Going on in Our Community

FILE - The group Rebetiko performed at the Kefalonian Society of America “Kefalos” in Astoria. (Photo: TNH/Matina Demelis)

MANHATTAN – The photography exhibition, The Island of Nisyros: A Photographic Essay by Dr. Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, opened on February 28, at the Consulate General of Greece in New York, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan, and will be on view through March 14. The exhibition has been organized by the Program in Art History & Visual Culture in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University and it forms the third exhibition collaboration with the Consulate General of Greece in New York. Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 AM-2:30 PM.

MANHATTAN – Garden Muses, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Greek-born artist Margaret Tsirantonakis is on view February 23-March 23 at the Prince Street Gallery, 530 West 25th Street in Manhattan. A reception will be held on Saturday, Mar. 2, 3-6 PM. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available online: princestreetgallery.com and by phone: 646-230-0246. For more information about the artist, visit: mtsiran-art.com and Instagram: @mtsiran.

BROOKLINE, MA – Greek Music Education Program presented by Boston Lykeion Ellinidon and Malitiotis Cultural Center with six master classes March 3-April 14. Upcoming classes include: Panayotis League of Harvard University on Music and Oral Poetry of Kalymnos Island on Sunday, Mar. 17; Chris Pantazelos on Greek Stringed Instruments: History and Construction on Sunday, Mar. 24; Vasilis Skoulas on Cretan Music and the Cretan Lyra on Sunday, Mar. 31. Classes take place at 2-4:30 PM in the Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline. More information is available by phone: 617-522-2800 and online: bostonlykeion.org.

MARCH 8-10
BELLEVIEW, FL – Saint Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church, 9926 SE 36th Avenue CR 467 in Belleview, holds its 19th Annual Greek Festival with Greek foods and pastries, world bazaar, clowns, outdoor and inside Taverna, and free hourly door prizes, March 8-10. Enjoy Greek music and traditional dance performances. Children’s activities include games, face painting, and balloon fun. Hours: Friday, Mar. 8, and Saturday, Mar. 9, 11 AM-8 PM; and Sunday, Mar. 10, 11 AM-4 PM. More information is available by phone: 386-788-9386 and online: greekfestivalocala.com.

WASHINGTON, DC – AHI Ambassadors Forum Breakfast and Briefing with Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Haris Lalacos and Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S. Marios Lyssiotis on Saturday, Mar. 9, 9:30-11 AM at Capital Hilton,16th and K Streets NW in Washington, DC. Tickets: $30 per person and are available online: ahiworld.org or by phone: 202-785-8430.

MANHATTAN – The Manhattan chapter of Daughters of Penelope, Evryklea #36, invites you to join them for a special Woman of the Year luncheon at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Manhattan on Saturday, Mar. 9, 12-2 PM. This event celebrates outstanding women of New York for International Woman’s Day. This year, Carol Contos will be honored for her tireless efforts and invaluable contributions to the Greek American community and her dedication to Hellenic ideals and causes. Tickets: $65 for members, $75 for non-members. For further information, contact Jeannie Kouros: 917-642-5633.

MARCH 9-31
ASTORIA – Re-Tied Red Thread, adapted and directed by Fotis Batzas, opens March 9 and runs through March 31 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria. Performances are Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM. The cast features Ioanna Chasta, Fanis Gkikas, Mantalena Papadatou, and Theodore Petropoulos. More information is available online: ft2sny.com and follow: @f2tsny. Tickets are available on brownpapertickets.com, search Red-Tied Red Thread.

ELKINS PARK, PA and HARTFORD, CT – The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University kindly invites you to the 2019 Lenten Lectures offered by Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou which begin on Saturday, Mar. 9, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM with “Why Be Orthodox?” presented by Aristotle Papanikolaou at the Parish Lenten Retreat Annunciation/Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, 7921 Old York Road in Elkins Park. George Demacopoulos presents “Hymns on the Cross: The Importance of St. Romanos the Melodist” on Sunday, Mar. 10, 12:30 PM at St. George Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue in Hartford. More information on the complete schedule of lectures is available online: fordham.edu, search: Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

MANHATTAN – GreekTech Talks #01, an event for startup founders, angel investors, venture capitalists, tech professionals, and enthusiasts, takes place on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6-9 PM, at General Assembly, 4th Floor, 902 Broadway in Manhattan. Speakers: John Papadakis, CEO/Founder of Pollfish; Michael Boloudaks, Founder of Kinems Inc; and Hector Kolonas, Founder of included.co. Moderated by Yiannis Broustas, COO at Nexpy Labs. GreekTech empowers high-potential Greek startups to successfully enter the U.S. market. They provide extensive hands-on mentoring, free office space, and immediate access to a top-notch network and vibrant community. Tickets available on Eventbrite, search: GreekTech Talks #01.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – The Hellenic Society of Boston College presents the third annual Greek America Lecture Series at Boston College’s Merkert Hall, room 127, 2609 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, on Thursday, Mar. 14, 7 PM featuring Mike Manatos, President of Manatos & Manatos, government relations and public policy company, on Three Generations of Promoting U.S.-Greece Relations in Washington, DC, and How Your Generation Can Make a Difference. For more information, contact Stavros Piperis: piperiss@bc.edu.

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – Dancing As One: The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs Documentary Premiere & Panel Discussion takes place on Thursday, Mar. 14, 7-9 PM at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Spanos/Pappas Community Center, 348 N. Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs. Free Admission. The 50-minute production was created by videographer Kosta Lekkas & director Eleni Christopoulos-Lekkas, with the assistance of the City’s Curator of Arts & Historical Resources/producer Tina Bucuvalas and public television consultant Christopher Holmes. The filmmakers will be joined by respected choir director/dance instructor John Lulias for a panel discussion following the premiere. The documentary and the premiere/panel discussion are supported by grants to the City of Tarpon Springs from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Humanities Council. For further information, contact Tina Bucuvalas at 727-937-1130 or tbucuvalas@ctsfl.us.

MANHATTAN – The art exhibition apóllūmai featuring works by Giorgos Taxidis, curated by Tiffany M. Apostolou, is on view at the Consulate General of Greece in New York, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan, March 19-April 4, opening reception on Friday, Mar. 22, 6 PM. More information is available online: www.giorgostaxidis.com.

MANHATTAN – Remaking Cyprus: A New Era of Vertical + Horizontal Development takes place on March 26, 6:30-10 PM at MEET @ Soho, 466 Broome Street, 4th floor, in Manhattan. The Architecture Engineering and Construction Committee of the Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to our inaugural industry event which will consist of short topical talks by industry experts in Cyprus, focusing on how high rise tower and marina projects are affecting Cyprus’ economic and physical landscape. Featured speakers: CEO of Ayia Napa Marina Stavros Caramondanis, Despina Chrysochos PE of Cyfield Group, and Tasos Papathanasiou of Langan. After a Q&A session, the event will shift to networking with food and beverages provided by the Host Committee. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite, search: Remaking Cyprus. Parking is available on the street after 6 PM. More information is available online: cyprususchamber.com.

MANHATTAN – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Officers and Directors of the Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW) present the Greek American Woman of the Year Award Gala Honoring Dr. Stella Lymberis on Thursday, Mar. 28, 7-9 PM at the 3 West Club, The Lounge Room, 3 West 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan. AGAPW’s Excellence Tuition Scholarships will be awarded in honor of Dr. Stella Lymberis. Nektarios Antoniou will perform classic Greek songs. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. RSVP on Eventbrite. Requested donation $150. For further information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dr. Olga Alexakos via email: oalexakos@agapw.org or by phone: 917-405-6833.

MANHATTAN – EMBCA’s The State of NYC Development, Design & Construction-2019 Spring Panel Discussion in Honor and Memory of Faith Hope Consolo will be held at the Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, on March 28, 6-8 PM. More information is available online: embca.com.

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