Celebrate the New Year: Greek-American Community Going On!

The Hollywood Greek Festival, presented by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in N. th Avenue in Hollywood, will take place from January -. The attendees can sample various traditional Greek foods and desserts in addition to being entertained by live entertainment and dancing. There will also be performances by the dance troupe of the community’s top performers will take place. This annual event provides the chance to take lessons in dance , as well as be the winner of the biggest prize by participating in a raffle. It is also a chance to create lasting memories for your kids from their Fun Zone. This festival is the only where you can find orzo daiquiris, a unique invention.

PhiloThought invites all the public to participate in the Annual Young Professionals Vasilopita Brunch A charity fundraiser that will be held on the weekend of January 7 at Skinos Restaurant in Lower Manhattan. The brunch takes place in front the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church as well as the National Shrine celebrates the new year. All proceeds are donated to PhiloThought for its programming and an annual scholarship for students with financial hardship. Make sure to register online before January in order to be eligible for discounted entry fees. Go to https://bit.ly/GIs for more information. PhiloThought also invites to attend the Newport Winter Glendi Greek Dance located in Middletown (Rhode Island).

UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation invites guests to attend on the 1st of January at 5 PM at MacGowan Hall, Los Angeles and for an evening of Winter Glendi. Live performance of dance with Norwalk Pontian Society. Norwalk Pontian Society, with accompaniment by Fotia. The cost for admission is $ for adults and children under.

This world premier of “Polymnia” An experimental chamber opera that is a delight. It is a story of a woman who overcomes both war and trauma with determination as she ponders how her life experiences have affected generations of people. The second performance of this opera is scheduled for Sunday , January 2, at 5:00 pm. The show uses Sappho’s poem and Kassiane’s songs along with the family’s documents from four generations oral histories, personal photographs to tell Theodosia’s tale of Polymnia Theodosia’s great-grandmother Polymnia Pappas. She is a young girl whose village was destroyed.

Through the auspices and guidance of the Consulate General of Greece within Los Angeles and made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNFand the National Endowment for the Arts This event will present Roussos music score, which was influenced through music that is influenced by her Greek Cypriot American background and elements from Byzantine and Greek popular music. The show will be presented in Greek and English and, Polymnia is an intimate and personal diaspora experiences – a reflection of what is left behind, preserved, and cannot be overlooked in the light of the Asia Minor Katastrophe. The production is produced by Plain Wood Productions.

It is the Pan-Rhodian Society of America Apollon of New York cordially invites all for its annual cutting the Vasilopita to be held in the Holy Liturgy, followed by Artoklasia services in the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, located on Avenue rd in Astoria, on January nd. It is estimated that the services will be held from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. For more information please contact us via email at panrhodian.society.ny@gmail.com.

In Summary

Polymnia is a musical experience inspired by Greek Cypriot American culture and influences from Byzantine folk music as well as Byzantine it is a captivating memory of the Asia Minor Catastrophe’s legacy and its lasting influence it affected our modern world. The moving show is made possible because of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, it can be transmitted to viewers across the globe thanks to the Consulate General in Greece located in Los Angeles. Polymnia is a stunning fusion of words, music and story telling, serves as an inspiring reminder that things that are lost to diaspora can’t be truly forgotten.

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