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Events

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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 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’ 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 28

PEABODY, MA – Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the Men’s Club December Dinner meeting at the Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church Educational Center, 5 Paleologos Street in Peabody, Wednesday, December 28, 6:30 PM. All men and women of the parish are invited to attend. Tickets for adults: $20, $10 for children under 18. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, December 21. Walk-ins cannot be accepted for this event. RSVP via email: [email protected] or leave a message by phone: 617-899-6591.

DECEMBER 29

CHICAGO – The Young Adult League (YAL) Chicago Christmas Party 2022 takes place on Thursday, December 29, 7 PM, at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted Street in Chicago. Young adults are invited for a joyous cocktail gathering to embrace the holiday season. Tickets are $125 and include heavy appetizers and drink tickets. There will also be a philanthropic aspect to the party with more details to be released soon. Register online: https://bit.ly/3Pkf75R.

MARLBOROUGH, MA – The Metropolis of Boston Camp Staff Christmas Celebration takes place Thursday, December 29, 6:30 PM, at Saints Anargyroi Church, 9 Central Street in Marlborough. All staff are invited to join the celebration and are asked to bring a gift of $10-$25 value to participate in the annual gift exchange. RSVP online by Wednesday, December 20: https://bit.ly/3hj3zTy. More information is available by phone: 508-485-2575.

DECEMBER 30

WORCESTER, MA – Connect: a Young Adult Ministry Meeting at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street in Worcester, takes place Friday, December 30, 6 PM, for ages 19-35. An evening of fun and fellowship over the Christmas break with some light dinner, drinks, light discussion, and icebreakers. RSVP by Wednesday, December 28 via email: [email protected]. More information is available by phone: 508-791-7326.

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].

JANUARY 6

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Northern NJ Young Adult League (YAL) New Year’s Bash takes place Friday, January 6, 7:30 PM, at Liberty House Restaurant. 76 Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City. Join fellow Greek Orthodox young adults ages 18-35 for food, dancing, and fellowship. Each ticket includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, and music by DJ Alex Kouros from Bravo Sounds. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3uEyInJ.

JANUARY 7

LONG BEACH, CA – The 2023 Southern California Theophany Dive for the Cross and Blessing of the Waters takes place on Saturday, January 7, 2 PM, at Mother’s Beach, 5839 Appian Way in Long Beach. More information and registration available online: https://bit.ly/3PgIUMG.

JANUARY 13-16

ATLANTA, GA – The Metropolis of Atlanta Hellenic Dance Festival (HDF) Ascend takes place January 13-16. Held on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and based on the vision and dream of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, the HDF began in 2000 and has grown into a true family event. More information and registration available online: https://www.hellenicdancefestival.com.

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