The Olympic Games. Marathons. The Hippocratic Oath. Democracy. Lighthouses. Vending Machines. They all originated in Greece. The people of Greece love to celebrate life. They’d love to celebrate it with you at the New Jersey Greekfest 2019 from May 30th to June 2nd.
What: New Jersey Greekfest 2019
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (250 Gallows Hill, Westfield)
When: May 30th (5 pm to 10 pm), May 31st (5 pm to 11 pm), June 1st (12 pm to 11 pm) & June 2nd (12 pm to 3 pm)
Admission: $2 per person donation suggested
Contact: Holy Trinity Church (908) 233-8533
New Jersey Greekfest 2019
Holy Trinity Church hosts their annual New Jersey Greekfest the weekend after Memorial Day. Watch chefs make traditional Greek food like spanakopita, moussaka, lamb, and baklava. Then, taste these scrumptious treats for yourself. The Joy/Hope & Goya Hellenic dancers perform live on Friday night. Fantasia performs traditional Greek music throughout the weekend. And you won’t want to miss your chance to win fun prizes in the 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be sold each day. Winners will be drawn right before closing on Sunday.
Organizers suggest a $2 donation per person to help offset the cost of the festival. For your comfort as well as the comfort of others, only service pets will be allowed on-site during the festival. Free parking will be available on the side streets around the church as well as the parking lot at Union County College up the street. A courtesy shuttle runs festival-goers from the lot to the church and back again. For more information about New Jersey Greekfest 2019 and a complete schedule of events, please visit their website. Opa!
Memorial Day Parade in Westfield
This year’s Westfield Memorial Day Parade takes place on Monday, May 27th. Opening ceremonies start at 9 am at the Veterans Memorial Monument. Then, the parade heads up East Broad Street to the Fairview Cemetery. If you’d like to honor a dearly departed veteran, sponsor a wreath in the ceremony or making a donation to help pay for the cost of the parade. Contact Stan Cuba at (908) 347-3230 for all the details.