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Events

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THRU DECEMBER 17

NYACK, NY – The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, hosts Brunchish & Beats every Sunday, 12-4 PM. Listen to tunes provided by Joe Davids Events as you enjoy a two-course menu featuring specials like Poached Egg Spanakopita, Greek Honey French Toast & Fruit, or Sausage Spetsofai & Sunny Egg, plus, Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Rosé on tap. $35 per person. Reservations by phone: 845-353-1200.

THRU DECEMBER 18

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, with the collaboration of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, present Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos from October 14 through December 18. This major career retrospective includes all of Greek writer-director Theo Angelopoulos’ feature films and a selection of shorts. Internationally recognized as one of the most important auteurs of his generation, the films of Angelopoulos address formal and thematic concerns that are urgently relevant today and ripe for rediscovery. For details, updates, registration information and important health guidelines, please visit cinema.ucla.edu.

OCTOBER 21-23

WILMINGTON, NC – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 608 South College Road in Wilmington, hosts its Drive-Thru Greek Festival October 21-23. Stop by and grab some delicious homemade Greek cuisine and enjoy some of the traditional sights and sounds of our culture from the comfort and safety of your own car. Hours: Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 11 AM-7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 23, 11 AM-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 910-392-4444 and online: https://stnicholaswilmington.org/greek-fest-2022/.

OCTOBER 23

ONLINE – EMBCA’s Annual ‘OXI’ Day (October 28, 1940) Commemoration: “Freedom’s Shout to Tyranny- ‘OXI!’” Panel Discussion on Sunday, October 23, 2 PM EST/9 PM EEST. The panel discussion will be moderated by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include General (Ret.) Ilias Leontaris; author Dr. Christopher Lamb Research Fellow (Ret.) at the National Defense University; author/ historian and EMBCA Director Alexander Billinis; and historian, researcher, and author and EMBCA Director Peter Giakoumis. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3UWCWDc.

OCTOBER 26

ONLINE – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, October 26, 12 PM (ET) / 7 PM (Athens) via Zoom, with guest speaker Lou Ureneck, author, professor, and visiting fellow of the Institute of Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts at The American College of Greece in Athens. In the lecture titled Smyrna, September 1922, Prof. Ureneck will be discussing the events that occurred in Smyrna in September of 1922 and how the American humanitarian rescue mission saved tens of thousands of refugees in the last violent episode of the 20th century’s first genocide.

Facilitating the discussion will be CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos, whose mother had fallen victim to the events that transpired at the time. Register online for the lecture: https://bit.ly/3V9X7O0.

ONLINE – The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Planning the City: How the Government Works with Real Estate Developers & Investors’, a Zoom panel discussion on Wednesday, October 26, 4 PM ET, moderated by Raju Mann, Associate Principal, Arup, and former Director of Planning for the New York City Council. Register online: https://bit.ly/3CERfFi.

OCTOBER 28-30

CLEARWATER, FL – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 409 Old Coachman Road, S. in Clearwater hosts its Greek Festival, the largest festival in the Tampa Bay Area, October 28-30. Enjoy great food, desserts, cooking demonstrations, church tours and much much more. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing with ‘Ellada’ performing daily, live dance performances, and kids’ games. Free admission. Hours: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 11 AM-11 PM, and Sunday, October 30, Noon-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 727-799-4605 and online: https://www.clearwatergreekfest.com.

NOVEMBER 2

PRNCETON, NJ – Sounds of Cyprus and Alkinoos Ioannidis come together in collaboration on an educational and musical experience at Princeton University, Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 PM, in the Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall. Sounds of Cyprus will present an educational concert of traditional Cypriot music with a six-piece orchestra followed by a lecture from acclaimed Cypriot singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis titled ‘The Word & The Note.’ The event is free and open to the public.

NOVEMBER 3-6

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture welcome the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) and participants to the 48th Annual Byzantine Studies conference at UCLA, November 3-6. Most conference activities will take place at the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel on the UCLA campus. More information is available online: https://cmrs.ucla.edu/conference/byzantine-studies/.

NOVEMBER 4-6

DALLAS, TX – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road in Dallas, hosts the 67th Annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas November 4-6. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, marketplace, cooking demonstrations, backgammon tent, and church tours. Entertainment includes music, dance, and traditional Greek folk dancers, face painting and art and crafts for the kids. Hours: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, October 6, 11 AM-5 PM.  More information is available by phone: 972-991-1166 and online: https://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com.

NOVEMBER 11

BAYSIDE, NY – The Community of St. Demetrios in Jamaica, NY holds their 95th Anniversary Dinner Dance Friday, November 11, 8 PM-midnight, at Laterna Estiatorio, 47-20 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, with appetizers, dinner, open bar, and live music. Adults: $100, children under 16 (youth meal) $40. For reservations, please contact: [email protected] or the church office 718-291-2420.

NOVEMBER 11-13

JEFFERSONVILLE, PA – St. Sophia, Saints Faith, Hope & Agape Church, 900 South Trooper Road in Jeffersonville, hosts the Food and Craft Show with crafts for sale, baklava, gyro, souvlaki, spanakopita, moussaka, pastitisio, galaktoboureko, and other Greek favorites. Take out available. Hours: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 11 AM-8 PM, and Sunday, November 13, noon-6 PM. More information is available by phone: 610-650-8960 and online: https://www.saintsophiachurch.org.

FORT WORTH, TX – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 NW 21st Street in Fort Worth, hosts its 54th Greek Festival November 11-13. Enjoy Greek favorites, lamb, gyros, pastries, breads, desserts and ready to heat dishes, church tours. Entertainment includes live Greek music and folk dancing, kids’ outdoor activities. Admission: $1. Hours: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 10 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, November 13, 11 AM-3 PM. More information is available by phone: 817-626-5578 and online: https://www.fortworthgreekfestival.com.

NOVEMBER 13

BELLFLOWER, CA – ‘The East Has Set: A Tribute to the Smyrna Catastrophe’, Sunday, November 13, 5-8 PM, at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive in Bellflower, CA. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Catastrophe of Smyrna, this evening event includes a discussion about historical aspects and music of Asia Minor played by an ensemble led by oud-player Dimitri Mahlis. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3EJL04n.

DECEMBER 3

NEW YORK – After a two-year, in-person hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church NYC Mistletoe Gala 2022 returns to the Harvard Club of New York City on Saturday, December 3. Greek-American young professionals are invited to celebrate a night of holiday cheer with sounds by DJ Bobby Karounos of Spartan Sounds, live music by Dean Vali of Bounce Music, dancing, and an open bar and buffet. Tickets are $165 per person if purchased by November 1; $180 if purchased by November 15; and $195 if purchased after November 16. Doors open at 8:30 PM and guests are encouraged to come black-tie. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://bit.ly/MistletoeGala.

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