience Festival is a popular tradition that features a full itinerary of crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, and food. New this year to the festival’s entertainment lineup are singer and actress Francesca Capetta; Mickela Mallozzi from the Emmy Award-winning program Bare Feet; and Italian singer and actor Ciro Acampora. Returning entertainment includes festival emcee Cav. Josephine A. Maietta, president, AIAE, and radio host of Sabato Italiano on WRHU-88.7 FM; Sons of Italy Square featuring a display of regional folk costumes; and the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra.

Address: 235 Hofstra University
South Campus
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6582
Website: https://www.hofstra.edu/community/fest/fest_italian.html