Festival at St. Demetrios Church in Merrick Draws Crowds (Vid)

June 26, 2018

MERRICK, NY – The Greek Orthodox community of St. Demetrios in Merrick, Long Island, successfully organized the four-day Greek Festival, June 14-17, which, as in previous years, was the largest cultural event in the area.

The festival began on Thursday with the blessing performed by the presiding priest of the community Rev. Fr. Nikiforos Fakinos. Authentic Greek food and pastries as well as live music and dancing, games and rides for all ages, were enjoyed by the crowds who visited throughout the four-day event. The festival concluded on Sunday night with the drawing of the raffle, which included 40 gifts and two cars.

The tireless efforts of the community members and dozens of volunteers contributed to the success of the event. Everyone in attendance looks forward to next year’s festival.

The proceeds from the festival will be earmarked to support the community’s educational, cultural, and charitable projects.


ASTORIA – The Astoria Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Illion Chapter #135 and Maids of Athena (MOA) Nymphs Chapter #119 ended a very eventful autumn season with a Daughters & Maidsgiving event on November 30.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


Greek, Turkish Leaders Signal Markedly Improved Ties Between the Two NATO Allies (Video)

ATHENS — After several years of strained relations that raised tensions to alarming levels, longtime regional rivals Greece and Turkey made a significant step Thursday in mending ties during a visit to Athens by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

NEW YORK - For nearly a decade, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has helped the New York City Police Foundation (NYCPF) support the people on the front lines of making New York City a safe place for all to live, work, and visit.

NEW YORK – New York State Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R, C – Staten Island/Brooklyn) released the following statement on December 7: “After leading a bipartisan effort last month to denounce the cancellation of a 250-person school safety agent class, I’m happy that the Mayor’s Office has now changed course and is hiring additional school safety agents.

ATHENS – A press conference was held on December 5 for the Acropolis Museum’s new exhibition titled ‘Meanings’ (‘NoHMATA’): Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today.

LONDON (AP) — Benjamin Zephaniah, a British poet, political activist and actor who drew huge inspiration from his Caribbean roots, has died.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.