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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 Buddhist Spirituality and Medicine with Robert Wall on May 19, A Jewish Physician’s Perspectives with Marta Herschkopf on June 2, The Patient’s “Spiritual Story” and its Importance in Daily Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Management Chronic Diseases with Archbishop John Kokkakis on June 16 and Medicine as Eucharist with Metropolitan John Zizioulas on June 30. More information, including the detailed schedule of presentations and speakers, is available online: www.healthandreligion.gr. All courses are also available on Youtube. The Church of Greece Radio Station and the National Herald are the course communication sponsors.


BROOKLYN — Aphrodite Navab’s solo art exhibit Anahita Scrolls is on view through May 22 at AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. More information about the exhibition is available online: https://www.airgallery.org/.

MAY 9-29

LOS ANGELES — The 16th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) runs May 9-15 with in-person and virtual screenings, webinars, workshops and panels May 10-29. The Olympia Dukakis Tribute event presented by Apollo Dukakis will take place on May 14th. More information is available online: https://www.lagff.org/.

MAY 12-15

PISCATAWAY, NJ – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road in Piscataway, is hosting its 49th annual Greek Festival May 12-15 in person and with online takeout available. Enjoy the souvlakia, gyros, Greek pastries, outdoor tavern, take-out kiosk, bakery and gift shops. Entertainment includes live music and community Greek folk dance groups. Opening hours: Thursday 12 May, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday May 13, 11am-11pm; Saturday 14 May, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; and Sunday May 15 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information available by phone: 732-463-1642 and online: https://bit.ly/3EG4hBu.

MAY 13-15

ANAHEIM, CA – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 405 N. Dale Street in Anaheim, is hosting Orange County’s first Greek Festival May 13-15. Enjoy the best of Greek cuisine, music, dance and culture at the OC Greek Fest with authentic food and baking, great shopping in the outdoor market, dozens of unique vendors, carnival rides and games for all ages. Free guided tours of the church scheduled daily. Entertainment includes live music and traditional Greek dance performances scheduled daily. Admission is $3. Free for seniors (65+), children 12 and under, and all military, police, and firefighters with ID. Free parking behind Wal-Mart at Buena Park Mall with free shuttle service. Opening hours: Friday May 13, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday May 14, noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday May 15 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information available by phone: 714-827-0181 and online: https://ocgreekfest.com.

MAY 14

ONLINE – Philo4Thought is hosting the Spring 2022 Virtual Symposium: Sustainable Business Strategies on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a multi-panel event on topics related to business innovation, building sustainable teams and to the changing business landscape today. The Zoom link will be emailed only to those who register online: https://bit.ly/3ksnb5D.

DOUGLASTON, NY – The Rhodian Society of New York Spring Mixer takes place Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkway Diner, 44-25 Douglaston Parkway in Douglaston. Admission is $40 and includes food and drinks. Music by DJ NMK Sounds. The book The Status of the Aegean Sea Under International Law by Angelos M. Syrigos, sponsored by the Paideia Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Connecticut, will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the camp project Kolymbia. RSVP recommended by May 11 via email: [email protected]

MAY 14-15

DURHAM, NC — St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 NC Highway 751 in Durham, is hosting A Taste of Greece on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Enjoy Greek cuisine, pastries, baklava sundaes, loukoumades, Greek wines and beer. Shop from many vendors: a Greek grocery store, artwork, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, new arrivals. Silent auction, raffle and church tours also available. Entertainment includes traditional and popular Greek music and community folk dances. Free entry and free parking. More information available by phone: 919-484-1600 and online: https://tasteofgreecenc.org.

MAY 19-22

HAMILTON, NJ – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road in Hamilton, hosts its Greek Festival May 19-22. Enjoy authentic Greek food and wine, homemade pastries and gourmet dishes, plus alfresco grilling with gyros and souvlaki. Flea market, gift shops and dance lessons also available. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing. Opening hours: Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information available by phone: 609-586-4448 and online: https://www.stgeorgehamilton.com/.

PARAMUS, NJ – St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Road in Paramus, hosts its Greek Festival May 19-22. The community invites you to share in its world-class cuisine, culture, music and hospitality. There will be fun for the whole family, including cooked and grilled meals, desserts and pastries, ouzo, beer, live Greek music and dancing, carousels and board games. carnival for children. Opening hours: Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21, 11am-midnight; and Sunday, May 22, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. More information available by phone: 201-368-8881 and online: https://stathanasiosnj.org/blog/.

MAY 20-22

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Greek Festival, one of Northern California’s biggest cultural celebrations, returns May 20-22 for its 50th year at the scenic grounds of the Greek Orthodox Ascension Cathedral. , 4700 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland. Everyone is invited to enjoy the rich Greek cuisine and culture, live music and dancing, as well as shopping from a wide variety of vendors offering unique items. Opening hours: Friday, May 20, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 21 May, 11am-10pm; and Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Free for children 12 and under. More information is available online: https://oaklandgreekfestival.com/.

NEW BRITAIN, CT – St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main Street in New Britain, is hosting its Dionysus Greek Festival May 20-22. Taste authentic Greek cuisine including pastitsio, spanakopita, tyropita, gyro, souvlaki, loukoumades, baklava, kataifi and more. Opening hours: Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21, 11am-1am; and Sunday May 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information available by phone: 860-229-0055 and online: https://stgeorgenb.com/festival/.

MAY 22

ASTORIA – The Mikis Theodorakis Tribute Chrysoprasino Fyllo, a concert by the Pancyprian Choir, takes place on Sunday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria. The concert features well-known works by the late legendary composer performed by the talented soloists and members of the Pancyprian Choir.


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