Tuesday – Sunday, May 15 - 19, 2018, at 6 p.m.
The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in St. Augustine. 400 Greeks, along with another thousand immigrants from other locations in the Mediterranean, arrived in 1768 to work as indentured servants on a plantation in New Smyrna, FL. Over several years, they earned their freedom and made their way north to settle in the fledgling port town of St. Augustine. Locally known as “Minorcans,” these colonists have had a significant impact on the history of St. Augustine and continue to be influential in the community today.
From May 15 to May 19, 2018, St. Augustine will host “Greek Week,” with a range of activities at various locations throughout the nation’s oldest city. All of the events begin at 6:00 p.m. Many of the events are free, but do require reservations, which can be made by calling (904) 829-8205 or emailing here.
Tues., May 15 Tina Bucavales: Greek Music in America Flagler Room Free; reservations encouraged. Wed., May 16 GLENDI, featuring the Elladha Band & Anthea Sidiropoulos Colonial Oak Music Park $10.00 per person Thurs., May 17 Dr. Dan Schaffer: The Turnbull-Duncan Papers & New Smyrna Colony St. Photios Shrine Free; reservations encouraged. Fri., May 18 Dr. Ann Browning Masters: Sharing Memories of Our Heritage St. Photios Shrine Free; reservations encouraged. Sat., May 19 Walk with St. Augustine Garrison from St. Photios to the Plaza Along St. George Street Free
Admission: The Glendi concert at the Colonial Oak Music Park on Wednesday is $10.00 per person. Other events are free.
When: Events occur at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, May 15 through 19, 2018.
Where: All the venues are in the downtown St. Augustine area: Flagler College at 74 King St., The Colonial Oak Music Park at 27 St. George Street, and St. Photios National
Shrine at 41 St. George Street.