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An annual tradition for the Church since l971 when St. Nicholas was the first community to sponsor an ethnic festival in the New York Metropolitan area.
Greek music will set the mood of being in an Athenian café or on a Grecian isle as you outside. Along with Greek foods the foods of Cyprus will be offered. After enjoying these cuisines, you can satisfy your sweet tooth by tasting baklava, loukoumades and other Greek pastries.
Taverna "Aη Νικόλας" (Taverna St. Nicholas) will take place for the first time this year in celebration of our 60th anniversary. The Taverna will be located in the Sarantokos Church Hall. Warm atmosphere and buffet style dining will offer delicious home cooked Greek specialties. Friday is a seafood delight with sautéed shrimp over makaronada or choice of linguini with clam sauce and mussels. On Saturday and Sunday the menu will offer: Grecian lemon roasted chicken, Lamb tou Fourno served with lemon potatoes or pilaf. All plates will be served with authentic Greek horiatiki salata, stuffed tomatoes, peppers, moussaka, pastiticio, and spanakopita. Buffet prices range between $18-$22. A $10 cover charge includes glass of wine or drink. The George Ramob Rebetiko band will play for your dining and dancing pleasure.
For those looking for a bargain there will be a Flea Market. For the serious shopper there will also be vendors selling new merchandise. For the youngster there will be games, popcorn and sweets.
A highlight of your visit should be a tour of the Church. The Church erected in 1971 was cited by the Queens Chamber of Commerce for its architecture. The Church was designated The Shrine Church in 1972 when Archbishop Iakovos received at St. Nicholas the relics from the grave of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy. These relics have been enshrined in a reliquary. Encircling the walls of the Church are six 30ft. by 12ft. panels depicting scenes from the Bible.
Admission is free. St. Nicholas welcomes all to come for a taste of Greece and Cyprus in Flushing, NY.