March 25th Event at Athens Square Park in Astoria Rescheduled

ASTORIA – Due to inclement weather, the Athens Square Park celebration of Greek Independence Day on March 25th will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2 PM, at the park on 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria.

The 2023 Parade Committee made the announcement via email after reports of rain moving into the area along with cooler than normal temperatures for Saturday while Sunday’s forecast is for bright sunshine and mild temperatures.

The program includes the flag raising ceremony, keynote speech by Professor Sophia Fasos of St. John’s and Adelphi Universities, live traditional Greek music by Melodia orchestra, bouzouki by Giannis Staikos, traditional Greek dancing by the dance groups of the Federation of Dodecanese Societies USA, the Kalymnian Brotherhood in New York, and the Greek American Folkore Society of NY, as well as by the award-winning dance group of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church of Port Washington, NY, and a poetry reading by students of the St. Demetrios Greek Afternoon School of Astoria.

Politicians and official representatives of Greece, Cyprus, and the U.S. have been invited to the event.


The Piraeus Association of New York celebrated its 41st anniversary on Saturday evening, June 2 at Dionysos restaurant in Astoria, proceeded by the General Assembly that elected a new Board of Directors.

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