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NEW YORK – ‘The City: Real and Imagined’, a four-week, 60-film festival of New York City classics, runs May 12-June 8 at Film Forum, in Manhattan. The Festival includes films by Chantal Akerman, Mel Brooks, John Cassavetes, Jules Dassin, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, Sergio Leone, Sidney Lumet, Elaine May, Gordon Parks, Martin Scorsese, Joan Micklin Silver, Jerry Schatzberg, King Vidor, and many others. Special events will be co-presented by The Museum of the City of New York, The Tenement Museum, The New York Public Library, Cinema Tropical, and others. The Festival is presented in association with the Museum of the City of New York’s centennial exhibition ‘This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture’, opening May 26: https://bit.ly/40IKtH7. More information available online: https://filmforum.org.



NEW YORK – The Opening Gallery, 42 Walker Street in Manhattan, presents the group exhibition Chromocommons featuring Fathom, a selection of new works by Shoplifter/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir and works by the artist collective The Callas, Misha Milovanovich, Leah Singer, and Tula Plumi, curated by Sozita Goudouna, through June 12. The exhibition coincides with the release of a unique publication by Leah Singer and a signed limited edition, as well as a series of numbered prints. More information is available online: https://www.theopeninggallery.com/.



ATHENS – The year 2023 marks the 25th anniversary since the death of photographer Elly Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari (1899-1998), better known as Nelly’s. The Benaki Museum, to which she entrusted her valuable oeuvre in 1984, pays tribute to her with ‘NELLY’S’ – a retrospective exhibition which reintroduces the artist to today’s public. The exhibition takes place at the Benaki Museum/Pireos 138, located at Pireos 138 and Andronikou Street in Athens, until July 23. Hours: Thursday and Sunday 10 AM-6 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10 AM-10 PM, closed Monday-Wednesday. Exhibition admission: € 12, Reduced: € 9. More information is available by phone: +30 210 3453111 and online: https://www.benaki.org/.



CHICAGO – ‘Beyond Antiquity‘ be exhibited at the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) through September 30. In Beyond Antiquity, architect and artist John ‘Yanni’ Fotiadis explores classical antiquity in Greece and takes us into the present and future with a series of 40 drawings, paintings and digital artworks that explore architecture, myth and landscape. This exhibition is generously sponsored by The John S. Koudounis Family, and is curated by Dr. Katherine Kelaidis. Regular museum hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM-4 PM. Tickets are $10 and include admission to all exhibits, with special discounts available for seniors, students and children. Admission to the museum is always free for NHM Members. For more information on current exhibitions, events and memberships, call 312-655-1234 or visit the Museum’s website: https://nationalhellenicmuseum.org/.


JUNE 1-4

HARTFORD, CT – St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue in Hartford, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 1-4. Enjoy authentic, homemade Greek food, cathedral tours, face painting, a coffee house, and a taverna with a separate menu along with a band on the back patio. Take-out available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing, and youth dance performances. Hours: Thursday, June 1, 5-10 PM; Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 11 AM-11 PM; and Sunday, June 4, Noon-5 PM. More information is available by phone: 860-956-7586 and online: https://bit.ly/3OsdBQs.

JUNE 2-4

SAN JOSE, CA – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street in San Jose, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 2-4. Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of San Jose. Just about everything served at the San Jose Greek Festival is homemade by local Greeks using family recipes that have been used for generations – meaning you’ll have a truly authentic experience! Live music and award-winning dance groups will be onsite all weekend for your entertainment. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free to children under 12. Admission is free by printing out or presenting our free admission coupon on your smartphone. Hours: Friday, June 2, 5-10 PM; Saturday, June 3, 11 AM-10 PM; and Sunday, June 4, 11 AM-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 408-246-2770 and online: https://bit.ly/3MIkeMj.

JUNE 3-10

LOS ANGELES – The 17th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) takes place June 3-10. Novelist, screenwriter, film and television producer George Pelecanos will receive the 2023 Honorary Orpheus Award at the Festival’s Opening Night Ceremony on Saturday, June 3 at James Bridges Theatre UCLA and realized in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. The LAGFF features new films from Greece and Cyprus plus works by international filmmakers of Greek descent. The Orpheus Awards and Closing Night Gala take place at the Pacific Design Center. More information is available online: https://www.lagff.org.



ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Association Cultural Division presents the Pancyprian Choir of New York with Artistic and Musical Director Phyto Stratis ‘In Concert Singing Theodorakis, Loizos & Xarchakos’ on Sunday, June 4, 5 PM, at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria. Donation: $30. More information available via email: [email protected] or by phone: Mrs. Ismini: 917-821-0281.

ROSLYN, NY – The Hellenic Medical Society of New York hosts a Summer Soiree honoring Dr. Kimon Bekelis and Dr. Antoinette Sakaris on Sunday, June 4, at the Swan Club on the Harbor, 90 Glenwood Road in Roslyn. Cocktails 4:30-6 PM and dinner 6-10 PM. Live music by Power Station Entertainment. Tickets for non-members: $295, member: $250, and youth $100. Purchase tickets online: https://bit.ly/3pkl8pU.



PHILADELPHIA  – The American Hellenic Institute invites everyone to join them at Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Greek Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, June 6, to cheer on the Phillies against the Detroit Tigers at 6:40 PM. Tickets (subject to availability) with other supporters will be located in the following location: Field Level Baseline (Sections 138-139) at $47 each. Some proceeds from each ticket sold through this offer will benefit the American Hellenic Institute. Order tickets online with the password: AHI. More information available online: https://atmlb.com/44XNWou. For questions, or for groups of 25 or more, please contact Vanessa Mapson in the Group Sales Office at 215-463-5000, ext. 5306. All groups of 25 or more will be welcomed on the Phillies side auxiliary message boards at the top of the 5th inning.



LOS ANGELES – The Hellenic Initiative (THI), Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and Global Greek Film Initiative unite in Hollywood to support Greece with THI’s New Leaders event at Sunset House, 8923 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, on Thursday, June 8, 8 PM. The Hollywood Scene & Be Seen Bash will feature a DJ, special live performance by Evangelia, full open bar, food, and lots of fun to be had, all for a good cause. More information and tickets available online: https://shorturl.at/ivxL7.



NEW YORK – The 85th Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Gala, honoring Leadership 100, takes place Friday, June 9, at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan, with Cocktail Hour: 7-8 PM, Dinner & Dancing: 8 PM-12 AM, and Young Professionals: 8 PM-12 AM. More information is available online: https://www.thecathedralnyc.org/gala/.

JUNE 10-11

SAN DIEGO, CA – St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard in San Diego, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 10-11. Enjoy Greeks foods, pastries, and wines, Church tours, live performances by local Greek musicians, and kids’ fun zone. Hours: Saturday, June 10, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, June 11, 11 AM-8 PM. More information available by phone: 619-297-4165 and online: https://www.sdgreekfestival.com.



ASTORIA – The Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cypriot Young Professionals (CYP) is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 24, 7-11 PM, at Code Astoria (previously known as Central), 20-30 Steinway Street in Astoria. Celebrate the past decade of achievements as well as the present and future of CYP. General tickets: $80. General Tickets plus CYP Membership: $100. The event includes open bar (7-9 PM), light bites, DJ and tons of memorable moments, including a few surprises. Tickets and sponsorships available on Eventbrite: https://shorturl.at/rtzGM. For general event inquiries, please call Laura: 914-610-1017.



CHICAGO – The 2023 National Hellenic Museum Annual Golf Fundraiser to support the museum’s mission to share Greek history, art, and culture takes place Tuesday, June 27, at the Beverly Country Club, 8700 S Western Avenue in Chicago. Registration/Breakfast 9-10 AM, Staggered Tee Times 10-11:45 AM – Reception & Awards 2:30-5 PM. For reservations and sponsorships: [email protected], or contact Chris Norton, Events Manager, via email: [email protected]. More information is available online: https://nationalhellenicmuseum.org/golf/.


OXFORD, UK – The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Marios Papadopoulos, announced an all-Beethoven program at the historic Sheldonian Theatre with Guest Conductor Peter Tiboris on Friday, July 5, at 7:30 PM.

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