The National Hellenic Society's Washington DC Chapter had the honor of hosting His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, during his visit to the nation's capital. View pictures from the multiple events at the link below.
Please join us for a special edition of NHS Talks with special guests that will focus on the state of the travel industry post-COVID. This special edition is brought to you in collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum. Featured Guests include Tim Ananiadis, Head Of Tourism Committee, American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Plato Ghinos, President of Shaner Hotels, and Christos Perakis, co-founder, CEO of Zootle. The panel provides an insider's view of the travel and hospitality industry with special focus on Greece.
Dr. Corina Gerontis, NHS Board member, accepts a check for $3,000, from Panchiaki Korais Society President Peter Gerazounis, at the 110th Anniversary Dinner Dance of PKS, on Saturday, March 19, in New York. PKS was formed in 1912 in New York by immigrants from Chios. It will donate over $75,000 to various philanthropic and educational causes this year.
The National Hellenic Society, a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and passing-on Hellenic heritage in America, will host a unique celebration on March 25th, 2022, in celebration of Greece’s War for Independence after 400 years of subjugation and oppression — an online FreedomFest Jazz Festival.
Special guest appearances in honor of Greece’s Revolutionary War for Freedom are headlined by legendary Harvey Mason. Mason, considered to be among the most recorded and sought-after drummers of all time, is also a prolific composer, producer and recording artist and the Father of Harvey Mason, Jr., record producer, songwriter, film producer and the current Chief Executive
Officer of the Recording Academy (The Grammys).
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Demetri Tsolakis, a first-generation Greek-American entrepreneur & restaurateur is determined to present Greek culinary culture in a more contemporary and true fashion.
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Dr. Elisa Konofagou. Elisa E. Konofagou designs and develops ultrasound-based technologies for automated estimation of tissue mechanics as well as drug delivery and therapeutics.
Available now! Click the link below to learn more about the Heritage Greece® Program, Thessaloniki, a collaboration between the National Hellenic Society and The American College of Thessaloniki!
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Vasilis Kostas. Vasilis Kostas is an acclaimed laouto player from Ioannina in Epirus, Greece. He is a member of 'Global Messengers', the group launched by Grammy Award-winning pianist and UNESCO Artist for Peace, Danilo Perez
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Dr. Elaina Manolis. Dr. Manolis serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Associate Director of Clinical Education at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Proclaimed March 25, 2021 as Greek Independence Day. The official designation was completed in March, in which the county recognized that on March 25, 1821 "the Greek Nation began its fight for independence, in which many brave men and women stood up to battle for freedom from oppression, slavery and subjugation, and to liberate Greece after four long centuries of occupation." The dedication ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic and rescheduled for December 7th.
Attached, please find photos and the video of the Meeting which was broadcast live on cable television throughout the Metropolitan Washington DC region. The NHS was joined by Theodoros Bizakis, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Greece, and Leon Andris, American Hellenic Institute. The National Hellenic Society accepted the Proclamation on behalf of AHEPA, the Hellenic American Women’s Council and Washington OXI Day Foundation.
We have attached photos and a video from the dedication event, as well as a photo of the proclamation.