Media Contact:Ginny Greenberg
202 Hofstra hall
Phone: Festival Hotline 516-463-6582
Date: Feb 08, 2012
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Early …
Hofstra Hosts 14th Annual Irish Festival, March 11, 2012Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY ... Hofstra University presents the 14th Annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Physical Education Center, located on the University’s North Campus.
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 activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food.
New to the 2012 entertainment lineup are Stone Row, performing Celtic and world music with a contemporary edge. Returning performers include:
• Guest Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University)
• The Black Velvet Band featuring Jimmy Walsh
• The Hirten Family Irish Dancers
• Katie’s Puppets
Admission to the 14th Annual Irish Festival is $6 and $4 for senior citizens (65 and older). Children under 12 are free. Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit 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.
Stone Row will perform at the 2012 Irish Festival.
Related Link: More on Hofstra's Festivals