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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.

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.

HAVERHILL, MA – As February is Heart Month, the Philoptochos Society Elpis will present an introduction to CPR class at Holy Apostles Greek Church, 156 Winter Street in Haverhill, on Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 PM. Please note: This is not a full CPR course with a card. It is designed to familiarize participants with the sequence of performing CPR and using an AED (automated external defibrillator). Mannequins will be available for practice. The instructor is Jim Tzitzon, Certified CPR instructor. The class will be held in the small hall. Those planning to attend should contact Elaine by phone: 978 618 7767 or email: [email protected].

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].

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Hellenic Professional Women hosts their first Cocktails & Connect in Florida Thursday, February 16, 7 PM, at Souvlaki GR, 8794 Boynton Beach Boulevard in Boynton Beach. Stop by to network, meet someone new or catch up with a friend. The event includes free mezze and cash bar. Register online to attend: https://bit.ly/3HhwO26.

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 – Cocktails for a Cause 2023 to benefit the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) takes place Sunday, February 26, 2-5 PM, at Ama Raw Bar, 190 Avenue B in Manhattan. Enjoy charcuterie and light hors d’oeuvres and learn about IOCC’s ongoing work in Ukraine and around the world. All proceeds benefit IOCC. Tickets: $20, Free for Seminary/College Students. Cash bar. Register online to attend: https://bit.ly/40bjWDe.

ONLINE – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents the panel discussion titled ‘The Legacy of Former King Constantine II of Greece’ on Sunday, February 26, 2 PM ET. More information available online: https://embca.com/.


ASTORIA – Danae and Hellenic Aesthetic announced the launch of their collaboration ‘Dressing the Table’ on the Hellenic Aesthetic blog on April 17, noting that “the inspiration behind this project is to bring new life into our forgotten family heirlooms, like hand-embroidered tablecloths, so we can enjoy them in a modern way.

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ASTORIA – Danae and Hellenic Aesthetic announced the launch of their collaboration ‘Dressing the Table’ on the Hellenic Aesthetic blog on April 17, noting that “the inspiration behind this project is to bring new life into our forgotten family heirlooms, like hand-embroidered tablecloths, so we can enjoy them in a modern way.

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