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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 postgraduate programs in bioethics with Athanasios Papageorgakis on Thursday, March 17; The Biology of the Soul with Fr. Filotas Talidis on March 24; and Faith and Experience with Stavros Zoumpoulakis on March 31. More information, including the detailed schedule 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.


NEW YORK — Onassis, The Play, a new theatrical production about the life of “great tycoon” Aristotle Onassis, runs through March 20 off-Broadway at the American Theater of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. The one-man show, directed by Dikran Tulaine, will be performed by talented actor Anthony Skordi who also wrote the play. Tickets are available by phone: 212-581-3044 and on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3GS4DEA.


LEVITTOWN, NY – K2 Entertainment Presents: Greek Squad & Friends Comedy on Saturday, March 12, 7:30-10:00 PM EST at Governor’s Levittown, 90 Division Avenue in Levittown, featuring New York’s Funny Man Greg Kritikos and Carie Karavas. Proof of vaccination will be required. Individual comedian appearances are subject to change without notice. Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3BRVfA1.


ONLINE – The Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW), in conjunction with ALLILONnet, continues the Spring 2022 Conversation with Women Leaders speaker series, with fireside chat presentations on contemporary topics on Monday, March 14 , 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT with Olga Kazianis, MSEd, MIA, on Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education: Challenges and Opportunities in Our Time. The event will be presented by Nikoletta Toffoloni, BA. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.


NEW YORK – Special “An Evening with Onassis” charity performance on Tuesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the American Theater of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. All proceeds from tickets that night will go (50/50) to the Greek Division of Ronald McDonald House which provides support services to families in Greece and Cyprus, as well as Greek-Americans staying in New York while battling cancer; and the Hellenic American Project (HAP) at Queens College, a nonprofit program that documents the Hellenic American presence in the United States from the first wave of mass immigration in 1900 to the present day and operates as a research center , archival, Greek-American Library, museum and event space. This event is hosted by actor Anthony Skordi with his production team, and EMBCA in association with AHEPA, as well as AHEPA Delphi Chapter #25 and Hermes Chapter #186. Admission is $100, seating is limited. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3pgYhsw.

ONLINE – The Academic Year in Athens (CYA) continues its virtual lecture series with Smyrna, 1922: The End of a Cosmopolitan City, Tuesday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. Athens. The Consulate General of Greece in Boston and CYA will co-host the conference, a tribute to the city of Smyrna and the 100 years since its destruction on the coast of Asia Minor – present-day Izmir. Guest speaker Alexander Kitroeff, professor of history at Haverford College and CYA, and member of the CYA Academic Advisory Roundtable, will shed light on what Smyrna was like at the start of the 20th century – what was so unique in this international Mediterranean port, and will review the events that caused the catastrophe in Asia Minor that led to the destruction of this cosmopolitan city in 1922. Fotini Christia, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Research on Sociotechnical Systems from MIT, will moderate the discussion. After registering, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email to join the webinar. You can ask questions via the chat box or the Q&A feature on Zoom. If you cannot attend the “live” event, but would like to receive a recording of the conference, please register and it will be sent to you 1-2 days after the event. Register online: https://bit.ly/3HIrLGh.


NEW YORK – The Cultural Division of the Pancyprian Association, Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m., presents Onassis the Play with actor Anthony Skordi and production manager Alexandros Ammohostianos, at the American Theater of Actors, 314 West 54th Street in Manhattan. The theater capacity is only 120 seats due to COVID restrictions, so book your tickets as soon as possible. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help women victims of domestic violence. More information and tickets available by phone: 917-635-8867.


SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Nordlys Global Voices Series: Mauthausen Cycle at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. The work is the collaboration between Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis, who was a survivor of Kamp Mauthausen, and the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. The show was originally scheduled for summer 2020 to mark 75 years of freedom and liberation after the Holocaust, and will eventually be presented in the United States by the Dutch quintet led by classically trained singer Niki Jacobs. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3BUNUQw. The performance will also be streamed live: https://caffelena.tv/programs/live-mauthausen-cycle.


ARLINGTON, MA – Blood drive at St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton Street in Arlington, Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Appleton to schedule an appointment. Simplify your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossbloo.org/rapidpass to answer your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. More information is available by phone: 781-646-0705.

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Ambassadors Forum, Eastern Mediterranean Breakfast and Briefing will be held Saturday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Capital Hilton, 16 and K Street, NW, Washington , DC. The roundtable will include Greek Ambassador to the US Alexandra Papadopoulou, Cyprus Ambassador to the US Marios Lysiotis and AHI President Nick Larigakis as moderator. Tickets are $30 per person and are available online: https://bit.ly/3IIO53W.

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