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Going On in Greek-American Community

February 11, 2023

BROOKLINE, MA – The exhibition ‘Elena Borstein: Cyclades’ 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.


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].


NEW YORK – Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, at St. John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, 7 PM, with wine, poetry and song, starring musician/composer emeritus David Amram (Manchurian Candidate, Pull My Daisy), classical pianist Lou Dalaveris, Athenian singer Christos Alexandrou, actor/poet Stephan Morrow, and poet Penelope Karageorge. It promises to be a wonderful celebration for all winged hearts so bring yours and fly with us. $10 contribution – no one will be turned away. Vino and snacks.


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.


WEST PALM BEACH, FL – St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 110 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, holds its 48th Annual Greek Festival, February 17-19. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, vendors, Greek jewelry, art, live Greek music band, and Greek folk dancing with the Heart of Greece Dance Group. Kids zone also available. Admission: $5 Donation (Friday, Noon-4 PM, Admission is free). Paid Parking: Festival grounds, $10 for main lot and $5 for grass lot. Free parking with shuttle service. Hours: Friday, February 17, Noon-11 PM; Saturday, February 18, 11 AM-11 PM; and Sunday, February 19, Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 561-833-6387 and online: https://greekfestwpb.com.

WINTER HAVEN, FL – The St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Festival, 1030 Bradbury Road in Winter Haven, takes place February 17-19. Enjoy live Greek music and dancing, church tours, delicious Greek foods and pastries, grocery store, boutique, and vendors. Hours: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 11 AM-9 PM, and Sunday, February 19, 11 AM-6 PM. Free parking. Admission is $2 and free for children under 12. More information is available by phone: 863-299-4532 and online https://stsophia.fl.goarch.org/about/parish-news/.


PALM DESERT, CA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert, 74109 Larrea Street, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Palm Desert Greek Festival, Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 10 AM-8 PM. Enjoy authentic Greek food, appetizers, heavenly pastries, Greek wine, Greek beer, Greek coffee, Souvenir Agora Market with over 20 unique vendors, complimentary Church Tours with Byzantine Art & Mosaic Iconography, Greek Grocery, Book Store, and Greek Novelties. Entertainment includes live Greek music and Greek dancing demonstrations of traditional and folk dances, and Hercules Kids Zone. Admission is $3, and free for kids under 12 and active U.S. military, police, fire, and EMT with ID. Shuttle available from Washington Charter School and Hope Lutheran Church. More information is available by phone: 760-568-9901 and online: https://pdgreekfest.org.


WESTLAND, MI – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Road in Westland, hosts its Greek Fest Saturday, February 18, 12-8 PM, and Sunday, February 19, 12-6 PM. Enjoy traditional food and spirits, live Greek music and dancing, Plaka Market Shopping, church tours and iconography. All activities indoors. Admission is $3. Free valet parking. More information is available by phone: 734-525-6789 and online: https://www.stcons.org.


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 24-26. 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/.


ONLINE – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies hosts the Book Club: Conversation with the Author: Marialena Semitekolou, Akouarela, on Saturday, March 4, 10 AM Pacific Time/ 8 PM Greece. To purchase a digital copy of the book, please visit the publisher’s site and read the instructions provided by the publisher carefully. The publisher has also made the book available via Apple Books and Google Play. For more information about the Book Club and the Conversation with the Author series, please contact Dr. Simos Zenios via email: [email protected]. RSVP online for the event: https://bit.ly/3JDgwDI


LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Ambassador of Greece to the United States Ekaterini Nassika visited the offices of The National Herald on April 15.

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