Going on in Our Community

(Photo: TNH/Michalis Kakias)

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: 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 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.

BROOKLINE, MA – Rathamanthus Ide-Cretan Chapter of Boston and the Maliotis Cultural Center (MCC) present A Musical Journey: Vasilis Skoulas, Lyra and Song, with musicians Spyros Skouradakis, Demetris Xilouris, Vasilis Dramountanis, and in collaboration with Lefteris Kordis, Panayiota Haloukakou, Charles Lincoln, and Jasper Williams on Saturday, Mar. 30, 6:30-10 PM, at the MCC 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline. Tickets: Pre-sale $55, $65 at the door. More information is available by phone: 617-522-2800.

MARCH 31
ASTORIA – Hellenic Film Society USA presents Olympia, a new documentary about Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, directed by Harry Mavromihalis, at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, on Sunday, Mar. 31, 3 PM. Film historian Foster Hirsh will interview Ms. Dukakis immediately following the screening. More information is available online: www.hellenicfilmusa.org.

APRIL 1
MANHATTAN – Capital Link, Inc. invites you to its 13th Annual International Shipping Forum, honoring Sean C. Day, Chairman Emeritus – Teekay Corporation & Chairman – Compass Diversified Holdings, with keynote speaker Paolo d’Amico, Chairman – INTERTANKO & Executive Chairman & CEO – d’Amico International Shipping S.A., at The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street in Manhattan, on Monday, Apr. 1. More information is available online: capitallink.com.

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.

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