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Going On in Greek-American Community

February 26, 2023


NEW YORK – The Opening Gallery, 42 Walker Street in Manhattan, presents A/Typical Now, a group exhibition featuring works by Elena Bajo, Lena Christakis, Ronan Day-Lewis, Maria Louizou, loanna Pantazopoulou, Costas Picadas, Yuli Aloni Primor, Anna Samara, Sundaram Sagarika, Iria Vrettou, Woozy, and Agni Zotis, curated by Sozita Goudouna. The exhibition, part of Greece in USA’s new program ‘Greece Now’ under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, runs through March 4 and attempts to challenge our perception of mental processes with an arrangement of corporeally provoking art pieces connecting artists who work in divergent media, convening from diverse localities. It should be noted, 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Luv Michael.org which is committed to enriching the lives of autistic adults. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM. More information is available online: http://theopeninggallery.com.


BROOKLINE, MA – The exhibition ‘Elena Borstein: Cyclades‘ is on display at 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.


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.


BOSTON – Hellenic Professional Women (HPW) hosts its first Brunch of 2023 in Boston, Saturday, February 25, 12-3 PM, at Committee 50 Northern Avenue in Boston. Stop by to network, meet someone new or catch up with a friend. Registration is required online: https://bit.ly/3xajkRj.

WHITESTONE, NY – Andreas Stamboulidis Parthenon Chapter #495 of Whitestone, NY host their Apokriatiko Glendi on Saturday, February 25, 7 PM, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 150-05 12th Avenue in Whitestone. The event features live music, dinner and dancing, as well as raffle prizes. $100 donation. For reservations call Peter Ragoussis 646-372-8191 or Dimitrios Skatsiaris 718-309-7092.


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.


ASTORIA – Markou Global Legal Group and Markou Oikia Management present lawyer Maria Markou in an informative discussion on all legal issues of concern to our Greek-American community to be held on Thursday, March 2, 7 PM, at St. Demetrios’ Petros G. Patrides Cultural Center, 30-11 30th Drive in Astoria. Admission to the event is free and open to the public and includes a reception following the discussion.


MOONACHIE, NJ – Greek Cypriots of New Jersey present their second event, a simply fun evening with Greek and Cypriot food, open bar, dancing and live entertainment on Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie, NJ, only two miles from Woodridge train station. Casual attire. Free parking. Tickets $100, under 25 years and students $50. For more information, contact Despina Axiotakis via email: [email protected] or by phone 201-981-5764 or Minas Antoniou via email: [email protected] or by phone 551-427-6237.


WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosts the 49th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement & National Public Service Awards weekend beginning Friday March 3, 7 PM, with Greek Night & Art Exhibit by Rip Kastaris at The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW in Washington, DC, includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets: $100 per person. On Saturday, March 4, Breakfast & Policy Briefing 9:30-11 AM at the Capital Hilton, 16th & K Streets, NW, in Washington, DC $50 per person; AHI Awards Dinner 6 PM Reception; 7 PM Dinner & Silent Auction at the Capital Hilton, individual tickets are $400, $200 for Young Professionals. The 2023 honorees are John D. Georges, Georges Enterprises Founder and CEO; philanthropist Jeannie Ranglas; iconographer, artist, and teacher Euripides (Rip) Kastaris; and Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, Regeneron Co-founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer. RSVP required. More information is available online: http://www.ahiworld.org/49thdinner.

MARCH 3-31

NEW YORK – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, NYC ‘Lenten Lectures: Cultivating Our Prayer Lives’ take place on four Friday evenings, 6 PM, following the Salutations to the Theotokos, beginning March 3 with Steven Christoforou, MDiv, of Focus North America, discussing ‘God Is with Us: Opening Our Hearts to the Lord’s Presence’. On March 10, the V. Rev. Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado, Chaplain of the Holy Cross Chapel and instructor of Canon Law AT HCHC presents ‘Praying the Divine Liturgy’. On March 17, Christos Stavropoulos, Professor of Byzantine Music and Protopsaltis at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church presents ‘The Role of Byzantine Music in Our Prayer Lives’. The lecture series concludes on March 31 with Rachel Contos, MA, PhD candidate in Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, on ‘Cultivating Our Prayer Life by Following the Example of the Theotokos‘. A light Lenten meal will be offered before each lecture in Demas Hall, 302 West 91st Street in Manhattan. Moe information is available by phone: 212-724-2070.


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.

FLUSHING, NY – The Queens AHEPA Chapters host a Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, at 154-24 26th Avenue in Flushing, NY. Buy-In Donation: $150 for 5,000 chips. The event is a Pre-Pay Tournament, walk-ins not guaranteed a seat in the tournament. Food and cash bar. Registration is at 6:45 PM with the Tournament Start at 7:15 PM. Unlimited $100 Re-Buy (5,000 chips) for the first hour and is allowed only when a player falls below 1,000 chips at the table. A one-time add-on will be available at the one-hour mark. Bonus Pre-Pay by February 25, to get an extra 2,000 chips. Venmo: @george-kakivelis, @maminakis13, @Spiro-Levis, or @peterarg.


ONLINE – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents the panel discussion titled ‘The Legacy of Former King Constantine II of Greece’ on Sunday, March 5, 2 PM ET. More information available online: https://embca.com/.


BROOKLINE, MA – ‘George C. Demeter: An American Trailblazer’, sponsored by the Daughters of Penelope Orion Chapter #130, presented by Peter A. Senopoulos and Nick Tsiotos, takes place on Sunday, March 12, 2 PM, at the Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline. RSVP via email to Mary Kazis: [email protected]. More information is available by phone: 617-522-2800.


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