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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 Spiritual Story” of the Patient and its Importance in Daily Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Management of Chronic Disease with Archbishop John Kokkakis on June 16 and Medicine as Eucharist with Metropolitan John Zizioulas on June 30. 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.

JUNE 2-4

LOWELL, MA – The Greek Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration, 25 Father John Sarantos Way in Lowell, is hosting its Greek Festival Thursday, June 2, 5-9 p.m., Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 12-9 p.m. Enjoy Greek cuisine and desserts, Greek beer and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, guided church tours, raffles, and more. Rain or shine. Free entry and parking. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing and children’s activities. More information is available by phone: 978-458-4321 and online: https://bit.ly/3LwWaJl.

JUNE 3-4

BOISE, ID – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 Bannock Street in Boise, is hosting its Greek Festival on Friday, June 3, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy Greek dishes and desserts, church tours, live Greek music and dancing, and dance lessons. More information is available by phone: 208-345-6147.


NEW YORK – The Greek-American Writers Association, the Greek Writers of America Guild and the Hellenic American Project of Queens College, CUNY, present a program of poetry and music at the Revelation Gallery and a wine tasting in the garden of St. John’s in the Village, 224 Waverly Place in New York’s Greenwich Village, on Saturday, June 4, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate Greek Independence Day in June!

JUNE 4-5

NEW YORK – Teatro Grattacielo in collaboration with Battery Park City Authority presents Giulietta e Romeo, composed by Riccardo Zandonai, and directed by Stefanos Koroneos, general and artistic director of Teatro Grattacielo, on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 at 9 p.m. The role of Juliet will be interpreted by the famous Greek soprano Eleni Calenos. The Greek decorator and costume designer Tasos Protopsaltou takes care of the sets and costumes. Greek-American mezzo-soprano Melina Jaharis will sing the role of Isabella. The performances are part of the New York Festival. More information and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3LDRjpL.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its Greek Festival June 4-5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Alex Madonna Exposition Center, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. Offering a range of homemade and traditional dishes, prepared using fresh ingredients from popular family recipes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. The classic Greek sandwich, the Gyro, will be served, as well as oak BBQ specialties: souvlaki, loukaniko (locally made Greek pork sausage) and lamb chops. Two new menu items offered this year are Fried Calamari and Greek Fries. Oven menu items will include: Moussaka, dolmades, spanakopita and tiropites. Fresh salads and delicious spreads will also be available. Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase. Sample traditional loukoumades, baklava, and other wonderful homemade items. Entertainment includes Greek music and traditional dances. More information is available by phone 805-546-8337 and online: https://www.greekfestivalslo.com/.


NEW YORK – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York’s Greek Independence Parade takes place on 5th Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m. More information is available online: https://www.hellenicsocieties.org/.


OCEANSIDE, NY – The 2nd Annual AHEPA Long Island Chapters Golf Outing takes place Monday, June 6 at the Middle Bay Golf Club, 3600 Skillman Avenue in Oceanside. Departure at 10 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. Join us for a day of camaraderie and fun! You can purchase a ticket online as an individual golfer, $160 per golfer including breakfast, lunch, beers and refreshments or as a sponsor of this event. Auction, raffle and prizes also available as well as a chance to be the $25,000 hole-in-one winner. Register as a golfer or (several golfers) and/or to be a sponsor online: http://www.ahepa170.org/dues_donations/. Send an email with the names of the golfer(s) and/or sponsorship name and level: [email protected]. More information available by phone AHEPA Babylon Chapter 416: 917-705-0056 or Constantine Cassis Chapter 170: 516-468-5472.


NEW YORK – New York-based Greek composer and performer Pericles Kanaris returns for the first time post-pandemic with a powerful message during a concert on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m., at the Peter Norton Symphony’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Space. , 2537 Broadway in Manhattan. The title of the concert, Up for Air, signifies the vital need to reconnect with the community through music, after a long period of isolation. Kanaris dedicates this concert to the outgoing Consul General of Greece in New York, Dr. Konstantinos Koutras and to his mandate. Kanaris will donate a portion of the proceeds from his tickets to Doctors Without Borders and their humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine. The concert is presented under the aegis of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. Tickets: https://bit.ly/3xIySgu. More information about Pericles Kanaris is available on his website: http://www.pericleskanaris.com/.

JUNE 9-12

WHITESTONE, NY – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 11-05 150th Street in Whitestone, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 9-12. Enjoy Greek hospitality and specialties, souvlaki, pastitsio, cheese and spinach pies, Cypriot delights, Greek pastries and our famous loukoumades. Greek music, vendors, raffles, games and rides also available. Opening hours: Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 June, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 June, 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available by phone: 718-767-2955.

JUNE 10-12

DANBURY, CT – The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury, is hosting its 41st annual Greek Festival June 10-12 with traditional Greek food, raffles and activities. Enjoy Greek cuisine and pastries, souvlaki, gyros, pastitsio, lamb, baklava and many other traditional Greek dishes. Entertainment includes Greek music, dancing and games for children. Opening hours: Friday, June 10, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 June, 12 p.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. More information is available by phone: 203-748-2992 and online: https://www.agoc.us/news/festival.


MOONACHIE, NJ – The New Jersey Hellenic Federation is hosting its ninth annual awards banquet on Sunday, June 12, cocktails 5:00 p.m., dinner 6:00 p.m., at The Graycliff, 290 Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie, NJ. The event honors educator Demosthenes Triantafillou with the Aristotle Prize, Consul General of Greece in New York, Dr. Konstantinos Koutras with the Alexander the Great Community Service Award, US Congressman Frank Pallone with the Public Service Award Alexander the Great, and Dr. Panos Stavrianidis, Nikitas Moustakas, Esq., and Anna Zalokostas with the Meritorious Service Award. The event also includes the presentation of scholarships. Please confirm your presence before June 9th. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact Federation President Elias Iliadis, MD, by phone: 856-722-9351 or by email: [email protected]. More information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities available online: www.hellenicfederationnj.com.

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