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 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 ‘Greek 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.



LOS ANGELES – The global premiere of Makriyannis Unplugged, adapted, directed, and performed by Yorgos Karamihos, takes place on Saturday, March 26, at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. Karamihos pays tribute to General Yannis Makriyannis, the hero of the 1821 Greek Revolution, in a show that tells the story of a nation in revolt and an individual in the process of self-formation. The performance is sponsored by the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and is offered under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Greece in the United States, and the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles. Tickets and additional information available online: https://bit.ly/3tjK5l2.


ONLINE – The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to a special virtual tour of the exhibition Society of Persons – Depiction of the Human Form from Post-Byzantine Art to Contemporary Greek Painting, on Saturday, March 26, 12 PM EDT/6 PM Athens, previously on display at the Palazzo Della Cancelleria in Rome, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece to the Holy See and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum. The exhibition features artworks from various prominent public and private museums and collections, curated by Dr. Olga Mentzafou, co-curated by Maria Migadi with a special collaboration and the idea of an art exhibition in the Vatican by Eleni Kostopoulou. Register for the free event online: https://bit.ly/3wdRUur.



U.S. NATIONWIDE – Fathom Events presents the film Man of God on Monday, March 28, 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.


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.



ONLINE – Hellenic Professional Women (HPW) hosts Paint, Sip and Connect, Thursday, March 31, 7-9 PM EDT, an online guided painting lesson with Katerina featuring a beautiful Greek seascape. Two options are available: Option I – All materials plus Zoom class including shipment cost – $47. Kits will be delivered in advance. Option II – List of materials for you to buy and access to Zoom class – $22. Register by March 16, 9 AM, to receive the Zoom link to attend the paint Zoom party on March 17. If you don’t receive the Zoom link on March 17, please let HPW know as soon as possible. Register on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3hfJHx5.


WORCESTER, MA – The Hellenic Arts Society presents Psaltikon: Byzantine Hymns of the Triodion with commentary by Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos on Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM, at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street in Worcester. Psaltikon is a vocal ensemble whose mission is to preserve and perform the rich musical heritage of Greece and the Balkans including Byzantine chant of all periods. The concert will take place in the church nave and will be followed by a reception in the Founder’s Court. More information is available by phone: 508-791-7326 and online: https://www.spyridoncathedral.org.


ONLINE – Kouvenda: Hellenic Conversations continues via Zoom on Tuesday, March 31, 6-7 PM PDT as members of our community discuss in Greek topics of Hellenic interest. For further information, contact Dr. Simos Zenios via email: [email protected].



SQUAW VALLEY, CA – The Orthodox Young Adults Lenten Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, 38526 Dunlap Road in Squaw Valley, takes place Friday, April 1-Sunday, April 3. Young Adults from all Orthodox traditions are welcome to attend. The theme for this retreat is Rejoice Mother of the Light and the guest speaker will be Rev. Father Seraphim Ramos, Assistant Priest at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, NV. Retreat participants will spend time having discussions and fellowship at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, as well as visit and help the Sisters of the Monastery of the Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring with a work project. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3Cvz6rK.


NEW YORK – With the calls of “Long live March 25th,” “Long live Greece,” and “Long live Cyprus,” this year's pre-parade grand celebratory reception at the Pierre Hotel was held on April 14.

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