Celebrate A “Taste of Greece” With Holy Trinity Greek Fest 2013

WESTFIELD – This year Holy Trinity gives an early welcome to summer, with Greek Fest 2013. Following rave reviews, Greek Fest 2013 promises to be one of New Jersey’s premier cultural events this season, sharing Hellenic hospitality, memorable cuisine, the arts, and great entertainment.

“We’re back this year with a four-day celebration that truly offers something for everyone who wants a Taste of Greece. Join our big Greek family to jump-start the summer!” says Agapios Kyritsis, Chairman of Holy Trinity Greek Fest 2013.

Greek Fest 2013 runs from Thursday evening May 30 (Family Night) through Sunday evening June 2 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 250 Gallows Hill Road in Westfield, New Jersey. The full festival schedule is available online at www.NJGreekFest.com.

Highlights include:

  • Under the Taverna Tent – several homemade Greek appetizers, full dinners, and traditional desserts made on the premises: now including freshly made chicken, pork, or lamb gyros served hot from the grill, famous loukoumathes (dough puffs with honey), and noteworthy “baklava sundae.”
  • Top-flight Entertainment – back by popular demand, New York’s own The Trojan’s (of TV and movie fame) playing live Greek music the nights of Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, plus Greek dancing each festival night.
  • Traditions in the Arts – Greek culinary arts are featured each day through cooking demonstrations in “Yiayia’s Kitchen,” including our own Father Delvizis will perform culinary delights.
  • Greek wines and multiple wine tastings, Hellenic arts and crafts will be sold in the “Agora”, and a scheduled tour of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will feature Byzantine iconography.
  • For younger children, Greek Fest 2013 offers the Kid Zone “one price” play ticket for all amusements, available for $12 from 5-9 PM Thursday May 31 and Friday May 31, $15 from 1-9 PM Saturday June 1, and $12 from 1-5 PM Sunday June 2.

“Our community broadly reaches out to friends and neighbors in several ways. We hope you will come to visit our beautiful church and experience our culture and faith,” encourages Fr. Peter Delvizis, Presiding Priest of Holy Trinity.

Greek Fest 2013 is a fundraising event benefitting Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and its outreach ministries. Both the festival and church are located at 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield. Free parking and shuttle service will be offered throughout the event. Festival hours of operation will be 5 -10 PM on Thursday May 30 (Family Night), 12 – 11 PM on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, and 12 – 5 PM on Sunday June 2. Admission is $2 (children under 12 are free).

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