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NEW YORK – The National Young Adult League (YAL) conference runs from June 30 to July 4 at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway in Manhattan. YAL is a segment of the Young Adult Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The YAL National Conference is held in conjunction with the National Clergy-Laity Convention of the Archdiocese of America which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This weekend filled with faith, fellowship and fun will include: A conference with excellent speakers, panels, discussions and networking opportunities. There will also be a Comedy Show at Anemos with Basile, Ellen Karris, Gus Constantellis, Arianna Papalexopoulos and Yanni Dimoulis. For beach day! participants will be transported by bus to Rockaway Beach to enjoy a day in the sun with music, parea (community) and games. Greek Night will be at Kyma, one of New York’s top Greek restaurants, and there will be a sunset boat cruise on the Hudson River – bring your camera for panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The conference will also include a Sunday evening gala where guests can dress up and dance the night away, as well as the historic dedication of the Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine of St. Nicholas. Online ticketing and registration: https://bit.ly/3x8YUaT.

JULY 3-7

NEW YORK – The 46th Biennial Convention of Clergy and Laity, marking the centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, takes place July 3-7 at the Marriott Marquis in New York and features many events including the Divine Liturgy in the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the opening of the exhibition on the history of the centenary, the opening of the exhibition hall and the great vespers for the consecration of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas and the sanctuary at the World Trade Center on Sunday, July 3, the dedication of the new sanctuary, the CLC opening session on Monday, July 4, and the grand banquet with Despina Vandi on Thursday, July 7. More information is available online: https://www.clergylaity.org.

JULY 8-9

HYANNIS/CENTERVILLE, MA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1130 Falmouth Road in Hyannis/Centerville, hosts the Greek Festival on Friday, July 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 9, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Enjoy Greek cuisine, indoor and outdoor vendors, live Greek music and dancing. Parking and admission are free. More information is available by phone: 508-775-3045 and online: https://bit.ly/3xHKRsS.

PRICE, UT – Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 61 S. 2nd Street in Price, is hosting the Greek Festival Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Enjoy Greek food and baking, vendors, church tours, traditional Greek coffee, bookstore, raffle, silent auction, bingo and more. Entertainment includes a live Greek band and dancing. More information is available by phone: 435-637-0704 and online: https://www.agoc.ut.goarch.org/greek-festival.

JULY 8-10

ELGIN, Ill. – St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Road in Elgin, hosts the Greek Festival July 8-10. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and pastries (cooked by our favorite chefs and parishioners), an indoor market featuring unique handicrafts and vendors, cooking demonstrations, church tours and a raffle. Free parking, shuttle and free entry. Entertainment includes Greek music with live bands and DJs, Greek dancing by community Agape dancers. Bring your dancing shoes. Attractions for children. Opening hours: Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday July 10 from noon to 8 p.m. More information is available by phone: 847-888-2822 and online: https://stsophiagreekfest.com.


CHICAGO, IL – St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, hosts the Greek Festival on Sunday, July 10, from noon to 10 p.m. Enjoy Greek dishes and pastries, saganaki, tyropita, spanakopita, Greek olives, baked chicken, souvlaki, raffle prizes, market, books and church tours. Admission: $5 donation, free for children 12 and under with an adult. Parking available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing as well as children’s activities. More information is available by phone: 773-334-4515 and online: https://standreworthodox.org.

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