Going On in Greek-American Community


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 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.



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.



CAMPBELL, OH – Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th Street in Campbell, hosts the Greek Festival September 2-4. Enjoy traditional Greek foods, pastries, cafe, Greek wines, authentic gyros, souvlakia and lamb, outdoor and indoor dining available, shop for jewelry, religious items, and CDs, guided tours of the newly renovated church also available. Credit cards accepted. Entertainment includes Greek music and Greek folk dancing groups, live band on Saturday, games for the kids. Free admission. Hours: Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3, Noon-10 PM, and Sunday, September 4, Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 330-755-3596 and online: https://bit.ly/3d5gsye.


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.



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/.



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/.



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/.



PHILADELPHIA – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) invites everyone to join them at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for the Phillies Greek Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, September 7, to cheer on the Phillies against the Miami Marlins at 6:45 PM. Tickets (subject to availability) with other supporters will be located in the Field Level Baseline (Sections 133-135) behind third base, at $50 each. Proceeds to benefit AHI. The evening includes the Pregame 5:30-6:30 PM Pass & Stow (on the concourse level) with Greek folk dances performed by the youth folk dance group of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Upper Darby, PA. At 6:30 PM, on field Greek folk dance performed by the youth folk dance group of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Upper Darby, PA. The Ceremonial First Pitch will be thrown by Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou, accompanied by Jimmy Kokotas, the Supreme President of AHEPA, which is commemorating its 100th anniversary this year. A two-minute pregame video highlighting Greece will be screened on the ballpark’s Jumbotron. More information and tickets available online, use code AHI: https://atmlb.com/3QgXEKJ.


BOSTON – More than eight hundred and fifty Greek Orthodox faithful of all generations representing 55 communities of the Metropolis of Boston and accompanied by their parish priests filled the social events hall at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

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