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 ‘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.


JUNE 17-19

DENVER, CO – Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda Avenue in Denver, hosts the 55th annual Denver Greek Festival June 17-19. Enjoy saganaki, Greek fries, Greek wings, mezedes, souvlakia, gyros, lamb sandwich, Greek chicken, spanakopita, tiropites, keftedes, dolmades, Greek salad, pastitsio, galaktobouriko, koulourakia, loukoumades, kourambiedes, baklava, and more! Church tours, raffle, cooking demonstrations, and boutique also available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing. Hours: Friday, June 17, 11 AM-11 PM; Saturday, June 18, 11 AM-Midnight; and Sunday, June 19, 11 AM-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 303-388-9314 and online: https://www.thegreekfestival.com.


ELMHURST, IL – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 North Church Road in Elmhurst, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 17-19. Enjoy authentic Greek foods, pastries, drinks, raffle prizes, church tours, games, and pop-up shops. Raffle Grand Prize: 2022 Bronco Sport SUV. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing. Friday, June 17, 10 AM-Midnight; Saturday, June 18, 3 PM-Midnight; and Sunday, June 19, Noon-Midnight. More information available: 630-834-7010 and online: https://elmhurstgreekfest.com/.


JUNE 18-19

SAN DIEGO, CA – St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard in San Diego, hosts the Greek Festival June 18-19. Enjoy delicious Greek food, Greek beer and wine, delectable pastries, live Greek music, folk dancers, kids’ fun zone, church tours, and opportunity drawing. Admission is $3 at the door. Free admission for Children under 12, Active Military, and First Responders. Hours: Saturday, June 18, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, June 19, 11 AM-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 619-297-4165 and online: https://www.sdgreekfestival.com.



NEW YORK – A Farewell Reception for Consul General of Greece in New York Dr. Konstantinos Koutras takes place Monday, June 20, 6-9 PM, at Chiotes Hall at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 Esat 74th Street in Manhattan. The event is hosted by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, Hellenic Lawyers Association, AHEPA, Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA), National Hellenic Society, Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation, EMBCA, and Leadership 100. Register online: https://bit.ly/3xJHfbf.


EAST MEADOW, NY – Greek-American Night, part of Nassau County’s International Nights Concert Series at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, NY, takes place Monday, June 10, 7-9:15 PM. The free event celebrates Greek culture and heritage with music and dancing. Bring your chairs or a blanket and an umbrella as the event will be held rain or shine. Singéra/composer Christos Alexandrou is scheduled to perform. More information is available by phone 516-572-0200 and online: https://bit.ly/3NLGQdY.


BOSTON – The Alpha Omega Council presents Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park on Monday, June 20, 7:10 PM, as the Boston Red Sox face the Detroit Tigers. New this year, each ticket purchase through this promotion will receive a Red Sox Greek Heritage Jersey! Regular ticket purchase includes Red Sox game and jersey. VIP ticket includes reception in Vineyard Vines Club with food and beverage buffet. Net proceeds benefit the Alpha Omega Council Charities. More information available online: https://www.alphaomegacouncil.org/.


JUNE 24-26

ASTORIA – St. Demetrios Preparatory School presents The Story of Princess Anna Porphyrogenita, a Porphyra Foundation musical inspired by Penelope Delta’s Byzantine Epics, June 24-26 at the Petros G. Patrides Cultural Center, 30-03 30th Drive in Astoria. Come witness Emperor Basil II’s sister, Anna Porphyrogenita, and her heroic life. Admission $35. Performances are Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, 7 PM, and Sunday, June 26, 5 PM. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3MeO4Wf.


CAMARILLO, CA – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts its 43rd Greek Festival June 24-26 at Freedom Park at Camarillo Airport, 515 Eubanks Street in Camarillo. The Ventura County Greek Festival is one of the county’s longest-running cultural festivals. Featuring homemade Greek food, live Greek music, Greek dancing, shopping, and rides for the kids, the Festival has something for everyone! Proceeds go to the Building Fund to pay off the mortgage for the new location. Admission is $5. Free parking. Entertainment includes live Greek music by The Olympians, Greek dancing, rides and events for the kids. Hours:  Friday, June 24, 5 PM-Midnight; Saturday, June 25, 11 AM-Midnight; and Sunday, June 26, 11 AM-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 805-482-1273 and online: https://vcgreekfestival.org/.



WEBSTER, MA – Gyro Festival at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Church, 37 Lake Parkway in Webster, Saturday, June 25, 11 AM-6 PM. Enjoy the gyro meal, assorted Greek pastries, beer, wine, the Kafenio, baklava sundaes, and raffle table. Kids meal available. Try the new Greek burger. The event also includes a car show, $5 donation per car. More information is available by phone: 508-943-8361 and online: www.schwebster.org.



QUEENS, NY – Generation Y Productions presents Ektoros Katharsis at the Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, on Sunday, June 26, 7 PM, starring Demetrios Lalos, best known for his role in the hit Greek TV series Sasmos. Hector is the leader of the Trojan forces in Homer’s epic The Iliad, which covers the final period of the long war between the Greeks and Trojans. The play deals with the purification of Hector, the disgraced dead man, the defender of Troy, the war denier, the peacemaker. The play highlights the myth from Hector’s point of view, and this underrated hero further illustrates the high ideals that govern the Homeric Epics. More information and tickets available online: https://queenstheatre.org/event/ektoros-katharsis/.


HEMPSTEAD, NY – The Sons of Pericles of District 6 assembled for a Mid-Year Conference at St.

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