Going on in Greek American Community


NYACK, NY – Brunchish & Beats at The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, takes place Sundays 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. Reserve your spot now: 845-353-1200. More information is available online: https://thegreekish.com/.


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. Please wear a face mask and keep social distance. Program cancelled in case of rain. The event continues with Andreas Modenos and the Geminis, plus Noora Belly Dancers on August 3, Serafim Lazos and the Greek American Folklore Society on August 10, Melodia and Noora Belly Dancers on August 17, John Staikos and the Olympic Orchestra on August 24, Nick Nikolaides and the Cosmopolitans on August 31, Tasos Papaioannou and Greek American Folklore Society on September 7, Talent Night with host Aggeliki on September 14, Nick Nikolaides and the Cosmopolitans plus Noora Belly Dancers on September 21, Rebetiko and the Greek American Folklore Society on September 28, and concludes with Grigoris Maninakis and Mikrokosmos Ensemble on October 5.


STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Greek-American artist Peter D. Gerakaris’ Neo-Byzantine Spotted Owl Mosaic site-specific installation at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge. Translated into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios, the installation is part of the Taking Flight outdoor sculpture exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Concha Martinez Barreto, Tracey Emin, Rachel Owens, Immi Storrs and Ian Swordy also have works on view in the exhibition which runs through October 31. Berkshire Botanical Garden is a COVID compliant facility. Please follow COVID guidelines. Advance ticketing is recommended. More information is available by phone: 413-298-3926 and online: https://www.berkshirebotanical.org.


WOODBRIDGE, NJ – From Cerberus of ancient Greek mythology to the war dogs, pets, and hunting dogs of Rome, join the Woodbridge Public Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza in Woodbridge Township, August 2, 4-5 PM as Mike Norris discusses examples in Classical art to learn how man’s best friend preserved the life, limb, and property of his master. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/3yAYvwK or call 732-634-4450. This is a hybrid event which will take place in-person outside in the courtyard at the Woodbridge Main Library. If you do not feel comfortable attending the event in-person it will also be streaming via Zoom. If extreme weather is expected the day of the event (heavy rain, excessive heat, or a serious storm) the event will revert to being completely virtual via Zoom.


WYCKOFF, NJ – Vacation Church School at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Avenue in Wyckoff, takes place August 3-6, 9 AM to 12:30 PM, for ages 5-11, $75 per camper. To register email: [email protected] or [email protected].


HARRISON, NY – The Greekish Harrison, 273 Halstead Avenue in Harrison, hosts a five-course Omakase Dinner on Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 PM. Executive chef and owner Constantine Kalandranis will showcase some of his favorite dishes off the menu, and maybe even throw in a few surprises! Ticket cost includes house wine and beer, $95 per person plus Eventbrite fee; price includes gratuity. More information available on Eventbrite, search The Greekish Omakase Dinner.


SOMERVILLE, MA – The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Loving Mother Day Camp, 29 Central Street in Somerville, takes place August 9-12, 9 AM-3 PM (ages 4-10), and features prayer, story time, petting farm, pony rides, music, movement, and rainforest reptile show. Parents, guardians and volunteers are welcome. Registration $50 per child, no more than $100 per family. Space is limited, register early. More information is available by phone: 617-669-4748, via email: dimit[email protected] and online: https://www.dormitionchurch.org/.


FAIRVIEW, NJ – Ascension Greek Orthodox Church, 101 Anderson Avenue in Fairview, Sunday services, Divine Liturgy – 2nd Sunday of Matthew, on Sunday, August 15, 8:30-11:30 AM, celebrating the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. More information is available by phone: 201-945-6448 and online: http://ascensionfairview.org.

NEW YORK – Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum presents the Greek Jewish Block Party on Sunday, August 15, 12-4 PM, 280 Broome Street between Allen Street and Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The event celebrates the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of Kehila Kedosha Janina. Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, fun kids’ activities and more. Performance Schedule: 12 PM Scott Wilson & Efendi, 1 PM Noga Group featuring Avram Pengas, and 3 PM Holy Trinity Dancers of New Rochelle. All public health guidelines will be followed. More information is available by phone 212-431-1619 and online: https://www.kkjfestival.com/.

AUGUST 20-22

PAWTUCKET, RI – The 94th Pawtucket Greek Festival at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Church, 97 Walcott Street, takes place August 20-22. Enjoy a weekend at a Greek village glendi. Hours: Friday, Aug. 20, 5-9 PM; Saturday, Aug. 21, noon-10 PM; and Sunday, Aug. 22, noon-9 PM. More information is available online: https://www.assumptionri.org/festival.


PEABODY, MA – Saint Val’s Men’s Club 45th Annual Golf Tournament takes place August 23, at the Wenham Country Club, 94 Main Street in Wenham, to benefit the St. Vasilios Youth Programs. More information is available online: https://www.stvasilios.org/.


SOUTHAMPTON, NY – The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons invites everyone to attend the Blue Dream Summer Gala on Saturday, August 28, 6:30 PM reception, 7:30 PM dinner at The Muses, 111 Saint Andrews Road in Southampton. Island chic attire. The event honorees are the nonprofit organizations Luv Michael, committed to creating and providing meaningful culinary jobs to the Autistic population, and The LOHM (Ladies of Hope Ministries) with the mission is to create alternatives to incarceration, decarceration, and post incarceration opportunities by providing access to resources for education, entrepreneurship, and sustainability through advocacy. The Parish will donate 70% of this year’s proceeds to Luv Michael and The LOHM. All contributions are deductible to the extent provided by the law. The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. More information about sponsorships and tickets available online: https://www.bluedreamhamptons.org/.


UNION, NJ – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 721 Rahway Avenue in Union, hosts its Greek Festival September 9-12 with moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more! There’s nothing like a Greek festival and there will be a full lineup of homemade Greek food and homemade desserts, full bar, plus live music, dancers, vendors, rides, and games. Hours: Thursday, Sept. 9, 6-11 PM; Friday, Sept. 10, 5 PM-12 AM; Saturday, Sept. 11, 12 PM-12 AM; and Sunday, Sept. 12, 12-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 908-964-7957 and online: https://www.stdemetriosunion.org.


SOMERVILLE, MA – The Greek Festival at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central Street in Somerville, takes place September 10-12 with authentic Greek food and live Greek music and dancing every day. A portion of the net proceeds will go towards the building fund and church building renovation project. Hours: Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-11 PM, and Sunday, Sept. 12, noon- 9 PM. More information is available by phone: 617-625-2222 and online: https://www.dormitionchurch.org/.


SAN FRANCISCO – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco celebrated a century of ministry on the West Coast at a Gala held at the Westin St.

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