Mark your calendars: the Greek Festival is returning to Roseland this fall.
The festival will be held Sept. 20-22 at St. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, at 80 Laurel Avenue. The festival is the parish’s main fundraiser of the year to support church operating expenses.
There are a variety of activities planned for you to enjoy including live traditional Greek music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, church tours, children’s activities, over a dozen vendors in the boutique and of course lots of delicious homemade authentic Greek cuisine, drink and desserts. The church is also hosting a special Asia Minor catastrophe exhibit in its Gevas Educational Building.
Festival hours will be Friday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to midnight, and Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 7 p.m.
Free parking and shuttle services will begin Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. from 75 Livingston Ave. in Roseland, just off of Route 280 East or West, Exit 5B, and continues through Sunday.
Handicapped parking will be available on the premises all weekend long and Friday parking before 6 p.m. Daily admission is $2 and children under 12 are free. All admissions will benefit charities.
With a more than 100-year tradition and presence in Essex County, the church is proud to sponsor this exciting event. Last year’s festival was an overwhelming success with nearly 6,000 in attendance!
Other local beneficiaries this year include the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department, celebrating their centennial, and The Roseland Police Gift Fund and the St. John’s Soup Kitchen, located in Newark and serving food to the hungry for over thirty years.
For more information, go to RoselandGreekFest.com.