Between January and February The Hollywood Greek Festival is hosted through St. George Greek Orthodox Church located at N. th Avenue, Hollywood. The event will include authentic Greek food and desserts, along with live music and dancing. The award-winning dance group will also perform. This once-a-year event gives an opportunity to learn in dancing and also take home the top prize through a raffle. It is also a chance to create lasting memories with your children in The Fun Zone. The festival is the sole location to purchase ouzo daiquiris which is a new invention.
PhiloThought invites you to attend the Annual Young Professionals Vasilopita Brunch. The event, which is a charity fundraiser, will be hosted at Skinos located in Lower Manhattan on Saturday, January 2. The event takes place right in front the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine celebrates the new year. The proceeds from the event are donated to PhiloThought to support its programs and the annual award of a scholarship to students with financial hardship. For a discounted registration, sign up online prior to the month of January. Go to https://bit.ly/GIs to find out more information. PhiloThought will also be inviting you to attend the Newport Winter Glendi Greek Dance located in Middletown (Rhode Island).
UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation invites guests to attend on January 1, 2019 at 5 pm in MacGowan Hall, Los Angeles to celebrate an evening of Winter Glendi. Live dancing from Norwalk Pontian Society. Norwalk Pontian Society, with accompaniment by Fotia. Admission for adults is $1, and for kids under six years old, it’s only $.
This world premier of “Polymnia” which is an innovative chamber opera that is a pleasure. The story tells of a woman who has to overcome the trauma of war and conflict with determination and then considers the effect her experience has been able to have on the lives of generations. The second performance of this production will take place on the 2nd of January, on Sunday at 5:00 pm. This production incorporates Sappho’s poems and Kassiane’s songs and the four generations of family records oral histories, personal photos to present Theodosia’s tale of Polymnia her great-grandmother, Polymnia Pappas. Theodosia is a young girl who’s village was devastated.
The event is organized through the Consulate General of Greece Los Angeles. It is made possible by the Stavros N. Niarchos Foundation(SNF)and the National Endowment for the Arts. Roussos will perform a music composition inspired in both the music of her Greek Cypriot American heritage and Byzantine elements. Polymnia will be performed in English as well as Greek. The show reflects on the things that were lost, and what is preserved and the way it could be remembered in light of the Asian Minor catastrophe. Plain Wood Productions provided this production.
Everyone is invited to attend this annual Vasilopita cutting ceremony by The Pan-Rhodian Society of America Apollon in New York. This will take place following the Divine Liturgy as well as Artoklasia in the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery in the diocese of St. Irene Chrysovalantou on the rd Avenue in Astoria. The event will take place from the morning until around 8:00 AM. For more information please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polymnia is a musical experience that is influenced by Greek Cypriot American tradition and influence from Byzantine folk music as well as Byzantine it is a captivating recall of The Asia Minor Catastrophe’s legacy and its lasting influence it been able to have on our society today. The moving show is made feasible because of The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The show can also be transmitted to viewers across all over the world thanks to the Consulate General of Greece located in Los Angeles. Polymnia is a stunning fusion of language, song and story telling, serves as an inspiring reminder that the diaspora’s loss cannot be completely forgotten.