The annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival will take place in Astoria from May 16 to 19 at St. Demetrios Church at 30-11 30th Dr., a celebration of Greek food and culture to benefit the parish's school.

The festival will feature an array of traditional Greek dishes: savory lemon potatoes, roast lamb, spinach pie, souvlaki and chicken gyros among them, plus sweets like loukoumades and flaky baklava.

The festivities also include large amusement park-style rides on the church grounds, carnival games, a live DJ and other entertainment.