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Going on in Greek-American Community

The National Herald Archive

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JANUARY 18

MANHATTAN – Extraordinary Aliens, written by Flavia Sgoifo, Arianna Wellmoney, and Bianca Waechter, and directed by Sgoifo, returns to New York for the New York Winter Festival on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 PM, at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available online: https://newyorkfestivaltickets.com/product/extraordinary-aliens/.

SEATTLE, WA – Greeks in Seattle 2020 Sons and Maids present Bouzoukia Night, featuring Takis and the Mad Greeks, with light meze and cash bar, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 PM, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 East Boyer Avenue in Seattle, sponsored by the Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena. Tickets are $35 ($25 pre-sale) includes one free drink ticket. Register online: www.sonsofpericles.org.

JANUARY 20

MANHATTAN – The Manhattan Women's Chapter of AHEPA, DOP-Evryklea #36, invites you to its next Member's Meeting at Elysian Fields Restaurant, 1207 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, on Monday, Jan. 20, 7:30 PM. Those interested can become members the day of the event. Please contact nycdop36@gmail.com for details.

JANUARY 23

MANHATTAN – HABA invites you to save the date for our Young Professionals Group Happy Hour featuring guest speaker Caroline Constas, Founder & Owner of CAROLINE CONSTAS, on How to Build a Successful Business at Nerai, 55 East 54th Street in Manhattan, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30 PM. Registrations details forthcoming on www.haba.org.

JANUARY 23-26

BOCA RATON, FL – The Festival of the St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton, takes place January 23-26. Enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, tavernas with live music, Greek dancing, sanctuary tours, rides, vendors, VIP parking on grounds, free parking at Patch Reef Park (adjacent to church) with shuttle, raffles, Greek Grocery Store and Market. Come to South Florida's largest Greek Festival and experience authentic Greek heritage, culture, and Orthodox Christianity. Hours: Thursday, Jan. 23, 4-9 PM; Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 AM-11 PM; and Sunday, Jan. 26, noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 561-994-4822 and online: saintmarkboca.net.

JANUARY 24

WATERTOWN, MA – Greek Music Night at Andrea’s House of Pizza, 620 Mount Auburn Street in Watertown, on Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30-10:30 PM. More information is available by phone: 617-926-8578.

JANUARY 25

PHILADELPHIA – EMBCA presents The Christian/Greek Genocide during the late Ottoman Period 1894-1924 Panel Discussion in association with the Order of AHEPA Hercules- Spartan Chapter #26, and the AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 AM at the Estia Restaurant, 1405 Locust Street in Philadelphia. The event is free, underwritten by the event sponsors, and includes a complimentary lunch following the program, however, a reservation is required as per instructions on the EMBCA website. The program includes an introduction by Paul Kotrotsios- Hellenic News of America Founder and Publisher and Hermes Expo International Founder and President, and by Louis Katsos- EMBCA Founder and President, AHEPA Empire State District 6 Governor; and Chairman AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission. The presenters are Dr. Peter Stavrianidis on Asia Minor: A Journey of Glory, Tradition and Genocide, Louis Katsos on The 30 Year Christian Genocide- 1894-1924, and Paul Pavlakos on Ensuring Never Again: How You Can Get Involved in Hellenic Genocide Recognition Efforts. More information and registration available online: embca.com.

SPRING HILL, FL – Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 10401 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, holds its Greek Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 AM-8 PM. Enjoy Greek food and pastries, live Greek and American music, traditional Greek folk dancing, free dance lessons, and a variety of local entertainment for all ages, including cooking demonstrations, name that Greek game show, toga run, and more! Free admission and free parking. More information is available by phone: 352-796-8482 and online: christthesavior.info.

WATERTOWN, MA – Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England Annual Vasilopita Dinner at Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church’s Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Avenue in Watertown, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 6:30-11 PM. Enjoy a delicious dinner, music by Delina and dancing as well as a vasilopita at every table. More information is available by phone: 617-924-8182 and online:

JANUARY 26

HEMPSTEAD, NY – Nostalgia time for one and all as the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead, Mr. & Mrs. Club presents a memorable moment from their past, a movie matinee feathering the members of the Mr. & Mrs. Club in Bouzouki on the Roof on Sunday, Jan. 26, 12 noon. In addition, there will be a separate short clip from their previous earlier musical success, Mame. Refreshments will be sold, including hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, candy, and ice cream. Bring the kids, a separate room for the youngsters will be set up for crafts and fun. Tickets are $5; free for kids under 12. For more information and reservations contact Denise Rigopoulos: 516-488-4597.

JANUARY 31

MANHATTAN – The Hellenic Initiative's New Leaders invite you to a Cocktail Party at Amali Restaurant 115 East 60th Street in Manhattan, on Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 PM. Please visit https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/nyc-new-leaders-annual-cocktai for tickets.