Scheduled Events in Our Community


CHICAGO – The National Hellenic Museum’s fifth installment of the NHM Trial Series, The Trial of Megacles, will be held at the Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Drive in Chicago, 6:30 PM on Thursday, Mar. 1.The event has been approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics Continuing Legal Education credit. Attendees will also enjoy a unique experience of witnessing top legal minds in a live courtroom-style debate. Returning to preside over the event are: from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William J. Bauer and retired Judge Richard A. Posner, along with U.S. District Judge Charles P. Kocoras and Cook County Circuit Judge Anna H. Demacopoulos. New this year to the panel of judges is U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman.Prosecuting the case will be former U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Patrick M. Collins of King & Spaulding, and Tinos Diamantatos of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The defense team is composed of Dan K. Webb of Winston & Strawn, Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices, and Christina Faklis Adair of Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato.Tickets are $100 and available for purchase online at: https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/trial, by calling the Development Team at 312-655-1234 ext. 21, or in person at the National Hellenic Museum Store, 333 S. Halsted Street in Chicago.

SEATTLE, WA –The University of Washington’s Greece Study Abroad Program Director, Dr. Taso Lagos, a lecturer in Hellenic Studies at the University, is the author of the new book American Zeus: The Life of Alexander Pantages, Theater Mogul. Join him on Thursday, Mar. 1, 6:30-8 PM at the University Bookstore,4326 University Way NE in Seattle, for a lecture and book signing as he discusses the life and tragic times of this pioneering immigrant. More information is available online at: www.ubookstore.com.


MANHATTAN –The Greek Cultural Center proudly presents a concert tribute to Thanos Mikroutsikos with Miltos Paschalidis and Rita Antonopoulouat Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.With over 40 albums and countless hit songs over his 40year musical career, Mikroutsikos became one of the top and most critically acclaimed Greek composers. One of his most popular albums was Stavros Tou Notou (Southern Cross) which featured the poems of Nikos Kavvadias set to music.For tickets: symphonyspace.org.


MIAMI, FL – St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2401 SW 3rd Avenue in Miami, holds its 40th Annual Greek Festival, Friday, Mar. 2-Sunday, Mar. 4. Experience Greek food and dancing, Greek wine and spirits, Taverna, Greek pastries and coffee, live Greek music and dancing, tour the Byzantine Cathedral, Greek cooking demonstrations, Greek jewelry, clothing, arts & crafts, religious icons, and amusement area for kids. Adult Admission: $7. Children under 12: Free! Free admission, Friday before 5 PM. Free Admission to active military personnel and first responders including police, firefighters and emergency service personnel with presentation of proper ID. Hours: Friday, Mar. 2 and Saturday, Mar. 3, 11 AM- 11 PM; and Sunday, Mar. 4, 11 AM – 9 PM. More information is available online at: www.stsophiamiami.org and by phone: 305-854-2922.

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MANHATTAN –The 2018 Lenten Lecture Series at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 302 West 91st Street in Manhattan, continues on Friday, Mar. 2 with Searching for Meaning in a Secular Age presented by Steven Christoforou, MDiv- Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries.Upcoming Lectures: Friday, Mar. 9 Praying the Prayer the Lord Taught Us presented by V. Rev. Father Alexander Rentel, PhD- Asst. Prof. of Canon Law & Byzantine Studies; and Friday, Mar. 16 Kassiane: A Byzantine Musical Perspective presented by Christos Stavropoulos- Professor of Byzantine Music. All lectures take place in Demas Hall at 6:30 p.m. immediately following the Salutations to the Theotokos. A light Lenten meal is offered at the beginning of each lecture. Join us each Friday during Great Lent for these informative and faith-provoking discussions. More information is available online at: www.annunciation-nyc.org.


STAMFORD, CT – The Greenwich Lounge in The Stamford Diner, 135 Harvard Avenue, presents Greek Music Night in Stamford Featuring Deejay Serafim, spinning the best Lounge, Greek and House tunes all evening! Come early for dinner! Saturday, Mar. 3, doors open at 9 PM. No cover. For table and bottle reservations, please call 203-348-7000.


BROCKTON, MA – Lenten Luncheon at Annunciation Greek Church, 457 Oak Street in Brockton takes place on Sunday, Mar. 4. More information is available online at: http://annunciationbrockton.org and by phone: 508-559-0910.

CHICAGO, IL – The National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street in Chicago, presents its new exhibition, Change: The Story of Coins, opening on Sunday, Mar. 4. The museum will celebrate the opening with a reception 2-4 PM. The interactive display will teach how coins are important financial, cultural, and political tools. The exhibition will be on view through February 2019 and may be extended beyond the first year with rotations of coins from other time periods, such as Classical and Byzantine. More information is available online at:  www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org and by phone: 312-655-1234.


SOMERVILLE, MA– Journeys in Sound presents: Rebetoparea – An Evening of Rebetiko (Greek blues)at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. in Somerville, Friday, Mar. 9, 8-10:30PM. Rebetoparea is a group of musicians from the Boston area with a passion for rebetiko. Rebetoparea are:John Mitaras, Bouzouki; Kosmas Vrouvlianis, Vocals, Bouzouki; John Bogis, Bass; Georgios Galanakis, Guitar; Peter Vorvis, Baghlama; Annemoon Van Erp, Violin, Vocals; and Sandy Theodorou, Accordion, Vocals. Make a free reservation online: Eventbrite, search Rebetoparea at Arts at the Armory. Suggested donation: $15Student & those on a fixed income: $10. There is a $2 surcharge without prior reservation if room is to capacity. More information is available by email: journeysinsoundpresents@gmail.com.


HAVERHILL,MA –The Annual Indoor Flea Market at Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Church, 154-156 Winter Streetin Haverhill,sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis takes place on Saturday, Mar. 10, 9 AM-3 PM.Lots of hidden treasures, bargain furniture, jewelry, knick-knacks, books, and much more. Refreshments will be available for sale including traditional Greek pastries. Tables are available to rent for $20 and must be reserved by phone, call 978-373-3311 for more information.


ASTORIA – The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Unification of the Dodecanese with Greece will take place on Sunday, Mar. 11 at St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30-11 30th Drive, in Astoria. More information is available online at: www.saintdemetriosastoria.com and by phone: 718-728-1718.

BOSTON, MA – The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival at the Annunciation Cathedral, 514 Parker Street, in Boston takes place on Sunday, Mar. 11. All Cathedral Sunday School students, grades 4-12, are invited to participate with a speech, essay, or poem. The program is divided into three sections: Elementary: Grades 4-6; Junior: Grades 7-9; and Senior: Grades 10-12. The Junior and Senior division finalists are eligible to receive a Chrysostom Scholarship to Hellenic College ranging from $2,500-$30,000 per year. More information is available by phone: 617-731-6633 or email: acoffice@verizon.net.


MANHATTAN – On Monday, Mar. 12, 8 AM-7 PM, Capital Link, Inc. invites you to its 12th Annual International Shipping & Offshore Forum at the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street in Manhattan, with keynote speaker: Dr. Nikos P. Tsakos, Chairman, INTERTANKO and CEO- Tsakos Energy Navigation, and 2018 Capital Link Shipping Leadership Award Honoree: Peter Evensen, Former President & CEO, Teekay Corporation. Please visit http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2018newyork/overview.html for details.

MANHATTAN – The American Hellenic Institute Business Network requests the pleasure of your company at its Monthly Informal Networking Reception at Avra Restaurant, 141 East 48th Street in Midtown Manhattan, on Monday, Mar. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM. Please RSVP to csirigos100@aol.com.


MANHATTAN – On Wednesday, Mar. 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, Philo4Thought invites you to its HYP March Mix & Mingle event at the posh Pi Bakery, 512 Broome Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Meet up with other young professionals to network and sample some delicious treats! Please visit https://p4t-2018hyp-mmm.eventbrite.com to register.


ASTORIA – The Cultural Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York is hosting its annual contest, Miss Greek Independence 2018 at Stathakion Center, 22-51 29th St. in Astoria, on Saturday, Mar. 17, 3 PM. To apply as a contestant: http://bit.ly/2EywMW4. More information is available online: www.hellenicsocieties.org or by phone: 718-204-6500.


MANHATTAN – The Hellenic Lawyers Association is hosting a Networking Event with the St. John’s Law Hellenic Alumni at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, Mar. 19, 6:30-9:30 PM. All members and friends invited for a night of delicious Greek food, drinks, and networking. $60/person. Please visit www.helleniclawyersassociation.org/events to register.


LONG ISLAND CITY – The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce with the European-American Chambers of Commerce invite you to the debut of their recurring series of startup pitch nights on Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6:30 PM. Join friends from over 20 countries for a networking night dedicated to celebrating some of Europe’s best Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality companies at Court16 LIC, 13-06 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City. Please visit www.hellenicamerican.cc or contact info@hellenicamerican.cc for details.


MANHATTAN – The Hellenic Medical Society of New York invites you to its Dr. Mary Kalopothakes Scientific Symposium, honoring Elli Papaemmanuil, PhD, Computational Oncology Service, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77th Street in Manhattan on Thursday, Mar. 22, 7-9:30 PM. Please RSVP to 718-398-2440.


PERTH AMBOY, NJ – On Friday, Mar. 23, 11 AM, Perth Amboy AHEPA Raritan Chapter #288 presents Greek Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony, commemorating 197 years of independence, at The Circle at City Hall in Perth Amboy. Refreshments will follow. Please RSVP by Monday, Mar. 12 to George N. Petrakakis at gpetrakakis@outlook.com or 732-522-3797.


ASTORIA – The Parade and Cultural Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York presents Greek Opera and the Greek Revolution, featuring arias from two major works regarding the Greek Revolution by Pavlos Karrer (1829-1896), “Markos Botsaris” (1860) and “Frossini” (1868), at the Stathakion Center in Astoria, on Saturday, Mar. 24, 5:30 PM. Free admission. For VIP seating: rsvp@hellenicsocieties.org. More info: www.hellenicsocieties.org or 718-204-6500.


MANHATTAN – On Monday, Mar. 26, 6 PM, AHEPA District 6 (New York State) and Delphi Chapter 25, in an event sponsored by EMBCA, invite you to the first Seraphim Canoutas Lecture: “We are all Greeks”: March 25, 1821 – Hellenes and Philhellenes in the War of Independence at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st St. in Midtown Manhattan. Please visit www.embca.com for details.


MANHATTAN – The Association of Greek American Professional Women (A.G.A.P.W.) invites you to its signature annual “Greek American Woman of the Year” Award Gala, honoring Mrs. Ioanna Giannopoulou, Director of Operations, CosmosFM Hellenic Public Radio, on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 7-9 PM, at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan. Please RSVP here (you will be redirected to the Eventbrite secure connection). Preregistration is required by March 22. Requested donation $150. Please visit www.agapw.org/site/ for details.

EDISON, NJ – The Greek American Chamber of Commerce invites you on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 6:30 PM to a discussion on Strategies and Habits That Help Achieve Success with Paul Kalamaras, Executive VP & Chief Retail Officer, Investors Bank, at LouCas Restaurant in Edison. Kalamaras will share his knowledge and stories from various strategies and habits that help him achieve individual and business success. Please visit www.greekamericanchamber.com for details.


ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

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