Ongoing in the Greek-American community


ASTORIA – Anemos, 41-15 34th Avenue in Astoria, presents singer Christos Perras with Eva Anastopoulos and Sofia Charalampidou on Saturday, December 25 and Friday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., you must be 21 and over to be there to assist. Valet parking available. For reservations, call or text 929-288-5532. More information is available online:


BOSTON – Greek Christmas Eve Party at Venu, 100 Warrenton Street in Boston, doors open at 10:30 p.m., you must be 21 and over to attend. More information is available by phone, Angelos: 978-728-2862.


NEW YORK – Philo4Thought is hosting its annual Holiday Happy Hour on Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Kellari Taverna, 19 West 44th Street in Manhattan. All are welcome. Feel free to share with your friends! Online pre-registration is required. Standard registration is $ 30. College / graduate students welcome at 50% discount (PassCode HOLIDAZE122121). Proceeds from this event go towards the Philo4Thought Annual Student Fellowship, free seminars and publications as well as discounted educational programs, training initiatives and coaching services. Register online:


SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Cretan Springfield Association, 35 Carew Street in Springfield, hosts their Greek New Years Dance on Friday, December 31 at 8 p.m., featuring popular Greek and Islander music from Greece with brothers Kostakis, Eftihis and Nektarios . The event includes a surf and turf dinner, appetizers, dessert and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets $ 75, students 12 and under $ 40. Reservations required for dinner before December 26. Contact Yiannis Kontekakis at 413-204-4877 or by email: [email protected]

MANCHESTER, NH – New Years Eve dance at St. George’s Greek Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester on Friday, December 31. Doors open at 8:00 PM. Enjoy champagne, dinner and dancing. Music by the group Kosta Taslis. Tickets of $ 60 per person, free for children 16 and under, are available at the Cathedral office. More information is available by phone: 603-622-9113.

WOBURN, MA – New Year’s Eve party at Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park in Woburn on Friday, December 31. Cocktail: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dinner and dance: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Animation by the Salonic Boys. Adults $ 90 and children $ 40 in advance, at the door: adults $ 120, children $ 60. To reserve your table, call / text Penny: 781-789-8749 or John: 781-643-3500 or email: [email protected] For hotel accommodation, call 781-935-8760 before December 17th and mention the Greek side NYE to reserve your room at a reduced rate.

NEW YORK – New Years Eve at Mykonos Bleu Rooftop, 127 West 28th Street in Manhattan on Friday, December 31 with a 3 hour bar open from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Greek Island-inspired hotspot for ages 21 and over with a valid identity document. For bottle service or questions, text: 347-673-4965. Tickets available on Eventbrite, search: Mykonos Blue Rooftop.


PATERSON, NJ – The Girls of Penelope (DOP) Chryssida Chapter 438 of Union County and Greek Girls Kitchen present an in-person and virtual Vasilopita event on Sunday January 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Kontos Foods, 100 6th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. Join celebrity chefs (and DOP sisters) Sophia Manatakis and Melina Milionis back in their favorite kitchen at Kontos Foods. Seating is limited to 60 for the in-person event. Price: $ 60 in person at Kontos Foods, $ 30 virtual. The event includes baskets and door prizes. For those who cannot make it to the event, please consider trying your luck for the grand prizes. New prices added daily. Link provided by email one day and one hour before the event. Registration required for both options. More information is available by email: [email protected] Partial proceeds from fundraisers benefit Penelope’s Daughter National Projects, Penelope Chryssida Daughters Chapter 438 of the Union County Scholarship Fund and other causes.

ONLINE – EMBCA presents the 100th anniversary of the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues: Johnny Otis / Ioannis A. Veliotes Roundtable on Sunday, January 9, 2 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. in Athens EEST. The commemoration of the anniversary will celebrate the life, times and works of an iconic and astonishing figure of the musical world, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the Renaissance man of rhythm and blues – Johnny Otis on the 100th anniversary of his birth on December 28, 1921 and the 10th anniversary of his death on January 17, 2012. The panel will be moderated by Lou Katsos, President of EMBCA and President of the Hellenic National Cultural Commission of AHEPA . The distinguished panel – in training – will include author, historian and activist Herb Boyd, professor in the Black Studies Program at the City College of New York (CUNY); author / poet Nicholas Alexiou, professor of sociology and director of the Hellenic American Project at Queens College; and filmmaker Tassos Rigopoulos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts and Technologies at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). More information is available online:


LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Greece’s most popular carnival event arrives in New York City with the 4th Annual Patras Carnival Party (Patrino Karnavali) on Saturday January 15 at 10 p.m. at the Melrose Penthouse, 3608 33rd Street in Long Island City. During the carnival period, there are events such as carnival balls, masked balls and parties at home, neighborhoods, clubs, cafes and restaurants. One of the most popular events is the ’80s Back to Carnival’ night, attracting over 1,000 attendees. Three of its DJs, Stelios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kolliopoulos and George Kouverianos, come to New York and invite you to dance until the next morning. Official Sponsor: LOUX – Tickets available on Eventbrite, search: 4th Annual Patras Carnival Party.


BRAINTREE, MA – Night of Greek Comedy with Angelo Tsarouchas on Sunday, January 16, 7 p.m., for all ages, at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street in Braintree, with special guests Gus Constantellis and Eleni Vidalis . Tickets $ 40. For reservations and information, contact Maria: 617-407-8664 or Vaia: 781-843-0047. For online ticket sales:


ONLINE – Columbia University’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) presents Coal Fired: The Greek Poetry of Climate Change, January 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Athens time . Can the humanities increase public awareness and responsiveness to climate change, extreme weather conditions and deteriorating conditions in our natural environment? Thraca, a literary magazine based in Thessaly, a region currently facing drought, unsustainable crops and record high temperatures, joins SNFPHI to present poetry from all over Greece on climate change as it manifests in the daily lives of poets and has an impact on their physical, social, and economic environments. The seminar will be held in Greek. Co-organized with Thraca magazine. More information is available online:

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