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  • Endy Zemenides
    Greece and Cyprus: the success story of the Eastern Mediterranean, says Endy Zemenides

    Endy Zemenides is always enthusiastic—but he’s particularly enthusiastic now because of the progress he sees both Greece and Cyprus have made in weathering their crises and only emerging stronger. “If somebody told you in 2015 that Greece...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • A Visit to St. Nicholas National Shrine at the WTC

    by Emmanuel E. Velivasakis A few weeks ago, my wife Orsa and I had the opportunity to pay a visit to the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the WTC. The great majority of my countless past visits,...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • 3rd Annual Athens Square Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    by Gus Lambropoulos It’s wonderful to have so many friends join us to celebrate the season and our diverse community. This year marks the first time a Christmas Parade marched down 30th Avenue to this location ’The...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Hellenic Lawyers Association Holds 32nd Annual Gala

    On the evening of November 4th, 2022, the Hellenic Lawyers Association hosted its 32nd Annual Scholarship Dinner Gala in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue in New York City. It was the...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • (L to R) Mr. Andrew N. Liveris, honoree Dr. Albert Bourla (Chairman and CEO of Pfizer), and Mr. George P. Stamas
    The Hellenic Initiative’s 10th Anniversary New York Gala Raises More Than $2M

    The Hellenic Initiative (THI) 10th anniversary New York Gala took place on December 3 and raised USD $2,248,000 to be deployed in Greece to support Greek economic/entrepreneurial development and humanitarian programs. Since its founding, THI has become the...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Gala Committee Photo (from Father Sotirios Michalatos): Top Row (left to right): Nicholas Sakellariadis, Julie Sakellariadis, Maria Vissas, Angela Geras, Chloe Politis, Niki Devaris, Vicki Politis, Paul Politis, Alexandra Devaris, Stacey Nicolas, Tony Antonopoulos, Yanni Metaxas, Chrysanthy Panagos, Eleana Panagos, Anthea Dagiantis. Bottom Row (left to right): George J. Kostas, Kassandra Romas, Rev. Father Sotiros Michalatos, Presvytera Katherine Michalatos.
    “We’re Back!” Annunciation G.O. Church’s Annual Stewardship & Mistletoe Gala

    by Chris Salboudis On Saturday December 3, 2022, after a two-year hiatus resulting from the pandemic, the immediate and extended community of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of New York gathered at the Harvard Club for the long-anticipated...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Carol Burnett The First Lady of Television Comedy

    by Markos Papadatos Acclaimed actress and legendary comedian Carol Burnett (“The Carol Burnett Show”) chatted about her latest endeavors. Track and field icon Wilma Rudolph once said: “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Ionian University Establishes Office in NY

    A new dynamic perspective of academic development is created for Ionian University by establishing its office in the city of New York. This development is a natural continuation of the intense activity that the Ionian University has...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • AMC Junior Boys RED, PHOTO: GEORGE PATILIS
    NEO Youth Sports with the Archangel Michael Community of Port Washington

    The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church of Port Washington and NEO Magazine will be working together to introduce aspiring young writers and journalists to the fast-paced and exciting world of media and journalism. The AMC Greek Orthodox...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Christopsomo means Christ’s bread and it’s quite a symbolic loaf of bread. The bread is characterized by its cross-shape braid or “X” on the surface and with a whole unshelled walnut on the center. The cross or “X” symbolizes Christ. The unshelled walnuts symbolize the womb of the Virgin Mary. Some say it also symbolizes fertility or the cave where the Christ was born.
    Yuletide in Northern Epirus

    by Dean Kalimniou* It was as cold as was necessary to remove the expression ‘cuts like a knife’ from the realms of the cliché. Among the inhabitants of the stone town of Argyrokastro, it was referred to...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Drake Behrakis, National Hellenic Society Chairman
    National Hellenic Society’s Heritage Weekend: Celebrating Hellenism and Uniting Philhellenes

    This year’s National Hellenic Society’s (NHS’s) most memorable event, the Heritage Weekend, continued the organization’s string of successes when it convened from October 6th to 9th at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort and Club, in Dana...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer
    The Hellenic Initiative to Honor Dr. Albert Bourla at 10th Anniversary Gala

    The Hellenic Initiative (THI), the leading group uniting the Greek diaspora and philhellenes internationally, will host  its 10th Anniversary New York Gala on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in New York City. Funds raised will be deployed in Greece to support humanitarian programsand nurture Greek economic and entrepreneurial development. THI’s new “Plant a Tree in Greece” campaign will...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Giorgos Sakellaropoulos
    Giorgos Sakellaropoulos: the Award – Winning farmer from Sparta

    by Kelly Fanarioti Solon, the ancient philosopher and lawmaker, one of the Seven Sages of ancient Greece, said about the olive tree – “A precious good for all life’s treatment.” Today, over two thousand years later, hundreds...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Star Wars: The Greek Original

    by Dean Kalimniou* A long time ago, in a place quite far away, a young man embarked upon an epic galactic quest for truth that saw him embroiled in an interplanetary war. Compelled to choose sides, he...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • NHM Chairman John P. Calamos, Sr., Princess Tatiana, HRH Prince Nikolaos and NHM Gala Chairman John S. Koudounis at the National Hellenic Museum Gala on September 10, 2022. Photo by Gold Grid Studios
    2022 National Hellenic Museum Gala

    The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) raised over $1 million at its 2022 Gala on Saturday, September 10 at the Hilton Chicago, in support of its mission to share Greek history, art, culture and the Greek American story....

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Michael Iakovou, Socrates Xanthopoulos, Andreas Koutsoudakis
    KI Legal Celebrates Firm Expansion and New Office on 40 Wall Street, NYC

    by Laura Neroulias KI Legal welcomed 250 guests to celebrate the opening and office expansion onto the 49th floor of 40 Wall Street in NYC. Co-founded by Andreas Koutsoudakis and Michael Iakovou, since launching in 2019, the New...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Michael and Katherine Johnson with Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
    Michael & Katherine Johnson Family Gift Chapel of Saint Basil the Great to Assumption of the Theotokos Cathedral of Denver, CO

    When Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver blessed the Chapel of Saint Basil the Great at Assumption of the Theotokos Cathedral, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver, on May 21, 2022, the idea of Michael and Katherine Johnson...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Niki Kouri-Maglaras, Costis Maglaras
    HABA Honors Dr. Costis Maglaras, Dean of Columbia Business School at 38th Anniversary Event

    HABA (Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance) honored Dr. Costis Maglaras, Dean of Columbia Business School (CBS) and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia University, as its 2022 Executive of the Year,...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • CASINO NIGHT in Support of Heritage Greece Program

    Heritage Greece is an annual, life-changing educational and cultural immersion experience sponsored by the National Hellenic Society for 125+ Greek American students thanks to the NHS Heritage Greece Initiative! Our poker players’ support increased the number of Heritage Greece student...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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  • Photo Credit: Denise Truscello
    The Many Hats of Sting: Rock and Roll’s ‘Englishman in New York’

    By Markos Papadatos Sting is a world-renowned composer, best-selling singer-songwriter, actor, producer author, philanthropist, and activist. He sat down and chatted with Markos Papadatos prior to Shaggy’s “Com Fly Wid Me” album release party, which he hosted,...

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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  • Greeks who Whistle Dixie

    The Greek Confederate Company’s battles were won by wanderers, opportunists and lonely people far from home by Dean Kalimniou* By now we are used to seeing Greeks crop up in the most unconventional pages of world history....

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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  • 2021 Paradigm Award Honoree, Author and TV/Film Writer & Producer, George Pelecanos (left) and Trustee Tom Sotos (right)
    Sold-Out PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Gala Celebrates the Future of Our Community

    First live gala since pandemic culminates a weekend of events designed to nurture future leaders by Maria A. Karamitsos* After two years of virtual galas and events due to the pandemic, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation (PHSF) made...

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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  • Young Billy Chrissochos with his Epiphone
    The House of Stathopoulo and Epiphone: The Greeks that Helped Pioneer the Modern Electric Guitar

    by Billy Chrissochos When the two inventors/scientists Serbian-American Nikola Tesla and American Thomas Edison began harnessing and transmitting electricity in the 1880s, they paved the way for a myriad of possibilities for humanity; like electrifying and amplifying...

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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  • Poseidonion Grand Hotel: The Iconic Landmark of Spetses Island

    by Kelly Fanarioti Found at the heart of Spetses’ social life, the imposing building of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel stands proud for over a century. Also known as the “jewel of Spetses” because of its architectural style...

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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  • Angeliki Frangou
    Navios’ Angeliki Frangou: “The Pandemic Galvanized Us”!

    by Kelly Fanarioti “It’s been four years since the last Posidonia.  The pandemic changed everything. At Navios, the pandemic galvanized us. We understood that with over 4,000 sailors at sea, when the phone rang, we had to...

    • Posted July 13, 2022
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