By Madina Toure
Greeks and non-Greeks around the borough can enjoy a taste of Greece and Cyprus at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas’ 44th annual Greek Festival in Flushing this weekend.
The festival, which will kick off Friday and run through Oct. 12, will feature a tour of the church, located at 196-10 Northern Blvd., Greek food, a flea market, vendors, games, popcorn and sweets such as baklava and loukoumades.
The Taverna Night will take place for the first time this year in celebration of the anniversary in the Sarantokos Church Hall.
Each night of the festival, dinner will be served. On Friday, the menu will consist of sautéed shrimp over makaronda or linguini with clam sauce and mussels. The menu for Saturday and Sunday will include Grecian lemon roasted chicken, Lamb tou Fourno served with lemon potatoes or pilaf.
All plates will be served with Greek horiatiki salata, stuffed tomatoes, peppers, moussaka, pastiticio and spanakopita. Buffet prices range from $18 to $22. A $10 cover charge includes a glass of wine or a drink.
The festival will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday; 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday; and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. Admission is free.
Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtour