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April 15, 2024

THRU APRIL 19

NEW YORK – The art exhibition ‘Greek Naïve Painting’ by Effie Michelis opened on March 20 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York, 69 East 79th Street, and runs through April 19. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-2:30 PM. The charming exhibition features works by the talented self-taught artist Effie Michelis (1906-1984) whose works capture the light and spirit of Greek nature with a bright palette. The exhibition is organized by the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation with the support of Anatolia College and Melissa Publishing House. More information about the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation is available online: www.michelisfoundation.gr.

 

APRIL 6-27

ASTORIA – The Greek Cultural Center, 2680 30th Street #2BA in Astoria, presents a Mixed Media Art Workshop with Eugenia Pigassiou, on Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, at 2-3:30 PM. Geared towards ages 7 and up. Materials included but you are welcome to bring your own. Cost: $40. For more information visit: https://www.greekculturalcenter.org or call: 718-726-7329.

 

APRIL 12

NEW YORK – The Annual Bowling Green Greek Flag Raising Ceremony & Parade takes place on Friday, April 12, 11:30 AM-2 PM, beginning with the Doxology at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, followed by a parade down Broadway and a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green Triangle in Manhattan. More information is available online: https://shorturl.at/tzJMT.

 

NEW YORK – Rev. Fr. Sotirios Michalatos and the Parish Council of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church present the Lenten Lectures, Fridays through April 12, 6:30 PM, following the Salutations to the Theotokos. The final Lenten Lecture this year takes place April 12 with Gregory Gournades, MDiv Administrative Assistant, Office of the Chancellor, discussing ‘I Pray at Home. Why Do I Have to Go to Church’. A light Lenten Meal will be offered before each lecture in the community’s Demas Hall, 302 West 91st Street in Manhattan. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://www.annunciation-nyc.org.

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) will mark its Golden Jubilee with a concert by the internationally acclaimed classical crossover tenor Mario Frangoulis at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, Friday, April 12, 8 PM. Tickets for this enchanting evening filled with extraordinary music are available on Ticketmaster: https://shorturl.at/sESZ4.

 

APRIL 13

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with the 50th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 13, 6 PM, at The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. This prestigious black-tie event will honor outstanding individuals for their exceptional contributions, including Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, Founder, CEO, and Co-Chairman of AKT Development Corporation, and Caterina Papoulias-Sakellaris, a distinguished retired business executive and philanthropist. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Fox News Channel Chief Washington Correspondent Mike Emanuel. Tickets are available online: https://shorturl.at/qvxzI. For more information, visit: https://americanhellenicinstitute.org/.

 

NEW YORK – The 2024 New York Greek Independence Day Sponsors’ Gala takes place on Saturday, April 13, 7 PM, at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue in New York. This event is for sponsors only.  Please consider being a sponsor today: https://tinyurl.com/3tfwrf84.

 

APRIL 14

NEW YORK – The 2024 New York Greek Independence Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 64th-79th Streets in Manhattan on Sunday, April 14, 1-4 PM. More information is available online: https://www.nycgreekparade.org.

 

DETROIT – The 22nd Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade takes place Sunday, April 14, 3-5 PM, on Monroe Street in Detroit’s Greektown. More information is available online: https://www.hellenicmi.org/upcoming-events.

 

APRIL 16

ONLINE – The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) this April presents its Online Discussions: Poetry Month to celebrate the rich legacy of Greek and Greek-American poets, both past and present. On Tuesday, April 16, 8-9 PM EDT, the Greek-American Poets Panel delves into poetry and Greek-American culture with three prominent poets- George Kalamaras, Anthony Roberts, and Alexandra Kostoulas. Explore the profound influence of their Greek heritage on both their personal lives and creative endeavors. Uncover the interplay between language, identity, and artistic expression as these poets share insights into the ways their cultural background shapes their work. The NHM gratefully acknowledges the Hellenic Foundation, whose generous support makes the NHM Online Discussions possible. More information available online: https://shorturl.at/cdkvF.

 

APRIL 20

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Modern Greek Studies Program (MGSP) of Rutgers University and the Elytis Chair Fund present the 3rd Nikos Mouyiaris Memorial Lecture with speaker Congressman John Sarbanes discussing ‘Cyprus since 1974: Still a Hostage to History?’ on Saturday, April 20, 1 PM, at Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, 101 Bevier Road in Piscataway. This year’s lecture will serve to commemorate the dark 50th anniversary of the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey and the ongoing occupation of the island in violation of numerous UN Resolutions. The lecture will be in English.

 

FLUSHING, NY – Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Ilion Chapter 135 hosts its 79th Anniversary Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 4 PM, at Mythos Restaurant, 19629 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The event honors Betsy Sideris, Assistant Principal at the St. Demetrios Elementary School in Astoria, and Jeannie Kouros, DOP Foundation Director at Large Prepaid tickets are $85. Tickets at the door are $95. Contact: Stella Kokalis 516-770-7810 or Kiki Prentzas 917-254-6894.

 

APRIL 26-27

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture announced that Alkinoos Ioannidis, the acclaimed and popular singer-songwriter, will visit Los Angeles and the UCLA campus for two exclusive events, on Friday, April 26, 4 PM, an enlightening and personal lecture on the art of song, titled ‘The Word and the Note’ which is free, but RSVP online is required, and on Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM, a captivating solo performance with tickets $40 – general admission, $15 – students with valid ID, available online. This event is being held under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States and the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in Los Angeles. This program is made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with support from the Dean of Humanities at UCLA and Power Muse Productions. More information is available online: https://shorturl.at/rKPS8. For concert information and tickets: https://shorturl.at/cjrvG.

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