Going on in Our Community

FILE - About 80 people, including many students of the two St. Nicholas schools joined forces to distribute traditional Thanksgiving foods to families who are unable to afford them. (Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej)


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – Workshops in Greek Bouzouki with Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos, Sundays, 2-4 PM, October 28;  November 4, 11, 18, and 25; December 2 and 9, at Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. in Tarpon Springs. Fee: $5 donation per class requested. The City of Tarpon Springs is pleased to present a series of workshops in Greek bouzouki for youth and adults by Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos. Classes will be divided into beginning (2-3 PM) and advanced (3-4 PM) sections. Students should bring an instrument, and there will be a few bouzoukis available on site for beginning students. In addition, a limited number of bouzoukis are available through a Bouzouki Lending Program at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon Street. 727-943-4922. More information is available by contacting Tina Bucuvalas 727-937-1130 or tbucuvalas@ctsfl.us. Classes are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.


FLUSHING – The Association of Asgata Cyprus Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 PM at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street in Flushing Meadows. For tickets and info, please contact Loula Antoniou at 347-345-7407 or Peter Louca at 516-679-2205.


CHICOPEE, MA – The 5th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Grattan Street in Chicopee, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25. Bring the whole family to the marketplace with gifts available for all ages. Drinks, cookies and Greek pastries also available as well as a giant raffle. All proceeds benefit the parish. More information is available by phone: 413-592-3401 and online: stsconstantinehelen.ma.goarch.org.


GARFIELD, NJ – Cyprus Children’s Fund, Inc. invites you to its 2018 Annual Testimonial Dinner, honoring Mr. Savas Tsivicos, Former National Chairman & President of CCF, at The Venetian, 546 River Drive in Garfield, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 5 PM. Please visit www.cyprus-childrensfund.org for details.


MANHATTAN – The Monthly Social & Networking with the Manhattan-based AHEPA Family Chapters, Delphi #25 and the Daughters of Penelope, Evryklea Chapter #36, at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Manhattan, takes place Monday. Nov. 26, 6-8 PM. All existing members and those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Open to ladies and gentlemen; casual business attire. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. Please contact ahepa25.delphinyc@gmail.com for details.


ISELIN, NJ – The Greek American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, invites you to Strategies and Habits that Help Achieve Success, featuring Nancy Papaioannou, President of Atlantic Bank, at EisnerAmper LLC, 111 Wood Ave. South in Iselin, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 PM. Please visit www.greekamericanchamber.com for details.


MANHATTAN – The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) invites you to The State of NYC Residential Development, Design & Construction – Fall 2018 Discussion Panel, in honor and memory of Costas Kondylis, at The Russian Tea Room in Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 PM. Please visit www.embca.com for details.


GLENVIEW, IL – The Holly Jolly Holiday Faire at Sts. Peter and Paul, 1401 Wagner Road in Glenview, hosted by the Sts. Peter and Paul Philoptochos, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. Enjoy a luncheon of delicious Greek cuisine served from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. Carry-outs are available. Homemade pastries, local artisans and vendors. Santa will visit from 10:30 AM-3 PM. General admission: $3. Students and children: no charge. More information is available by phone: 847-729-2231 and online: ssppglenview.org.


MANHATTAN – You’re invited to Faux-Bia! The Musical, a new musical comedy in the style of Aristophanes, produced by Popular Theater, under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization, the General Consulate of Greece in New York, and AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan on Sunday, Dec. 2, 7 PM. Please visit www.carnegiehall.org for tickets and www.populartheater.com for details.

MANHATTAN – Comedian Ellen Karis performs stand-up at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street in Manhattan on Sunday, Dec. 2. More information is available online: ellenkaris.com.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Basile the Comedian performs at the Funny Farm Comedy Club, 110 W Federal Street in Youngstown on Friday, Dec. 7, 8 PM and 10 PM, and Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 PM and 9:30 PM. More information is available online: funnyfarmcomedyclub.com and basilelive.com.


BILOXI, MS – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 255 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi, holds its International Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 AM-5 PM. Featuring Greek music, dancing, and kids activities as well as the different cultures that comprise Holy Trinity’s congregation, with ethnic folk dancing and traditional foods from Greece, Russia, the Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Germany, and Hungary. There will be ethnic foods, baked goods, pastries, and gifts, and church tours.

Admission is free and parking is free around the church. More information is available by phone: 228-388-6138 and online: holytrinitybiloxi.org.

CHICAGO, IL – The Family Christmas Party at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted in Chicago, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 PM. More information is available by phone: 312-655-1234 and online: nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

CHICAGO, IL – The Greektown Tree Lighting takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 5-6 PM at Halsted and Van Buren Streets in Greektown Chicago. In addition to the Christmas tree lighting, there will be carolers and musicians on-site caroling through our Greektown restaurants where you’ll find plenty of food options and starting December 1 you can stop in and see our display of 30+ hand painted Christmas boats, the Greektown Karavakia Display. Mark your calendar to kick off the holiday season! More information is available online: greektownchicago.org.


ASTORIA – The Carnival of Love Foundation invites you to Christmas in Candyland! Join us in celebrating the magic of the past 10 years, as we come home to where it all began… Central Lounge, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 PM. No cover. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, sweet surprises. Donations raised will support the opening of a Healing Arts Community Center for families living with autism and special needs. More information is available online: carnivaloflove.org.


STAMFORD, CT – Archdiocese Byzantine Christmas Concert jointly hosted by the Archangels community, the Yale University School of Sacred Music and Saint Vladimir’s School of Theology. The renowned Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir will perform with support from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on Saturday, Dec. 15, 7-8 PM at the Church of the Archangels 1527 Bedford Street in Stamford. Tickets: $30 per person. Reception to follow in the Greek Cultural Center. More information is available by phone: 203-348-4216 and by email: office@archangelsgoc.org and online: archangelsgoc.org.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Metropolis Christmas Open House takes place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 3-6 PM at Metropolis House, 372 Santa Clara Avenue in San Francisco. Enjoy an afternoon of festive holiday cheer, refreshments, and Christmas Carols to celebrate the beautiful season of the Nativity of Jesus Christ.RSVP by December 7to metropolis@sanfran.goarch.org or 415-753-3075.For more details on this year’s charity and how you can help those in need during this beautiful season of giving, visit: sanfran.goarch.org.


CHICAGO, IL – The Metropolis Christmas Celebration at the Metropolis of Chicago, 40 E. Burton Place in Chicago will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 5-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 312-337-4130 and online: chicago.goarch.org.