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.



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.



NEW YORK – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents The Metaverse in the 21st Century Panel Discussion Tuesday, May 3, 6 PM, at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan. The panel discussion will be introduced by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President, and moderated by James P. Gerkis, a partner in the Corporate Department at Proskauer Rose LLP. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include angel investor, Blockchain-digital professor, speaker, advisor, and philanthropist Donna Redel; and Jeffrey Neuburger, Partner; Co-Chair, Technology, Media & Communication Group at Proskauer Rose LLP. Register online: https://bit.ly/3JNkyWp.



SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Hellenic Initiative Inaugural Speaker Series

Northern California New Leaders Wednesday, May 4, 6 PM, at the St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road in San Francisco (located in the Marina district in San Francisco) Panelists include Google AR/VR Experience Product Lead Marily Nika, Threshold Ventures Partner Andreas Stavropoulos, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer of Miroculus Inc Fay Christodoulou, and Sequoia Capital Partner Konstantine Buhler. Moderator for the event is Mikey Kailis Senior Associate, Head of Operations, Counterpart Ventures. Tickets $30, includes Speaker Series and Networking Reception. All proceeds will benefit the programs of The Hellenic Initiative. RSVP and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3EwsOJz.


MAY 4-6

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross Street in Wilkes-Barre, hosts the Wilkes-Barre Greek Food Festival Wednesday, May 4-Friday, May 6, 11 AM-7 PM daily. Enjoy your favorite Greek food and pastries, including gyros, Greek chicken, spanakopita, dolmadakia, baklava, and more. The festival will be take-out only and pre-orders by phone or internet are required at least two hours in advance. Pick-up is available outside the main entrance of the church. Pre-order by phone: 570-823-4805 or online: https://www.greekfoodwb.org/greek-food-festival.



LANCASTER, PA – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Lancaster hosts GyroFest Saturday, May 7, 11 AM-7 PM. Enjoy a gyro platter with some Greek desserts. Place your order now and pick it up at one of our 4 drive-thru lanes. More information available by phone: 717-394-1735 and online: https://bit.ly/3xxeL4O.


BAYSIDE, NY – The Hellenic Congress of America hosted its dinner dance at Mythos Restaurant in Bayside on March 18 after the successful conclusion of its first convention, held at the Arcadian House ‘Geros tou Morea’ in Long Island City earlier in the day.

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