Saturday & Sunday, 1-2 April 2017
Student Center Multi-purpose Room, Rm. 101
We are located in the Sandra and David S. Mack Student Center, this is building 31 on the printable map also found on the web site. www.hofstra.edu If you travel west on Hempstead turnpike from the Meadowbrook Parkway you come to the first of three pedestrian overpasses. Turn right just before the second overpass which runs from the tall library building on the left to the student center on the right towards the north side of the turnpike. The parking lots are just north of the student center. There are always spots in the lots just west of the student center behind the north entrance. A Photo of the building entrance and more directions can be found using the directions link on the left side of this page
Sponsored by the Long Island Pen Club, Luxory Brands, and Exaclair Inc.
Two full days, Saturday and Sunday!
New This Year Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Nikola Pang Sunday 2 April 10am-2pm Come learn the beautiful calligraphic style of copperplate script! Copperplate calligraphy, also known as roundhand, engrosser's, and engraver's script is considered by most to be the mother of all pointed pen hands. It still stands as one of the most recognizable and high demand design elements in pointed pen calligraphic works. In this course we will go over a concise version of its history and learn to use dip pens in order to form the basic strokes of its construction. This course is geared towards beginners but those with more experience may attend it as a refresher course (plus it's always nice to have experienced attendees help beginners). There is a small materials fee of $25 for holders, nibs, handouts, and papers though attendees are welcome to bring their own supplies. I also encourage attendees to bring a pen or penci with them.
, --- Richard Binder-Richardspens.com
Back This Year --- Fountain Pen Hospital, Anderson Pens and Kenro Industries
Repairs by Ron Zorn and by
Jim Baer - Monomoy Pens
Nib Work by Richard Binder - Richardspens.com and by Linda Kennedy-Indy-Pen-Dance .
Ink Sampling Table from our Sponsor,
Luxury Brands, distributors of Noodler's Ink. LB is providing a wide
selection of their inks for folks to try out at the show.
Sample the smooth pleasure of writing on Rhodia paper and J. Herbin Ink provided by Exaclair Inc. http://www.exaclair.com
- Dozens of collectors and dealers of vintage and modern writing instruments exhibiting, pens of all kinds
- Desk sets, ads, blotters, inwells and ephemera form the golden age of fountain pens .
- Inks, paper, and writing supplies available for sampling and tryout.
- Displays illustrating the history of writing and the story of the fountain pen.
- Demonstratons on how to use and maintain fountain pens.
- Nib work by Richard Binder - Richardspens.com and
Linda Kennedy-Indy-Pen_Dance and
- Nib work Linda Kennedy-Indy-Pen_Dance and
- Repairs by Ron Zorn,
Jim Baer-Monomoy Pens www.mainstreetpens.com
Jim Baer-Monomoy Pens www.mainstreetpens.com
- Functional writing instruments : vintage & modern by Susan Wirth
- Free Pen Appraisals at the Appraisal Booth
Saturday 1 April 2017
- 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Pre-show admission, open to exhibitors and weekend traders.
- 10:00 5.00 p.m.Public Show, tables reserved for registered exhibitors only
Sunday 2 April 2017
- 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Early-bird admission, open to exhibitors and weekend traders.
- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. .Public show
Daily Admission is $10.00 payable at the door. Follow registration and admissions link for more information
Hofstra is located on Hempstead Turnpike, near exit M4 of the Meadowbrook Parkway, accessible from the Northern State, Southern State Parkways and the Long Island Expressway. For excellent detailed directions see this link for maps,etc. : www.hofstra.edu/Student Serv/IC/ic_directions_maps.cfm
The building location may be found on the printable map found at the directions link, the student center is number 31 on that map. Enter the student center from the north side. This insures easy access to the parking lots.
Brief driving directions for those who do not wish to look at maps: Exit the Meadowbrook Parkway at M4 west onto Hempstead Turnpike. Take the right turn at the third (3rd) traffic light onto the campus just before the second pedestrian overpass. The building is at the north end of this overpass. If you are unloading turn left at the first stop sign and pull up at the curb at the far end of the lot for unloading purposes only. The building is just a few steps away from the curb loading zone just past the clock. If you are not unloading please skip the left turn and continue to the second stop sign. Parking can be found to the left (towards the show building) and to the right.
If arriving by Long Island Railroad:
Also for those taking the LIRR to the Show, a free hofstra bus will take you to the show (tell the driver the north side of the student center). The bus meets every train but takes a bit of time to meander to the show. Taxis are available for the ten minute ride from the Hempstead or Mineola train station. The following link gives the bus schedule: http://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_shuttle.html
All Island Taxi Service (516) 481-1111
Pub Taxi Service (516) 483-4433
Hempstead Taxi (516) 489-4460
Also Public Bus is available from the Transit Center accross the street from the Hempstead station: Take N70/71/72 for a short ride to California Avenue. Walk back to the people walk and cross Hempstead Turnpike. The show is at the end of the people span, just walk toward the exit doors and turn left before exiting.
For the Mineola Station: Taxi no. (516) 746-2500
For the Garden City Station: Taxi no. (516) 746-1542
See About for Contact Information
Dates and times of events
Reservations and Admission
Levels of Participation are described and link to mail-in registration is given
Details about special show features like, nib work, repairs and appraisals.
Links to The Long Island Marriott, the official Long Island Pen Show hotel and other accommodations in the area.
Description of the locaton for this event with a link to the website of the host institution, Hofstra University