Occurs in the Greek-American community
UNTIL DECEMBER 17
NYACK, NY – The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, hosts Brunchish & Beats every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Listen to tunes provided by Joe Davids Events while enjoying a two-course menu featuring specialties like Poached Egg Spanakopita, French Toast with Greek Honey and Fruit, or Spetsofai Sausage and Sunny Egg, as well nothing but bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and rosé on tap. $35 per person. Reservations by phone: 845-353-1200.
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 9
ASTORIA – A rare production of The Night Just Before the Forests by acclaimed French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès, translated into English by Amin Erfani, comes to Astoria September 30-October 2 and October 7-9, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. p.m., and Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street. The tour de force solo piece is produced by and performed by Lazaros Theodorakopoulos and directed by Bill Bowers. For more information and tickets, visit www.thelazaros.com or call: 917-513-5902.
ONLINE – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture features Johanna Hanink, Professor of Classics at Brown University, discussing Bones, Stones, Trees and Roots: On Urgency persistent from the archaeologist of Karkavitsas (1904) via Zoom Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT. This lecture is offered on the occasion of International Translation Day, in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC, the Department of Classics at UCLA and the American Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles Chapter. The discussion will be co-facilitated by Professor Sarah Morris (classics; Cotsen Institute of Archaeology) and Dr. Simos Zenios (UCLA SNF Hellenic Center). RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3RRAtrb.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Nativity of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road in Fredericksburg, is hosting its Greek Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy all your favorite traditional Greek dishes – food, pastries, drinks, Greek music and dancing. Shopping and church visits also available. Free entry. More information available by phone: 540-548-2665 and online: https://www.fredgreek.org/.
NEW YORK – Hellenic Professional Women takes over Cocktails and Connect on Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Kyma Hudson Yards, 445 West 35th Street (between 10th and Dyer Avenues) in Manhattan. Stop by to network, meet someone new or catch up with a friend. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. Registration is mandatory and on a first come, first served basis. Register online: https://bit.ly/3BJt73J.
PETERSBURG, FL – St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th Street North in St. Petersburg, hosts the Greek Festival October 7-9. Enjoy freshly prepared homemade Greek street food like fire-grilled gyros, pork and chicken souvlaki, Greek salads, and Greek fries with oregano and feta under the 20,000-foot outdoor Opa squares! Party Tent’ while listening to Greek DJs spin upbeat international beats. Step into the 7,500 square foot “GRK Taverna” for authentic homemade Greek cuisine, such as moussaka, pastitstio, dolmades and braised lamb shank. A full selection of Greek pastries and baked goods including baklava, koulourakia, diples, galaktoboureko, bougatsa and loukomades are also available. Learn about Greek culture and Orthodox Christianity with a guided church tour. Entertainment includes live Greek music, with performances by Greek band Dimitri & The Islanders, Greek dance troupe KEFI and other Greek dancers KEFI. Free dance and Greek language lessons taught by experienced instructors are also available, as well as the children’s zone. Opening hours: Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday October 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information available by phone: 727-345-8235 and online: https://bit.ly/3d0A5rs.
SEATTLE, WA – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue East in Seattle, hosts the Greek Festival October 7-9. Enjoy Greek plates and an a la carte menu, pastries, Greek charcuterie, imports, a Hellenic cultural bookstore, shopping, and church tours. Entertainment includes Greek music, dancing and children’s games. Opening hours: Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday October 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information available by phone: 206-325-4347 and online: http://seattlegreekfestival.com/.
ANDOVER, MA – The Hellenic American Academy PTA hosts the Fall Family Glendi Dance at the Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road in Andover on Saturday, October 8 from 6-11 p.m. The event includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, raffles and more. Adults $55, $25 for children 12 and under. RSVP and payment requested by September 30. Checks payable to HAA PTA can be mailed to 41 Broadway Street in Lowell, MA 01854, or purchase tickets through Venmo @Megan_Hill_4. More information available by phone: 978-453-5422.
TEMECULA, Calif. – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Temecula Valley Greek Festival on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Civic Center and at the Temecula Old Town Square, 41000 Main Street in Temecula. Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and pastries, Greek dancing and live Greek music from the Olympians, entertainment for children and the playground. Shop at The Plaka: Mediterranean Market Square. Cooking demonstrations also available. Proceeds from the festival are used to support St. Nicholas’ mission, ministries, goals, community outreach, and philanthropic programs. Admission: $3. Seniors: $2. Children under 12: $1. Free admission for US military, firefighters, law enforcement with ID. More information available by phone: 951-296-6207 and online: https://bit.ly/3QxIcJN.
CHICAGO — In celebration of the centennial of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, a concert by the Utopia Music Project titled “Echoes of the Past: Asia Minor in Greek Songs” takes place Sunday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. the University of Chicago Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th Street in Chicago. Presented by the Consulate General of Greece in Chicago, the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Chicago, and the Center for Hellenic Research on Asia Minor and Pontus, the event includes a cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by a free concert at 6:00 p.m. More information is available by phone: 312-335-3915.