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.


APRIL 21-23

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.



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, April 25, 7-8 PM, with Aphrodite Navab, PhD, the focus will be on ‘The Anahita Scrolls’ Solo Art Exhibition at the A.I.R. Gallery, introduced by Tiffany Apostolou, MA, March. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.



PEABODY, MA – Comedy Night with Basile the Comedian at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street in Peabody, Friday, April 29. All proceeds to benefit St. Vasilios accessibility project. More information available by phone: 978-531-0777 and online: https://www.stvasilios.org.



AUGUSTA, GA – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair Street in Augusta, hosts its Spring Greek Festival April 29-May 1. The full festival is back with food, music, vendors, and festivities. No drive thru, however, you will still be able to place orders with Augusta To Go. Hours: Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 11 AM-9 PM, and Sunday, May 1, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 706-724-1087 and online: https://www.holytrinityaugusta.org/spring-greek-festival.



WOBURN, MA – Maids of Athena Spring Semi Formal Greek Dance, Saturday, April 30, 7-11 PM, at Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Avenue in Woburn. Ages 14 and up. Admission is $20. Tickets available online: [email protected]. More information is available by phone: 781-935-2424.



BOSTON – The annual Boston Greek Independence Day Parade takes place on Sunday, May 1, 1 PM, commemorating Greece’s march to freedom which began on March 25, 1821. The 2022 Boston Greek Parade will end at the corner of Exeter and Boylston Street with the EU flag in front of Lenox Hotel in Boston. The Boston Greek parade route is Boylston Street to Charles Street and ending at Boston Common where there will be a celebration of Greek music, Greek traditional dances, and Greek food. The Grand Marshals will be His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. If you have any questions about the Boston Greek Parade, please contact the organizers of the Boston Greek parade, the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England by phone at: 617-930-1518 or email: [email protected].


NEWPORT, RI – Greek Comedy Night with Ellen Karis, the Greek Goddess of Comedy, on Sunday, May 1, hosted by St. Spyridon Philoptochos Society of Newport, at the Wyndham Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, RI. Doors open at 4 PM with cash bar and cocktails, Dinner at 5 PM, Showtime 6:30 PM. There will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. More information available by phone: 401-846-0555 and online: https://stspyridonchurch.org/comedy-night-may-1-2022/.


MAY 1-7

PITTSBURGH, PA – Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge Street, in Pittsburgh hosts its Greek Food Festival May 1-7. Enjoy the delicious homemade Greek foods and pastries, outdoor patio grill, food certificates available, and daily Cathedral tours. Entertainment includes live bouzouki music and Greek dancing every evening. More information available by phone: 412-682-3866 and online: https://bit.ly/3Ejqo0x.


FEBRUARY 23-24 ASTORIA – The Federation of Cypriot-American Organizations, the Pancyprian Association Theatre Division, PSEKA, and NEPOMAK are sponsoring two film screenings that celebrate the power of women – ‘Queens of Amatheis’ Friday, February 23 and ‘Queens of Cyprus’ on Saturday, February 24.

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