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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.

DECEMBER 10

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Medical Society of New York 86th Annual Scholarship Gala takes place on Saturday, December 10, 7 PM, at the JW Marriot Essex House, 160 Central Park South in Manhattan. The black tie event features cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live Greek band. Among the distinguished honorees to be feted at the Gala are Distinguished Physician Dr. Stephen Nicholas, Distinguished Colleague Dr. Alex Spyropoulos, and Distinguished Hellene George Logothetis. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3zOL9jK. Information about Gala Sponsorship and Journal ads also available online: https://bit.ly/3FPtuvW. The Scholarship Award Ceremony to be held on December 9. More information available online: https://hellenicmedicalsociety.org/scholarships-2/.

DECEMBER 11

ONLINE – EMBCA presents the 3rd Hellenic Energy Independence Forum – Green & Sustainable in an Unstable World Webinar Panel Discussion on Sunday, December 11, 2 PM ET/ 9 PM Athens. EMBCA’s President Lou Katsos will introduce the panel discussion which will be moderated by Konstantine Drougos of the OASIS Carbon Management Group who is also an EMBCA Director. The distinguished panel will include Dr. Michael Karmis; Dr. Paris Kokorotsikos, CEO of Euroconsultants; Liana Gouta, International Biz Development Director HELPE; Captain Dimitris Mattheou, CEO of Arcadia Shipping and Green Awards; and George Verbis, COO of ArteSun. The focus of the discussion will include among other things the current Energy landscape Sustainability and ESG and include Hydrocarbons, Lignite (de-Lignite), Hydrogen, RES, and other issues. View the event on EMBCA’s YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3AK1dUn.

DECEMBER 14

ARLINGTON, MA – The St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society of St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton Street in Arlington, hosts its Christmas Bake Sale offering fresh, frozen and ready to bake trays of spanakopita, galaktobouriko, and baklava. All items must be pre-ordered and pre-paid by Wednesday, December 14. Pick up on Sunday, December 18 and Monday, December 19, 12-2:30 PM. More information is available by phone: 781-646-0705 and online: https://www.saintathanasius.org.

NEW YORK – Hellenic Professional Women’s Members Holiday Cocktails & Connect takes place Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 PM, at Burgerology Midtown, 320 West 36th Street in Manhattan. The members only event includes complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Register online: https://bit.ly/3Uc3v5w. Greek dance lessons by Yiamas founder Kristina Headrick also available, email [email protected] to be added to the list for the Greek dance lessons which are complimentary from HPW. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. If you register and cannot attend, please let HPW know so they can allow someone else to attend.

DECEMBER 17

SOMERVILLE, MA – Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central Street in Somerville, will present Psaltikon’s ‘A Byzantine Christmas‘ in the newly-renovated church on Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM. Admission is free to the public; a suggested freewill offering of $30 will benefit Philoxenia House, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston that hosts individuals coming to Boston for medical care. More information is available online: http://www.psaltikon.org. Further information about Dormition Church is available by phone: 617-625-2222 and online: http://www.dormitionchurch.org.

NEW YORK – The annual Christmas concert of the choir of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, The Sounds of Christmas, takes place Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. The concert is part of the 2022-23 season of ‘Great Music Under A Byzantine Dome’, the concert ministry of the Archdiocesan Cathedral. More information is available online: https://www.thecathedralnyc.org.

LYNN, MA – A Christmas Journey concert takes place on Saturday, December 17, 4 PM, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street in Lynn, hosted by the St. George Greek Orthodox Church Choir with Director and Accompanist Sophia Argeros, Director Cynthia Mitaras Alex, Guest Director Monty Hill, and Accompanist Jim Speros. Donations to the Choir graciously accepted. More information is available by phone: 781-593-6162 and online: https://www.stgeorgelynn.org.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Pre-Christmas Bash, Master Tempo + Aris Tomas Live Concert on Saturday, December 17, 9:30 PM, at the Greek American Political Club, 288 Green Street in Cambridge. The concert also features Katerina Topazi, guest vocals by Zoe Martini, and music by Xaramata NYC. More information is available by phone: 617-354-8178 and online: www.greekconcertstatus.com.

DECEMBER 18

ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Association Cultural Division presents the Pancyprian Choir of NY with Artistic and Music Director Phyto Stratis in the Annual Christmas Concert ‘Kalanta’ on Sunday, December 18, 6 PM, at St. Catherine and St. George Church, 22-30 33rd Street in Astoria. The concert features the traditional Greek carols and holiday favorites for the Christmas season. Admission is free.

WATERTOWN, MA – A Christmas Journey concert takes place on Sunday, December 18, 4 PM, at Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Avenue in Watertown, hosted by the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church Choir with Director Cynthia Mitaras Alex, Guest Director Monty Hill, Director and Accompanist Sophia Argeros, and Accompanist Jim Speros. Donations to the Choir graciously accepted. More information is available by phone: 617-924-8182 and online: https://www.goarchangels.org.

DECEMBER 31

EDISON, NJ – The Cephalonian Association presents New Year’s Eve Greek Night featuring DJ Serafim at The Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway in Edison, on Saturday, December 31, doors open at 8:30 PM, Cocktail hour 8:30-9:30 PM. Admission includes open bar, martini bar, buffet dinner and dancing all night. Adults: $110, Teens (13-18): $50, Kids (5-12): $35, Kids 4 and under: Free. More information and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3Vy2XIH.

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Cretans Association Minos-Crete, 35 Carew Street in Springfield, hosts its New Year’s Eve Potluck Dinner on Saturday, December 31, with live music by Hellenic Express, champagne toast, wine and party favors included. Tickets $25, and free for kids 12 and under. Reserve your tickets by December 25 by phone: Besi Mavredakis- 413-348-7207, call or text Kosta Pitaridis 413-433-4444. Please let us know what dish you’ll bring.

MANCHESTER, NH – New Year’s Eve Dance at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, on Saturday, December 31, doors open 8 PM. Enjoy champagne, dinner and dancing, cash bar- wine and beer. Music by the Kosta Taslis Band. Tickets are $60 per person, free for kids 12 and under, available through Tuesday, December 27. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113 or via email: [email protected].

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