Going On in Greek-American Community

The National Herald Archive

FILE - The St. Demetrios Festival in Jamaica featured the community's dancers whose performance delighted all those present. (Photo: Courtesy of St. Demetrios Jamaica)


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:


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 will be cancelled in case of rain. The event continues with Rebetiko and the Greek American Folklore Society on September 28, and concludes with Grigoris Maninakis and Mikrokosmos Ensemble on October 5.


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:


ROSELAND, NJ – Saints Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Avenue in Roseland, hosts its annual Greek Festival September 24-26. Enjoy Greek music, authentic Greek food, church tours, and more! Handmade items (hats, scarves, shawls, cowls and ponchos) for adult, babies and young kids. Admission is $2 daily. Free parking and shuttle bus available from 56 Livingston Avenue. Handicapped parking at the Church. Entertainment includes live Greek band and dancing, games for the kids. Hours: Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, 12 PM-12 AM, andSunday, September 26, 12-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 973-251-2920 and online:

STAMFORD, CT – The Stamford Greek Festival takes place September 24-26, hosted by Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford Street in Stamford. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is a smaller, socially distant Greek Festival this year. Delicious taverna-style Greek food will be available for curbside pickup. Hours: Friday, September 24, 5-10 PM; Saturday, September 25, 12-10 PM; and Sunday, September 26, 12-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 203-595-5902 and online:

ATLANTA, GA – The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Rd. N.E. in Atlanta, hosts its Greek Food Drive-Thru Event September 24-26. Hours: Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday, September 26, 11 AM-7 PM. More information is available by phone 404-633-5870 and online:


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival takes place September 25-26, hosted by the Parish of St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion. Enjoy delicious Greek food and pastries, live music and dancing, Greek market and kids zone. Admission $3. Hours: Saturday, September 25, 11 AM-10 PM and Sunday, September 26 12 noon- 9 PM. More information is available by phone: 949- 542-3445 and online:


ONLINE – The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents Unfinished Business: Postwar Greek Adoption History and Current Adoptee Activism Panel Discussion Webinar on Sunday, September 26 at 2 PM ET/9 PM Athens. The event will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos, EMBCA's President/Founder. The distinguished panel will include Professor Gonda Van Steen the Koraes Chair in the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Classics at King's College, Professor Mary Cardaras Chair of the Department of Communication at California State University, East Bay, and Lawyer Vasilis Sotiropoulos at the Supreme Court (Court of Cessation) in the Hellenic Republic. More information is available online:


SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Greek Festival takes place October 1-2 at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 616 Alhambra Boulevard in Sacramento. Enjoy traditional Greek foods, music and dancing. More information is available online:


RALEIGH, NC – The 39th Annual Greek Festival will be a drive through event at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Road in Raleigh. Delicious Greek dinner and pastries will be available to go. Enjoy authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Hours: Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 11 AM-8 PM; and Sunday, October 3, 12-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 919-781-4548 and online:


ONLINE – The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce and ICC Hellas in collaboration with EKOME S.A. present the virtual forum Hollywood in Greece on Saturday, October 2, 10:30 AM-1 PM ET, 5:30-8 PM Athens. The event will explore incentives and opportunities in the multidisciplinary areas of film production and audiovisual entertainment in Greece. Joining the panels will be internationally renowned producers, filmmakers, and relevant government officials. Register for free online:


ONLINE – The Hellenic Studies Program at Yale University presents The Greek Revolution and the Greek Diaspora in North America, a virtual conference on Saturday, October 16, 10 AM-2 PM ET. Three panel discussions featuring distinguished speakers will highlight various aspects of this fascinating subject. Register online: