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.
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.
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 Archdiocesan Department of Greek Education in conjunction with the Hellenic Bookclub of New York is hosting a lecture on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria, commemorating the fire of Smyrna on its dark 100th anniversary. ‘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 by email: [email protected]
ONLINE – EMBCA Presents Hellenism in Art from Both Sides of the Pond Webinar Panel Discussion 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 dark 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 HYDE PARK, NY – The AHEPA Family of Hempstead, Long Island, NY – AHEPA Constantine Cassis Chapter No.170, Daughters Of Penelope Pasithea No.141, Sons Of Pericles Lord Byron Chapter No.233 and Maids of Athena Victory Chapter No. .76 is hosting the AHEPA Family Thanksgiving Dinner, open to all, AHEPA Family and non-members alike, on Sunday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. at Jonathan’s Restaurant, 2499 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Charge per person $65, sons and maids $45, children 12 and under $25. RSVP by phone to Anastasios Stampolis 1-516-468-5472 or DOP Chair Eileen Demiris 1-516-395-1166. Participants must reserve and prepay by Wednesday, November 16, pay online: www.ahepa170.org using the donate button. For combined payments, you must send an email to [email protected] detailing what you have paid. The menu includes a traditional turkey dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and dessert as well as a children’s menu.
STORRS, CT – In honor of Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni’s two-day visit to Connecticut on November 29-30, a dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Graduate Hotel in Storrs, CT. The UConn Center for Hellenic Studies, Paideia, will gratefully accept a $100 donation for the dinner. Minister Mendoni is also scheduled to tour the Connecticut State Capitol, meet with UConn administration officials hosted by former UConn President Thomas Katsouleas, and visit the Spartan Museum at the Center for Hellenic Studies and the open-air Greek theater Alexander the Great. Those interested in attending should email Ilias Tomazos, Director of the Paideia Center for Hellenic Studies: [email protected]
FLUSHING, NY – The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies presents the “Women in the Byzantine Empire” lecture on Wednesday, November 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (free time) in Remsen Hall, Room 300, Queens College with the Reverend Protopresbyter Nikiforos Fakinos, pastor of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick, NY. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Athanasopoulou by email: [email protected]
WASHINGTON, DC – The Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) annual conference on “Your Health and Well-Being” will be held December 2-3 at the Ritz Carlton at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. The event includes a reception at the Embassy of Greece, 2217 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC, discussions with experts in their fields, lunch and the presentation of the Aristeion Prize. Register online as places are limited. More details available online: https://www.hawcnet.org.
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.
NEW YORK — The Hellenic American Association of Financial Professionals (HABA) is hosting its holiday party to end the year with fellow members and a dose of good cheer on Tuesday, December 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Manhattan. The event features a discussion on Art Finance and Art Investing, a great alternative asset class for investors looking to hedge against global stock market volatility, rising inflation and instability geopolitics. The guest speaker is Rebecca L. Fine, Managing Director of Athena Art Finance and Head of Art Finance at Yieldstreet. This event is free for HABA members in good standing (2022). Friends of HABA are always welcome – admission for non-members is $50. Pre-registration required, more details available online: https://bit.ly/3Wy19jL.
NEW YORK – The 86th Annual Hellenic Medical Society of New York Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the JW Marriot Essex House, 160 Central Park South in Manhattan. The black tie event includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live Greek band. Among the distinguished recipients who will be celebrated at the gala are distinguished physician Dr Stephen Nicholas, distinguished colleague Dr Alex Spyropoulos and distinguished Hellene George Logothetis. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3zOL9jK. Gala sponsorship information and newspaper announcements are also available online: https://bit.ly/3FPtuvW. The scholarship application deadline is November 20 and the scholarship award ceremony will take place on December 9. More information available online: https://hellenicmedicalsociety.org/scholarships-2/.