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The Cretan dance group presented one of the most spectacular dance performances. (Photo by GOA/ Dimitrios Panagos)

THRU MAY 13 MANHATTAN – The art exhibition Occupy #1, New York opens at the Consulate General of Greece, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan, on Thursday, Feb. 13 and runs through Wednesday, May 13. Eirini Linardaki invited 28 artists (most of whom are locally based) to occupy the administrative spaces of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. The project is organized with the Greek Consulate General in New York with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the USA. More information is available on Facebook and by phone: 212-988-5500.

MARCH 6 MANHATTAN – Pancyprian Association Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Gala will be held on Friday, March 6 at the New York Hilton Club, 1335 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, and honors Tasoula Hadjitofi, author and champion of women and human rights, as the 2020 Woman of the Year. A portion of the proceeds of this year’s WIN Gala will go to Walk of Truth, a charitable organization that protects cultural heritage. More information on Walk of Truth is available online: More information on the Gala is available on Facebook and via email:

MARCH 6 and 20 BOSTON, MA – Our Lenten Journey – Talk and Meal for GOYA ages 12-18 at the Annunciation Cathedral, 514 Parker Street in Boston, with Cathedral Dean, Fr. Demetrios Tonias, on Friday, Mar. 6 and Friday, Mar. 20 at 7 PM, following the Salutations to the Theotokos. More information is available by phone: 617-731-6633.

MARCH 9 MANHATTAN – Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center hosts Orthodoxy and Anthropology in Conversation Monday, March 9, 6 PM in the 12th-Floor Lounge, Lincoln Center Campus. Most scholarly engagements with Orthodox Christianity rest in the fields of theology and history, with little ethnographic focus on the socio-political, everyday lives of Orthodox Christians today. Similarly, anthropology of Orthodoxy is often devoid of theological sensitivity. In an effort to make Orthodox Studies holistic and attuned to the experiences of believers, this panel brings together theologians and anthropologists of Orthodox Christianity to think through the social life of religious concepts and the future of the field. Orthodoxy is not a tradition of the past, but rather is forged by the challenges of the modern world and the debates of contemporary life. Panelists: Angie Heo, University of Chicago; Sonja Thomas, Colby College; Elina Vuola, University of Helsinki; Alexandra Antohin, Avoice Virtual Library Project; and Donna Rizk Asdourian, Independent Scholar. More information and registration is available online:

MARCH 11 MANHATTAN – The Officers and Directors of HABA, in association with the Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cordially invite you to The Big Short Part Two, A fireside chat with Steven Eisman of Neuberger Berman on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 6-8 PM, at The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (Between 44th and 45th Streets) in Manhattan. The event includes a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. More information is available online:

MARCH 13 WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute invites all to attend AHI Greek Night at Kellari Seafood Taverna, 1700 K Street NW in Washington, DC, on Friday, Mar. 13, for dinner at 7 PM, and music and dancing at 8 PM. Enjoy a four-course menu and unlimited wine at the event. More information and tickets available online: For six tickets or more, call AHI’s offices, 202-785-8430.

MARCH 14 WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute presents its Breakfast and Briefing on the Eastern Mediterranean on Saturday, Mar. 14, 9:30-11 AM, at the Capitol Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW in Washington, DC. The event is part of the AHI Awards Weekend, which includes the 45th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner also on March 14 at the Capitol Hilton. Tickets are now available online:

PHILADELPHIA – The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia presents its 6th Annual Photo Tour, Greek Diners and Restaurants: The Start of the American Dream, on Saturday, Mar. 14, 6:30-9:30 PM, at the University of the Arts, Solmssen Court and CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. More information and tickets are available on Eventbrite, search: Greek Diners and Restaurants “The Start of the American Dream.”

MARCH 15 ASTORIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and the Hellenic American Opera Company present Greek Opera and the Greek Revolution on Sunday, Mar. 15, 6 PM at the Stathakion Center 22-51 29th Street in Astoria. The concert features works by Pavlos Carrer, Spyridon Samaras, and Theophrastos Sakellaridis. Admission is free. More information is available by phone: 718-204-6500.