Tornos News | Media Report: What Happens in the Greek American Community During the Holiday Season
BABYLON, NY – An Oresteia or What We Have Seen, a world premiere by playwright David Bullen. EastLine Theater in association with the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts will present the world premiere of David Bullen’s An Oresteia, or What We Have Seen, adapted to from ancient Greek texts by Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides, at Old Town Hall, 47 West Main Street in Babylon, NY. Commissioned in response to current events, An Oresteia tells the ancient story of the fall of the House of Atreus starting with the murder of Agamemnon and detailing its repercussions through the generations. This production is part of EastLine’s free Theater for All season. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. All participants must arrive before 6:50 p.m. or their tickets may be put on a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please call us at 516-749-5047. The performances have very few seats, but the organizers want to accommodate as many spectators as they want. All seats are general admission. Ticket holders will be required to show proof of vaccination and will be required to remain masked throughout the show. Tickets and more information available on Eventbrite, search: An Oresteia.
ONLINE – Organized by the Saint Catherine Foundation, the Inside Sainte Catherine’s Monastery Sinai lecture series concludes with The Sinai Library: A Treasure Held in Trust featuring Father Justin of Sinai, Librarian of Saint Catherine, on Saturday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register online: shorturl.at/cemwS. Further information is also available online: https://www.saintcatherinefoundation.org/.
FLEMINGTON, NJ – St. Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church, 85 Voorhees Corner Road in Flemington, Township of Raritan, will host a special Greek take-out dinner before Thanksgiving, with online food pre-purchase of items frozen take-out and ready-to-eat meals. pastries to eat. Food pickup takes place on Saturday, November 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Frozen selections include half platters of kotopita, spanakopita, tiropita, and pastitsio. A pack of 6 pastries will contain baklava, galaktoboureko and ravani. All food is prepared in the professional parish kitchen, in accordance with food safety guidelines. Order online: https://www.greekdinners.com. Secure online payment is made via Paypal or credit card. Orders will be accepted until Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Customers can select preferred pickup times within these time frames when paying online. Pickup will be from the church in a designated area on the side of the church hall, near the side parking lot. An additional event with ready meals and pastries will be offered in December, in preparation for the Christmas period. More information is available by phone: 908-968-4004 and online: https://www.stannagoc.org.
ANDOVER, MA – The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is hosting the 2021 Fall Glendi Party on Saturday, November 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road in Andover. Cocktail from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., dinner from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., dinner, dance and entertainment from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. Tickets: $ 75 per person. For ticket sales, contact Megan Hantzis by email: [email protected] or by phone: 339-368-3724. Tickets can also be purchased on Eventbrite, search: Holy Trinity Fall Glendi. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please send checks (payable to Holy Trinity Church) payable to Holy Trinity Church Attn: George Pergakis / Fall Glendi 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA 01852.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Pre-Thanksgiving Greek Music Night on Wednesday, November 24, 9:30 p.m. at the Greek American Political Club, 288 Green Street in Cambridge, music by the Athenian Entertainment Orchestra and singers Zoe Martini and Georgios Karatzas. Reservations and information available by phone: 617-407-8664 and 617-967-6266.
CHICOPEE, MA – The 8th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Grattan Street in Chicopee, takes place on Saturday, November 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 28 from 12:00 p.m. at 4:00 p.m. Masks required to enter. Enjoy homemade Greek pastries, packaged to go, a wide range of just in time gift baskets for the holidays, Christmas trees, wreaths and signs to decorate your home, olive oil, honey and alcohol imported from Greece and more, including the return of the giant raffle. All proceeds help support the parish. More information is available by phone: 413-592-3401 and online: https://www.stsconstantinehelen.ma.goarch.org.
ROSLINDALE, MA – The Christmas wreath making event takes place on Thursday, December 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Nectarios Church Hall, 39 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. A professional florist will guide us through a fun evening of DIY Christmas wreath making. Each pine wreath will be decorated by you in one of the chosen themes. Wear your ugly sweater and bring your holiday joy. $ 50 for a 16 ” large crown, $ 60 for a very large 18 ” crown. Contact Sophie Donovan for more details: 617-335-4777
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.
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.
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.
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.
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