Astoria, NY -The 2013 Pontian Youth Festival was held in Astoria New York this past week. Sponsored by the Pontian “Komninoi” chapter of Astoria, the weekend hosted a full weekend of events, that included, a cruise around the Hudson River; theatrical wedding reenactment performance and a dinner dance. Pontian Greeks of all ages, especially the youth from around North America and even Greece came into town. The Pan Pontian Federation of USA and Canada hosted the annual event that continues to grow annually.