NEW YORK – The Academy of Hellenic Paideia presents its 3rd Annual Timarete Festival June 1-10, a celebration of Hellenic art and culture in New York, dedicated to the child. The Festival was created to promote Hellenic Arts and Culture
Fundraise for the development and support of educational programs to teach and preserve the Greek Language and Culture; educate children of families with economic difficulties through Academy of Hellenic Paideia’s Sponsor a Student program; and assist malnourished students in Greece through the Hellenic Relief Foundation.
Academy of Hellenic Paideia is a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching the Greek language and also preserving and promoting our culture through interactive teaching methods.
The festival hosts cultural events that take place in Greece and abroad such as art exhibitions, film screenings, theatrical plays, music, and dance performances. The festival features Greek and international artists whose work has been inspired by Hellenic culture.
Admission is a donation of $20 for most of the events. More information and reservations are available by phone: 917-603-4437.
Opening night kicks off the festival with “My Friends, Welcome!” a celebration of polyphonic and folk songs on Friday, Jun. 1, 7:30 PM at the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York’s Stathakion Center, 22-51 29th Street in Astoria.
The Folklore House of Academy of Hellenic Paideia and the Hellenic Voices of Long Island will present a program of Greek music showing the way every little and big event in life has its own musical expression. The focus this year is on the ancient form of polyphonic singing of Epirus.
Aristophanes’ Lysistrata will be presented by the adults’ theatre workshop Logos & Praksi on Saturday, Jun. 2, 8 PM, and Friday Jun. 8, 8:30 PM, at the Stathakion Center. The play is for adults.
“The Itching of Black and White” by Konstantinos Doikos, will be performed by the Kids’ theatre workshop Logos & Praksi on Sunday, Jun. 3 at 6 PM at the Chian Federation, 44-01 Broadway in Astoria.
Short film screenings at the Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria, take place on Thursday, Jun. 7 with the Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo, and on Saturday, Jun. 9 with the Drama International Short Film Festival. Both days, first screening: 7 PM and second screening: 9 PM.
Free and open to the public, Folk Dance Night with Traditional Dance Troupes closes out the festival on Sunday, Jun. 10 at 6 PM in Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria. Greek community dance groups in traditional costumes will perform, including children and adults from Archangel Michael, Academy of Hellenic Paideia, Greek American Folklore Society, Erikoussa, Kalymnos Association, and others. Everyone is invited to dance at this event.
More information is available by phone: 917-603-4437 and online at: www.timarete.com.