he Poughkeepsie Greek Festival
is an annual event that celebrates the beauty and joy of Greek culture and faith. Families and friends come from far and wide to enjoy delicious Greek food, live entertainment, dancing and fun activities for the whole family. Let Markos and his Bouzouki Band take you on a musical journey through Greek culture! Enjoy a walk around our main tent with a display of unique vendors. Let kids enjoy time in the bouncy house... There's something for everyone at the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. Join us every June & September to sample authentic Greek cuisine and desserts, mingle with friends and family, and take part in this joyous celebration of our heritage.
- Father Jason & The Kimisis Parish
BECOME A VENDOR
With over 8000 visitors in 3 days, showcase your product under our main tent or in the Agora. The Agora will showcase a row of vendors just outside of the main tent and vendors must bring their own 10x10 tent displaying their wares, the Agora space is not guaranteed at any specific festival. Vendors under the main festival tent must provide their own 6ft table in an approx. 8x6 space under the main festival tent with a tarp or back-wall in the event of rain, or a 10x10 tent with side walls outside of the main tent in the the Agora. This is a juried event, vendors will be selected at the discretion of the coordinators. Interested in becoming a vendor? For inquiries Call or Text Marial at
845-391-1270 or write to email@example.com
We would like to take the opportunity to thank
all past, present and future patrons of
the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival!
Your support has helped the Kimisis Community
thrive for over a century.
We look forward to another hundred years!
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PREP/CUT/BOX/PRICE PASTRIES / SYRUP MAKING
FRI. SEPT. 15TH 4PM-TBD & SAT. SEPT. 16TH 12PM-5PM
SUN. SEPT. 17TH - THURS. SEPT. 22ND
SUN AFTER CHURCH
MORNING TBD / AFTERNOON 3PM-6PM
WED. SEPT. 20 10AM-3PM
THURS. SEPT. 21 10AM-3PM
SALAD MAKING/ CONDIMENT PACKAGING
THURS. SEPT. 21 10AM-3PM
FRI. & SAT. SEPT. 22, 23, OPENERS 9AM
SUN. SEPT. 24, OPENERS 10AM
PLACE GYROS ON SPIT / BAKE 1ST BATCH OF HOT FOODS / MANAGE VENDORS / STOCK/PREP STATIONS / STOCK BEVERAGES / BRING OUT PASTRIES /
ASSIST WITH LOUKOUMADES PREP
FRI. & SAT. SEPT. 22, 23, EARLY SHIFT 10AM-4PM
FRI. & SAT. SEPT. 22, 23, EVENING SHIFT 4PM-10PM
SUN. SEPT. 24, EARLY SHIFT 11AM-4PM
SUN. SEPT. 24, EVENING SHIFT 4PM-10PM
GYRO WRAPPERS, SALAD MAKERS, GYRO SLICERS, GRILLERS, FRYERS, FOOD RUNNERS, FOOD CASHIERS, LOUKOUMADES, PASTRY CASHIERS, CAFE STAFF, DRINK CASHIERS, RAFFLE BOOTH
HELP MANAGE AND OVERSEE THE HIRED CLEANUP CREW,
ENSURE EQUIPMENT IS CLEANED AND PUT IN STORAGE AND STOCK PUT BACK IN PLACE. ENSURE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR OF HELLENIC CENTER IS BROUGHT BACK TO ORDER.
What We're About
What We Believe
The Orthodox Church throughout the ages has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Orthodoxy believes that she has preserved and taught the historic Christian Faith from the time of the Apostles.
-Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Founded by Greek immigrants, Kimisis tis Theotokou Orthodox Church was established in 1923 in the City of Poughkeepsie. Our first Parish on Academy Street served as the spiritual home for the Christian Orthodox community in the Mid-Hudson Valley. In 1969 our current church on South Grand Avenue was built to accommodate a growing population. Soon after this growth the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival came to fruition, an annual community tradition for over half a century!
Our mission is to preserve, practice, and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith in order to glorify God. We hope to grow and serve the Parish for generations to come. We support various cultural events and philanthropic missions throughout the year to engage with our community and to give back to those less fortunate.