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Events

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THRU SEPTEMBER 27

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. Program canceled in case of rain. The event continues with John Staikos and the Olympic Orchestra plus Noora Belly Dancers on August 9, Melodia and Noora Belly Dancers on August 16 and 30, Olga Panteli on August 23, Elena Basis on September 6, Tribute to Smyrna with Gregory Maninakis on September 13, Epirotiko Night featuring Nick Nikolaides and the Cosmopolitans with Costas Skrepetos on clarinet on September 20, and Rebetiko on September 27.

 

THRU DECEMBER 17

NYACK, NY – The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, hosts Brunchish & Beats every Sunday, 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. Reservations by phone: 845-353-1200.

 

AUGUST 13

PORTLAND, OR – The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) of Oregon and SW Washington hosts the Opa Volta 5K Walk-a-thon on Saturday, August 13. The walk-a-thon starts at 8 AM from 3131 N.E. Glisan Street in Portland. Participant Walk-a-Thon Registration available online: https://bit.ly/3IQQXN5.

 

AUGUST 19-21

ANCHORAGE, AK – Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 2800 O’Malley Road in Anchorage, hosts its Greek Festival August 19-21. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, imported Greek cheeses, olives, olive oil, grape leaves, halva, pasta, herbs, cookies, and candy, Agora with gifts and souvenirs from Greece, Orthodox Christian bookstore and gift shop, and raffle. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing. Admission is free. Parking is free on church grounds and across the street. Free shuttle parking is also available. Hours: Friday, August 19, 3-9 PM; Saturday, August 20, 11 AM-9 PM; and Sunday, August 21, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 907-344-0190 and online: https://bit.ly/3POKh4K.

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 330 Lakeside Drive, N.E. in Grand Rapids, hosts the Yassou Greek Cultural Festival August 19-21. Enjoy traditional Greek foods and pastries, cooking demonstrations and church tours, live Greek music Friday and Saturday, DJ on Sunday, Greek dancing and dance lessons. Hours: Friday, August 19, 3-10 PM; Saturday, August 20, 11 AM-10 PM; and Sunday, August 21, Noon-3 PM. More information is available by phone: 616-454-6563 and online: https://www.grgreekfest.com/.

 

OMAHA, NE – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 602 Park Avenue in Omaha, hosts Omaha’s Original Greek Festival August 19-21. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, the Taverna-Bar, shopping, church tours, and more. Subscribe to the Festival’s newsletter for special offers. Hours: Friday, August 19, 5-10 PM; Saturday, August 20, 11 AM-10 PM; and Sunday, August 21, 11 AM-4 PM. Admission is $5, free for kids under 12. More information is available by phone: 402-345-7103 and online: https://greekfestomaha.com/.

 

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church, 20104 Center Street in Castro Valley, hosts the Castro Valley Greek Festival August 19-21. Enjoy delicious Greek foods and pastries, Coffee bar, shopping, live Greek music, dancing, dance lessons, and children’s activities. Free admission, free parking, free shuttle. Hours: Friday, August 19, 5-9 PM; Saturday, August 20, 11 AM-9 PM; and Sunday, August 21, 11:30 AM-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 510-581-8950 and online: https://bit.ly/3zGOeCI.

 

AUGUST 20-21

PALOS HILLS, IL – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025-45 South Roberts Road in Palos Hills, hosts the Greek Festival August 20-21, 11 AM-11 PM, both days. Enjoy traditional Greek foods, pastries, drinks, raffle with Grand Prize $5,000 cash, and more. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing, fun for the kids. Free admission. More information is available by phone: 708-974-3400 and online: https://bit.ly/3PMJqkO.

 

AUGUST 26-27

CARMEL, IN – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3500 W. 106th Street in Carmel, hosts the 49th Indianapolis Greek Festival August 26-27. Enjoy authentic Greek foods and pastries, guided cathedral tours, marketplace, GreekFest coupon books, live Greek music and dancing with the Hellenic Dance Troupe and Georgio & the Fabulous Grecian Keys, and fun for the kids. Admission is free. Hours: Friday, August 26, 4-10 PM, and Saturday, August 27, 11 AM-10 PM. GreekFest 2022 proceeds to benefit Merciful Help Center and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. More information is available by phone: 317-733-3033 and online: https://indygreekfest.org/.

 

LINCOLN, NE – Annunciation Orthodox Church, 950 North 63rd Street in Lincoln, hosts its Greek Festival August 26-27. Enjoy traditional homemade Greek foods and baked goods, silent auction, Greek store, and Taverna. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing and kids’ activities. Admission is $3 or bring a non-perishable food item. Hours: Friday, August 26, 4-10 PM, and Saturday, August 27, 11 AM-10 PM. More information is available by phone: 402-464-4422 and online: https://www.orthodoxlincoln.com/.

 

SEPTEMBER 2-5

CHICAGO, IL – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W. Winona Street in Chicago, hosts the Lincoln Square Greek Festival, Labor Day weekend, September 2-5. Enjoy Greek food and pastries, raffle, and Hellenic marketplace. Entertainment includes live Greek band, music, and dancing. Hours: Friday, September 2, 5-11 PM; Saturday, September 3, 3-10 PM; Sunday, September 4, 11:30 AM-10 PM; and Monday, September 5, 11 AM-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 773-561-5992 and online: https://www.stdemetrioschicago.org/.

 

SEPTEMBER 2-4

LYNN, MA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street in Lynn, hosts the Greek Festival September 2-4. Enjoy Greek cuisine, pastries, loukoumades, kafenio, boutiques, raffle, Greek music and authentic Greek dance groups, children’s games and rides. Admission is $3. Hours: Friday, September 2, Noon-11 PM; Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, Noon-Midnight. More information is available by phone: 781-593-6162 and online: https://stgeorgelynn.org.

 

SEPTEMBER 3-4

BELMONT, CA – Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont, hosts the 50th Belmont Greek Festival September 3-4, Noon-10 PM both days. Enjoy Greek foods including lamb, chicken, gyros, spanakopita, desserts, loukoumades, baklava, plus live band, folk dancers and singers, Taverna, mythology play, cooking demos, bookstore, church tours, and Agora. More information is available by phone: 650-591-4447 and online: https://www.belmontgreekfestival.com/.

 

SEPTEMBER 3-5

LONG BEACH, CA – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 5761 E. Colorado Street in Long Beach, hosts the Long Beach Greek Festival, Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, Noon-9 PM daily. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, cooking demonstrations, shops, and opportunity drawing. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing, kids’ games. Admission is $5. Free parking and shuttle at VA Hospital parking lot off N. Bellflower Blvd. and Anaheim Road. More information is available by phone: 562-494-8929 and online: https://www.lbgreekfest.org/.

 

 

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