Going On in Greek-American Community


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.


BIRMINGHAM, AL – Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 307 19th Street South in Birmingham, hosts the 49th Annual Greek Festival October 13-15, 10:30 AM-9:30 PM daily. The festival is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, drive-thru, and church tours. Take-out available. Entertainment includes Greek dancing, live Greek bands, and dance groups. More information is available by phone: 205-716-3080 and online: http://birminghamgreekfestival.net/.

MOBILE, AL – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 50 South Ann Street in Mobile, hosts the Greek Festival October 13-15. Enjoy delicious Greek foods and sweets. Hours: Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday 12-4 PM. More information is available by phone: 251-438-9888 and online: www.greekfestmobile.com.


ROSLINDALE, MA – St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale hosts the Greek Food Festival October 14-16. Enjoy traditional Greek food and pastries at the Church Hall for indoor dining or to go, live music on Friday and Saturday. Hours: Friday, October 14 and Saturday October 15, 12 PM-12 AM, and Sunday, October 16, 12-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 617-327-1983 and online: https://stnectariosma.org/.


EAST LONGMEADOW, MA – St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 400 Prospect Street in East Longmeadow, hosts the Taste of Greece one day only, Saturday October 15, 11 AM-8 PM. Featuring all the Greek favorites including spanakopita, gyro, souvlaki, avgolemono, moussaka, rice pudding, and assorted cookies. Take out only. Frozen spanakopita trays available for purchase for $45. More information is available by phone: 413-525-4551 and online: https://bit.ly/3SuPqju.


NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road in Newport News, hosts its Greek Festival October 20-22. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, drinks, vendors, and more. Dine In and Carry Out. Online ordering available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing and the Hellenic Youth Dancers. Hours: Thursday, October 20, 4-9 PM, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 11 AM- 9 PM. More information is available by phone: 757-872-8119 and online: http://newportnewsgreekfestival.org.


LITTLE ROCK, AR – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive in Little Rock, hosts its 38th Annual Greek Food Festival Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 11 AM- 7 PM both days. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries. More information is available by phone: 501-221-5300 and online: http://www.greekfoodfest.com.


WILMINGTON, NC – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 608 South College Road in Wilmington, hosts its Drive-Thru Greek Festival October 21-23. Stop by and grab some delicious homemade Greek cuisine and enjoy some of the traditional sights and sounds of our culture from the comfort and safety of your own car. Hours: Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 11 AM-7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 23, 11 AM-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 910-392-4444 and online: https://stnicholaswilmington.org/greek-fest-2022/.


ONLINE –  EMBCA’s Annual ‘OXI’ Day (October 28, 1940) Commemoration: ‘Freedom’s Shout to Tyranny- OXI!’ Panel Discussion on Sunday, October 23, 2 PM EST/ 9 PM EEST. The panel discussion will be moderated by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include General (Ret.) Ilias Leontaris; author Dr. Christopher Lamb Research Fellow (Ret.) at the National Defense University; author/historian and EMBCA Director Alexander Billinis; and historian, researcher, and author and EMBCA Director Peter Giakoumis. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3UWCWDc.


DALLAS, TX – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road in Dallas, hosts the 67th Annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas November 4-6. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, marketplace, cooking demonstrations, backgammon tent, and church tours. Entertainment includes music, dance, and traditional Greek folk dancers, face painting and art and crafts for the kids. Hours: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, October 6, 11 AM-5 PM.  More information is available by phone: 972-991-1166 and online: https://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com.


JEFFERSONVILLE, PA – St. Sophia, Saints Faith, Hope & Agape Church, 900 South Trooper Road in Jeffersonville, hosts the Food and Craft Show with crafts for sale, baklava, gyro, souvlaki, spanakopita, moussaka, pastitisio, galaktoboureko, and other Greek favorites. Take out available. Hours: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday November 13, noon-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 610-650-8960 and online: https://www.saintsophiachurch.org.


NEW YORK – After a two-year, in-person hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church NYC Mistletoe Gala 2022 returns to the Harvard Club of New York City on Saturday, December 3. Greek-American young professionals are invited to celebrate a night of holiday cheer with sounds by DJ Bobby Karounos of Spartan Sounds, live music by Dean Vali of Bounce Music, dancing and an open bar and buffet. Tickets are $165 per person if purchased by November 1; $180 if purchased by November 15; and $195 if purchased after November 16. Doors open at 8:30 PM and guests are encouraged to wear black-tie optional. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://bit.ly/MistletoeGala.


DECEMBER 5TH: On this day in 1924, George Savalas, the Greek-American actor, was born in the Bronx in New York.

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