NHS Celebrates OXI Day With Casino Night Fundraiser for Heritage Greece Program
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.
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.
On Thursday, May 9th, National Hellenic Society members were treated to a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The tour took place before the school's annual benefit gala at Capitale NYC. A special thank you to the ASCSA for hosting such a spectacular and memorable event!
On Wednesday, May 8th, the National Hellenic Society's New York chapter hosted a screening of Cliffs of Freedom. This complimentary screening of member Marianne Metropoulos' hit film was attended by NHS members and guests from up and down the East coast. The film continues to get rave reviews, and more and more Greeks from cities all over the country are hosting screenings of their own. To learn about hosting your own screening of Cliffs of Freedom, click here.
This past weekend, National Hellenic Society member Dennis Mehiel hosted a phenomenal reception honoring the Grand Marshal of the 2019 New York City Greek Independence Day Parade, NHS Founder George Marcus! NHS Members and Heritage Greece Program Alumni came from all over the country to celebrate together!
This past Thursday, the National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter alongside the American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosted a luncheon in honor of Mr. Malcolm H. Wiener. Wiener is an Aegean prehistorian who has written extensively about the Eastern Mediterranean world in the Bronze Age.
He is a major benefactor of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and serves as Chairman Emeritus of the ASCSA Board of Trustees. During his term, he proposed and funded the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Agricultural Science at the school. Mr. Wiener spoke at the well attended event held at NERAI in Manhattan.
The National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter hosted a luncheon for NHS members and guests that were in New York to celebrate Archon Weekend. Dr. George Korkos, co-founder of the National Hellenic Society, described NHS’ mission, vision and programs that are focused on celebrating and passing on Hellenic heritage to the next generation. The luncheon was hosted at Molyvos, owner Nick Livanos dropped by to extend his family’s best wishes to the NHS for continued success.
Fake News versus Real News
Seasoned journalist, NHS member and educator John Metaxas offered an informative presentation followed by a lively discussion May 9, 2018 at Ousia in New York City. Metaxas discussed the evolution of the news industry with major news outlets now part of large conglomerates, as well as how a concentration on profits has resulted in substantial changes in news dynamics. In addition to addressing today's news climate with “fake news” and how news reporters have even lower approval ratings than congress, he also shared a glimpse into his diverse career.
Another great luncheon in New York City is in the books! On Thursday, April 19th, NHS New York welcomed Museum of Science, Boston President and Director, Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis.
Dr. Miaoulis' presentation focused on the Museum of Science's proposal to transform elementary school science education in Greece. This change will pave the way for a long-term vision to create economic prosperity in Greece. Dr. Miaoulis reviewed success stories of time tested, best-in-class engineering curriculum and teaching practices that yield substantial results. For more information on the curriculum, please visit www.eie.org.
Celebrity chef and author Diane Kochilas is back for a special NHS tour to celebrate her PBS 13-part series, My Greek Table. The series is also co-sponsored by the National Hellenic Society.
Diane was the featured guest at four NHS chapter-hosted events along with NHS Executive Director Art Dimopoulos in Boston, MA at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hosted by NHS Chairman Drake Behrakis; Philadelphia, PA at Estia Restaurant hosted by Estia’s Stacy Pashalis and NHS member John Vasiliou; New York, NY, hosted by Kellari Taverna; and Washington, DC, hosted by Kellari Taverna DC. Diane talked about her My Greek Table journey, and guests also got to watch clips from the series while sampling wine and cheese!
My Greek Table is now available to watch online at http://www.pbs.org/show/my-greek-table/. Enjoy!