Every year, there are two Greek festivals thrown on Long Island. My favorite of the two is the one that takes place in West Hempstead (Garden City, technically). It’s larger, with more food options, and it is home to the most expensive church in the United States (or at least it still was the last time that I checked). Unfortunately, this year I was only able to visit this festival once but I still got my food and come on, you know you go to festivals for the food.
Once you’re done stuffing your face, your next step is to usually tour the church. I was not raised as Greek Orthodox (even though my father was) but I have gone to many a midnight mass at this church. We usually go for Easter and light a candle. This church is absolutely stunning inside and out. I’m not religious by any means but even I will admit this is a gorgeous church.
The only thing I skipped this year? A frappe. I can make those at home, though.