Long Island Fringe Festival & the history of Fringe Festival Information

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Hackensack, NJ

#1 Mar 13, 2009
A little information about Fringe history...

The Edinburgh International Festival was launched in 1947 as a post-war initiative to re-unite Europe through culture. The Festival proved to be so successful that it inspired more performers than there was room for, eight theater companies turned up uninvited with the aim to take advantage of the large theater crowds and showcase their own, more alternative, theater. It got its name in the following year (1948) after Robert Kemp, a Scottish playwright and journalist, wrote during the second Edinburgh International Festival:‘Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before …I am afraid some of us are not going to be at home during the evenings!’. Since this time many different versions of the Fringe Festival have proliferated around the globe and have flourished by showcasing the many styles of creative arts.

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Since: Mar 09

Long Island

#2 Jun 19, 2009
To All The Fans of Fringe-

In an effort to avoid annoying the
New York International Fringe Festival
to the point of filing lawsuits against us
we are moving to a new page.

Kindly avoid confusion by choosing the
Fringe that you are looking for by location.

We are on LONG ISLAND.

The Long Island Fringe Festival page on
facebook, will be going away this weekend
so please come to our new home and be a fan.

Experience Long Island is the new home of our show.

Drop by we will be adding things as we go. Fringe On..........

You can become a FAN on facebook:
The NEW PAGE addy:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Experience-Long ...

We are in NO WAY associated with New York
International Fringe Festival or The Present Company.

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Since: Mar 09

Long Island

#4 Jan 1, 2010
2010 applications are available -


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Since: Mar 09

Long Island

#5 Feb 10, 2010
Get your 2010 Long Island Fringe Festival applications in before the DEADLINE - March 31, 2010.

Call to Long Island artists, musicians, poets, dancers, puppeteers, magicians, performance artists, sculptors, anyone who would like to perform.

“We don't know what we can't do”

Since: Mar 09

Long Island

#11 May 16, 2013
We'll be in Hicksville May 18 - Kennedy Memorial Park

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Since: Mar 09

Long Island

#12 Jul 3, 2013
Long Island Fringe Festival 5 - Helping Long Island NOT-for-PROFITS
Please share ? Long Island Fringe poetry, art and The Coyote Loops!- http://www.thecoyote.org/fr_home.cfm

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