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THRU MARCH 31
NEW YORK – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, NYC ‘Lenten Lectures: Cultivating Our Prayer Lives’ takes 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.

 

THRU APRIL 5
HEMPSTEAD, NY – The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul, 110 Cathedral Avenue in Hempstead, Lenten Dinner Lecture Series takes place on Wednesdays and runs through April 5. On March 22, Fr. Gregory Stamkopoulos is the speaker, followed by Gregory Gounardes on March 29. The speaker for April 5 has yet to be announced. More information is available online: https://www.stpaulhempstead.org/.

 

THRU MAY 31
ASTORIA – The Heritage Museum of Epirus, 25-14 Broadway in Astoria, NY, presents ‘Epirus & The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913: The Unification of Epirus and the Hellenic Kingdom’ exhibit which includes uniforms and original antiques displayed for the fist time outside of Greece. On view through Wednesday, May 31. Please call to make an appointment: 718-274-3753. More information is available via email: [email protected].

 

MARCH 11
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.

 

MARCH 12
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/.

 

MARCH 13
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.

 

MARCH 15
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/.

 

MARCH 17
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/.

 

MARCH 18
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.

 

MARCH 25
CHICAGO – The Hellenic Initiative (THI) New Leaders Chicago chapter launches on Saturday, March 25, 7 PM, with drinks, bites, music and a great cause, at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street in Chicago. Tickets and more information available online: https://bit.ly/3KXSQdY.

 

MARCH 26
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.

 

MARCH 27
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Hellenic Professional Women hosts their Cocktails and Connect event at Pier Bar, 2025 Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, Monday, March 27, 6:30 PM. Tickets and more information available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3YnZM79.

 

MARCH 30-APRIL 2
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.

 

MARCH 31
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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