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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.


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.


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.


MANHASSET, NY – Hellenic Professional Women’s Cocktails & Connect – Long Island takes place Wednesday, November 9, 7-9 p.m., at Herb & Olive, 172 Plandome Road in Manhasset. Stop by to network, meet someone new or catch up with a friend. The event includes free appetizers and a cash bar. Please bring your business cards to enter the raffle to win a Hellenic Aesthetic gift card. Member Spotlight: Meet and greet Marianthi Vlachos, Founder of Hellenic Aesthetic. You must register to participate. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Members $15, non-members $30. More information and registration available online: https://bit.ly/3z0sTUc.


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, pastitsio , 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.


BUFFALO, NY – Literary reading event with novelist Stephen Eoannou and poet Perry Nicholas at the Italian Cultural Center, 2351 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on Saturday, November 12, from 1-2:30 p.m. The event is free for CCI members, $5 for non-members. More information is available online: https://ccibuffalo.org.


ASTORIA, NY – The Department of Greek Education in conjunction with the Hellenic Bookclub of New York is hosting a lecture on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria, commemorating the Fire of Smyrna on its dark 100th birthday. Understanding Two Important Commemorations: America’s Involvement in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922 will be presented by Dr. Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, For more information, contact the President of the Hellenic Book Club of New York, Jeannie Kouros by phone 917-642-5633 or email: [email protected]

ONLINE – EMBCA Presents Hellenism in Art from Both Sides of the Pond Webinar Roundtable on Sunday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. Athens EEST. The event is organized in association with the Hellenic American Project (HAP) at Queens College. The roundtable will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos, president of the EMBCA, and author/poet Nicholas Alexiou, professor of sociology and director of HAP. The distinguished panel will include multimedia artist Agni Zotis, artist Electros Vekris, visual artist Dr. Nikos Tsiaparas, author/artist Ioannis Stathoyiannis, architect/lecturer/artist John Fotiadis and historian of the art/curator Anna Chassanakou. The program will include a musical presentation by multifaceted musician, pianist and composer Spiro Cardamis. Watch online: https://bit.ly/3gNK84X.

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.


PARAMUS, NJ – Hellenic Professional Women New Jersey Cocktails & Connect takes place Tuesday, November 15, 7-9 p.m., at Biagio’s & The Terrace, 293 Paramus Road in Paramus. The event includes complimentary appetizers provided by Biagio’s and a cash bar. Members $20, non-members $45. RSVP required. Register online to attend: https://bit.ly/3gNDL1x.


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, 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 wear black tie. The event includes an impressive array of raffle prizes such as $1,000 donated by the Annunciation Parish Council, two tickets to the New York Philharmonic and a variety of gift cards. Grand Draw prizes include a table for ten at the 2023 Annunciation Stewardship Gala valued at $3,750, six tickets to the 2023 Mistletoe Annunciation Gala valued at $1,200 and gift certificates for restaurants and other gifts. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://bit.ly/MistletoeGala.

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Initiative (THI), the leading group uniting the Greek Diaspora and philhellenics internationally, will host its 10th Anniversary New York Gala on Saturday, December 3 in New York City with cocktails at the historic 48 Wall Street and Silent Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m., dinner and awards across the street at the red carpet at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street (between William and Hanover Streets), 8:00 p.m., and entertainment and dancing at 10 p.m. The funds raised will be deployed in Greece to support humanitarian programs and foster the economic and entrepreneurial development of Greece. Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, will be honored at the event which will also highlight THI’s new “Plant a Tree in Greece” campaign and a performance by Greek singer Elli Kokkinou. Other special guests are expected and will be announced as details become available. Tickets and more information available online: https://bit.ly/3DdvuLB.

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