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 Perspectives from a Jewish Physician with Marta Herschkopf on June 2, The “Spiritual History” of the Patient and Its Significance in the Everyday Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Management of Chronic Diseases with Archbishop John Kokkakis on June 16, and Medicine as Eucharist with Metropolitan John Zizioulas on June 30. 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.


MAY 27-29

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 43816 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, hosts its Greek Festival May 27-29. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, cooking demonstrations, and church tours. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing. Hours: Friday, May 27, 4-11 PM; Saturday, May 28, 11 AM-11 PM; and Sunday, May 29, 12 Noon-11 PM. More information is available by phone: 248-335-8869 and online: http://www.yassoogreekfestival.com/.


NOVATO, CA – Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 1110 Highland Drive in Novato hosts the Marin County Greek Festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29 Enjoy Greek food and delicacies, YiaYia and Me cooking demonstrations, Greek music and dance, lectures, Byzantine chanting, and Church Tours. Hours: Friday, May 27, 5-9 PM; Saturday May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 11 AM to 9 PM. More information is available by phone: 415-883-1998 and online: https://bit.ly/39nezLy.


MAY 27-30

CLEVELAND, OH – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 West 14th Street in Cleveland, hosts its 50th Annual Greek Festival May 27-30 Hours: Friday, May 27, Saturday May 28, and Sunday, May 29, noon-midnight, and Monday May 30, noon-7 PM. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at, Cleveland, Ohio in Tremont. Enjoy homemade Greek delicacies and authentic Greek cuisine such as stuffed grape leaves (dolmades), moussaka, pastitsio, lamb shanks, and the ever popular gyro and souvlaki. Also partake in imported beer and wine then head over to the bakery station for delicious homemade baklava, loukoumades, and kourambiedes. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing. More information is available by phone: 216-861-0116 and online: https://www.tremontgreekfest.com/.


JUNE 2-4

LOWELL, MA – Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way in Lowell, hosts its Greek Festival Thursday, June 2, 5-9 PM, Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 12-9 PM. Enjoy Greek food and desserts, Greek beer and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, guided church tours, raffle, and more. Rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing and children’s activities. More information is available by phone: 978-458-4321 and online: https://bit.ly/3LwWaJl.


JUNE 3-4

BOISE, ID – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 Bannock Street in Boise, hosts its Greek Festival on Friday, June 3, 5-9 PM, and Saturday, June 4, 11 AM-9 PM. Enjoy Greek foods and desserts, church tours, live Greek music and dancing as well as dance lessons. More information is available by phone: 208-345-6147.



NEW YORK – The Greek-American Writers Association, the Greek Writers of America Guild, and the Hellenic American Project of Queens College, CUNY, present a program of poetry and music in the Revelation Gallery and a wine reception in the garden at St. John’s in the Village, 224 Waverly Place in New York’s Greenwich Village, on Saturday, June 4, 6-9 PM. Celebrate Greek Independence Day in June!


JUNE 4-5

NEW YORK – Teatro Grattacielo in collaboration with Battery Park City Authority presents Giulietta e Romeo, composed by Riccardo Zandonai, and directed by Stefanos Koroneos, General and Artistic Director of Teatro Grattacielo, on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 9 PM. The role of Juliet will be sung by well-known Greek soprano Eleni Calenos. Greek set and costumes designer Tasos Protopsaltou curates the sets and costumes. Greek-American mezzosoprano Melina Jaharis will sing the role of Isabella. The performances are part of the Festival of New York. More information and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3LDRjpL.


SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church hosts its Greek Festival June 4-5, 11 AM-7 PM, at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. Featuring an array of homemade and traditional dishes, prepared using fresh ingredients from cherished family recipes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available. The classic Greek sandwich, the Gyro, will be served, as will specialties from the oak BBQ: souvlaki, loukaniko (locally made Greek pork sausage), and lamb chops. Two new menu items offered this year are fried calamari and Greek fries. Menu items from the ovens will include: Moussaka, dolmades, spanakopita, and tiropites. Also available will be fresh salads, and delectable spreads. Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase. Enjoy traditional loukoumades, baklava, and other wonderful homemade items. Entertainment includes Greek music and traditional dancing. More information is available by phone 805-546-8337 and online: https://www.greekfestivalslo.com/.


NEW YORK – The 85th Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Gala, honoring Leadership 100, takes place Friday, June 9, at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan, with Cocktail Hour: 7-8 PM, Dinner & Dancing: 8 PM-12 AM, and Young Professionals: 8 PM-12 AM.

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