Church of the Assumption Celebrates its 80th Annual
Greek Festival: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 17, 18, 19
Experience Greek Culture in Pawtucket
• The Church of the Assumption, Pawtucket, RI, will hold its Annual
• Located at: Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 02860
• Dates/Times: Friday, August 17 - 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19, Noon to 10 PM
• Rain or shine, under the tents. Admission is free and open to the
• Ample parking both in the area and with shuttle bus service
• Enjoy: Greek Food & Pastries; Traditional Dancing & Dance
Demonstrations, live music, Church tours and more. Special ‘kids’
activities are planned. A festival of family fun!
• Greek Marketplace: Indoor shopping with imported Greek Giftware,
Greek Music, Books for adults & children, cookbooks, and much more
• Rain or shine, all under the Tents. Free and open to the public.
Dine on exquisite Greek cuisine such as roasted Lamb, Chicken, Rice
Pilaf, Tiropeta, Gyros, Souvlaki, Tiropetes, Pasticio, Spanakopetes
-Greek Pastries (Indulge!)
An array of Greek pastries baked by the ladies of the Philoptochos
including Kourambiedes, Finikia, Kouloulakia, Galatoboureko and Baklava.
- Kafenio (Café)
Enjoy aromatic Greek Coffee accompanied by Paximadia (biscotti), and
our specialty, Baklava Cheesecake. Sip a glass of Ouzo, Mavrodaphne,
Metaxa or Mastiha
- Cooking with Fillo Demonstration: Learn the secrets of Greek
Baklava, Kataife, Spanakopeta. Ladies from the parish will
demonstrate the techniques of baking with fillo.
-Performances by the Greek Pride dance troupe performing traditional
and modern Greek dances, all in full ethnic costumes representing the
various regions of Greece, its Island and Mountain regions
-Dance! Join us as we dance traditional Greek dances to the live
rhythm of the Bouzouki
Greek Island Trip Raffle
A 10-day trip for 2 to Greece’s picturesque island of Skiathos at the
Nostos Luxury Hotel & Resort. Includes round trip airfare from
Boston, lodging and meals. (Donation, $20 per ticket.)
-For information call the parish office at 725-3127 .
-Directions: Exit 29 off Rt. 95 north (to School St.) or south (to
Broadway). Follow signs. Shuttle bus and parking available at the
corner of Roosevelt and Fountain Streets, across from Pawtucket City
The Church of the Assumption celebrates its 80th Annual Greek
Festival, serving tradition Greek cuisine to more than 8,000 hungry
It’s all about food! With a tradition (and reputation) of serving
outstanding Greek food, the community bands together with strict
guidelines for all of the cooking and baking. For uniformity in
quality and flavor, the women of the parish bake all of the pastries
on the premises in the parish professional kitchen. The men, as is
traditional in the culture, prepare all of the meats.
The Stratis family will, as they have for the past 18 years, prepare
and serve the special Friday evening menu of ‘authentic Greek family
recipes from the villages.’
Traditional Greek foods are served including a ‘sampler
plate’ (Pastitso - hamburg,
macaroni casserole, Moussaka - eggplant & hamburg casserole,
Spanakopita - spinach
& feta in filo, and Stuffed Grape Leaves- Hamburg with Rice.
On Saturday and Sunday, an ‘old-world’ favorite, traditional lamb
shank with vegetable dinner (Greek Osso Buco) will be served.
FILLO BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS.
The ladies of the Philoptochos Society will, at designated times on
Saturday and Sunday, demonstrate the ‘art of baking with fillo.’ They
will prepare Baklava (honey/nut pastry) and Spanakopita (spinach &
Feta cheese in fillo dough), and one of the ladies will demonstrate
working with Kataifi, a ‘shredded fillo’ dough. Cookbooks from Krinos
Foods and Athens Foods companies will be available.
The feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, celebrated on August
15, is a major feast day in the Orthodox religion. It is the
celebration of this all-important feast day that the parishioners of
the Church of the Assumption wish to share with the community at
large. Come join us for an afternoon of (delicious) family fun!
The parish invites all to come Experience a Taste of Greece.