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BRONX, NY – Zoodohos Peghe Mother of God Life-Giving Fountain Greek Orthodox Church, 3573 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx, hosts its annual Greek Festival June 16-20. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, music, and carnival rides, plus a raffle with cash prizes and more. A DJ will play the sounds of Greece during the festival and traditional Greek dances will be performed by GAI students on Saturday June 19th. The menu includes: Souvlaki, gyro, pastitsio, moussaka, spinach and cheese pie, grilled octopus, Greek pastries and our famous loukoumades. Hours: Wednesday June 16 and Thursday June 17, 6 pm-11pm; Friday June 18, 6 p.m.-12 p.m. Saturday June 19, 5 p.m.-12 p.m. Sunday June 20, 5-10 p.m. View the full menu and order online for curbside pickup: www.zpgreekfest.com. More information is available by phone: 718-823-2030 and online: www.zoodohospeghe.org.
TROY, MI – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 West Wattles Road in Troy, Welcomes Opa! Fest 2021 Mini Drive-Thru, Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20, noon to 8 p.m. Pre-order delicious Greek food and pastries online from June 1 and pick them up at the appointed time from the comfort of your car. Orders due before June 19. More information is available by phone: 248-362-9575 and online: www.stnicholastroy.org.
ONLINE – The June meeting of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) will take place on Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. On the agenda are the Variety Boys and Girls Club renovation update by Costa Constantinides and the New York Department of Transportation’s community outreach service, the proposed bus lane for 21st Street, and any other DOT issues. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters via Facebook or Youtube chat. More information is available online: https://oana-ny.org/meeting-videos/.
ONLINE – International Orthodox Christian Organizations (IOCC) Virtual Painting Night: Watercolors take place Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. EDT to help IOCC humanitarian work continue at home and abroad . Learn about IOCC’s ongoing programs and paint with this instructor-led evening. IOCC will send you everything you need: paints, brushes and watercolor paper. The $ 40 ticket includes all painting supplies and a donation to IOCC PS If you can’t participate live on June 24 but still want to help out, visit iocc.org/paintnight to donate.
PLAINVILLE, MA – The 26th Annual St. Gregory the Theologian Greek Church Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 25 at the Wentworth Hills Country Club, 27 Bow Street in Plainville. Registration at 7:30 a.m., departure times at 8:15 a.m. The event features the Scramble / Bramble format, Closest Pins, Longest Ride and Raffle. More information is available online: https://www.saintgregorytheologian.org/events/2021-golf-classic.html.
WOBURN, MA – The Beefeaters Night BBQ at the Greek Church of the Annunciation, 70 Montvale Avenue in Woburn, takes place Friday, June 25, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The 2nd Annual Annunciation Men’s Club de St. Nektarios hosts the event at the Woburn Hellenic Community Center. Cold drinks will be available to accompany dinner. Participants can also bring their own drink specials to taste and share. Prepay RSVP by June 20 via PayPal or check. Before and after dinner for cigars. More information is available by phone: 781-935-2424
ONLINE – Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, HACC Innovators invites you to ECO – Hellas: The Business Case for Sustainable Development, Saturday, June 26, 11 a.m. EDT, 6 p.m. Athens. Register online: https://www.hellenicamerican.cc/event-details/eco-hellas/form.
ONLINE – The Holy Institution Panagia Soumela, Inc. is hosting a Zoom Online Concert with Alexis Parharidis on Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. EDT / 9 p.m. EST. Mandatory ticket. The suggested contribution is $ 20. Payment can be made to: donate.panagiasoumela.org or if you have a PayPal account, click the Find Tickets button. You will receive a Zoom link to the event closest to the date of the event. Fifty virtual tables (breakout rooms) have been allocated, each accommodating six people so that friends and family an hour before the concert can meet privately and keep abreast of the news. Once the concert begins, all the tables (sub-committee rooms) will merge to create a concert hall for 300 people. Alexis Parharidis and his orchestra will be connected to the virtual event via a broadcast facility in Greece. If they wish, all guests are encouraged to clap and sing (muted) at home. After the concert, guests will have the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes question-and-answer session with the performers. More information is available on Facebook, search for Holy Institution Panagia Soumela.
ONLINE – The Eastern Mediterranean Enterprise Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presents the 1821: Revolution and Poetry in Motion Panel Discussion Online Sunday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT / 21 h 00 Athens. More information available online: https://embca.com/event-all/.
BOSTON, MA – Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way in Boston, takes place on Monday, June 28 at 6:15 p.m. for the Greek Heritage pre-game ceremony and ceremonial first pitch. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. with the Kansas City Royals facing the Red Sox. More details to be announced. More information is available online: https://www.alphaomegacouncil.org/2021-greek-heritage-night/.
NEW YORK – Aggeliki Psoni’s first concert and single release night take place Wednesday, June 30, 7-9 p.m. at DROM, 85 Avenue A on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Celebrate the release of Aggeliki’s first single in an intimate and friendly setting. This concert, conducted by Spiros Exaras, will present original works as well as jazz covers of standards from all over the world, performed by: Aggeliki, voice; Spiros Exaras, guitar; Harvie S, acoustic bass; David Silliman, percussion; and special guests.
Tickets available online and at the door. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. More information is available online: www.dromnyc.com.
ASTORIA – The Athens Square Committee presents Greek Night at Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria, with live music every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Free entrance. Please wear a face mask and keep social distance. Program canceled in case of rain. The event opens on July 6 with Aggeliki & Friends, followed by Rebetiko on July 13, Porphyra on July 20 and Olga Panteli & Friends on July 27.