Going on in Our Community

FILE - Dr. George Dangas at the center the moment he is receiving the 2019 Distinguished Fellow Award by the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans. (Photo: Curtesy Dr. George Dangas)

THRU MARCH 23
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.

THRU MARCH 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.

THRU APRIL 14
BROOKLINE, MA – Greek Music Education Program is being presented by Boston Lykeion Ellinidon and the Malitiotis Cultural Center with six master classes March 3-April 14. Upcoming classes include: Panayotis League of Harvard University speaking about 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 19-APRIL 4
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.

MARCH 21-31
ASTORIA – The 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival takes place March 21-31 at the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria. Films from around the world will be screened, including Greek films on Saturday, Mar. 30 in MOMI’s Bartos Screening Room with the documentary Yia Yia: A Portrait, directed by Greg Sego and the short narrative films Vous, directed by Pari Antoniou, Play, directed by Vangelis Liberopoulos; Semele, directed by Myrsini Aristidou; and Fig, directed by Nicolas Kolovos. Films to be screened starting at 3:30 PM. More information is available online: queensworldfilmfestival.com.

MARCH 24
ASTORIA – The Parade & Cultural Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York presents Greek Opera and the Greek Revolution, featuring works by Pavlos Karrer and Spyros Samaras, on Sunday, Mar. 24, 6 PM at the Stathakion Center, 22-51 29th Street in Astoria. Free admission. For VIP seating: rsvp@hellenicsocieties.org.

HOLMDEL, NJ – The Hellenic Dancers of NJ will be offering a free Intro to Greek Dance Workshop on Sunday, Mar. 24, 3:30-4:30 PM, at the Kimisis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel. Basic Greek dances will be taught that are danced at every Greek Festival, wedding, and all festive occasions. A brief history and cultural introduction to each dance will also be provided. The family-friendly workshop is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. More information is available via email: info@hellenicdancersofnj.org.

MARCH 26
MANHATTAN – Remaking Cyprus: A New Era of Vertical+Horizontal Development takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 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.

MARCH 27
BROOKVILLE, NY – The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University kindly invites you to the 2019 Lenten Lectures. “The Akathist Hymn as Biblical Fan-Fiction” will be presented by George Demacopoulos at the Church of the Holy Resurrection 1400 Cedar Swamp Road in Brookville on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 7 PM. More information on the complete schedule of lectures is available online: fordham.edu, search: Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

MARCH 28
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.

MARCH 30
NORRISTOWN, PA – George Demacopoulos will moderate the discussion “Reviving the Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church: Has the Time Come?” Part of the 2019 Lenten Lectures presented by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Archon Lenten Symposium, the discussion takes place on Saturday, Mar. 30, 8:30 AM-3 PM at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 900 S Trooper Road in Norristown. More information on the complete schedule of lectures is available online: fordham.edu, search: Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

APRIL 2
MANHATTAN – Hellenic Professional Women in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Society cordially invites you to our Empowering Women Series with a presentation on The Importance of Financial & Estate Planning in Growing and Preserving Wealth featuring Ekaterini Ferentinos, Constantina S. Papageorgiou, Esq., and Joseph Trotti, Esq., on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 6-8 PM, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Chiotes Family Ballroom, 337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. The discussion focuses on the importance of saving money and planning for retirement and why formulating an estate plan is an integral part of personal and financial planning to protect yourself and your assets before or during marriage. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free; registration is required in advance to attend. Registration ends on March 29 at 4 PM. More information is available online: hellenicprofessionalwomen.org.

MANHATTAN – EMBCA presents The Impact of Ancient Hellenic Culture in Modern Hellenic Jewelry Design on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 6-8 PM, at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan. Net proceeds from the auction of the jewelry items to benefit the fundraising Campaign for the Home Expansion Project of the new site of the St. Michael’s Home and to facilitate the rehabilitation of the 11-acre property located in Uniondale (Hempstead), NY which includes independent and assisted living apartments as well as nursing care facilities. EMBCA will be hosting the event for AHEPA Delphi Chapter #25 and the Daughters of Penelope Evriklea Chapter #36. More information is available online: embca.com.

APRIL 3
GREENLAWN, NY – “Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs” will be presented by George Demacopoulos on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7 PM, at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, 1 Shrine Place in Greenlawn. Part of the 2019 Lenten Lectures presented by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. More information on the complete schedule of lectures is available online: fordham.edu, search: Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

WYCKOFF, NJ – “Forgiveness is not Forgetting” will be presented by Aristotle Papanikolaou on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7:30 PM, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Avenue in Wyckoff. Part of the 2019 Lenten Lectures presented by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. More information on the complete schedule of lectures is available online: fordham.edu, search: Orthodox Christian Studies Center.