Going on in Our Community: December 28 – January 11

FILE- Nektarios Papageorgiou, Stefanos Dorbarakis, Nektarios S. Antoniou, Spiros Koliavasilis, Ilias Papantoniou, and Angelos Papadatos performing at the 2nd Kiklos Greek Traditional Music Festival NYC - An Evening of Greek Sacred Music, at the Advent Lutheran Church, New York, NY, on 17 December 2019. (TNH/ZAFEIRIS HAITIDIS)

DECEMBER 5-31

MANHATTAN – Antonia Papatzanaki’s Microscopies art exhibition, curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, runs from December 5-31 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York premises, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition will be on view Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM.

DECEMBER 28

BRAINTREE, MA – Winter Ball GOYA Greek Dance at St Catherine Greek Church, 119 Common Street in Braintree, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 7-11 PM. Semi-formal attire, entertainment by Salonica Boys. Finger foods, candy bar, and beverages will be provided. Entrance fee $12. More information available by email: stcathgoya@gmail.com.

DECEMBER 31

MANCHESTER, NH – New Year Dance at St. George Greek Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 PM. Includes dinner buffet, champagne toast, midnight snacks and vasilopita cutting. Music by Kostas Taslis Band with vocalist Sifis. Tickets: $50 per person, children 16 and under free. Tickets available in the church office and at coffee hour. More information available by phone: 603-622-9113.

ASTORIA – Glykeria performs at Melrose Ballroom 3608 33rd Street in Astoria on Tuesday, Dec. 31, with Open Bar 10-11 PM and Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight. Must be 21 and over. No Food Served. Premium open bar package available. Live Broadcast from Times Square. Doors Open 10 PM. More information is available by phone: 718-255-6921 and www.melroseballroom.com.

WOBURN, MA – KefiFM Boston New Year’s Eve Party at the Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Dr. in Woburn on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Enjoy Cocktail hour 8-9 PM, Dinner and dancing 9PM-2 AM, Champagne and Vasilopita at midnight. Music entertainment by Salonica Boys and live music performance featuring Enosis. More information is available by phone: 781-789-8749 and via email: events@kefifm.com.

MANCHESTER, NH – New Year Dance at St. George Greek Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, doors open 8 PM. Music by Kosta Taslis with vocalist Sifis. Tickets: $50 per person, children 16 and under free. Includes buffet dinner, champagne toast, and midnight snacks and vasilopita cutting. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113.

BOSTON, MA – Catch us on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher Street in Boston, for A Greek Gatsby New Years! Keep the theme and dress for the 1920’s! Tickets are $85 and available for purchase @greek_concert_status. Tickets include complimentary drink, mezedakia, and a champagne toast to ring in 2020. Proceeds to benefit charity. #newyearsatthechalet #newyears2020 #bostongreeknights.

JANUARY 4

WOBURN, MA – Vasilopita Dance at the Hellenic Hall of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation Greek Church, 70 Montvale Avenue in Woburn, on Saturday, Jan. 4, Ring in the New Year Cretan Style. Plenty of surprises for all! Entertaining us direct from Crete will be recording artist Grigoris Samolis, Stelios Papadakis, and Zacharias Mathioudakis. More information is available by phone: 781-935-2424.

MANHATTAN – On Saturday, Jan. 4, 8 PM, at DROM 85 Avenue A, Labros Filippou presents The Peasant featuring Ismail Lumanovski on clarinet (New York Gypsy All Stars, Secret Trio) and Keita Ogawa on percussion (Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda) in a production by Globe Entertainment and Kíklos Festival NY which includes Byzantine hymns, Roma music, Greek folk, Asia Minor rebetiko, Avant-garde, punk, classical opera, and spoken word poetry. Labros Filippou (@labros.filippou) is a Los Angeles/New York based countertenor vocalist, performer, director and teacher of stage performance, born in Greece. More information and tickets available on Eventbrite, search: Labros Filippou The Peasant.

NORWALK, CT – Greek Music Night in Norwalk at the Silver Star, 210 Connecticut Avenue, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 PM. Featuring musicians from Greece including Kostas Karapanagiotidis, Iosif Tsentekidis, Giorgos Alexandridis, Savvas Adamidis, and vocalist Maria. More information is available by phone: 781-541-0288.

JANUARY 6

MANHATTAN – Philo4Thought’s 7th Annual Vasilopita Celebration takes place on Monday, Jan. 6, 7-9 PM, at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Online Registration Required: $20 Hellenic Young Professionals (over 21), $10 College Students (18-20), Free for 2020 Philo4Thought Passport Members. Includes: Signature mezedes and refreshments provided by Kellari, Vasilopita provided by Artopolis Bakery, Special Raffle Prize Drawing for one of three prizes to all those registering for Passport Membership, One Complimentary Resume Review + Interview Prep to the person who wins the Flouri (Valued at $150). Cash Bar (Happy Hour rates apply). More information is available on Eventbrite, search: Philo4Thought’s 7th Annual Vasilopita Celebration.

JANUARY 9

MANHATTAN – On Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-8 PM, the Hellenic professional organizations, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Professional Women Inc., Hellenic Lawyers Association, and HABA – Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance, host their annual joint Traditional Cutting of the Vasilopita at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. Food and wine from Astoria. More information available and registration on Eventbrite, search: Traditional Cutting of the Vasilopita.

JANUARY 10-12

HOLLYWOOD, FL – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 425 N. 58th Avenue in Hollywood, hosts its annual Greek Festival January 10-12. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, including lamb shanks, souvlaki, fresh-carved gyro off the spit, pastitsio, moussaka, and more. Vendors will be selling Greek novelties. Live Greek music and dancing with Greek dance exhibitions performed throughout the weekend, including performances by the community’s award-winning dance group. Church Tours also available as well as bounce house, face painting, and games for the kids. More information is available by phone: 954-966-1898 and online: stgeorgehollywood.org.

JANUARY 11

MANHATTAN – Banda Magda performs on Saturday, Jan. 11, 9:30 PM at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street in Manhattan. Led by Greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. There is a one drink minimum for standing and bar stools, and two drink minimum at tables. Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis. Advance tickets are available online until 5:30 PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime. More information is available online: www.rockwoodmusichall.com.