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Going On in the Greek-American Community

October 24, 2021


STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Greek-American artist Peter D. Gerakaris’ Neo-Byzantine Spotted Owl Mosaic site-specific installation at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge. Translated into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios, the installation is part of the Taking Flight outdoor sculpture exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Concha Martinez Barreto, Tracey Emin, Rachel Owens, Immi Storrs and Ian Swordy also have works on view in the exhibition which runs through October 31. Berkshire Botanical Garden is a COVID compliant facility. Please follow COVID guidelines. Advance ticketing is recommended. More information is available by phone: 413-298-3926 and online: https://www.berkshirebotanical.org.


NASHUA, NH – St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis Street in Nashua, will be hosting a Gyro and Baklava Pop Up on Saturday, October 23, 11 AM-7 PM. Drive through only; no pre-orders. Cash and credit accepted. More information is available by phone: 603-889-4000 and online: https://www.nashuagreekfestival.com/.

ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai is a series of online lectures running on Saturdays from October 9 through November 20 and includes A Pilgrim’s Way: The Journey to Sinai, featuring Oriana Baddely, Professor at the University of the Arts in London, and George Manginis, Academic Director of the Benaki Museum in Athens, on Saturday, October 23, 12 PM Eastern Time, via Zoom. Register online: shorturl.at/pAGOU. More information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.


NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Youth Campfire Night for Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church of Haverhill takes place Sunday, October 24, 5:45-7:30 PM, at the Smolak Farms, 315 S Bradford Street in North Andover. Join the fun while the families of our community take a hayride around the orchards of Smolak Farm, sip apple-cider, and eat warm cider doughnuts as well make s’mores over a campfire. Space is limited, so reserve your seats by October 15 via email: [email protected] or call Maria: 978-987-6621. Please be sure to arrive at 5:45 PM. Like our Facebook page Holy Apostles GOC Youth Group (Haverhill) to keep up to date on other family fun activities throughout the year.


MANHATTAN – The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) hosts its annual OXI Day Commemoration: The struggle for all has begun/ Νυν υπέρ πάντων ο αγών at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan, Thursday, October 28, 6 PM. The event is a Demetrios Contos Memorial Lecture in Celebration of OXI Day. The Commemoration will be introduced by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President and AHEPA’s Chairman of the Hellenic Cultural Commission with remarks by Consul General of Greece in New York Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, and Carol Contos. The lecture, will include presentations by historian, researcher and author Peter Giakoumis, Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum Director Marcia Ikonomopoulos, and historian/ artist Vassilios Chrissochos, with a musical presentation by well known Hellenic-American bass baritone Costas Tsourakis singing a cappella Sofia Vembo songs of the period. The event, hosted and sponsored by EMBCA, is in Association with the Demetrios Contos Memorial Lecture Series, AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission, AHEPA Delphi Chapter #25, and Empire District 6 (NY). There is no charge for this special community event, but registration is required. Important Note: Based on the health provisions of the City of New York and the 3 West Club venue, all those attending will have to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or proof of a negative molecular (PCR) or rapid test taken within three days of the event. More information is available online: https://embca.com.


ONLINE – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative at Columbia University presents Cyborg Classics: A Conversation with Demosthenes Papamarkos, Friday, October 29,12-1:30 PM ET, via Zoom and livestream on SNFPHI’s Facebook page. What do ancient history and archaeology have to do with science fiction and graphic novels? How can insights from the humanities help us examine the role of artificial intelligence in the contemporary world? In this seminar Demosthenes Papamarkos discusses how his training in classics helped him conceptualize his recent graphic novel Naked Bones, integrate specialized knowledge into a narrative aimed at a broad audience, and imagine human-cyborg relations in a post-apocalyptic world. Co-organized with the University Seminar in Modern Greek. More information is available online: https://snfphi.columbia.edu/events/.


BROCKTON, MA – The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Brockton Ladies Philoptochos Society hosts the 2nd Annual Cancer Walk/Run in memory of Presvytera Evelyn Kiramarios and in memory of Presvytera Cynthia Kouremetis on Saturday, October 30. Check in 8 AM, the 5 Mile Walk begins 9 AM. The route starts at 457 Oak Street to and through D.W. Field Park and ends at 457 Oak Street. Donation of $40 or more includes T-shirt and Lunch. Individuals, groups, and teams welcome. Enjoy the day with family and friends, raise pledges and awareness to help find a cure. Please make checks payable to: Annunciation Ladies Philoptochos. Minimum pledge to participate: $40. Proceeds will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Kim’s Lymphoma Fund, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. Joseph Grossman’s Pancreatic Cancer Research. For additional sponsorship opportunities or for more information call: 508-559-0910 or email: [email protected].


ONLINE – The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation presents The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe via Zoom on Thursday, November 4, 7 PM EDT, with Mark Mazower, the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University, discussing his forthcoming book on the Greek War of Independence. He will cover the challenges and complexities of writing about the subject, the current state of research, and why the events of 1821 need to be understood in both their Ottoman and international contexts. Only the hosts and speaker will be seen by video. The event is free, but registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 868 4986 0413. More information is available online: https://www.hacfoundation.org.


PORTSMOUTH, NH – The 90th Anniversary Dinner Dance for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Portsmouth takes place on Saturday, November 6, 5-10 PM, at Wentworth By The Sea Country Club, 60 Wentworth Road in Rye, NH. Music by Enosis. Celebrate the nine decades of tireless contributions made by our founding families, clergy, parishioners, and community supporters, as we look to the future, and to building upon the foundation of faith that has brought us here. We will remember the past, honor the present, and plan for a strong future. Join Reverend Dr. Dimitrios Moraitis, The St. Nicholas Parish Council, and our 90th Anniversary Committees in a year of events and festivities. More information is available by phone: 603-436-2733 and online: https://stnicholas90.com/.

NORTH ROYALTON, OH – Basile the Comedian Greek Comedy Show at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4548 Wallings Road in North Royalton, Saturday, November 6, 8 PM. More information available by phone: 440-237-8998 and online: shorturl.at/huAX6.


ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, the Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai lecture series continues with Icons of Sinai: Public and Private Devotions, featuring a discussion with Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art Emerita at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Elizabeth Bolman, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, on Saturday, November 13, 12 PM Eastern Time. Register online: shorturl.at/iovGS. More information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.


ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, the Inside Saint Catherine’s Monastery Sinai lecture series concludes with The Sinai Library: A Treasure Held in Trust featuring Father Justin of Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Librarian, on Saturday, November 20, 12 PM Eastern Time. Register online: shorturl.at/cemwS. More information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.


NEW YORK – The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and Theodore’s Books presented an in-depth discussion with Professor Emily Wilson, a renowned classicist, author, and translator, on December 1 hosted by Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou at the Consular residence.

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