Ongoing in the Greek-American community
UNTIL DECEMBER 11
HAVERHILL, MA – The Christmas Stocking Event for Veterans at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 156 Winter Street in Haverhill, runs through December 11. Stockings can include hygiene products, gift cards and more. Gifts must not total more than $ 20. Please no alcohol or tobacco related gifts. Stockings can be dropped off at Battle Grounds Coffee Company in Bradford (Cedardale), Downtown Haverhill and Downtown Newburyport. More information is available by phone: 978-373-3311.
23 NOVEMBER-16 DECEMBER
MANHATTAN – The Metropolitan Opera presents Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, libretto by Sarah Ruhl adapted from her acclaimed 2003 piece that reimagines the familiar ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s perspective. The opera is a product of the Met’s commissioning program and runs from November 23 through December 16. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the Met’s memorable premiere from the podium, directing the evocative music of Aucoin and a new immersive staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and another resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. More information and tickets available online: https://www.meopera.org.
ONLINE – Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce and Hellas International Chamber of Commerce present Greek Tax Incentives: A Guide to Tax Laws Affecting Non-Residents, Saturday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. Are you an American retiree who wishes to live in Greece? Are you a wealthy person who wishes to invest and / or live in Greece? Are you currently a non-resident of Greece who wishes to live and work in Greece? Do you want to invest in Greek real estate? Do you want answers to Greek bureaucratic questions? Discover the answers to these questions and many more by participating in the forum. Register online for free: https://www.hellenicamerican.cc/event-details/hacc-icc-hellas.
ELKINS PARK, PA – The Annunciation Elkins Park Spiritual Life Team presents a Workshop on Building an Orthodox Christian Marriage for Young Couples and Beyond, Saturday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , at the Annunciation / Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Community Church, 7921 Old York Road in Elkins Park. The speaker for the event is Reverend Alexander Goussetis. For any questions call: 215-635-0316 or contact the organizer: [email protected] Sign up on Eventbrite, search: Building an Orthodox Christian Wedding.
PORTLAND, OR – The Joy of Rehearsal: A Sacred Music Symposium takes place on Saturday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan in Portland. Reconnect, reinvigorate and hone your musical skills with church musicians from near and far on a full-day church music symposium with award-winning Orthodox composer and conductor Benedict Sheehan and his talented wife, Talia Maria, as they guide us in exploring the joy of effective and engaging choral rehearsal. Morning coffee and light Lenten breakfast provided. Bonus Symposium Exclusivity: As a preview of the West Coast premiere of his famous Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom by Cappella Romana, Sheehan will lead the Symposium choir in the learning of “It’s really a meeting” from the liturgy. Symposium attendees will be offered discounted tickets to the Cappella Romana show on Saturday evening. More information is available by phone: 503-234-0468 and online: goholytrinity.org.
MANHATTAN – The group of young professionals from HABA (Hellenic American Association for Financial Professionals) invites you to their members-only holiday party, Thursday, December 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with an open bar and hors -work at the new Greek bistro Marathi, 200 Church Street in Tribeca. Come and create business opportunities! Online registration is required: https://bit.ly/3coCsR9. This event is free for HABA members in good standing. If you would like to apply for membership, please contact [email protected] Please note that due to New York’s COVID-19 guidelines, proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. More information is available online: https://www.haba.org.
BROOKLINE, MA – The AHEPA Boston Athens Chapter 24 Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Brookline Center Hall, 162 Goddard Avenue in Brookline. Music by Taximi with Chuck Samiotes. Donation of $ 20 for the event. More information is available by phone: 617-835-2217 and by email: [email protected]
ROSLINDALE, MA – Boston’s Pontiaki Estia, celebrating her 51st birthday, hosts her Greek dance on Saturday, December 11, doors open at 8:00 p.m., at St. Nectarios Parish Hall, 39 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. Enjoy live music and dancing. Performers scheduled include Babis Iordanidis, Giannis Sanidis, Stergios Zimbiliadis, Iosif Tsentekidis, Michalis Pesiridis, Vaggelis Pesiridis and Kyriakos Papadopoulos. More information and reservations by phone: 781-354-8471.
HEMPSTEAD, NY – The AHEPA family of Hempstead are hosting their Veterans Honor Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 12 at 4:45 p.m. at Jonathan’s, 2499 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Veterans Will Receive Congressional Approval
AHEPA veterans medals and certificates. The list of AHEPA veterans is available online: https://ahepaveterans.org/veterans-list.htm. The dinner follows the initiations of the AHEPA and the Sons of Pericles also on Sunday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m., upstairs in the Hellenic Hall of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Paul in Hempstead. Correct attire is required: Suit and tie or sports jacket and tie. More information is available online: www.AHEPA170.org. RSVP and payments can also be made online: http://www.ahepa170.org/dues_donations/. After payment, send an email stating that you have paid online with participants’ names and contact details to: [email protected] Payment and RSVP must be received by December 4th. No payment at the door because the number of places is limited. If paying by check, please make payable to: AHEPA 170, and hand deliver to Anastasi Stampolis or Katerina Englezou or by post to arrive before December 4: AHEPA 170 PO Box 215, Garden City, NY 11530 More information is available by phone: Anastasi Stampolis 1-516-468-5472 or Katerina Englezou 1-516-234-9678.
ASTORIA, NY – Greek Comedy Show with Angelo Tsarouchas Live at the Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street in Astoria, Sunday, December 12, with special guest actress Ellen Karis. All ages are welcome, you must be 21 to drink. Doors open at 7 p.m., start of the show at 8 p.m. sharp. Tickets available by phone: 718-255-6921 and online: melroseballroom.com.
DANBURY, CT – The Christmas Candlelight Concert takes place Sunday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge in Danbury. It should be noted that the Danbury-based a cappella ensemble will welcome the Christmas season by performing a selection of Christmas carols, followed by a choir audience. The words for the song will be provided in the program. The hour-long concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Danbury Health Department and CDC regulations require all unvaccinated concert visitors to wear a mask. Masks will be available at the entrance. More information is available by phone: 203-748-2992 and online: https://www.agoc.us/.
BOSTON, MA – Greek Heritage Night takes place on Monday, December 13 as the Boston Celtics take on the NBA Championship-winning Milwaukee Bucks and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo at TD Boston Garden, 100 Legends Way in Boston, at 7:30 p.m. Seating balcony starting at $ 78. Organized by AHEPA, Alpha Omega Council, EOK, Kefi FM, Grecian Echoes, Consulate General of Greece, Metropolis of Boston, National Hellenic Society and the Teddy K Foundation. More information is available online: fevo.me/greeknight1213 use promo code: 21GREEK. All fans aged 12 and over will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a qualified negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter TD Garden. The City of Boston’s indoor mask mandate also remains in effect, requiring all guests aged two and over to wear a mask inside the TD Garden, except when actively eating or drinking, as permitted. .
NEW YORK – The 23rd Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum New York: A New Era-A New Direction for Greece will take place on Tuesday, December 14, in person at the Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street in Manhattan, registration and coffee begins at 7:10. Speech by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 8:00 a.m. The Greek delegation will include senior members of the new government and business leaders who will present to American investors the developments and reforms of the Greek economy and the opportunities ahead. The Forum will also feature senior executives from the major investment banks supporting the Forum and other market experts. The Hellenic Capital Link 2021 Leadership Award will be presented to Alex Fotakidis, Partner, Head of Greece – CVC Capital Partners, for his outstanding contribution to Greece. Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Pfizer, will deliver the keynote address. More information is available online: http://forums.capitallink.com/greece/2021/index.html.