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 Religion, Spirituality and Health: Research and Clinical Applications with Harold Koening on May 5, The Orthodox Church for the Human Health with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos on May 12, and Buddhist Spirituality and Medicine with Robert Wall on May 19. 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.



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.



ONLINE – In celebration of National Poetry Month, the UCLA SNF Hellenic Center in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece presents Asia Minor in the Life and Work of George Seferis, a lecture via Zoom by Roderick Beaton, Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London, on Saturday, April 16, 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. The event includes opening remarks by Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou and an exclusive poetry reading by renowned Greek actor Stelios Mainas. Register online: https://bit.ly/3qXOzfz.



SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Cretan Ladies Society Proodos Chapter hosts the Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon at The Cretan Club, 35 Carew Street in Springfield, on Sunday, April 17, 12:30 PM, following church services. The Cretan Association scholarships will be awarded during the luncheon. Adults $25, $12 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under free. For reservations please call by April 10 – Mary Perakis 413-244-6907 or Christina Stebbins 413-335-0589. More information is available by phone: 413-733-1385.


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NEW YORK – Filiki Eteria, an original play by Ioli Andreadi and Aris Asproulis, directed by Andreadi, at The Tank Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor, in Manhattan, April 21-23. Andreadi and Asproulis have co-authored 13 theatrical texts, focused on adapting classics and dramatizing real events for the stage through primary source research. Performances will be held in-person at The Tank on Thursday, April 21, Friday April 22, and Saturday April 23, at 7 PM. The piece will be presented in Greek with English supertitles. Filiki Eteria was created for the Cultural Foundation of Piraeus Group (PIOP) in honor of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and was previously presented in the summer of 2021 at the nine Museums of the PIOP Network, at the Historical Archive of PIOP, the Aeschylia Festival, and the historic Skopeftirio in Kaissariani. Filiki Eteria combines historical events and fiction, tracing the secret history of the artists and intellectuals that inspired the European revolutions of the 19th century, from their crazy and passionate visions of national independence to their personal betrayals. The story follows the members of the Filiki Eteria, the Greek secret society formed to help lead Greece into overthrowing its Ottoman occupiers and become an independent state. More information available online: https://thetanknyc.org/filiki-eteria.



MANCHESTER, NH – Easter Bake Sale at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1160 Bridge Street in Manchester. Pre-orders only online and by phone now through April 10 or while supplies last and pick up on Sunday, April 22, 10 AM-2 PM. Email: [email protected] or call: 925-330-9966 and ask for Barb. More information available online: https://www.stnicholasgreekchurch.com.


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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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 13 people, authorities said.

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ATHENS - After Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system - with help from French, American and British fighter jet pilots - knocked Iranian missiles and drones from the skies during an attack, Greece is looking to create a similar protection method.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 13 people, authorities said.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Disney's California parks could one day walk through the snow-covered hamlet of Arendelle from “Frozen” or the bustling, critter-filled metropolis of “Zootopia” under a park expansion plan approved by the Anaheim City Council.

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