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Worcester Community Invited to Join a Mykonos Escape

Monday, September 09, 2013


The Gyro: A popular Greek dish that will be represented at the Mykonos Escape.

An Inaugural fund raising event, Mykonos Escape promises to be a Greek-Mediterranean Party Weekend for all to enjoy.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, this 2-day free fun-filled weekend is open to the community at large offering fantastic Greek and Mediterranean Food, live and DJ music, and a great place to be with friends and family. In addition, as part of the fall line-up of popular street festivals such as Canalfest, stART on the Street and much more, Mykonos Escape seamlessly fits into the September Autumn social calendar for Worcester County and Central Mass.

This event will take place at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Cultural Center, which will be raising needed funds to support the many programs and activities that they provide to the Greek Community and the Worcester community at large.

This includes educational, cultural, youth and senior programs, and of course the Orthodox Food Pantry that feeds over 200 families per month, in addition to other philanthropic, spiritual and outreach initiatives.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

The slogan of the event is "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Christina Adrianopoulous, Chairman of Public Relations and Outreach for the event explains why.

"For two full days, St. Spyridon Cultural Center will reflect the atmosphere of the beautiful Greek islands, which complements the great food and drinks," remarks Christina.

"Mykonos Escape reflects the Greek-Mediterranean party weekend theme well known on the Greek Islands as a fun-filled, exotic playground for all to enjoy, while encouraging the guests to leave their worries behind."

Chef Chris Liazos of Webster House and Paul Barber of the Flying Rhino , the co-chairs in charge of creating the menu for the event, are collaborating with some of the best chefs in Worcester County who are donating their time to produce a great selection of fresh and authentic Mediterranean and Greek food items.

Very large tents will be installed to accommodate the thousands who would like to enjoy eating el fresco, rain or shine, while also being serenaded by live Greek bands and DJs playing the popular Greek and Mediterranean Island lounge music the Greek Islands are known for. In addition, in the evening, adults, young and old, can feel as if they are having some mezze (Mediterranean Tastings) with their wine or beer.

Fun For all is Promised

Reverend Dean Paleologos, Parish Priest, is excited for the event and hopes Worcester residents will be impressed by the grounds and festivities.

He states, "We really enjoy inviting our Worcester and Central Massachusetts guests to visit our beautiful Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral grounds. It's a proud way that we show our heritage by serving our community with not only the wonderful food prepared by the best chefs of Worcester, but also to reflect and share our beautiful and spiritual Greek heritage. Our Cathedral will also be open for those to view it and possibly light a candle during the event, while also seeing the splendor of Christian Greek Orthodox foundation...our church."

Gus Giannakis, Chairman of the Festival, agrees with these sentiments and reiterates them.

He states: "As an important member of the Elm Park Neighborhood community, we open our doors for two days to invite everyone to enjoy what we love most--opening our house for all to visit and spend time with us...Polyxenia, which means hospitality...and what better way than breaking bread, enjoying drink and food while being serenaded by Meditarranean Greek music of our country for all to enjoy."

The newly renovated St. Spyridon Cultural Center is located on the expansive grounds at 102 Russell Street adjacent to historic Elm Park, conveniently located with plenty of parking.




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