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 Role of Spirituality in the Experience of Illness with Tracy Ann Balboni on April 7; Re-Enchantment of the World with Athanasios Papathanasiou on April 14; Religion, Spirituality and Health: Research and Clinical Applications with Harold Koening on May 5, and The Orthodox Church for the Human Health with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos on May 12. 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.



ASTORIA – The Hell Gate Film Society of the Greek Cultural Center (GCC) presents a series of films by Cypriot directors at the GCC, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria, March 27-May 11. The screenings are free to the public. The films will be in Greek with English subtitles. Information about showtimes is posted on the Hell Gate Society Facebook site, Instagram, and on the Greek Cultural Center website/Facebook site. Additional information available by phone: 718-726-7329 and online: https://bit.ly/3iojVY8.



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.


APRIL 1-17

ASTORIA – The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria, presents the comedy ‘Who Discovered America?’ April 1-17. The play, written by Chryssa Spilioti, directed by Larisa Antypa, and starring Antypa and Alexandra Skendrou, is in Greek with English supertitles. Liza and Kate are two girls growing up together trying to discover their life and dreams. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM and 7 PM. Tickets, $20, $15 for seniors, are available at the door and online: https://www.greekculturalcenter.org/. More information is available via email: [email protected] or by phone: 718-726-7329. Masks as required by NYC protocol.



NEW YORK – Hellenic Professional Women hosts the Spring Cocktails & Connect on Tuesday, April 5, 6-8 PM, at Kyma Hudson Yards, 445 West 35th Street in Manhattan. Donation is $15 for members, $30 for non-members. Cash bar. Special guest Greek Power Girl Sofia Karvelas of Wknd Nation. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limits on capacity. Register online: https://bit.ly/3u5KsyQ.


APRIL 8-10

LYNN, MA – The 65th Annual Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament, the longest running Greek tournament on the East Coast, takes place April 8-10 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street in Lynn. Featuring Youth, High School, Women’s, and Men’s Divisions, this fun-filled weekend brings together all ages to play in honor of ‘The Golden Greek’. More information is available by phone: 781-593-6162 and on Facebook: Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament.



ONLINE – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture presents the Greek Book Club featuring Aivali by Soloup on Saturday, April 9, 10 AM-12 PM PDT, via Zoom. The discussion will be in Greek. To register and for further information on how to purchase the book, contact Dr. Simos Zenios via email: [email protected].

MANCHESTER, NH – Rummage Sale at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, on Saturday, April 9, 9 AM-3 PM. Drop off donations from your spring cleaning Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM through Thursday, April 7, at the church for the sale. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113.


SAN JOSE, CA – The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the Daughters of Penelope (DOP), and the Maids of Athena (MOA) commemorated the 202nd Anniversary of Greek Independence with a special Greek Flag Raising Ceremony at San Jose City Hall Plaza on March 22.

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