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Events

Going On in Greek-American Community

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 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 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 25-28

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road in Port Jefferson, hosts the Greek Festival August 25-28. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, and raffle for your chance to win some fantastic prizes. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing, fireworks shows on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $2, parking available on Church grounds. Free shuttle buses from and to Ward Melville High School in Setauket, NY. Hours: Thursday, August 25, 5-10 PM; Friday, August 26, 5-11 PM; Saturday, August 27, 1-11 PM; and Sunday, August 28, 1-10 PM. More information is available by phone: 631-473-0894 and online: https://www.portjeffgreekfest.com/.

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