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Date: Feb 16, 2011
13th Annual Irish Festival Has Hofstra Seeing Green
Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Hofstra Tradition Features Food, Music, Dance and Crafts
Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NY ... Hofstra University presents the 13th Annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Physical Education Building, located on the University’s North Campus. The Festival is sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of crafts and food vendors. Featured performers include:
- Guest Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University)
- Girsa – eight member all-female traditional Irish band
- The Black Velvet Band
- The Hirten Family Irish Dancers
- Katie’s Puppets
- The Amazing Fred Collins
Admission to the 13th Annual Irish Festival is $5 and $3 for senior citizens (65 and older). Hofstra students with a current HofstraCard and children under 12 are free. Net proceeds benefit the Hofstra Scholarship Fund.
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.
Related Link: Hofstra Irish Festival