Arts & Entertainment

Kalos Orisate! Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of Holmdel Holds Successful Greek Festival

57167ef5f4fa489418bb_IMG_3770.JPG
Happy Faces & Delicious Food - Opa!
0310a815cfc4875d93dc_IMG_3781.JPG
f6c3811e9367fa4591c7_dfab8b8793ed85073c1b_IMG_3760.JPG
197c18d44ea74c789830_67ca992f980afe4c8f86_IMG_3751.JPG
5068301f1f3f07a77b07_dc9b4bf56b58c86f9eb5_IMG_3762.JPG
8490740f0813b8f30906_IMG_3772.JPG
21ca3f2719ac9557684f_IMG_3766.JPG
06c786df824432ba70c1_IMG_3754.JPG
b24c301e4969006b8d81_IMG_3784.JPG
59175b0ecc65f8539501_IMG_3749.JPG
7d6844c81dc005f3ca11_IMG_3747.JPG
749047efd6ee811fdfca_c90fc6eb6b6f7446bd89_IMG_3744.JPG
5c72a65ab01cad93704e_IMG_3740.JPG
6dcb2c7272d60e5818a5_81b5b1fa03a588d24bfa_IMG_3741.JPG
63bf05d31779e9eb7f7b_fd08c21bc17022c56f41_IMG_3755.JPG
8648c1891a35d478987d_IMG_3785.JPG
910f0a92b8fb1139a9e0_IMG_3783.JPG
57167ef5f4fa489418bb_IMG_3770.JPG

​HOLMDEL, N.J. - Opa!

The Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church said, “Kalos Orisate!” or 'welcome' as it invited guests to experience Greek culture at its Bayshore Greek Festival, held from June 7 until June 10.The strum of a bouzouki filled the air as the Neo Kyma Greek Band performed Greek music for attendees: festive tunes that made you want to stomp your feet and clap your hands. In front of the stage, two dancers twirled napkins and tapped their toes as they payed homage to the dances of their homeland. Locking hands, they spun around the floor as their feet moved simultaneously.  

Sign Up for E-News

​With 40 dishes available, everyone could enjoy a taste of Greece, whether it be chicken taken right of the grill and stuffed in a gyro or a piece of falafel dripping in tzatziki sauce. One vendor carved strips of seasoned meat as it slowly turned on a vertical broiler. Mouthwatering loukoumades (bite sized pieces of dough) were taken out of a fryer and slathered with honey. The festival even imported beer and wine to provide festival goers an authentic Greek dining experience. 

The Greek community also rallied behind Elias, a 9 month old baby who suffers from an immunodeficiency disease called NEMO and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. A booth was set up to raise awareness about Elias and find potential bone marrow donors. To learn more about what you can do for this young boy, please visit: getinvolved.dkms.org/fundraiser/1429391

​The Bayshore Greek Festival was an amazing celebration of culture, sharing the flavors, music, and spirit of Greece with all attendees. 

Two Greek musicians, the Neo Kyma Greek Band and Pegasus DJ, took to the stage and played festive tunes with instruments like the Bouzouki. In front of the stage, feet pounded against the floor as Greek dancers performed for the audience. Children enjoyed amusement rides such as rock climbing and game booths where they could win prizes. There is always next year and based on the happy expressions, the attendees will be back.

You can learn more about the history of the church here: http://kimisis.com/wordpress/our-history/

The festival website is here: http://www.greekfestivalholmdel.com

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Holmdel & Colts Neck

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_d3c9bbbcc284091f22f6_screenshot_20180616-213047_word

Sun, June 17, 10:00 AM

Bucks Mill Park, Colts Neck

Colts Neck: Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_2e1ea4fd26ca747fb6e6_img_20180614_232938_736

Mon, June 18, 6:00 PM

Saint Leo the Great School, Lincroft

St Leo's Carnival

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_e58a0c428ed1de546878_mini_magick20180615-55351-12ueg0s

Wed, June 20, 7:00 PM

Town Hall, Holmdel

Holmdel Zoning Board

Carousel_image_c5d105d4eeb08edcd562_homerunderby

Sat, June 23, 3:00 PM

Laird Field, Colt Neck

Tony Garito Memorial Colts Neck Home Run Derby

Sports

Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Summer Showcase Scheduled for July 11

June 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University is hosting its annual "Summer Showcase" from 10 am to noon  on Wednesday, July 11 at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a FREE event that is open to the public and perfect for any and ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce Networking Happy Hour at Bell Market

HOLMDEL, N.J. - MIX & MINGLE with The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce at a regional networking event. Bell Works, Wednesday, June 27th 5:30 pm-8 pm, cocktails with RBC’s Bell Market. Business networking at your #METROBURB !! All regional business groups and their guests are welcome. Chantelle Corbo’s specialty 🍸 Cocktails!

 As always interesting guest speakers. Bring a lot of ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Projects Prior to Summer Season to Help Enhance Customer Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season.  The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines. 

Helicopter patrols are completing inspections on more than 780 ...

Celebration of Music and Marriage with Colts Neck Mayor JP Bartolomeo

June 17, 2018

COLTS NECK: Friday evening June 8th, on the picturesque back lawn bordering the pond behind Town Hall, Colts Neck families gathered. Many with picnic baskets, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and their favorite beverages. There was a lot of laughter and lively conversation, four legged friends and children playing ball. There was Music in the Park by Wendy & Lisa, and towards the end of the ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1938 - May 22, 2018
Karen A. Brooks, 79 of Colts Neck, passed away on Tuesday, May 22nd at Silver Care Center ...
Read more
Feb 2, 1936 - May 20, 2018
Margaret M. Woj, 82, of New Smyrna Beach, FL. passed away on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 in Port Orange, ...
Read more