September 19, 2013 - 14:25 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - St. Leon Armenian Church will host its 77th Annual Food and Arts Festival on Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, from Oct 18 to Oct 20, NorthJersey.com reports.
St. Leon Armenian Church parishioners will treat visitors to traditional shish kebab, pilaff and other specialties that residents have come to enjoy year after year. Dining on premises or "To-Go/Take Out" remains the same as in the past, but several innovations have been added to the weekend so that there is something for everyone.
Performances by the Zulal and Arekag choruses and two outstanding dance groups, Akhtamar and the Antranig Dance Ensemble will entertain audiences.
Art enthusiasts looking for interesting media and subjects will be charmed with the Art Exhibit featuring Armenian artists and their works.
Avid bakers will be delighted with a "Live, Laugh, Love and Make Choreg" instruction in the art of making the ever-popular braided yeast rolls.
For youngsters, a basketball tourney for ages 10 and up in teams of three for 3-on-3 basketball games will take place on Saturday afternoon. Teams will be matched based on age and ability.
Throughout the weekend a Festival Gift Shop will feature authentic handmade items, many crafted in Armenia by artisans. For the very first time in its history, the parish council will offer guided tours of the sanctuary with an introduction to Armenian Apostolic traditions of worship.
Arekag Chorus composed of 20 young vocalists will entertain on Friday evening. The Zulal performance will be Saturday evening. Come and discover this trio of choreographed acapella voices that are superb. The Antranig Dance Ensemble in traditional costumes will dance with astounding skill.
The Akhtamar Dance Ensemble of 20 young talented dancers will stir audiences with lively music and dancing exploits on Sunday afternoon, the report says.