Going On in Greek-American Community

The National Herald Archive

Young dancers in traditional Greek garb adorn the annual Greek Food Festival of the Dormition of the Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church in Burlington, VT on July 31, the only such festival held in the state. (PHOTO: Angelike Contis)


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:


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:

KNOXVILLE, TN – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, hosts its 42nd Annual Greek Fest October 1-3. Enjoy authentic Greek food, delicious pastries, church tours, shopping, live Greek music and dancing. Hours: Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, October 3, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 865-522-5043 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:


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 series concludes with Grigoris Maninakis and Mikrokosmos Ensemble on October 5.

ONLINE – Capital Link’s 20th Annual Digital Closed-End Funds & Global ETFs Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 5, as a digital event, 11 AM-6 PM ET. With a 20-year track record, Capital Link’s Annual Closed-End Funds & Global ETFs Forum is the longest running investment forum with significant branding and recognition in the industry. It updates the broader investment community on the latest trends, developments and investment strategies using Closed-End Funds, MLPs, BDCs, and Exchange Traded Funds. Among the scheduled discussions, Industry Leaders on Challenges & Opportunities: A Roundtable Discussion among CEOs features Calamos Investments Founder, Chairman and Global CIO John P. Calamos and GAMCO Investors, Inc. and LICT Corp Chairman and CEO Mario Gabelli, with Calamos Investments CEO John Koudounis as moderator. Registration is complimentary. More information is available online:


ROSLINDALE, MA – St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, hosts its Greek Festival October 15-17. Enjoy delicious home-cooked Greek meals and Greek music. Order in person and stay to enjoy your meal at St. Nectarios Church Hall indoor or use the online ordering system for to-go meals: Hours: Friday, October 15, 5 PM-12 AM; Saturday, October 16, 12 PM-12 AM; and Sunday, October 17, 12 PM-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 617-327-1983.


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:

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA – The Taste of Greece event at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 400 Prospect Street in East Longmeadow, takes place on Saturday, October 16, 11 AM-8 PM, take-out style, one day only. Enjoy all your Greek favorites including gyros, avgolemono soup, souvlaki, spanakopita, moussaka, and Greek pastries. More information is available by phone: 413-525-4551 and online:

WORCESTER, MA – Hellenic Arts Society presents Greek Comedy Night with comedian Ellen Karis at St. Sypridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street in Worcester, on Saturday, October 16. Wine and appetizers: 6 PM, Dinner: 7 PM, Show: 8:30 PM. Free for Society members. Tickets $65 for non-members. Mail checks to the Cathedral, payable to Hellenic Arts Society. RSVP by October 4, limited seating. Reservations by phone: 508-799-2561 or email:


NASHUA, NH – St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis Street in Nashua, will be hosting a Gyro and Baklava Pop Up on Saturday, October 23, 11 AM-7 PM. Drive through only; no pre-orders. Cash and credit accepted. More information is available by phone: 603-889-4000 and online: