Occurs in the Greek-American community

UNTIL JUNE 30

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 The Role of Spirituality in the Experience of Illness with Tracy Ann Balboni on April 7; Re-enchantment of the world with Athanasios Papathanasiou on April 14; Religion, Spirituality and Health: Research and Clinical Applications with Harold Koening on May 5, and The Orthodox Church for the Human Health with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos on May 12. More information, including the detailed program 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.

UNTIL MAY 11

ASTORIA – The Hell Gate Film Society of the Greek Cultural Center (GCC) presents a series of films by Cypriot directors at the GCC, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria, from March 27 to May 11. The screenings are free to the public. The films will be in Greek with English subtitles. Schedule information is posted on the Hell Gate Society Facebook site, Instagram, and Greek Cultural Center website/Facebook. Additional information available by phone: 718-726-7329 and online: https://bit.ly/3iojVY8.

APRIL 1-3

SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. – The Lenten Retreat for Orthodox Young Adults at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, 38526 Dunlap Road in Squaw Valley, takes place Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. Young adults from all Orthodox traditions are welcome to attend. The theme for this retreat is Rejoice Mother of Light and the guest speaker will be Reverend Father Seraphim Ramos, Associate Priest at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, NV. Retreat participants will spend time chatting and fellowshipping at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, as well as visiting and assisting the sisters of Theotokos Monastery the life-giving spring with a work project. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3Cvz6rK.

APRIL 1-17

ASTORIA – The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria, presents the comedy “Who Discovered America?” April 1-17. The play, written by Chryssa Spilioti, directed by Larisa Antypa, and starring Antypa and Alexandra Skendrou, is in Greek with English surtitles. Liza and Kate are two girls who grow up together and try to discover their life and their dreams. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, $20, $15 for seniors, are available at the door and online: https://www.greekculturalcenter.org/. More information is available by email: [email protected] or by phone: 718-726-7329. Masks required by NYC protocol.

APRIL 5

NEW YORK – Hellenic Professional Women is hosting Spring Cocktails & Connect on Tuesday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m., at Kyma Hudson Yards, 445 West 35th Street in Manhattan. The donation is $15 for members, $30 for non-members. Cash bar. Special guest Greek Power Girl Sofia Karvelas from Wknd Nation. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with capacity limits. Register online: https://bit.ly/3u5KsyQ.

APRIL 8-10

LYNN, MA — The 65th Annual Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament, the oldest Greek tournament on the East Coast, takes place April 8-10 at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street in Lynn. Featuring youth, high school, women’s and men’s divisions, this fun weekend brings all ages together to play in honor of “The Golden Greek”. More information is available by phone: 781-593-6162 and on Facebook: Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament.

APRIL 9

ONLINE — The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture presents Greek Book Club featuring Soloup’s Aivali on Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT, via Zoom. The discussion will be in Greek. To register and for more information on purchasing the book, contact Dr. Simos Zenios by email: [email protected]

MANCHESTER, NH – Clearance sale at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral 650 Hanover Street in Manchester on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop off your spring cleaning donations Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Thursday, April 7 at the church for sale. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113.


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