Community Festivals

Celebrating Irish Culture

The Black Velvet Band returns to Hofstra's Irish Experience Festival.

Hofstra is celebrating the 21st year of its annual Irish Experience Festival on Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Mack Physical Education Center, on the University’s North Campus.                           

The festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be music performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, and beverages, food and crafts for sale.

The Tommy Mulvihill Band, returns to the Festival to perform from their repertoire of 2,000 rock and Irish tunes. Festival favorites, the Black Velvet Band and the Hibernian Singers, are also performing. Children’s entertainment includes clowns and magicians.

Admission is $6 and $5 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 for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504. Guests may also become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.

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