Occurs in the Greek-American community


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 Orthodox Church for Human Health with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos on May 12, and Buddhist Spirituality and Medicine with Robert Wall on May 19. 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.


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.


BROOKLYN — Aphrodite Navab’s solo art exhibit Anahita Scrolls is on view through May 22 at AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. More information about the exhibition is available online: https://www.airgallery.org/.

MAY 1-7

PITTSBURGH, PA — St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, is hosting its Greek Food Festival May 1-7. Enjoy delicious homemade Greek dishes and pastries, outdoor barbecue, food certificates available and daily tours of the cathedral. Entertainment includes live bouzouki music and Greek dancing every night. More information available by phone: 412-682-3866 and online: https://bit.ly/3Ejqo0x.


LANCASTER, PA – The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Lancaster is hosting GyroFest on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a gyro platter with some Greek desserts. Place your order now and pick it up at one of our 4 drive-thru lanes. More information available by phone: 717-394-1735 and online: https://bit.ly/3xxeL4O.


ONLINE – The Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW), in conjunction with ALLILONnet, continues the Spring 2022 Conversation with Women Leaders online lecture series, featuring fireside chat presentations on contemporary topics. Monday, May 9, 7-8 p.m. with Mary Papaschinopoulou, JD, MLE on Women Entrepreneurs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A European Perspective, presented by Anastasia Romanou, PhD. Join the conversation online via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3HPFvPG.

MAY 9-29

LOS ANGELES — The 16th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) runs May 9-15 with in-person screenings. Virtual screenings, webinars, workshops and panels from May 10 to 29. The opening night, May 9, includes the screening of Smyrna, Μy Βeloved and the Gala. The Hollywood Scene & Be Seen party, presented by Power Muse and LAGFF, will take place on May 11. The Olympia Dukakis Tribute event presented by Apollo Dukakis will take place on May 14th. More information is available online: https://www.lagff.org/.

MAY 12

NEW YORK — The Cypriot-American Chamber of Commerce’s annual 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Loeb Boathouse at Central Park, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue. The event honors Anthoula Katsimatides and Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc. with the Distinguished Merit Award and the Michael Tannousis Assembly with the Cyprus Young Professionals Award. For more information, contact

Chamber Executive Director Despina Axiotakis by phone: 201-981-5764 or email: [email protected]

NEW YORK – Philo4Thought and the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals invite to host the Annual Networking Reception at Skinos, 123 Washington Street in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP required. Limited tickets available. Register on Eventbrite before May 6. Fees: The $10 registration fee will help cover some of the general costs of the event. Register online: https://bit.ly/38BIuzg.

MAY 12-15

PISCATAWAY, NJ – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road in Piscataway, is hosting its 49th annual Greek Festival May 12-15 in person and with online takeout available. Enjoy the souvlakia, gyros, Greek pastries, outdoor tavern, take-out kiosk, bakery and gift shops. Entertainment includes live music and community Greek folk dance groups. Opening hours: Thursday 12 May, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday May 13, 11am-11pm; Saturday 14 May, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; and Sunday May 15 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information available by phone: 732-463-1642 and online: https://bit.ly/3EG4hBu.

MAY 13

NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, in collaboration with the Hellenic Book Club of New York, presents The Poetry & Music of Mikis Theodorakis on Friday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Holy Trinity-Chiotes Hall , 337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. Enjoy an evening of some of Theodorakis’ most beloved songs, sung by members of the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir. The event will feature renowned author and Theodorakis collaborator, Gail Holst-Warhaft, highlighting the influence of Theodorakis’ poetry on her music. Food and refreshments will be provided. Tickets: www.archcathedralchoir.com With Gail Holst-Warhaft and singers from the Cathedral Choir, including director Costas Tsourakis, soprano Alexandra Skendrou, soprano Kristina Kaye, mezzo-soprano Hilary Baboukis, Kostas Psarros on bouzouki, Megan Gould on violin and Dawn Helene on piano.

MAY 13-14

ASTORIA – Comedian Alexandros Tsouvelas performs live for the first time in New York City on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. both days, at the Petros G. Patrides Cultural Center in St. Demetrios, 30-11 30 Drive in Astoria. Tickets are $40, available on Eventbrite for Friday: https://bit.ly/37MtQ8l and Saturday: https://bit.ly/3y3IvXs.

MAY 13-15

ANAHEIM, CA – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 405 N. Dale Street in Anaheim, is hosting Orange County’s first Greek Festival May 13-15. Enjoy the best of Greek cuisine, music, dance and culture at the OC Greek Fest with authentic food and baking, great shopping in the outdoor market, dozens of unique vendors, carnival rides and games for all ages. Free guided tours of the church scheduled daily. Entertainment includes live music and traditional Greek dance performances scheduled daily. Admission is $3. Free for seniors (65+), children 12 and under, and all military, police, and firefighters with ID. Free parking behind Wal-Mart at Buena Park Mall with free shuttle service. Opening hours: Friday May 13, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday May 14, noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday May 15 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information available by phone: 714-827-0181 and online: https://ocgreekfest.com.

MAY 14

ONLINE – Philo4Thought is hosting the Spring 2022 Virtual Symposium: Sustainable Business Strategies on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a multi-panel event on topics related to business innovation, building sustainable teams and to the changing business landscape today. The Zoom link will be emailed only to those who register online: https://bit.ly/3ksnb5D.

DOUGLASTON, NY – The Rhodian Society of New York Spring Mixer takes place Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkway Diner, 44-25 Douglaston Parkway in Douglaston. Admission is $40 and includes food and drinks. Music by DJ NMK Sounds. The book The Status of the Aegean Sea Under International Law by Angelos M. Syrigos, sponsored by the Paideia Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Connecticut, will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the camp project Kolymbia. RSVP recommended by May 11 via email: [email protected]

MAY 14-15

DURHAM, NC — St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 NC Highway 751 in Durham, is hosting A Taste of Greece on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Enjoy Greek cuisine, pastries, baklava sundaes, loukoumades, Greek wines and beer. Shop from many vendors: a Greek grocery store, artwork, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, new arrivals. Silent auction, raffle and church tours also available. Entertainment includes traditional and popular Greek music and community folk dances. Free entry and free parking. More information available by phone: 919-484-1600 and online: https://tasteofgreecenc.org.

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