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Going On in Greek-American Community

November 13, 2021


BABYLON, NY – An Oresteia or What We Have Seen, a world premiere from playwright David Bullen. EastLine Theatre in association with the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts will present the world premiere of David Bullen’s An Oresteia, or What We Have Seen, adapted from ancient Greek texts by Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides, at Old Town Hall, 47 West Main Street in Babylon. Commissioned in response to current events, An Oresteia tells the ancient story of the fall of the house of Atreus beginning with the murder of Agamemnon and detailing its repercussions through the generations. This production is part of EastLine’s Theatre for All free season. Performances will begin promptly at 7 PM. All attendees must arrive by 6:50 PM or their tickets may be released to a waiting list. If you are unable to attend please call us at 516-749-5047. Performances have very limited seating and we would like to accommodate as many audience members as would like to attend. All seating is general admission. Ticket holders will have to show proof of vaccination and will be required to remain masked throughout the performance. Tickets and more information available on Eventbrite, search: An Oresteia.



ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, the Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai lecture series continues with Icons of Sinai: Public and Private Devotions, featuring a discussion with Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art Emerita at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Elizabeth Bolman, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, on Saturday, November 13, 12 PM Eastern Time. Register online: shorturl.at/iovGS. More information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.


BROOKLINE, MA – The Maids of Athens Reactivation and Initiation of Chapter #63 Alpha Epsilon Alpha, sponsored by the Daughters of Penelope Orion Chapter 130, Boston, takes place at the Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline, Saturday, November 13, 3 PM. Please note: The Brookline Department of Public Health requires all people to wear a protective face covering at all times indoors including businesses, private clubs, condos, restaurants, bars, clubs, places of assembly, municipal buildings or other locations open to the public. More information is available by phone: 617-522-2800.


BROOKLYN, NY – Robert Browning Associates, Lotus Music & Dance, and Roulette present New York’s celebrated champion of Greek music Grigoris Maninakis & Mikrokosmos Ensemble performing Rebetika Music ‘The Greek Blues’ Saturday, November 13, 8 PM, at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at door; $20 seniors, students at door. Box office: 917-267-0363. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3pqF6xt. Please note: The following is the COVID-19 policy at Roulette: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry. Valid forms of proof include: Vaccination card with matching photo ID; photo of vaccination card that clearly shows your name and dates of vaccination with matching photo ID; NYS Excelsior Pass with matching photo ID; NYC COVID Safe app. Everyone entering Roulette must wear a face mask.


YONKERS, NY – Taverna Night with Stoxos Entertainment Live Greek Music, Saturday, November 13, 7 PM, features dinner and live music at the Prophet Elias Church Community Center, 15 Leroy Avenue in Yonkers. Adults: $80, ages 16 and under: $50, ages 5 and under: Free. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3GGxHQS.



ASTORIA, NY – Hellenic Professional Women and Hellenic Aesthetic host Cocktails and Connecting on Thursday, November 18, 6- 8 PM, at Hellenic Aesthetic, 30-91 31st Street in Astoria. Stop by to network, meet someone new or catch up with a friend and make sure your bring your business cards. Light refreshments will be served. Members: Free, Non-Members: $10. Space is limited (first come, first serve basis). Registration is required to attend. If you register and decide not to attend, please let us know so that we can allow someone else to attend. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry. Register online: https://bit.ly/3nW4tVs.



ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, the Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai lecture series concludes with The Sinai Library: A Treasure Held in Trust featuring Father Justin of Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Librarian, on Saturday, November 20, 12 PM Eastern Time. Register online: shorturl.at/cemwS. More information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.


ANDOVER, MA – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts the 2021 Fall Glendi Party on Saturday, November 20, 6-11 PM, at Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road in Andover. Cocktail hour 6-7 PM, Dinner 7-8 PM, dinner, dancing and entertainment 8-11 PM. All proceeds to benefit Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. Tickets: $75 per person. For ticket sales, contact Megan Hantzis via email: meghantzis@gmail.com or by phone: 339-368-3724. Tickets may also be purchased on Eventbrite, search: Holy Trinity Fall Glendi. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please send checks (made payable to Holy Trinity Church) to Holy Trinity Church Attn: George Pergakis/ Fall Glendi 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA 01852.


CAMBRIDGE, MA – Pre-Thanksgiving Greek Music Night on Wednesday, November 24, 9:30 PM, at the Greek American Political Club, 288 Green Street in Cambridge, music by Athenian Entertainment Orchestra and vocalists Zoe Martini and Georgios Karatzas. Reservations and information available by phone: 617-407-8664 and 617-967-6266.


CHICOPEE, MA – The 8th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Grattan Street in Chicopee, takes place Saturday, November 27, 8 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, November 28, 12-4 PM. Masks required to enter. Enjoy homemade Greek pastries, packaged to go, large array of gift baskets just in time for the holidays, Christmas trees, wreaths and signs to decorate your home, olive oil, honey and liquor imported from Greece and more, including the return of the Giant raffle. All proceeds help support the parish. More information is available by phone: 413-592-3401 and online: https://www.stsconstantinehelen.ma.goarch.org.


ELKINS PARK, PA – Annunciation Elkins Park’s Spiritual Life Team presents “Building an Orthodox Christian Marriage” workshop for young couples and beyond, on Saturday, December 4, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM, at Annunciation/Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Community Church, 7921 Old York Road in Elkins Park. The speaker for the event is Rev. Alexander Goussetis. For questions, call: 215-635-0316 or contact the organizer: EPparishEvents@gmail.com. Register on Eventbrite, search: Building an Orthodox Christian Marriage.


ASTORIA, NY – Greek Comedy Show with Angelo Tsarouchas Live at the Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street in Astoria, Sunday, December 12, with Special Guest Comedian Ellen Karis. All ages welcome, must be 21 to drink. Doors open 7 PM, show begins 8 PM sharp. Tickets available by phone: 718-255-6921 and online: melroseballroom.com.




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