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 The Biology of the Soul with Fr. Filotas Talidis on March 24; Faith and Experience with Stavros Zoumpoulakis on March 31; The Role of Spirituality in the Experience of Illness with Tracy Ann Balboni on April 7; and Re-Enchantment of the World with Athanasios Papathanasiou on April 14. 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 27, off-Broadway at The American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. The one-man show, directed by Dikran Tulaine, is 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.



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.


DEPTFORD, NJ – The Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley hosts the Eleftheria Award and Dignitaries Banquet on Saturday, March 19, 6 PM, at Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford. Among those scheduled to attend are His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Grand Marshal and Consul to Panama in Philadelphia Georgia Athanasopulos, Honorary Marshals AHEPA President Jimmy Kokotas and Daughters of Penelope Grand President Kathy Bizoukas, and 2022 Eleftheria Award honoree George G. Horiates, Esq. Tickets $75 per person. Reservations at HellenicFed.org via PayPal.



PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley hosts the Greek Independence Parade in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 20, 2 PM, formation time 1 PM. Starting point 17th and Parkway. Reviewing stand on Parkway prior to Art Museum Drive. A reception and dance performances hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Lane in Upper Darby, PA will follow the parade at 4:30 PM. More information is available online: https://hellenicfed.org/greek-independence-celebration/.


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.


MARCH 21 & 28

U.S. NATIONWIDE – Fathom Events presents the film Man of God on Monday, March 21 and Monday, March 28, 7 PM, at various locations nationwide. The film tells the moving and inspiring story of St. Nektarios of Aegina and won the hearts of the public in Greece, Russia, and Serbia. Starring Hellenic Academy Award-winner Aris Servetalis and featuring Golden Globe-winner Mickey Rourke, the film will be screened across the United States in 800 theaters nationwide. Tickets and theater locations available online: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Man-of-God.



NEW YORK – Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA) Young Professionals Group hosts its Happy Hour with open bar and hors d’oeuvres at the new Greek bistro Marathi, 200 Church Street in Manhattan’s TriBeCa on Thursday, March 24, 6-8:30 PM. Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3MGBPDh. This event is free for HABA members in good standing (2022). Friends of HABA are always welcome – non-member admission is $50. If you would like to apply for membership, please contact: [email protected].



BOSTON – Greek Music Night in Boston presented by BG Entertainment features Toquel with DJ VGS and DJ George Adamakis on Friday, March 25, at Icon Boston, 100 Warrenton Street in Boston. Doors open 10:30 PM. Must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets available online: posh.vip/e/toquel-in-boston. Reservations also available by phone: 978-728-2862 or 978-778-4440.



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 28, 7-8 PM EDT with Katherine Schwab, PhD, on The Parthenon Metopes: New Ways of Seeing the Sculpture. The event will be introduced by Nicoletta Richardson, BA. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.


BOSTON – The 47th consecutive Folk Dance Festival (FDF) of the Metropolis of San Francisco, was recently held in the city of Anaheim, CA.

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