Going On in Greek-American Community

September 17, 2022


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.



ONLINE – The Greek, Armenian, and Jewish Communities of Western Pennsylvania are coming together in the month of September 2022 in a broad educational outreach to all of Western Pennsylvania in art, music, literature, and history to commemorate those who perished brutally during the Greek and Armenian Genocides of World War I and the Holocaust of World War II. Remember September, Agape and Hope Resurrected in Hripsime’s Agony, Athena’s Mourning, and Rachel’s Heartbreak includes various events, art exhibitions, discussions, and performances. The schedule is available online: https://bit.ly/3BuQH46. Additional information is available online: https://bit.ly/3RzcNIb.



MONTEREY, CA – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Monterey Greek Festival at Monterey State Historical Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, 20 Custom House Plaza in Monterey, September 23-25. Enjoy Greek foods and pastries, Greek music and dancing, fun for the entire family! Free entry, public parking available. Hours: Friday, September 23, 5-9 PM; Saturday, September 24, 11 AM-7 PM; and Sunday, September 25, 11 AM-4 PM. More information available by phone: 831-424-4434 and online: https://bit.ly/3w01e3Y.


ROSELAND, NJ – Saints Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Avenue in Roseland, hosts the 10th Annual Greek Festival September 23-25. Enjoy authentic Greek food including gyros, souvlaki, pastitsio, Greek pastries, live Greek band and dancing, boutiques, church tours, and games for the kids. Rain or Shine. Admission is $2 daily admission. Parking is free. Shuttle bus available from 56 Livingston Avenue. Handicapped parking at the Church. Hours: Friday, September 23, 4 PM-12 AM; Saturday, September 24, 12 PM-12 AM; and Sunday, September 25, 12-7 PM. More information available by phone: 973-251-2920 and online: http://roselandgreekfest.com.



LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture hosts the Beginning of the Year Celebration: Music Performance by Petros Antoniadis, Alexis Cohen, and Emmanuela Chiotak on Saturday, September 24, 7-9 PM, in the Rolfe Courtyard, 345 Portola Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. Meet the new Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Ioannis Stamatekos and learn more about the Center’s initiatives and programs.  This is an outdoor event. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3QEv2Lx.



WESTWOOD, MA – The Greek Festival at St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral, 340 Clapboardtree Street in Westwood, takes place September 24-25. Enjoy authentic gyros, souvlaki, braised lamb, spanakopita, dolmades, pastitsio, moussaka, Greek salad, meze plate, saganaki, loukoumades, baklava sundaes, Greek pastries, coffee and frappes, live Greek music, church tours, kids’ area, dance performances and much more. Hours: Saturday, September 24, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday, September 25, 12-7 PM. Free parking at Westwood High School. More information available by phone: 781-326-2380 and online: https://bit.ly/3vXIK4s.


ELK GROVE, CA – St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 9165 Peets Street in Elk Grove, hosts the Weekend in Greece Festival September 24-25. Celebrating Greek culture and food with the traditional Greek diet, loaded with vegetables and seafood. Enjoy Greek pastries, Greek music, authentic Greek dancing by parishioners and their children, dancers in traditional Greek costume, church tours, and more. Admission and parking are free. Hours: Saturday, September 24, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, September 25, 11 AM-5 PM. More information available by phone: 916-683-3443 and https://bit.ly/3pc4CoV.



LOS ANGELES – The Community Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Burning of Smyrna takes place at the Jim Gianopulos Family Theater, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, on Sunday, September 25, 4 PM. The event includes a reception followed by film screenings of Smyrna, My Beloved, directed by Grigoris Karantinakis, and The Full Catastrophe, written and produced by Linda Reid Chassiakos. Free admission and mezedes. No RSVP required. Before the screenings, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Ioannis Stamatekos, Honorary Consul General of Cyprus in Los Angeles Andreas Kyprianides, and American Hellenic Council (AHC) Executive Director Jim Dimitriou will address the community on the 100th anniversary of the burning of Smyrna. This event, presented by the AHC of California, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, is further supported by St. Sophia Cathedral and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople. Further support has been provided by AHEPA. The event is held under the auspices of the Consulates General of Greece and Cyprus in Los Angeles. Suggested donation: $10. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3RxyJDP.



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 concludes with Rebetiko on September 27.


BOSTON – The 47th consecutive Folk Dance Festival (FDF) of the Metropolis of San Francisco, was recently held in the city of Anaheim, CA.

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