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


NEW YORK – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, NYC ‘Lenten Lectures: Cultivating Our Prayer Lives’ 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.


The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul Lenten Dinner Lecture Series takes place on Wednesdays beginning March 1 with speaker Fr. Elias Pappas and running through April 5. On March 8, Fr. Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos is the speaker, followed by Fr. Gregory Stamkopoulos on March 22, and Gregory Gounardes on March 29. The speaker for April 5 has yet to be announced. More information is available online: https://www.stpaulhempstead.org/.


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. The panel discussion will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos and Marina A. Belessis Casoria, EMBCA’s President and EVP respectively. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include author and investigative journalist Nicholas Gage; educator and community leader Peter Stavrianidis, PhD; journalist and author Spiridoula Irida Spanea; journalist and public relations consultant Dimitrios Filios; and author/poet Nicholas Alexiou, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the American Hellenic Project (HAP). More information available online: https://embca.com/.


MIAMI – Join The Hellenic Initiative as they launch their Miami New Leaders Chapter on Saturday, March 11, 6:30 PM, at Santorini by Georgios, Ocean Drive 101 in Miami Beach. There will be food and drinks and lots of meeting new people and learning about The Hellenic Initiative. Tickets: $100, available online: https://bit.ly/3m5HXfF.


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.

ONLINE – The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents the panel discussion ‘Voices of the Lost Children of Greece – Oral Histories of Cold War International Adoptions’ on Sunday, March 12, 2 PM ET. More information available online: https://embca.com/.


NEW YORK – In honor of Women’s History Month, Hellenic Professional Women (HPW) presents a discussion about the heroines of Greek history and their stories on Monday, March 13, 6-8PM, at Wells Fargo, 150 East 42nd Street in Manhattan. The featured speakers are Yvette Manessis Corporon, international bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning producer; Eirini Grapsia, Acting Coordinator of Educational Affairs of the Coordinating Office of Greek Education at the Consulate General of Greece in New York; and Christina Tettonis, Superintendent of the Hellenic Classical Charter Schools (HCCS). Refreshments will also be served. Registration is required to enter the building. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3EzLw3U.


NEW YORK – Greek-Americans in the New York Tri-State area are invited to celebrate ‘Maestro’, which received the first ever exclusive global distribution deal for a Greek scripted television series on Netflix, at an event hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in New York on Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 PM, at the Chiotes Hall of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 East 74th Street in New York City. The event will acknowledge the success of Mega TV’s acclaimed Greek television series, Maestro, with a screening of the series teaser, followed by a Q&A with the creator and star Christoforos Papakaliatis, and a cocktail reception. Space is limited, RSVP online: https://capitallink.com/maestro/.


REVERE, MA – Greek singer Peggy Zina performs in a concert on Friday, March 17, 8 PM, with special guest Kostas Karafotis at Oceanside Event Center, Wonderland Ballroom, 1290 N. Shore Road in Revere. Tickets available by phone: 901-877-8008 and online: https://olympicconcerts.com/wp/.


WOBURN, MA – The Bake and Tag Sale at Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Avenue in Woburn, takes place on Saturday, March 18, 9 AM-3 PM. The event is a Pontiaki Estia of Mass Dance Group fundraiser and features homemade baked goods including Greek pastries. For more information, contact George Panitsidis: 781-354-8471 or Panayiota Jordanidis: 614- 314-2828.


BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Greek Independence Parade takes place on Sunday, March 26, 2 PM, as the Greek-American community hosts its festive parade in Baltimore’s historic Greektown. The parade route proceeds from Haven Street, up Eastern Avenue, turns right onto Ponca Street, and ends two blocks past the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Fait Avenue. More information is available by phone on the Parade Hotline: 443-267-4735 and online: http://greekparade.com/home.htm.


LYNN, MA – The 66th Annual Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament presented by St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street in Lynn, MA, takes place Thursday, March 30-Sunday, April 2. The tournament includes Youth, High School, Women’s, and Men’s Divisions. More information is available by phone: 781-593-6162. Follow on Facebook: Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament.


CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Greek Night hosted by the Hellenic Society of Boston College takes place Friday, March 31, 7 PM, at Boston College Corcoran Commons Heights Room, 140 Commonwealth Avenue in Chestnut Hill. All members of the Boston College community, including students, faculty, family, and friends are welcome to join us for a formal evening of Greek food, dance, and parea. For more information, email: [email protected].


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