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Going on in Greek-American Community

The National Herald

File- The young dancers performed in costume at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Hamptons Greek Festival. (Photo: TNH/ Kostas Bej)

FEBRUARY 16 MANHATTAN – Kehila Kedosha Janina is proud to welcome Professor Alexander Kitroeff as Scholar in Residence for a lecture on the subject of Greeks and Jews in Egypt on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2-4 PM at Kehila Kedosha Janina, 280 Broome Street in Manhattan. More information is available by phone: 516-456-9336, via email: info@kkjsm.org, on Facebook, and online: kkjsm.org.

FEBRUARY 21-23 ST. PETERSBURG, FL – St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th Street N. in St. Petersburg, holds its annual Greek Festival, Friday, Feb. 21, 11 AM-11 PM; Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 AM-1 PM; and Sunday, Feb. 23, 11 AM-6 PM. Enjoy the food, music, and culture of Greece! Homemade Greek foods and pastries, church tours, Kids Zone, raffle, silent auction, vendors selling various hand-crafted art and jewelry, and so much more. Greek DJs spin lively beats amid other live performances by Greek musicians. Free Greek dance lessons from seasoned instructors. More information is available by phone: 727-345-8235 and on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 22 LOS ANGELES, CA – Hellenic Society of Constantinople: 53rd Annual Dinner Dance takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, 5:30 PM, at St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. Join the members of the Hellenic Society of Constantinople to honor Philippos Trevezas and The Hellenic Library of Southern California. Proceeds to benefit the Philanthropic Institutions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. More information and RSVP available by phone: 818-500-0904.

FEBRUARY 22-23 PALM DESERT, CA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert, 74109 Larrea Street in Palm Desert, holds its 24th Annual Greek Festival on February 22-23, 11 AM-8 PM, both days. Enjoy authentic Greek food, appetizers, and those heavenly pastries, Greek wine, Greek beer and Greek coffee, Souvenir Agora Market with over 20 unique vendors, Greek Grocery, book store, Greek novelties, and complimentary church tours with Byzantine art and mosaic iconography. Entertainment includes live Greek music and Greek traditional and folk dance demonstrations and Hercules Kids Zone. More information is available by phone: 760-568-9901 and online: pdgreekfest.org.

FEBRUARY 23 MOONACHIE, NJ – On Sunday, Feb. 23, 5 PM, the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO) Philanthropic in cooperation with Lampousa, Salamis and Nepomak USA, invites you to Casino Night to benefit FCAO Philanthropic at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie. Please visit www.fcaousa.org for details.

FEBRUARY 25 MANHATTAN – On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-8 PM, the Manhattan Chapters of the AHEPA Family, Delphi #25 and DOP-Evryklea #36, invite you to their Joint Monthly Social & Networking event at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Manhattan. All existing members and those interested in joining or networking are invited to attend. More information is available via email: ahepa25.delphinyc@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 27 MANHATTAN – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) invites you to a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century at the 3 West Club in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 PM. More information is available online: embca.com.

FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1 BELLEVIEW, FL – Saint Mark's Greek Orthodox Church, 9926 SE 36th Avenue CR 467 in Belleview, hosts its annual Greek Festival February 28-March 1. Enjoy Greek foods and pastries, world bazaar, clowns, outdoor and inside Taverna, free hourly door prizes, Greek music and traditional dance performances, and children’s activities including games, face painting, and balloon fun. Hours: Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday, Mar. 1, 11 AM-4 PM. More information is available by phone: 386-788-9386 and online: https://stmarksgoc.org.