Going On in Greek-American Community


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 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.


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 – Voltitsa, Find Your Muse at The Met with The Akia Shop and Yia Mas on Saturday, March 5, 12 noon in the Greek and Roman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. Maria Constantinides (The Akia Shop) and Kristina Headrick (Yia Mas) will be your hosts for the day, guiding you to several pre-selected pieces of art for discussion and facilitating your time to freely sketch and/or journal afterward. Then, walk together to Serafina for a group lunch, where Kristina will guide a short meditative intention setting and participants will have a group discussion and lunch. The Voltitsa is meant to be equal parts guided and free-flowing participants can find the rhythm that inspires them. Register by March 3, details available online: https://bit.ly/33QrYJt.



ORANGE, CT – A Taste of Greece Event at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road in Orange. Enjoy authentic homemade dishes, including souvlaki, spanakopita, baklava and much more, pre-order, pre-pay and pick-up. Hours: Saturday, March 5, 12-7 PM, and Sunday, March 6, 12-5 PM. Pre-order online: www.odysseyexpress.org. More information available by phone: 203-795-1347



LEVITTOWN, NY – K2 Entertainment presents: Greek Squad & Friends Comedy on Saturday, March 12, 7:30-10 PM EST, at Governor’s Levittown, 90 Division Avenue in Levittown, with New York’s Funny Man Greg Kritikos and Carie Karavas. Proof of vaccination will be required. Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice. Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3BRVfA1.



NEW YORK – ‘An Evening with Onassis’ Special Charity Benefit performance on Tuesday, March 15, 8 PM, at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. All the ticket proceeds that evening will be going (50/50) to the Greek Division of Ronald McDonald House which provides support services for families from Greece and Cyprus, as well as for Greek-Americans staying in New York City while battling cancer; and to the Hellenic American Project (HAP) at Queens College, a nonprofit program that documents the Hellenic American presence in the United States from the first wave of mass immigration in 1900 to the present and operates as a research facility, archive, Greek-American Library, museum, and event space. This event is hosted by actor Anthony Skordi with his production crew, and EMBCA in association with AHEPA, as well as AHEPA Delphi Chapter # 25 and Hermes Chapter #186. Admission is $100, seating is limited. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3pgYhsw.



NEW YORK – The Pancyprian Association Cultural Division, on Wednesday, March 16, 7 PM, presents Onassis the Play with actor Anthony Skordi and production manager Alexandros Ammohostianos, at the American Theater of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. The theater capacity is only 120 seats due to COVID restrictions, so reserve tickets as soon as possible. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help women suffering domestic abuse. More information and tickets available by phone: 917-635-8867.



FRANKLIN, TN – After the amazing success of first two Annual Greek Adoptee Reunions in Nashville, TN, in August 2022 and in their homeland of Greece in October 2023, Greek-born adoptees are poised to converge on Louisville, KY, for the Third Annual Greek Adoptee Reunion, June 20-22.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


New York Greek Independence Parade Honors 1821 and Grim Anniversary for Cyprus (Vid & Pics)

NEW YORK – The New York Greek Independence Parade on Fifth Avenue, commemorating the 203rd anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, was held in an atmosphere of emotion and pride on April 14.

CHICAGO – The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) presents the Trial of Pericles on Wednesday, April 17, 7 PM, at the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago.

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ATHENS - Expecting another record year in tourism to surpass the numbers in 2023 in arrivals and revenues, Greece’s infrastructure - particularly on overwhelmed islands - isn’t adequate to deal with the demands even as more resorts keep opening.

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