NEW YORK – The Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Cyprus Young Professionals (CYP) held their annual Christmas Party at Kyma in Manhattan on December 16.
The festive event was, as always, well-attended and included an open bar for guests, a buffet, and live music. The music of the evening was performed by Phyto Stratis. Christmas songs and carols were heard throughout the night.
In addition to the members of the Chamber of Commerce and the CYP, the Consul General of Cyprus in New York Alexis Phedonos-Vadet, the Consul General of Greece in New York Konstantinos Koutras, Head of Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Consulate General of Greece in New York Georgios Michailidis, Trade Commissioner of Cyprus Aristos Constantine, George Zapantis, and Aphrodite Daniel.
Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Nicolas Nicolaou spoke with The National Herald at the event. He said, "Every year we hold this celebration in order to celebrate the Nativity of Christ and the New Year. I wish all the best to everyone throughout the Greek community, with health, and a free Cyprus.”
Aristos Constantine, Cyprus Commissioner for Trade in North America, said: “The relationship we have between the Cyprus Trade Center and the Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce is extremely important. In many respects we have the same goals, namely to increase and promote trade and economic relations between the U.S. and Cyprus.”
CYP President Chris Odysseos told TNH, "Today's event is a collective event between the Chamber and CYP. It is a great opportunity for the younger members of the CYP and the members of the Chamber to come together and celebrate Christmas. We have a greater turnout than last year, which gives us great joy.”
Toward the end of the night, "Santa Claus" made an appearance at the event and distributed gifts to all those present.
Also present at the celebration were Executive Director of the Chamber Despina Axiotakis, Demetrios Comodromos, Marios Nicolaou, Petros Kakoyiannis, Costas Kellas, Vassos Vassiliou, Christos Christoforou, and Michael Tannousis, who is running for New York State Assembly.