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New Orleans Greek Festival

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am

Holy Trinity Cathedral
1200 Robert East Lee Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122

Athenian Playground
Fun amusements and food for picky eaters (hot dogs, for kids only). Located right next to the Bayou (look for our Mount Olympus climbing wall) - your kids are sure to have a great time!

IT'S BACK! - Mount Olympus Climbing Wall
Do you have what it takes to climb Mount Olympus? Our favorite Athenian Playground attraction is back and offers 400 square feet of climbing rock standing twenty-four feet into the air, with four degrees of difficulty that the entire family can enjoy.

Take a Canoe out on the Bayou
Rent a canoe and float down Bayou St. John. Canoes provided by Canoe & Trail Adventures.

Hercules Hammer
Test your strength and ring the bell!

Face Painting & Kid Crafts
Let the artist in your family create an original treasure!

Inflatable Fun
Small inflatable bouncer for the little ones ages 2-5 years old.

1:00pm; 4:00pm; 7:00pm: Cooking Demonstrations
Be sure to visit the Greek Grocery for our Cooking Demonstrations, presented by Paul Andersson. Learn principles of Greek cooking in these short but informative sessions!

Hellenic Dancers
Our dancers practice throughout the year in preparation for the Festival. On stage, they perform a variety of Greek dances for your entertainment.
1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm: Inside the Hellenic Cultural Center
5:00pm - Outside Near the Live Music Stage

Live Greek Music
Enjoy authentic Greek music performed live!. Learn the Zorba and other traditional dances out on the Bayou under the stars!

Cathedral Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest Greek Orthodox church in the Americas, and in 2014 celebrated its 150th anniversary! Be sure to take a free guided tour about our faith, history, and Cathedral artifacts, given by our priest, Father George Wilson. Our Holy Trinity chanter, Dimitri Golfos, will be a part of every tour. In the cathedral, view a curated exhibition of vintage photos, documents and newspaper articles that reflect the history and faith of our community for over 150 years. This year in commemoration of the Tricentennial of New Orleans, a special panel will be dedicated to the history of the first Greeks in New Orleans beginning in 1760s.

Cathedral Tour Artifacts on Display
Among the historic items unique to Eastern Orthodoxy that will be exhibited are a historic Kouvouklion and Epitaphion. The Kouvouklion represents Christ's tomb and is used in the Great and Holy Friday Lamentations service of the Eastern Orthodox faith. The Epitaphion is a textile icon bearing the image of Christ laid in the tomb.
Cathedral Tour Schedule: Noon; 2:00pm; 3:30pm; 5:30pm; 7:30pm
Tours begin at the side entrance between the Cathedral and the Hellenic Cultural Center

Cost:
Entrance $8
Children under 12 free
Free Parking

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