- From Tosca to La Boheme to Madama Butterfly, Soprano Eleni Calenos Scales the Heights of the Opera Repertoire
- Pappas, Sarbanes, Bilirakis Introduce “OXI Day” Resolution
- Master Blender Nicholas Syris, Founder of LH Premium Cigars and Lounges: “The cigar is the great equalizer”!
- Hellenic Classical Charter School – Park Slope (HCCS-PS) recognized as National Blue Ribbon School
- Reigniting Hellenic Spirit: Kazantzakis Literary Symposium
All posts by Athena Efter
From Tosca to La Boheme to Madama Butterfly, Soprano Eleni Calenos Scales the Heights of the Opera Repertoire
While opera enthusiasts and aficionados are always searching for the next Maria Callas, they also know she was the one and only La Divina. We can’t necessarily recreate her, but we can rediscover her breath through a...
- Posted October 26, 2019
Takis Kastanis: Cracking the Yolks at Yolk
When dining out, whether it’s breakfast or brunch, eggs are always on the menu, and you can pretty much have them anyway you like them – scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, fried, sunny side up, or folded in an...
- Posted April 25, 2019
Chartering Classics One School at a Time – The Hellenic Classical Charter School Expands to Staten Island
It’s been two years since I last spoke with Joy Petrakos, Founding Director of Operations, about the success of the Brooklyn-based Hellenic Classical Charter School (HCCS) in Park Slope. I remember her great enthusiasm for the school...
- Posted January 2, 2019
Celebrating the Season with AHEPA’s Gold Coast Chapter
by Athena Efter Gold Coast Chapter 456 District 6 of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (AHEPA) is kicking off the season with its annual Christmas dinner and fundraiser. The gala will take place on Wednesday, December...
- Posted December 2, 2018
Firing up for Charity
The NYC Sergeants’ Benevolent Association (SBA), led by its President Edward Mullins, held a “Cigar Night” fundraiser at Katch, a local brewery, in Astoria, Queens. The event was spearheaded by Gus Tsiavos, a longtime friend and supporter...
- Posted December 14, 2017