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 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.



BROOKLYN – The Anahita Scrolls solo art exhibition by Aphrodite Navab is on view through May 22 at the A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. More information about the exhibition is available online: https://www.airgallery.org/.


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.



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.



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, May 9, 7-8 PM with Mary Papaschinopoulou, JD, MLE on Women Entrepreneurs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A European Perspective, introduced by Anastasia Romanou, PhD. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.


MAY 9-29

LOS ANGELES – The 16th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) takes place May 9-15 with in-person screenings. Virtual screenings, webinars, workshops, and panels May 10-29. Opening Night, May 9, features the screening of Smyrna, Μy Βeloved and the Gala. The Hollywood Scene & Be Seen bash, presented by Power Muse and LAGFF, takes place on May 11. The Olympia Dukakis Tribute event presented by Apollo Dukakis takes place May 14. More information is available online: https://www.lagff.org/.


MAY 12

NEW YORK – The Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce 25th Anniversary 2022 Annual Award Dinner takes place Thursday, May 12, 6 PM, at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue. The event honors Anthoula Katsimatides and Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc. with the Distinguished Merit Award and Assemblyman Michael Tannousis with the Cyprus Young Professionals Award. For further information, contact

Chamber Executive Director Despina Axiotakis by phone: 201-981-5764 or email: [email protected]


NEW YORK – Philo4Thought and the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals invite host the Annual Networking Reception at Skinos, 123 Washington Street in Lower Manhattan, on Thursday, May 12, 6:30 PM. RSVP required. Limited tickets available. Register on Eventbrite before May 6. Fee: $10 registration fee will help cover a portion of the event’s overhead cost. Register online: https://bit.ly/38BIuzg.


MAY 12-15

PISCATAWAY, NJ – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road in Piscataway holds its 49th Annual Greek Festival May 12-15 in person and with online take-out available. Enjoy souvlakia, gyros, Greek pastries, the outdoor Taverna, take-out booth, bakery, and gift shops. Entertainment includes live music and community Greek folk dance groups. Hours: Thursday, May 12, 12-9 PM; Friday, May 13, 11 AM-11 PM; Saturday, May 14, 11 AM-12 AM; and Sunday, May 15, 12-8 PM. More information available by phone: 732-463-1642 and online: https://bit.ly/3EG4hBu.


MAY 13

NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir in conjunction with the Hellenic Book Club of New York present The Poetry & Music of Mikis Theodorakis on Friday, May 13, 7-8:30 PM, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity-Chiotes Hall,  337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. Enjoy an evening of some of Theodorakis’ most beloved songs, sung by members of the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir. The event will feature renowned author and Theodorakis collaborator Gail Holst-Warhaft highlighting the influence of Theodorakis’ poetry on his music. Food and refreshments will be provided. Tickets: www.archcathedralchoir.com Featuring Gail Holst-Warhaft and vocalists from the Cathedral Choir including Director Costas Tsourakis, Soprano Alexandra Skendrou, Soprano Kristina Kaye, Mezzo-Soprano Hilary Baboukis, Kostas Psarros on bouzouki, Megan Gould on violin, and Dawn Helene on piano.


MAY 13-14

ASTORIA – Comedian Alexandros Tsouvelas performing stand-up live in New York for the first time Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, 8 PM both days, at the Petros G. Patrides Cultural Center at St. Demetrios, 30-11 30th Drive in Astoria. Tickets are $40, available on Eventbrite for Friday: https://bit.ly/37MtQ8l and Saturday: https://bit.ly/3y3IvXs.


MAY 13-15

ANAHEIM, CA – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 405 N. Dale Street in Anaheim, hosts Orange County’s premiere Greek Festival May 13-15. Enjoy the very best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture at the OC Greek Fest with authentic food and pastries, great shopping at the outdoor marketplace, dozens of unique vendors, Carnival rides and games for all ages. Complimentary guided tours of the church scheduled each day. Entertainment includes live music and traditional Greek dance performances scheduled each day. Admission is $3. Free for seniors (65+), children 12 and under and all Military, Police, and Fire Personnel with ID. Free parking behind Wal-Mart at the Buena Park Mall with free shuttle service. Hours: Friday, May 13, 5-10 PM; Saturday, May 14, 12 noon-10 PM; and Sunday, May 15, 12 noon-9 PM. More information available by phone: 714-827-0181 and online: https://ocgreekfest.com.


MAY 14

ONLINE – Philo4Thought hosts the virtual 2022 Spring Symposium: Sustainable Business Strategies on Saturday, May 14, 11 AM-2 PM, a multi-panel event on topics pertaining to business innovation, sustainable team building, and the changing landscape of business today. Zoom link will be emailed only to those who register online: https://bit.ly/3ksnb5D.


DOUGLASTON, NY – The Rhodian Society of New York Spring Mixer takes place on Saturday, May 14, 6 PM, at the Parkway Diner, 44-25 Douglaston Parkway in Douglaston. Entrance is $40 and includes food and beverages. Music by DJ NMK Sounds. The book The Status of the Aegean Sea According to the International Law by Angelos M. Syrigos, sponsored by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Hellenic Studies Paideia, will be available for purchase, proceeds will go towards the Kolymbia Camp Project. RSVP recommended by May 11 via email: [email protected].


MAY 14-15

DURHAM, NC – St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 NC Highway 751 in Durham, hosts A Taste of Greece on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 11 AM-7 PM both days. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, baklava sundaes, loukoumades, Greek wines and beer. Shop from vendors galore: a Greek grocery, artwork, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, novelties. Silent Auction, raffle, and church tours also available. Entertainment includes traditional and popular Greek music and community folk dancing. Free admission and free parking. More information available by phone: 919-484-1600 and online: https://tasteofgreecenc.org.


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