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40th ANNUAL ST. GEORGE GREEK FESTIVAL Thursday to Sunday, May 14—17, 2015

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The tradition continues!  The 40th Annual St. George Greek Festival is scheduled for May 14 to 17, 2015.  Our Festival is one of the oldest and best ethnic Festivals in New Jersey.  Members of the church extend a warm invitation to celebrate the culture, renew old friendships and share in the traditions, music and cuisine of Greece at the St. George Community Center, 1200 Klockner Road, Hamilton Township, NJ. Phone 609 586-4448.

Hours:    Thursday, May 14, 5 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday, May 15, 12 Noon to 11:30 pm

Saturday, May 16, 12 Noon to 11:30 pm

Sunday, May 17, 12 Noon to 7 pm

Visitors will enjoy authentic homemade Greek food and pastries, dance to the sounds of the bouzouki, and marvel at young folks in colorful native costumes demonstrating traditional Greek dances.


Classic Greek dishes such as Arni Kokkinisto (braised lamb shanks); Moussaka, (baked eggplant with meat filling); Pastitsio, (baked macaroni with meat filling); Lemon Chicken; Spanakopita, (filo pastry filled with spinach and cheese); Fish Plaki, (baked fish); Souvlakia, (Filet Mignon Shish Kebob); Arni Psito, (Roast Lamb) will all be home made by members of the parish.


The Pastry Shop will feature Baklava (layered filo with nuts and honey); Galatoboureko, (filo dough filled with custard); Kourambiedes, (butter cookies with powdered sugar); Finikia (cookies dipped in honey); and Tsourekia (holiday bread) are just a sample of goodies available to eat at the Festival or take home.


Other features of Festival 2015 are the outdoor grills featuring souvlaki and gyros; the Taverna; the Mezedakia Bar featuring hors d’oeuvres such as feta cheese, stuffed grapevine leaves, meat balls, and sausage; the Agora (market place offering jewelry, novelties); a flea market; and a tour of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Parking is free and a handicap ramp is available.

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