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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.
UNTIL DECEMBER 18
LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, in collaboration with the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, present Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos from October 14 to December 18. This major career retrospective includes all the feature films of Greek writer-director Theo Angelopoulos and a selection of short films. Recognized internationally as one of the most important authors of his generation, Angelopoulos’ films address formal and thematic concerns of urgent topicality and ripe for rediscovery. For more details, updates, registration information and important health guidelines, please visit cinema.ucla.edu.
WILMINGTON, NC – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 608 South College Road in Wilmington, is hosting its Drive-Thru Greek Festival Oct. 21-23. Stop and taste delicious homemade Greek cuisine and enjoy the traditional sights and sounds of our culture from the comfort and safety of your own car. Opening hours: Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available by phone: 910-392-4444 and online: https://stnicholaswilmington.org/greek-fest-2022/.
ONLINE – Commemorating EMBCA’s Annual ‘OXI’ Day (October 28, 1940): ‘Freedom cry to tyranny – ‘OXI! » » Roundtable on Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m. EST/9 p.m. EST. The round table will be moderated by the president of Lou Katsos EMBCA. The distinguished panel, in training, will include General (Retired) Ilias Leontaris; author Dr. Christopher Lamb Research Fellow (Ret.) at National Defense University; author/historian and EMBCA director Alexander Billinis; and historian, researcher and author and director of the EMBCA Peter Giakoumis. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3UWCWDc.
ONLINE – The Athens Academic Year (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues Wednesday, October 26 at 12 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. (Athens) via Zoom, with guest speaker Lou Ureneck, author, professor and visiting scholar of the Institute of Hellenic Culture and Liberal Arts at the American College of Greece in Athens. In the lecture entitled Smyrna, September 1922, Professor Ureneck will discuss the events that took place in Smyrna in September 1922 and how the American Humanitarian Rescue Mission rescued tens of thousands of refugees during the last violent episode of the first genocide of the 20th century.
CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos, whose mother was a victim of the events at the time, will moderate the discussion. Register online for the conference: https://bit.ly/3V9X7O0.
ONLINE – The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Planning the City: How the Government Works with Real Estate Developers & Investors,” a Zoom panel discussion on Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m. ET, moderated by Raju Mann, Associate Principal, Arup , and former director of planning for the New York City Council. Register online: https://bit.ly/3CERfFi.
CLEARWATER, FL – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 409 Old Coachman Road, S. in Clearwater hosts its Greek Festival, the largest festival in the Tampa Bay area, October 28-30. Enjoy great food, desserts, cooking demonstrations, church visits and more. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing with ‘Ellada’ performing daily, live dance performances and children’s games. FREE ENTRANCE. Opening hours: Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday October 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information is available by phone: 727-799-4605 and online: https://www.clearwatergreekfest.com.
PRNCETON, NJ – Sounds of Cyprus and Alkinoos Ioannidis are teaming up for an educational and musical experience at Princeton University on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall. Sounds of Cyprus will present an educational concert of traditional Cypriot music with a six-piece orchestra followed by a lecture by renowned Cypriot singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis entitled “The Word & The Note”. The event is free and open to the public.
LOS ANGELES — The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and the UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture welcome the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) and attendees to the 48th Annual Conference on Byzantine Studies in UCLA, November 3-6. Most conference activities will take place at the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel on the UCLA campus. More information is available online: https://cmrs.ucla.edu/conference/byzantine-studies/.
DALLAS, TX – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road in Dallas, hosts the 67th Annual Dallas Greek Food Festival November 4-6. Enjoy Greek dishes, pastries, market, cooking demonstrations, backgammon tent, and church tours. Entertainment includes traditional Greek folk music, dancing and dancers, face painting, and arts and crafts for children. Opening hours: Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available by phone: 972-991-1166 and online: https://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com.
BAYSIDE, NY – The community of St. Demetrios in Jamaica, NY is hosting its 95th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Friday, November 11, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, at Laterna Estiatorio, 47-20 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, featuring appetizers, a dinner, an open bar, and live music. Adults: $100, children under 16 (young meal) $40. For reservations, please contact: [email protected] or the church office 718-291-2420.
JEFFERSONVILLE, PA – St. Sophia’s Church, Saints Faith, Hope & Agape, 900 South Trooper Road in Jeffersonville, hosts the Food and Craft Show with crafts for sale, baklava, gyro, souvlaki, spanakopita, moussaka, pastitisio , galaktoboureko and other Greek favorites. Take-out available. Opening hours: Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday November 13 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information is available by phone: 610-650-8960 and online: https://www.saintsophiachurch.org.
FORT WORTH, TX – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 NW 21st Street in Fort Worth, is hosting its 54th Greek Festival Nov. 11-13. Enjoy favorite Greek dishes, lamb, gyros, pastries, breads, desserts and ready meals, church visits. Entertainment includes live Greek music and folk dancing, plus outdoor activities for kids. Admission: $1. Opening hours: Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday November 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available by phone: 817-626-5578 and online: https://www.fortworthgreekfestival.com.
BELLFLOWER, CA – “The East Has Set: A Tribute to the Smyrna Catastrophe,” Sunday, November 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium, 16600 Civic Center Drive in Bellflower, CA. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Smyrna disaster, this evening includes a discussion of the historical aspects and music of Asia Minor performed by an ensemble led by oud player Dimitri Mahlis. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3EJL04n.
NEW YORK — After a two-year in-person hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2022 Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Mistletoe Gala returns to the Harvard Club of New York on Saturday, December 3. Young Greek-American professionals are invited to celebrate a night of holiday cheer with sounds from DJ Bobby Karounos of Spartan Sounds, live music from Dean Vali of Bounce Music, dancing, plus an open bar and a buffet. Tickets are $165 per person if purchased before November 1; $180 if purchased before November 15; and $195 if purchased after Nov. 16. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come in black tie. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://bit.ly/MistletoeGala.