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Going On in Greek-American Community

January 28, 2023

BROOKLINE, MA – The exhibition ‘Elena Borstein: Cyclades’ is on display the Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline, through March 15. The exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by Elena Borstein is being sponsored by the Maliotis Cultural Center with collaboration by the Institute of Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Emmanuel College. The exhibition is prepared by Constantin (Costa) Kastoris. To schedule a visit, email: [email protected]. More information is available online: https://maliotis.hchc.edu.


ASTORIA – The Greek Cultural Center hosts its fundraising dinner on Saturday, January 28 at the Kefalonian House, 20-41 Steinway Street in Astoria, with music, dancing, great food, and raffles. For a donation of $50 or more, the GCC offers free admission to the event. The first 50 donors will be entered into a raffle to win a second free admission. For additional information, visit the GCC website: www.greekculturalcenter.org or e-mail: [email protected].


ONLINE – On Sunday, January 29, 2 PM ET/ 9 PM Athens, the Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents the ‘Anniversary of George Kastriotis/Skanderbeg (1405-January 17, 1468) the Prince of Epirus Webinar Panel Discussion’. EMBCA’s President Lou Katsos will introduce and moderate the panel discussion which will include Author and Southeast European History Specialist Dr. Kurt Brackob; Byzantine Scholar Prof. Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis; Educator/ Psychologist and Researcher Dr. Elena Abadzi; and Author/Poet Nicholas Alexiou, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the American Hellenic Project (HAP). Watch online: https://bit.ly/3XesTd6.


BROOKLINE, MA – The Three Holy Hierarchs Event at the Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline, takes place on Monday, January 30, 6 PM. The event includes the presentation by Angeliki Grimpizi titled ‘The Three Holy Hierarchs & the Teaching of the Greek Language as Second Language in the Framework of Intercultural Education’ with special guests and a reception to follow. More information is available by phone: 617-522-2800 and online: https://maliotis.hchc.edu.


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 820 NE 14th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, hosts it annual Greek Festival February 2-5. Enjoy delicious, homemade Greek foods and pastries, vendors, church tours, Greek music and dancing, and Children’s Fun Zone. Admission is $5, free for children under 12 and for Military and Public Safety with valid photo ID. Note that there is also free admission on Thursday, February 2 with canned food items for Broward Partnership for the Homeless. Hours: Thursday, February 2, 5-10 PM; Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, Noon-11 PM; and Sunday, February 5, Noon-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 954-467-1515 and online: https://fortlauderdalegreekfestival.org.


NAPLES, FL – St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road North in Naples, hosts its annual Greek Festival February 3-5. Enjoy delicious food, authentic Greek Tavern, church tours, artists, and more. Entertainment includes Greek music by Ellada and traditional dancing. New Drive-Thru take-out also available. Adult admission is $5 for the entire weekend, children under 12 free. Admission is free 11 AM-2 PM on Friday only. Hours: Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 11 AM-9 PM; and Sunday, February 5, Noon-7 PM. More information is available by phone: 239-591-3430 and online: https://www.stkatherinenaples.org.


FLUSHING, NY – American Patmos Association ‘Xanthos o Filikos’ hosts its annual Dinner Dance and the traditional cutting of the Vasilopita on Saturday, February 4, 7 PM, at Mythos, 196-29 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Dr. Demetrios Markouizos will be honored at the event along with a surprise honoree. A raffle drawing will also be held.

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Medical Society and the Hellenic Lawyers Association Young Professionals host the Apokriatiko Glendi on Saturday, February 4, 7:30-11:30 PM, at Anemos Restaurant 41-15 34th Avenue in Astoria. Enjoy the buffet, drinks and music by DJ Kon in celebration of Greek Carnival. Tickets for HMS/ HLA members $125, non-members $150, Young Professionals (18-30) members $60, non-members $90. More information and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3iUbbNf.

BROCKTON, MA – Greek Comedy Night with Angelo Tsarouchas at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak Street in Brockton, takes place on Saturday, February 4, doors open at 6 PM, show begins 7:30 PM. All ages welcome. Special guests include Greek Diva AKA Eleni Vidalis and Tzimi Tzanabetis. For reservations and more information call the church office: 508-559-0910.

ASTORIA – Loux presents the 5th Annual Patras Carnival at Melrose Penthouse, 3608 33rd Street in Astoria, on Saturday, February 4, 9 PM, with three DJs from Patras, Greece playing 80s, 90s, Latin, and Greek music, straight from the famous Carnival of Patras. Organized by Generation Y Productions. Tickets $22.85 available online: https://bit.ly/3ZPZyHP.


ONLINE – On Sunday, February 5, 2 PM ET/ 9 PM Athens, the Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents ‘Hellenic American Athletics and AHEPA – A Glorious History Webinar Panel Discussion’ in association with AHEPA. The panel discussion will be introduced by Lou Katsos, EMBCA’s President and AHEPA National Hellenic Cultural Commission Chairman, and moderated by Attorney/AHEPA Athletic Awards Selection Committee Chairman Gregory J. Stamos. The distinguished panel, in formation, includes educator/co-author/radio announcer/sports editor Nick Tsiotos; former sports executive/Athletic Director of Temple University Charles Theokas; journalist/ sportswriter and columnist Terry Poulos; and Executive Wealth Advisor/Certified Financial Planner/ AHEPA Supreme Athletic Director Chris Atsavas. Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3kkMkCv.


HICKSVILLE, NY – Eparhia Kynourias holds its Annual Dance on Saturday, February 11, 7 PM, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Field Avenue in Hicksville. Live music by Panos Chrysovergis with Tassos Papaioannou and Anthi Aggelou. Enjoy a full dinner, raffle prizes, and the cutting of the Vasilopita. Tickets are $70 for adults, $50 for youth (ages 11-17), free for children under 10. For reservations, call Dimitrios Panagos, President, 516-931-2333 or e-mail to [email protected].

NASHUA, NH – Community Night at St. Philip Greek Church, 500 W Hollis Street in Nashua, on Saturday, February 11, 5 PM, includes dinner, connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. All are welcome. For those attending with children, games and activities will be provided. RSVP by phone: 603-305-3257 or email: [email protected].


WHITESTONE, NY – Holy Cross Sunday School hosts their Souvlaki Fundraiser on Sunday, February 19, Meatfare Sunday, in the community’s parking lot, 11-05 150th Street in Whitestone, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. The menu includes chicken or pork souvlaki, tzatziki, spanakopites, tyropites, desserts, coffee, and more. More information is available by phone: 718-767-2955.


CAMPBELL, OH – Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th Street in Campbell, hosts its annual Greek Festival February 10-12. Enjoy traditional Greek foods, pastries, cafe, Greek wines, authentic gyros, souvlakia, and lamb. Outdoor and indoor dining available as well as shopping, jewelry, religious items, CDs, and guided tours of newly renovated church. Entertainment includes Greek music and Greek folk dancing groups, live band on Saturday, games for the kids. Credit cards accepted. Hours: Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, Noon-10 PM, and Sunday, February 26 Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 330-755-3596 and online: https://bit.ly/3WAec3e.


NEW YORK – Greek-American Ari Raptis, Founder and CEO of Talaria Transportation, was featured in an interview in Authority Magazine (AM) sharing his insights into secure logistics.

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