Going On in Greek-American Community

September 10, 2022


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 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.



BROCKTON, MA – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak Street in Brockton, hosts the Greek Food Festival September 15-18. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries. More information is available by phone: 508-559-0910 and online: www.brocktongreekfest.com.



FITCHBURG, MA – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1319 Main Street in Fitchburg, hosts the Greek Festival September 16-17. Enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, loukoumades, Greek coffee, wine and beer, live Greek music and dancing, bounce house for the kids, church tours. Our Floga dancers perform on Saturday at 2 PM and 7 PM. Win prizes in the raffle, including the $5,000 Grand Prize. Hours: Friday, September 16, 5-9 PM, and Saturday, September 17, 12-10 PM. More information is available by phone: 978-342-1216 and online: https://bit.ly/3QnNPel.



FRESNO, CA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 North Orchard Avenue in Fresno, hosts the 60th Anniversary Greek Festival September 16-18. Enjoy Greek foods and pastries, vendors, gift cards, church tours. Entertainment includes live Greek music with The Olympians and dance performers, water slides, games, bounce houses and more for the kids. Admission is $6 for Adults and free for Seniors 65+ and children ages 12 and under. More information is available by phone: 559-233-0397 and online: https://fresnogreekfest.com/.


WORCESTER, MA – The Grecian Festival at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russel Street in Worcester, takes place September 16-18. Celebrate our Greek heritage, great Greek food, music, and ‘philoxenia’. Enjoy the Agora (Bazaar) shopping, cultural displays, Greek Dance performances, the Cathedral Tour, dancing under the stars, and music that makes you feel as if you were transported to a Greek island. Hours: Friday, September 16, 5 PM-12 AM; Saturday, September 17, 12 PM-12 AM; and Sunday, September 18, 12-8 PM. More information available by phone: 508-791-7326 on Facebook: @StSpyridonGrecianFestival, via email: [email protected], and online: www.GrecianFestival.org.


SPARTANBURG, SC – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 697 Asheville Avenue in Spartanburg, hosts the Greek Festival September 16-18. Enjoy Greek foods and pastries, book store, church tours, shopping, live Greek band and dancing, playground for the kids. After two years of only drive-thru and delivery service, the Spartanburg Greek Festival is set to fully open. No Drive-thru but Hub City Delivery will deliver directly to you! Hours: Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, 11 AM-9 PM; and Sunday, September 18, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 864-585-5961 and online: http://www.spartanburggreekfestival.com/.



SKOKIE, IL/ ONLINE – The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive in Skokie, and the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center present The Great Fire of Smyrna – The Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered: 100th Anniversary Commemoration on Sunday, September 18, 1 PM Central Time, at the Museum and online. The event includes discussion and presentations by renowned scholars and educators as they address one of the most tragic and major events in modern Greek history. Speakers include: George Shirinian, author and Executive Director of the Zoryan Institute; Dr. Constantine Hatzidimitriou, Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University and City University of New York; Dr. Paul Bartrop, Emeritus Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; and Kelley Szany, Senior Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Co-Chair, Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission. Community Partners: Hellenic American Leadership Council, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and the National Hellenic Museum. Registration required. Free to the public. More information and registration available online for both virtual and in-person attendance: https://bit.ly/3PeSLkx.


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