Hofstra University - WinterBlast - February 3-5, 2012

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Saturday, February 4, 2012, 6:30-9 p.m.
David S. Mack Physical Education Center, North Campus

Tourists travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and to the Caribbean and Rio de Janeiro for Carnival. Many people don’t know that Mardi Gras and Carnival are the same event – just celebrated differently in different cultures. Join us as we bring a taste of both to Hofstra!

Highlights of the evening include the mixing skills of Power 105.1’s DJ Norie, hosted by our mistress of ceremonies Olivia from Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop, with performances by Hofstra’s Imani Dance Ensemble, The Sugar Tone Brass Band, and Fat Joe, as well as tarot card and palm readers. Don’t forget to dress in traditional Mardi Gras and Carnival costumes, and bring your country flags!

Check out the Mardival Menu available for purchase

The Mardival specialty menu will be offered at the event in addition to other food concession items for purchase.

Mardi Gras

  • Jambalaya Platter with Andouille and Chicken served with Corn Bread
  • Creole Gumbo with Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp
  • Spicy Crawfish Eggrolls with Zydeco Dipping Sauce
  • Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie


  • Spicy Beef Patties
  • Island Jerk Chicken served with Rice and Peas
  • Roasted Corn with Sweet Butter
  • Fresh-Cut Pineapple

Specialty beer and wine
Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada and Hurricane Drinks