Going on in Greek-American Community

File- The HOPE group of dancers from the Archangel Michael community performed a patina from Naxos at the 9th Annual Greek Festival on the Harbor. Photo by Eleni Sakellis


WOBURN, MA – Greek Group Tutoring invites all to an Apokriatiko Glendi on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Road in Woburn. Cocktail Reception at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7 PM. Music and Dancing with DJ Kostas Blathras. Adults: $65 and Children $25 (12 and under) Children under 2 are free. Costumes are encouraged for all! For tickets visit: https://www.ggtutoring.com/events.


ASTORIA – The Pan-Rhodian Society NY Chapter 3 holds its annual cutting of the vasilopita on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 PM, in the church hall of St. Catherine and St. George Church, 2230 33rd Street in Astoria. Join us for a festive event to see who finds the lucky coin. More information is available via email: panrhodian.society.ny@gmail.com.


MANHATTAN – Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Study Center presents: The Female Diaconate and the Orthodox Church on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6 PM, at the McNally Amphitheatre, Lincoln Center Campus, 140 W. 62nd Street in Manhattan.The panel discussion focuses on deaconesses in the Orthodox Church. Light reception to follow. Panelists include: Teva Regule, President, Orthodox Theological Society in America; Carrie Frederick Frost, Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary; Kyra Limberakis, Hellenic College Holy Cross; and Moderator: Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, New York University. More information is available online: forever.fordham.edu.


MANHATTAN – Join NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun for a sneak peek of the movie Olympic Dreams directed by Jeremy Teicher and starring Olympian Alexi Pappas and Nick Kroll on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-7 PM at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street in Manhattan. The sneak peek will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with the director and the Olympian. The event is free. The film tells the story of a shy cross-country skier and a volunteer dentist who form an unexpected bond at the Winter Olympic Games in this warm-hearted romantic comedy. More information and registration is available on Eventbrite, search: A Conversation with Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher.


LECANTO, FL – Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy SR44 in Lecanto, holds its Spring Greek Festival, February 14-16. Enjoy Greek bakery items, food platters (dine in or take home) jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, religious items, live Greek music and dancing. Festival hours: Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 AM-8 PM; and Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 AM-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 352-527-0766 and online: stmichaelgoc.org/festival.html.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 110 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach, holds its 45th Annual Greek Festival, February 14-16. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, vendors, Greek jewelry, art, live Greek music band, and Greek Folk Dancing with the Heart of Greece Dance Group. Kids zone also available. Admission: $5 Donation (Friday, Noon-4 PM, Admission is free). Paid Parking: Festival grounds, $10 for main lot and $5 for grass lot. Free parking with shuttle service. Hours: Friday, Feb. 14, Noon-11 PM; Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 AM-11 PM; and Sunday, Feb. 16, Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 561-833-6387 and online: greekfestwpb.com.