Going On in Greek-American Community

February 26, 2022


ONLINE – Health and Religion, a series of online courses organized by the Prolepsis Institute in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Medical Students of Greece and under the auspices of the Medical School of Athens, began on November 4 and runs until June 30. The courses are supervised and coordinated by the Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School Dimitrios Linos. Professors of Medicine and other schools and universities including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and well-known Greek doctors, theologians, and writers are participating. The lectures include Theological Issues on Caring for the Sick with speaker Michael Balboni, Harvard Medical School Instructor in Psychiatry scheduled for February 24; Islam, Health, & Muslim Healthcare with Aasim Padela on Thursday, March 10; and Postgraduate Programs in Bioethics with Athanasios Papageorgakis on Thursday, March 17. More information, including the detailed program of presentations and speakers, is available online: www.healthandreligion.gr. All the courses are also available on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AZgQpL. The Radio Station of the Church of Greece and The National Herald are communication sponsors of the courses.


MELBOURNE, FL – St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 5965 Wickham Road in Melbourne, hosts its 50th Greek Festival, the oldest Food and Cultural Festival in Brevard County, February 25-27. For this very special Anniversary, we are pleased to bring back our regular Festival with all of the food and libations that everyone loves. Enjoy traditional savory Greek cuisine freshly prepared by our parishioners, local Greek eateries, divine Greek sweets, and the Taverna Bar. For those wanting the extra social distance, or the convenience, the Drive-Thru will be available for lunchtime on Friday, February 25, 11 AM-3 PM. In-person festival hours: Friday, February 25, 4-10 PM, Saturday, February 26, 12-10 PM, and Sunday, February 27, 12-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 321-254-1045 and online: www.greekfestivalmlb.org.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 24411 Rampart Boulevard in Port Charlotte, hosts its Greek Festival February 25-27. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, band, live Greek music and dancing, vendors with Greek items for sale, and church tours. Hours: Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday, February 27, noon-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 941-629-3888 and online: http://www.greekfestportcharlotte.com.


ONLINE – On Saturday, February 26, 10 AM PST/8 PM Greece, via Zoom, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture presents Greek Book Club: A Conversation with the Author – Demosthenes Papamarkos – on his award-winning book Giak. The discussion will be held in Greek. To register and for information on purchasing the book, contact Dr. Simos Zenios via email: [email protected].

SPRING HILL, FL – Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 10401 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, hosts the Hernando County Greek Festival on Saturday, February 26, 11 AM-8 PM. Enjoy Greek food and pastries, a variety of local entertainment for all ages, cooking demonstrations, Name that Greek Game Show, toga run, live Greek and American music, traditional Greek folk dancing, free dance lessons. Free Admission. Free Parking. More information is available by phone: 352-796-8482 and online: http://hcgreekfestival.com.

MANCHESTER, NH – The Apokreatiko Celebration at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, NH, takes place on Saturday, February 26, 7-11 PM, in the church hall. The event features DJ The Salonica Boys, Greek and American dancing, a variety of hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar. $20 per person, children under 12 free. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113.


CHERRY HILL, NJ – The Senior Citizen Annual Spaghetti Luncheon takes place Sunday, February 27, immediately after the Divine Liturgy at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer Street in Cherry Hill, in the Danielle Kousoulis Greek Cultural Center. Price $14, Children 12 and under $10. Menu: Spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, roll and butter, dessert, coffee. Entertainment by Hellenic Heritage Dance Group. More information is available by phone: 856-665-1731.

LONGMEADOW, MA – Winter Fundraiser at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 400 Prospect Street in Longmeadow, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 27. The Meatfare Sunday Luncheon includes gyro and Greek fries, take-out or eat-in, for $15. Reservations required. Call the church office: 413-525-4551 or see Judy after the Liturgy. Reservation deadline February 23.

NEW YORK – Saint George & Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 140 East 103 Street in Manhattan, hosts the Tsiknopempti Celebration on Sunday, February 27, 12:30-4 PM. Enjoy food, drinks and music. Donation $40, free for children under 12. All donations will go to the refurbishment of the church. Tickets available at the door and online via PayPal on the church’s Facebook page. Additional information available by phone: 1-609-741-6394. Proof of vaccination must be provided upon entering the space.

ONLINE – EMBCA presents ‘The Life and Times of Aristotle Socrates Onassis’ Panel Discussion online on Sunday, February 27, 2 PM EST. More information available online: embca.com.

MARCH 1 & 16

NEW YORK – The Pancyprian Association Cultural Division has two upcoming theatrical productions to be presented in March at the American Theater of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan, beginning with Tears of Silence starring Paola Hadjilambri on Tuesday, March 1, 7 PM. The play is based on the novel by Aria Socratous, author and contributor to The National Herald, and features the harrowing stories of women who have suffered domestic abuse. On Wednesday, March 16, 7 PM, the Pancyprian Association presents Onassis the Play with actor Anthony Skordi and production manager Alexandros Ammohostianos. The theater capacity is only 120 seats due to COVID restrictions, so reserve your tickets as soon as possible. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help women suffering domestic abuse. More information on tickets and supporting the productions is available by phone: 917-635-8867.

MARCH 3-20

NEW YORK – Onassis, The Play, a new theater production on the life of the ‘great tycoon’ Aristotle Onassis, runs March 3-20, off-Broadway at The American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. The one-man show, directed by Dikran Tulaine, will be performed by gifted actor Anthony Skordi who also wrote the play. Tickets are available by phone: 212-581-3044 and on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3GS4DEA.


NEW YORK – The Hellenic Initiative NYC Annual New Leaders Cocktails are back Friday, March 4, 6:30 PM, at Thalassa Restaurant, 179 Franklin Street in Manhattan. RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3v1mUNF. Join the NYC New Leaders for Networking with a Purpose! Enjoy a night of specialty cocktails, light bites, meeting new people, and have fun all while supporting The Hellenic Initiative’s programs helping the people of Greece. Thank you to sponsors: Stray Dog Gin, Skinos Mastiha, Otto’s Athens Vermouth.


BOSTON, MA – Kingsize Productions presents Greek singer Giorgos Tsalikis Live in Concert with Vasiliki Ntanta and Eugenia at the Royale Ballroom, 279 Tremont Street in Boston, on Sunday, March 20. Doors open 8 PM, show starts 9 PM. Must be 21+ to attend. For tables and reservations by phone, Maria: 617-407-8664 or Manos: 617-967-6266. For online tickets: www.greekconcertstatus.com.


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