The Hellenic American Bar Association and The Greek American Chamber of Commerce cordially invite the Greek American community to attend their June Networking Dinner at L’Affaire on Route 22 East in Mountainside, New Jersey, on June 5th, at 6:30 p.m. Feature speaker will be NJ State Senator John H. Adler on the topic of “Property Tax Reform in NJ”. Dinner is $30 and for further information call, Maria 732-381-2600 or Peter 973-734-3285.
A “Sunset and Moonlight Cruise”, around Manhattan, aboard the “Mystique”, a savoring “mezedakia” buffet from Taverna Zenon and dancing to DJ Bobby from Slamming Sounds is all being offered by The Cathedral Fellowship of the Archdiocesan Cathedral, on June 7th, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call Nick at 201-313-0673; Chris 973-214-6831 or Andrea at 646-598-4670.
The Pancyprian Choir will perform “Pame mia volta sto Feggari” (“Let’s go on a stroll to the Moon”). This concert will be performed on Sunday, June 8th, at the Stathakion Center at 22-51 29th Street in Astoria at 7 p.m.
ELPIDES sponsors an evening with the Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis on “The Mindset of Domestic Violence,” on Wednesday, June 11th. The event will take place at Pylos Restaurant, 128 East 7th Street (at 1st Avenue), in Manhattan, beginning at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres designed by food consultant Diane Kochillas, and a cash bar, and tickets are $50. A non-profit voluntary organization, ELPIDES was established to meet the ever growing needs and concerns of Greek-American women. Reaching out to women dealing with physical and emotional abuse, immigration and health concerns, economic hardship, parenting issues and much more, ELPIDES provides informational and supportive services to Greek-American women. For reservations (by June 9th) or additional information, call 718-932-2879 or 718-373-7257.
The Young Adult League of Sts. Constantine & Helen Church in Jackson Heights will host its 5th Annual Summer Night Bash on Friday, June 13, featuring dancing to music by Lazaros Paraskevas and his Orchestra, at Terrace on the Park, beginning at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $70, tickets at the door are $75. For reservations or more information, call 917-916-6415 or 917-470-3070.
Michael A. Pappas, the former director of Ionian Village has started his own tour business called MAP Tours. His tour groups are designed for people of all ages and families, plus one tour exclusively for young adults, college age and older. Visit many of Greece’s most popular destinations, archeological and historic sites. Travel to Athens, Peloponnese and Crete, with an optional trip to Constantinople. For information call, 2109-578-5412
FOTIS PAPAGERMANOS, ETA Press is a very talented photographer, who has been assisting this column with a number of photos. We thank him for all his efforts and talents.
Congratulations to PTA President LENA VARIS on her election by acclamation to a second year, for the William Spyropoulos School of St. Nicholas Church in Flushing.
Till next week when we go “Around Our Town.” Email me at Archie1m@aol.com