On October 28th 1940, Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas said: “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, which then led to the Greco-Italian War. Oxi Day represents Greeks' resilience, passion, dedication, and will to live freely, to honor their ancestors' sacrifices and preserve their culture.
On Oxi Day 2022, over 130 members of the Greek-American community gathered at Woodside Country Club, in Syosset, NY for a poker fundraiser, a rich dinner and drinks and a celebration of our Hellenic Heritage. The evening was hosted by the NHS New York Heritage Greece Initiative and the NHS NY Chapter Committee and Sponsors.
The National Hellenic Society (NHS) continues a series of successful events with its annual Heritage Weekend, which took place October 6th - 9th, 2022 at the Waldorf Astoria, Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point, California.
Attendees describe the event as: “One of a kind. The best Greek event.”
NHS Creates Opportunities | A Collaboration of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation with the Heritage Greece Program
Starting next year, The National Hellenic Society will collaborate with the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization honoring exceptional undergraduate students of Hellenic descent and supporting their efforts with significant monetary awards based on academic merit and financial need.
Since the establishment of the National Hellenic Society, there has been a commitment to educating the next generation of Greek-Americans and preserving their Hellenic identities.
The National Hellenic Society hosted a summer luncheon at the beautiful NERAI restaurant for NHS and HABA members with special guest Michael Karzis, the Senior Producer at CBS' epic 60 Minutes.
Cliffs of Freedom, a timeless, romantic story inspired by historical events, is now available on Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Crackle, Peacock, Roku, Sky TV, Tubi, Xumo, Vizio.
The National Hellenic Society (NHS) shapes students’ Hellenic identities with a two-week cultural, educational, and socially immersive journey in Greece. Students share authentic experiences with a peer group of students from the American College of Greece (ACG).
The National Hellenic Society celebrates the work of Dr. John Camp and Dr. Elizabeth Fisher, two scholars who have contributed to some of the greatest archaeological excavations.
For 56 years, Dr. Camp contributed to and elevated the discoveries, research, and educational material of the ancient Agora of Athens. With unprecedented support from Dr. Fisher, who has excavated in Italy, Greece, and Ethiopia, they altered how we study archeology.
The National Hellenic Society is committed to opening the doors for Greek-American students who wish to preserve Greek culture and excel in their professional careers.
For 7 years, NHS has sponsored The Heritage America Program in collaboration with the government relations firm Manatos & Manatos as a networking opportunity for the best and brightest Greek-American students. This year’s program comprised virtual 3-day educational and cultural discussions for nearly 40 students that heard from prominent leaders in government, policy, media, and business. Students heard from each speaker—members of Congress, intelligence community leaders, legislative and administrative policymakers, including two White House Chiefs of Staff and iconic business leaders, and engaged in intimate conversations about familial heritage, stories of immigration, and narratives of success. They witnessed the magic through each speakers’ heritage story, struggles with immigration, and accomplishments. In intimate virtual conversations, speakers shared with students their family’s upbringing, their roots, and how Hellenism, Orthodoxy, and Ancient Greek values coupled with American opportunities led the road to success. At the end of the program, students comprehended and identified the importance of Greek culture and Hellenic Heritage. Armed with this knowledge, they'll become feature ambassadors of Hellenism, following the speakers’ footsteps. Throughout this journey, NHS will continue supporting, guiding, and providing the network to ensure students' success.
To see the who's who list of Greek American decision makers and business leaders that this year's program participants had the opportunity to e-meet check-out our short video!