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ONLINE – Health and Religion, a series of online courses organized by the Prolepsis Institute in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Medical Students of Greece and under the auspices of the Athens Medical School, began on November 4 and will continue until June 30. are supervised and coordinated by Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School Dimitrios Linos. Professors of medicine and other schools and universities, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as well-known Greek physicians, theologians and writers attend. Lectures include “The Spiritual Story” of the Patient and its Importance in Daily Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Management of Chronic Disease with Archbishop John Kokkakis on June 16 and Medicine as Eucharist with Metropolitan John Zizioulas on June 30. More information, including a detailed program of presentations and speakers, is available online: www.healthandreligion.gr. All courses are also available on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AZgQpL. The Church of Greece Radio Station and the National Herald are the course communication sponsors.

JUNE 9-12

WHITESTONE, NY – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 11-05 150th Street in Whitestone, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 9-12. Enjoy Greek hospitality and specialties, souvlaki, pastitsio, cheese and spinach pies, Cypriot delights, Greek pastries and our famous loukoumades. Greek music, vendors, raffles, games and rides also available. Opening hours: Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 June, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 June, 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available by phone: 718-767-2955.

JUNE 10-12

DANBURY, CT – The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury, is hosting its 41st annual Greek Festival June 10-12 with traditional Greek food, raffles and activities. Enjoy Greek cuisine and pastries, souvlaki, gyros, pastitsio, lamb, baklava and many other traditional Greek dishes. Entertainment includes Greek music, dancing and games for children. Opening hours: Friday, June 10, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 June, 12 p.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. More information is available by phone: 203-748-2992 and online: https://www.agoc.us/news/festival.

YONKERS, NY – The Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 15 Leroy Avenue in Yonkers, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 10-12. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, homemade Greek pastries, Greek music and dancing, as well as Greek folk dance performances and games for children. Raffle with great prizes also available. Opening hours: Friday, June 10, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday June 11, noon-midnight; and Sunday, June 12, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

More information is available by phone at 914-963-3638 and online: www.greekfestivalyonkers.com.


ASTORIA – Hellenic Film Society USA presents the screening of the award-winning film Apples, directed by Christos Nikou and starring Aris Servetalis, on Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m., at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. The screening is part of Always on Sunday: Greek Film Series. The Museum requires face masks for all visitors. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3GRbMaa. More information is available by phone: 347-934-9497 and online: https://hellenicfilmusa.org.

MOONACHIE, NJ – The New Jersey Hellenic Federation is hosting its ninth annual awards banquet on Sunday, June 12, cocktails 5:00 p.m., dinner 6:00 p.m., at The Graycliff, 290 Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie, NJ. The event honors educator Demosthenes Triantafillou with the Aristotle Prize, Consul General of Greece in New York, Dr. Konstantinos Koutras with the Alexander the Great Community Service Award, US Congressman Frank Pallone with the Public Service Award Alexander the Great, and Dr. Panos Stavrianidis, Nikitas Moustakas, Esq., and Anna Zalokostas with the Meritorious Service Award. The event also includes the presentation of scholarships. Please confirm your presence before June 9th. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact Federation President Elias Iliadis, MD, by phone: 856-722-9351 or by email: [email protected] More information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities available online: www.hellenicfederationnj.com.


MANHASSET, NY – Hellenic Professional Women presents Cocktails and Connect Summer Kickoff, Wednesday, June 15, 7-10 p.m., at Herb & Olive Marketa, 172 Plandome Road in Manhasset. Admission $20 for members, $40 for non-members, includes a drink and appetizers. Tastings offered by Kleos, Esprit Mastiha and Kosterina olive oil. Special guest Greek Power Girl Katerina (Katina) Mountanos, founder of Kosterina, will host an olive oil tasting and discuss that not all olive oils are created equal. Music by DJ RAD. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and capacity is limited. Register online: https://bit.ly/3x9ZLb4.


EASTCHESTER, NY – The 8th Annual Loukoumi Make A Difference Awards will be held Friday, June 17 at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road in Eastchester, NY, and online worldwide. This year’s winners include Dean Spanos, owner and chairman of the Los Angeles Chargers, who will receive the Inspiration Award. The Loukoumi Make A Difference Award winners are: Lucy Caltabiano, Caitlyn Michiels, Jacob Naclerio, Arsh Pal, Rashid Said, Lara Wills, Blue Origin/Club For The Future, Eastchester Middle School, Holy Trinity GOYA, St. Anthony School in Nanuet , NY and Saint Charles School in Staten Island, NY. The inaugural Courage Award will be presented to Conor Dwyer. The silent auction with wonderful items for sale is now live: https://bit.ly/3NK5kUE. More information and reservations for the 8th edition of the Loukoumi Make A Difference Awards available online: https://bit.ly/3ayR1E9.

JUNE 17-19

DENVER, CO – Assumption of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda Avenue in Denver, hosts the 55th annual Denver Greek Festival June 17-19. Enjoy saganaki, Greek fries, Greek wings, mezedes, souvlakia, gyros, lamb sandwich, Greek chicken, spanakopita, tiropites, keftedes, dolmades, Greek salad, pastitsio, galaktobouriko, koulourakia, loukoumades, kourambiedes, baklava and more! Church visits, raffle, cooking demonstrations and shop also available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing. Opening hours: Friday June 17, 11am-11pm; Saturday 18 June, 11am-midnight; and Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information is available by phone: 303-388-9314 and online: https://www.thegreekfestival.com.

ELMHURST, Ill. – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 North Church Road in Elmhurst, is hosting its annual Greek Festival June 17-19. Enjoy authentic Greek dishes, pastries, drinks, raffle prizes, church tours, games, and pop-up shops. Grand Prize Draw: 2022 Bronco Sport SUV. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing. Friday 17 June, 10am-midnight; Saturday 18 June, 3 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, June 19, noon-midnight. More information available: 630-834-7010 and online: https://elmhurstgreekfest.com/.

JUNE 18-19

SAN DIEGO, CA – St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard in San Diego, hosts the Greek Festival June 18-19. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine, Greek beer and wine, delicious pastries, live Greek music, folk dancers, children’s entertainment area, church visits and second-hand drawing . Admission is $3 at the door. Free admission for children under 12, active military and first responders. Opening hours: Saturday June 18 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday June 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information is available by phone: 619-297-4165 and online: https://www.sdgreekfestival.com.

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