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.