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 Postgraduate Programs in Bioethics with Athanasios Papageorgakis on Thursday, March 17; The Biology of the Soul with Fr. Filotas Talidis on March 24; and Faith and Experience with Stavros Zoumpoulakis on March 31. 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.



NEW YORK – Onassis, The Play, a new theater production on the life of the ‘great tycoon’ Aristotle Onassis, runs through March 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.



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.



ONLINE – The Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW) in collaboration with ALLILONnet continues the online spring 2022 Conversation with Women Leaders Lecture Series, featuring fireside chat presentations on contemporary topics on Monday, March 14, 7-8 PM EDT with Olga Kazianis, MSEd, MIA, on Language and Literacy in Childhood Education: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Times. The event will be introduced by Nikoletta Toffoloni, BA. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.



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.


ONLINE – College Year in Athens (CYA) continues its Virtual Lecture Series with Smyrna, 1922: The End of a Cosmopolitan City, on Tuesday, March 15, at 12 PM EDT/6 PM Athens. The Consulate General of Greece in Boston and CYA will co-host the lecture, a tribute to the city of Smyrna and the 100 years since its destruction on the coast of Asia Minor–modern-day Izmir. Guest speaker Alexander Kitroeff, Professor of History at Haverford College and CYA, and a Member of CYA’s Academic Advisory Roundtable, will illuminate what Smyrna was like at the beginning of the 20th century – what was so unique about this international Mediterranean port, and will review the events that caused the Asia Minor disaster that led to the destruction of this cosmopolitan city in 1922. Facilitating the discussion will be Fotini Christia, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center at MIT. After registration, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email to join the webinar. You may ask questions through the Chatbox or Q&A feature on Zoom. If you cannot attend the ‘live’ event but would like to receive a recording of the lecture, please register and it will be sent to you 1-2 days after the event. Register online: https://bit.ly/3HIrLGh.



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.



SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Nordlys Global Voices Series: Mauthausen Cycle at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs, Friday, March 18, 8 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM. The work is the collaboration between the Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis, who was a survivor of Kamp Mauthausen, and the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. The performance was originally planned for the summer of 2020 to mark 75 years of freedom and liberation following the Holocaust, and will finally be presented in the United States by the Dutch quintet led by classically-trained vocalist Niki Jacobs. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3BUNUQw. The performance will also be live streamed: https://caffelena.tv/programs/live-mauthausen-cycle.



ARLINGTON, MA – Blood Drive at St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton Street in Arlington, on Saturday, March 19, 8 AM-1 PM. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Appleton to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossbloo.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. More information is available by phone:  781-646-0705.


WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Ambassadors Forum, Breakfast & Briefing on the Eastern Mediterranean takes place Saturday, March 19, 9:30-11 AM at the Capital Hilton, 16 and K Street, NW, Washington, DC. The panel discussion includes Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S. Marios Lysiotis, and AHI President Nick Larigakis as Moderator. Tickets are $30 per person and are available online: https://bit.ly/3IIO53W.


THRU APRIL 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.

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