One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Cultural Fiesta
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016  This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972.  We named it “Festival of Nations”.  It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year.  Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area.  They are organized by different institutions.  Our Festival of Nations remains the original.  It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
 This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
  In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...

Greece

Posted By: Mizan on July 27, 2010 in - Comments: No Comments »

 

  • Local Community Information

St. Barbara’s Ladies Philoptochos Society is the participating group from the St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church which is located in located at 909 River Street in Troy, NY  (518) 273-8923. It was established in 1932 by a group of Greek immigrants living in the area. We presently have a membership of about 160 families. We hold a yearly festival in June and have an active community with many young families.

  • Website

http://www.stbasiltroy.org

  • Performance

The St. Basil Youth Dance Group will perform traditional Greek Folk Dances from mainland Greece and the outlying islands. Costumes worn by the dancers representative many of the different parts of Greece. There is a Junior and Senior group under the direction of our Director, Ms. Lisa Tompkins and Dance Instructor Joanna Koutoufaris.

  • Foods

We will be selling Moussaka (eggplant), Baklava (phyllo, chopped walnuts, syrup, spices), Spanakopita (spinach mixed with dill and feta cheese in between crispy layers of filo dough), and Greek Salad.

  • Miss Festival Candidate

Nikki Tsakirellis

  • Arts and Crafts

There will be a variety of ethnic arts and crafts items including Greek cookbooks. We will be selling beautifully  hand made jewelry as well.

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