Heritage Greece Alumni along with NHS young professionals marched proudly on 5th Avenue with the Cliffs of Freedom banner advertising a movie that celebrates our freedom and culture. Despite acute weather conditions, thousands of people were in attendance cheering the marchers.
Cliffs of Freedom features an unforgettable performance by Academy Award-winning actor, the late Christopher Plummer. Also starring are Emmy Award-winning actress, Patti LuPone, Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning actor, Billy Zane, Tania Raymonde, Jan Uddin, Raza Jaffrey and an all-star supporting cast.
The NHS had a blast at the 2023 Independence Day Parade in Philly!
Thousands of people were in attendance celebrating our freedom and culture. Heritage Greece alumni marched with a banner advertising Cliffs of Freedom, an epic film inspired by historical events set at the dawn of Greece's War for Independence in 1821.
The film features an unforgettable performance by Academy Award-winning actor, the late Christopher Plummer. Also starring are Emmy Award-winning actress, Patti LuPone, Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning actor, Billy Zane, Tania Raymonde, Jan Uddin, Raza Jaffrey and an all-star supporting cast.
NHS Heritage Greece Alumni gathered together at the YAL Chicago Conference for a weekend of faith and fellowship. The conference took place on President's Day Weekend in Chicago, Illinois. The conference inspired and empowered students and their fellow peers to connect with Christ and his Church. They also shared their experiences from Heritage Greece, a two-week life-changing journey where students learn about their culture, heritage, roots and language.
On Wednesday, June 23, the National Hellenic Society's Boston Chapter hosted a Cocktail Reception at the Committee Ouzeri & Bar for NHS Members, Heritage Greece & Heritage America Program Alumni, & Friends. The evening was a success, and a much welcomed opportunity to catch up!
NHS Members and guests are invited to join the National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter for a special evening in support of our Heritage Greece Program at the Plandome Golf Country Club in Plandome, New York on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m.
This past year, Summer 2019, marked the 10 Year Anniversary of the Heritage Greece Program. Watching this program grow and evolve over this period of time has been inspiring and magical. The National Hellenic Society has sent over 400 young adults to Greece for a two week cultural immersion program in the past 10 years. As much of an accomplishment as that is, there is room to grow. This program has been described as "life changing" and "an experience they will never forget". In order to expand and preserve this program we ask for your help.
Please join NHS members and guests to support our beloved Heritage Greece Program. An evening of dining and entertainment. Entry per person is $495 which includes food, beverage, and Poker Tournament entry (to the first 140 people who register), and a Grand Prize entry- Two Round Trip Business Class Tickets (NYC to Athens). Those who register after the first 140 slots are filled, will be entered in Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette tournament.
This past weekend, the National Hellenic Society was pleased to be in Chicago as guests of the National Hellenic Museum for their Gala celebration! The Museum and the NHS co-hosted a well attended VIP reception in honor of Doctor George Korkos, a Board Member of both organizations. On the following day the NHS held its Board Meeting in collaboration with the NHM to explore mutual collaboration on joint projects advancing our shared mission to preserve and pass on Hellenic Heritage in America. Following the board meeting, the NHS held a lunch reception with keynote speaker Lea Soupata, former Board Member and Senior Executive of United Parcel Service (UPS), who serves as a mentor to many of the Heritage Greece Alumni. A mentorship meet and greet followed the lunch which also included Pan Hellenic Scholars. On Saturday evening the National Hellenic Museum hosted their annual gala for their entire parea at The Geraghty in Chicago.
This past Wednesday, February 27th, the NHS Boston Chapter got together for a meet and greet networking mixer for NHS members, Heritage Greece/Heritage America Alumni and friends. The mixer took place at the Harpoon Brewery and was a well attended event. A great kickoff to a year of celebrations for NHS's 10th Anniversary of the Heritage Greece Program®.
The Hellenic Journal recently featured an article by Heritage Greece Alumnus Elizabeth Tzagournis highlighting her experience as a member of the 2017 Heritage Greece Program's excursion.
Click here to read the full article!
This past Saturday, December 15, many of our Heritage Greece Program alumni attended the Mistletoe Gala in New York, NY. The gala was hosted by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at the Harvard Club in New York City, and created the opportunity for a miniature Heritage Greece reunion. The NHS is proud to see that the life long friendships created through this program continue to be lasting and continue to show signs of living on forever!
New York - On Wednesday, December 5th, NHS Members Dennis & Karen Mehiel sponsored a meet and greet dinner at their home. NHS members, along with Heritage Greece alumni were present. This was the second event that the National Hellenic Society has hosted to connect students with prospective mentors who will be able to provide guidance and advice that will help them in the future. The event was incredibly successful and both NHS members and HG alumni in attendance are motivated to continue to foster the mentor/mentee relationship. We look forward to many more events like this as we launch this new phase of our Heritage Greece and Heritage America programs. Thank you Karen and Dennis Mehiel for sponsoring this event to enrich this wonderful program!