Going On in Greek-American Community

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FILE- Left to right: Kostas Psaros on bouzouki, Athens Square Committee 2nd Vice President Panos Adamopoulos, and Tasos Papaioannou on vocals and guitar at Greek Night in Athens Square Park in Astoria. Photo: TNH/ Kostas Bej


ASTORIA – The Athens Square Committee presents Greek Night at Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria, with live music every Tuesday, 7-9 PM. Free admission. Please wear a face mask and keep social distance. Program cancelled in case of rain. The event opens on July 6 with Aggeliki & Friends, followed by Rebetiko on July 13, Porphyra on July 20, and Olga Panteli & Friends on July 27.


NYACK, NY – Brunchish & Beats at The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, takes place Sundays 12-4 PM. Listen to tunes provided by Joe Davids Events as you enjoy a two-course menu featuring specials like Poached Egg Spanakopita, Greek Honey French Toast & Fruit, or Sausage Spetsofai & Sunny Egg, plus, Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Rosé on tap. $35 per person. Reserve your spot now: 845-353-1200. More information is available online:


STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Greek-American artist Peter D. Gerakaris’ Neo-Byzantine Spotted Owl Mosaic site-specific installation at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge. Translated into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios, the installation is part of the Taking Flight outdoor sculpture exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Concha Martinez Barreto, Tracey Emin, Rachel Owens, Immi Storrs and Ian Swordy also have works on view in the exhibition which runs through October 31. Berkshire Botanical Garden is a COVID compliant facility. Please follow COVID guidelines. Advance ticketing is recommended. More information is available by phone: 413-298-3926 and online:


LOWELL, MA – Revma Live at Fresh Beets Kerouac Park Concert Series, 75 Bridge Street in Lowell, takes place on Saturday, July 10, 1-4 PM. Celebrate Greek culture with live music and dancing and food. Bring your own blanket to this free outdoor concert featuring the band Revma with Mark Pattison.


NEW YORK – Outdoor Concert: Music of the Jewish Diaspora with Avram Pengas and the Noga Band on Sunday, July 11, 3 PM, Robert F Wagner Junior Park, 55 Battery Place, in Lower Manhattan. New York music legend Avram Pengas is a virtuoso guitarist, bouzouki player, and singer whose music is rooted in the Mediterranean tavernas of Athens. Born into a musical family of Romaniote and Sephardic Jewish-Greek heritage, Pengas was raised in Jaffa, and a budding career as a performer in Greek clubs in Israel brought him to New York in 1970 to participate in the legendary scene of Turkish-owned clubs along 8th Avenue that were the pulse of Hell’s Kitchen along with Greek venues from the 1920s-1970s. A popular performer in the local Greek and Sephardic/Mizrachi communities, Pengas and his Noga Band cook up a multicultural stew of rhythms and modes spanning Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and the Levant. Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance for this free outdoor summer concert in Wagner Park. More information is available online:


MANSFIELD, MA – Family Fun Night at St. Gregory the Theologian Greek Church in Mansfield, downtown North Main Street, Tuesday, July 13, 6-9 PM. Registration is now open exclusively to downtown business owners, local non-profit organizations, town associations, local crafters, sports teams, and family-oriented business that serve Mansfield children and families. For more information, email:


BRAINTREE, MA – St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street in Braintree, presents Greek Comedy Night with Ellen Karis, the Greek Goddess of Comedy, and special guest Eleni Vidalis, Friday, July 16, doors open 6:45 PM, show begins 8 PM. Mezedes and cash bar will be available. Tickets: $50 per person pre-sale, $55 at the door. Tickets and further information available by phone: 781-843-0047 or email:


SOMERVILLE, MA – The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Loving Mother Day Camp, 29 Central Street in Somerville, takes place August 9-12, 9 AM-3 PM (ages 4-10), and features prayer, story time, petting farm, pony rides, music, movement, and rainforest reptile show. Parents, guardians and volunteers are welcome. Registration $50 per child, no more than $100 per family. Space is limited, register early. More information is available by phone: 617-669-4748, via email: and online:

AUGUST 20-22

PAWTUCKET, RI – The 94th Pawtucket Greek Festival at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Church, 97 Walcott Street, takes place August 20-22. Enjoy a weekend at a Greek village glendi. Hours: Friday, Aug. 20, 5-9 PM; Saturday, Aug. 21, noon-10 PM; and Sunday, Aug. 22, noon-9 PM. More information is available online:


PEABODY, MA – Saint Val’s Men’s Club 45th Annual Golf Tournament takes place August 23, at the Wenham Country Club, 94 Main Street in Wenham, to benefit the St. Vasilios Youth Programs. More information is available online:


SOMERVILLE, MA – The Greek Festival at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central Street in Somerville, takes place September 10-12 with authentic Greek food and live Greek music and dancing every day. A portion of the net proceeds will go towards the building fund and church building renovation project. Hours: Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-11 PM, and Sunday, Sept. 12, noon- 9 PM. More information is available by phone: 617-625-2222 and online: