Nobody parties like the Greeks, and this year’s Annual Greek Festival of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn is proving it again. The church’s 39th annual festival has been in full swing all week and Saturday is your last chance this year to sample the delicious home-made Greek food and pastries, and dance the night away to festive Greek music.
On Friday evening, Schermerhorn St. (a/k/a The Hon. Nicholas Coffinas Way) was packed with endless food stands, hungry people, and a bring-on-the-weekend party atmosphere.
The grown-ups weren’t the only ones having fun. There was plenty to keep the kids happy and entertained, including a bouncy house, a giant slide, a carnival game, and a fun house.
The adorable children from the A. Fantis school’s Greek dance troupe (pictured in the lead photo) performed for the crowds to rousing applause. Deidre Robokos, A. Fantis’ PTO President and Cranberry St. resident, said, “We prepare for months for this festival and look forward to it every year. Our neighbors come back year after year and we’re all like a big family. It’s just a great way to celebrate the food, the culture, our church, and our school.” All of the money earned goes directly to support the school.
While at the festival, a peek inside the stunning Byzantine church, that was built in 1916, is highly recommended. Also, if you’re lucky, you’ll run into the most jovial clergyman in town, Fr. John K. Lardis, who leads the tightly-knit parish.
64 Schermerhorn St. between Court St. and Boerum Place | Saturday 6/11 hours: 4 pm – 12 am.
To read about the rich history of the church, click here.