2012 GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE OF NEW YORK Sunday, March 25, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Solidarity with Greece – Commemorating the 191st Anniversary of Greek Independence 1821 – 2012

ORDER OF PARADE BATTALIONS

 

HONORARY BATTALION

1.         NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT MOUNTED COLOR GUARD

 

2.         NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT CEREMONIAL BAND

 

3.         NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

4.         HELLENIC-AMERICAN EASTERN ORTHODOX OFFICERS – ST. PAULS SOCIETY

 

5.         NEW YORK CITY CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT – HELLENIC SOCIETY

 

6.         FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK HELLENIC SOCIETY

 

7.         GREEK SCHOOL OF PLATO MARCHING BAND, BROOKLYN, NY

 

8.         COLOR GUARD – BANNER OF THE FEDERATION AND THE GREEK AND AMERICAN FLAGS

 

9.         2012 PARADE GRAND MARSHAL:                HONORABLE ROBERT MENENDEZ, UNITED STATES SENATOR

 

10.       2012 PARADE HONORARY MARSHALS:              SANO HALO, PONTIAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR & AUTHOR

PYROS DIMAS, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST

11.       HONORARY PARADE CHAIRMAN –            HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS,

PRIMATE OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AMERICA

12.       FEDERATION OF HELLENIC SOCIETIES OF GREATER NY – ELIAS TSEKERIDES, PRESIDENT

 

13.       PARADE CHAIRMAN EMERITUS – JOHN CATSIMATIDIS

 

14.       PARADE CHAIRMEN –        DR. FRIXOS GOUSIS AND PHILIP CHRISTOPHER

 

15.       PARADE CO-CHAIRMEN – MARKOS MARINAKIS AND KOSTAS KATSANOS AND GEORGE KITSIOS

 

16.       THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FEDERATION OF HELLENIC SOCIETIES OF GREATER NEW YORK

 

17.       REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

18.       REPRESENTATIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF GREECE :     HON. ELIAS KARANYKAS

HON. NIKOLAOS PANAGIOTOPOULOS

AMBASSADOR VASILIOS KASKARELIS

19.       REPRESENTATIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS:     MINISTER LOUCAS LOUCA,

AMBASSADOR PAVLOS ANASTASIADES

 

20.       HONORED GUESTS AND OFFICIALS

 

21.       PRESIDENTIAL GUARD OF THE REPUBLIC OF GREECE – EVZONES

 

FIRST BATTALION  64th Street, Fifth to Park Avenues

 

1)        Hellenic Philharmonic Society Band

KALAVRYTAN, 1821

LAVARON OF ’21 – KALAVRYTAN FRATERNITY

LAVARON OF KALAMATA SOCIETY “SAINT APOSTOLE”

LAVARON OF MANI SOCIETY

LAVARON GEROS TOU MOREA

LAVARA EXODOS MESOLOGIOU, AETOLOAKARNANES & D.O.R.S.

LAVARON CRETAN ASSOCIATION “OMONOIA”

LAVARON PONTION SOCIETY

LAVARON RIGAS FERAIOS

XANTHOS O FILIKOS PATMOS ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

LAOGRAFIKOS OMILOS AMERIKIS- GREEK AMERICAN FOLKLORE SOCIETY

 

GREEK WARRIORS – LIVING HISTORY GROUP

 

ANTIQUE POLICE CARS

 

2)        FLOAT # 1 – MISS GREEK INDEPENDENCE

 

3)        CATHEDRAL OF HOLY TRINITY, NEW YORK, NY

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

ST. BASIL ACADEMY

 

4)       YASA – YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL ABILITIES

5)        FLOAT # 2- FEDERATION OF STEREA HELLAS

FEDERATION OF STEREA HELLAS OF U.S.A. & CANADA

NAFPAKTIAN BROTHERHOOD, DAUGHTERS ROUMELIS, ST.  DEMETRIOS BROTHERHOOD, PLATANOS SOCIETY, VELOUHIO OF ATLANTA, AETOLPAKARNANIAN MUUAL, AGRINION SOCIETY, ANALYPSIS SOCIETY, ATHANASIOS DIAKOS, DIPLATANOS SOCIETY, GALAXIDI SOCIETY, KATAFIGION SOCIETY, KARPENISI SOCIETY, PERISTA SOCIETY, THERMOPYLES SOCIETY, ELEFTHERIANI SOCIETY, ENOSIS EVRYTANON AMERIKIS TO KARPENISI

 

6)     FLOAT # 3 – PANAGIA I PROUSSIOTISA

SYLLOGOS EVRYTANON AMERIKIS-PANAGIA I PROUSSIOTISA – Celebrating 100 Years

 

7)     FLOAT # 4 – CYPRUS FEDERATION

Pan-Cyprian Band

CYPRUS FEDERATION OF AMERICA

PANCYPRIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA,  DIVISIONS: ATHLETIC, YOUTH ATHLETIC (ELEFTHERIA), WOMEN’S

ISSUES NETWORK, DANCE, CHOIR,  ASGATA ASSOCIATION “CYPRUS”,  CYPRUS YOUTH COMMITTEE AMERICA

(CYCA), LAMPOUSA CYPRIOT-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ,  ENOSIS LEFKARITON IN AMERICA,  NEW JERSEY

CYPRIOT ASSOCIATION SALAMIS,  KALAVASOS FRATERNITY, PANPAPHIAN ASSOCIATION ,  CYPRIOT

STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

 

8)      FLOAT # 5 – MARATHON BANK

Band # 1- Boy Scout Troop # 236 Drum and Bell Corps.

MARATHON BANK

 

9)       FLOAT # 6 – HELLENIC TIMES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

10)       INTERCOLLEGIATE HELLENIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

11)     FLOAT # 7 – GREEK CHILDRENS FUND

12)       GREEK SCHOOL OF PLATO, BROOKLYN, NY

 

13)     FLOAT # 8 – INVESTORS SAVINGS BANK

 

14)      HELLENIC AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

TOURO LAW SCHOOL – HELLENIC LAW SOCIETY

 

15)       HELLENIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

 

16)       FLOAT # 9 – ATLANTIC BANK

 

17)     FLOAT # 10- PAN-ARCADIAN

PAN ARCADIAN FEDERATION OF AMERICA, EASTERN DISTRICT

“GEROS TOU MORIA”

EPARXIA KYNOURIAS

 

18)     Band #2 – Cathedral High School Band

ALMA BANK

 

19)         FLOAT # 11- ZOODOHOS PEGHE

ZOODOHOS PEGHE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, BRONX, NY –  Celebrating 100 Years

GREEK AMERICAN INSTITUTE

 

20)    FLOAT # 12- UNITED CHIOS SOCIETIES

Band: # 3- Park Ridge High School Band

PAN CHIAKI SOCIETY, INC. “KORAIS” – Celebrating 100 Years

UNITED CHIOS SOCIETIES OF AMERICA & CANADA

CHIAN FEDERATION

21)    FLOAT # 13 – HELLENIC COMMUNITIES OF BROOKLYN & STATEN ISLAND

STS CONSTANTINE & HELEN CATHEDRAL OF BROOKLYN

Band: # 4 –  Mother Cabrini High School Drum Corps.

KIMISIS THEOTOKOU OF BROOKLYN

THREE HIERARCHS – BROOKLYN

HOLY CROSS – BROOKLYN

HOLY TRINITY – ST. NICHOLAS – STATEN ISLAND

 

22)    FLOAT # 14 – PAN MACEDONIAN

PAN MACEDONIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

PAN-MACEDONIAN STUDY CENTER, HELLENIC AMERICAN LIBRARY ELIAS NEOFYTIDES

MACEDONIAN TV

PAN MACEDONIAN NY & NJ DISTRICT

ARISTOTLE  UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI , GROUP OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

THESSALONIKI, KASTORIA, MAVROVON, ALIAKMON, HALKIDIKI, DRAMA,

GIANNITSA, KAVALA, KILKIS, KOZANI, KORISOS, LITOHORO,

KOSTARAZION, OINOE, THASSOS, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, KATERINI, NAOUSA

 

23)    FLOAT # 15 – KASTORIAN SOCIETY

Band: #5 – Eumanities and the Arts High School

SOCIETY OF KASTORIANS “OMONOIA” INC.

PHILOPTOCHOS KATORIA, YOUTH KASTORIA

 

24)    FLOAT #16 – ST. DEMETRIOS CATHEDRAL, ASTORIA

G.O.C. ST DEMETRIOS CATHEDRAL OF ASTORIA & STS CATHERINE & GEORGE CLERGY,

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DAY SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AFTERNOON SCHOOL, PHILOPTOCHOS,

G.O.Y.A., BOY & GIRL SCOUTS

 

25)    FLOAT # 17- SAMOS

PANSAMIAN BROTHERHOOD “PYTHAGORAS” OF NY

26)    FLOAT # 18 – ST. NICHOLAS, FLUSHING

Band #6- Passaic County Band

ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX SHRINE CHURCH

WILLIAM SPYROPOULOS SCHOOL

GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL “STEFANOS & ARETI TSERPELIS”

SUNDAY SCHOOL – P.T.A.

CHOIR – PARISH COUNCIL

 

27)     LONG ISLAND CITY HIGH SCHOOL GREEK CLUB

 

28)    FLOAT #19 – CATHEDRAL OF ST.  PAUL, HEMPSTEAD

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL CATHEDRAL

 

29)    FLOAT # 20- MYTILENIAN SOCIETY

MYTELINIAN SOCIETY OF AMERICA – Celebrating 100 Years

PAN LEMNIAN PHILANTHROPIC ASSOCIATION “HEPHAESTUS” INC.

 

30)     STS. CONSTANTINE & HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF WEST NYACK, NY

 

31)    FLOAT # 21 – DODECANESE

FEDERATION OF DODECANESE SOCIETIES OF USA AND THE YOUTH

RHODES, KOS, KALYMNOS, KARPATHOS, KASOS, SYMI, NISYROS, LEROS,

ASTYPALEA, KASTELLORIZO, TILOS, HALKI, PATMOS, LIPSI

 

32)    FLOAT # 22 – NISYRIAN SOCIETY

Hellenic Philharmonic Society (starting from 67th St)

NISYRIAN SOCIETY

 

33)     FLOAT # 23 – ST. DEMETRIOS OF JAMAICA

Musical School of Larissa Band

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ST. DEMETRIOS

 

34)   SYLLOGOS NOMOU MAGNISIAS “ARGONAYTES”

 

35)   AESCULAPIAN THESSALIAN BROTHERHOOD

 

SECOND BATTALION                     65th Street, Fifth to Park Avenues

 

36)       PRINCETON UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND

37)       GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY

 

38)       FEDERATION OF HELLENIC AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS OF NEW JERSEY

39)           ORDER OF AHEPA – DISTRICT LODGE NO. 5

 

40)      WILLIAM PATTERSON UNIVERSITY HELLENIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

 

41)      THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY HELLENIC SOCIETY

 

42)       PRINCETON ORANGE PAN-HELLENIC ASSOCIATION

 

43)       NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY HELLENIC CULTURAL SOCIETY

 

44)       RUTGERS UNIVERSITY HELLENIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

 

45)     FLOAT # 24– ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN (TENAFLY)

GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN, TENAFLY, NJ

 

46)       STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN OF ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

 

47)       THE GREEK HERITAGE SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

 

48)       FLOAT # 25 – PAN GREGORIAN

PAN GREGORIAN ENTERPRISES

 

49)      STS. NICHOLAS, CONSTANTINE AND HELEN OF ROSELAND, NJ

 

50)      NJ HELLENIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

 

51)      ST. ATHANASIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF PARAMUS, NJ

 

52)       ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF WYCKOFF, NJ

53)       FLOAT # 26 – ST. GEORGE (CLIFTON)

ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CLIFTON, NJ

 

54)       ASCENSION CHURCH SCHOOL OF FAIRVIEW, NJ

 

55)       ST. ANDREW GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF RANDOLPH, NJ

 

56)      ST. DEMETRIOS CHURCH GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF UNION, NJ

 

57)      ST. ANNA GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH  OF FLEMINGTON, NJ

 

58)       FLOAT # 27 – ST. GEORGE (PISCATAWAY)

ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF PISCATAWAY, NJ

 

59)    FLOAT # 28 – The Carnival of Love Foundation

60)       ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, WEST BABYLON, NY

GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL, GOYA, JOY, PARISH COUNCIL

 

61)       PAN ERIKOUSSA SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

62)       ST. FRANCIS PREPATORY HIGH SCHOOL GREEK CLUB

 

63)      BRONX HIGH SCHOOL OF SCIENCE HELLENIC CULTURAL SOCIETY

 

64)      SYLLOGOS PATRINON KOSTIS PALAMAS

 

65)      FLOAT #29 – EPIROTES

Band #7- Boy Scout Troop # 236 Drum & Bell Corps.

PANEPIROTIC FEDERATION,   ANAGENESIS ,  SOULIOTISSES,  PYRRHUS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY,  DAUGHTERS

OF EPIRUS

 

66)       FLOAT #30 – ST. DEMETRIOS (MERRICK)

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ST. DEMETRIOS, MERRICK, NY

 

67)       GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, RYE, NY

 

68)      FLOAT #31 – PAN-ICARIAN

Band # 8 – Cathedral High School Band

PAN-ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD OF NEW YORK

 

69)      HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, BRIDGEPORT, CT

 

70)     FLOAT # 32- BROTHERHOOD OF MANI

BROTHERHOOD OF MANI

FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATED LACONIAN SOCIETIES

NEW YORK SOCIETY “VRYSEON ANAVRYTIS”, ARCHODIKO SOCIETY, SOCIETY ARNIOTON “ST ATHANASIOS”,

DAFNIOTON SOCIETY “SAINT GEORGE”,   GYTHION ASSOCIATION OF UNITED STATES, Inc, KOUTOUMOU

SOCIETY OF AMERICA, ASSOCIATION LACEDAEMONIANS, NY, LYKOYRGIAN –LACONIAN GUARD, ASSOCIATION

MAGOULIOTON OF SPARTA, MYSTRAS SOCIETY OF PA AND DE, PANTANASSA ASSOCIATES OF MYSTRIOTES

IN AMERICA, PETRINA, PROGRESSIVE, BROTHERHOOD, SPARTAN SOCIETY

 

71)      COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HELLAS

 

72)     FLOAT # 33 – PAN EVOIKOS

PAN EVOIKOS SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

73)       ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AT WORLD TRADE CENTER

 

74)       RETIREMENT’S CLUB OF ASTORIA

 

75)       THE MARY LOUIS ACADEMY HELLENIC SOCIETY

 

76)       GREEK CULTURAL CENTER

 

77)       WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL GREEK CLUB

 

78)      FLOAT # 34  – AHEPA

Hellenic Phil-Harmonic Society

AHEPA EMPIRE STATE DISTRICT 6, NJ DISTRICT 5, YANKEE DISTRICT 7

 

79)      GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH & SCHOOL ST. SPYRIDON, NEW YORK

 

80)     HELLENIC SOCIETY PAIDEIA -  UNIVERSITY OF CT & RHODE ISLAND & VIRIGINIA

 

81)     PANELIAKOS SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC.

 

82)     TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CORONA, NEW YORK

 

83)     KIMISIS TIS THEOTOKOU/PANAGHIA OF ISLAND PARK,  LI

 

84)     GREEK ORTHODOX COUNCIL OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL #3 IBEW

 

85)     ST. ELEFTHERIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, NEW YORK CITY

 

86)     CEPHALONIAN ASSOCIATION AENOS

 

87)    FLOAT # 35– ST. IRENE CHRYSOVALANTOU

SACRED PATRIARCHAL MONASTERY OF ST. IRENE CHRYSOVALANTOU

EXECUTIVE ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL

PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY

YOUTH

GREEK SCHOOL OF ST. IRENE CHRYSOVALANTOU

PTA OF THE GREEK SCHOOL

ST. NECTARIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, BROOKLYN, NY

EXECUTIVE ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL

PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY

GREEK SCHOOL OF ST. NECTARIOS

PTO OF THE GREEK SCHOOL

 

88)    FLOAT # 36-SOLAR ENERGY

SOLAR ENERGY

 

THIRD BATTALION            66th Street, Fifth to Park Avenues

89)   Band: # 9- Park Ridge High School Band

FLOAT # 37 – PONTIAN FEDERATION

PAN PONTIAN FEDERATION OF USA & CANADA

PONTION SOCIETY “KOMNINOI”

PANAGIA SOUMELA PONTION AMERIKIS

PONTIAN SOCIETY “PONTOS”

 

90)         ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURH OF NEW YORK CITY

 

91)    FLOAT # 38– MESSINIAN

MESSINIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION “ARISTOMENIS

 

92)    FLOAT: #39 –FEDERATION CEPHALONIAN AND ITHACIAN SOCIETIES “ODYSSEUS”

“KEFALOS” CHEPHALONIAN SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

CHEPHALONIAN BROTHERHOOD OF NEW YORK

CEPHALONIAN ASSOCIATION “AGIOS GERASIMOS” OF NEW JERSEY

 

93)    FLOAT #40 – ARCHANGEL MICHAEL CHURCH

Band # 10 – Mother Cabrini High School Drum Band

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, PT. WASHINGTON, NY

 

94)     FORDHAM PREP HELLENIC SOCIETY

 

95)    ST. MARKELLA OF ASTORIA, NY

HOLY METROPOLIS OF G.O.C. OF AMERICA

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MARKELLA OF ASTORIA

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY, GREEK SCHOOL

SAINT ISIDOROS CHURCH OF BETHPAGE L.I.

PARISH EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY

 

96)     FRANCIS LEWIS HIGH SCHOOL HELLENIC CLUB

 

97)     ST MARKELLA GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF WANTAGH, NY

 

98)    FLOAT # 41- ASSUMPTION CHURCH

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION, PORT JEFFERSON, NY

 

99)     FLOAT # 42- ARMENIAN

KNIGHTS OF VARTAN -ARMENIAN FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION

 

100)  HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF NEW ROCHELLE, NY

Greek Afternoon School, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Philoptochos, AHEPA

 

101)   BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO HIGH SCHOOL GREEK CLUB

 

102)   FLOAT # 43 – HOLY CROSS OF WHITESTONE

Band # 11– Eumanities and the Arts High School Band

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS

 

103)  ATHENIAN SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

 

104)   GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, HICKSVILLE, NY

105)   FLOAT # 44- CRETANS SOCIETIES OF NY & NJ

Hellenic Phil-Harmonic Society

UNITED CULTURAL & EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF NY & NJ CRETANS

CRETAN ASSOCIATION “OMONOIA”

CRETAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATED “PASIFAE”

LAVRYS CRETAN YOUTH ORGANIZATION OF NEW YORK

MINOAS & IDOMENEAS (ASTORIA)

CRETAN SISTERHOOD OF BROOKLYN

CRETAN BROTHERHOOD OF BROOKLYN

KAZANTZAKIS YOUTH

PHILOXENIA OF STATEN ISLAND

DICTAMOS OF WESTCHESTER

THE WHITE MOUNTAINS & ARKADI OF NJ

EROTOKRITOS & ARETOYSA OF LONG ISLAND.

 

106)      FLOAT # 45 – ST. PARASKEVI G.O. SHRINE CHURCH

ST. PARASKEVI GREEK ORTHODOX SHRINE CHURCH

PARISH COUNCIL, PHILOPTOHOS, GREEK SCHOOL, SUNDAY SCHOOL,

GREEK-AMERICAN PRE-SCHOOL, GIRL SCOUTS, GOYA, PTO, JOY, HOPE, YAL

 

107)      KALAMATA SOCIETY LTD “AGIO APOSTOLI”

 

108)      FLOAT # 46– OLYMPIACOS

OLYMPIACOS FAN CLUB

 

109)     GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION, BROOKVILLE, NY

 

110)          GREEK SOLIDARITY NETWORK

 

111)     FEDERATION OF HELLENIC SOCIETIES OF GREATER NEW YORK MEMBERS AND 2012 PARADE COMMITTEE

 

 

Parking for buses will be from

80th to 83rd Streets, Madison to Lexington Avenues and

72nd to 85th Streets on Lexington Avenue

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