Church of the Assumption Celebrates its 80th Annual Festival

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 
Grecian Festival.

•  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.

-Greek Cusina
Dine on exquisite Greek cuisine such as roasted Lamb, Chicken, Rice 
Pilaf, Tiropeta, Gyros, Souvlaki, Tiropetes, Pasticio, Spanakopetes 
or Moussaka

-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.


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.

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For information call: Church of the Assumption at 401-725-3127
call or  email: Elli Panichas at 401-383-4711 or 401-943-1219,
fax: 383-4477 – email <>

Baking Chairman:  Vikki Kizirian 401-434-8156



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