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September 15, 2019
$6; $5 for senior citizens; free for children younger than 12
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
Hempstead, NY 11549
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