THE DRAMA CLUB at the William Spyropoulos School of the St. Nicholas Church of Flushing, will be performing one of the most famous Greek Dramas “Edipos Rex”, on Tuesday, June 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the School Auditorium. This performance is open to the community, and it will be followed by a reception courtesy of the PTA.
GEORGETTE LOIZOU has an article in the spring issue of “Women & Environments”, where she writes about HAD, Hands Across the Divide. This is a case study in bi-communal, cross border activism linking women of northern Turkish-speaking Cyprus and the southern Greek-speaking Cyprus. It speaks about overcoming obstacles, a historic overview and solutions. Ms. Loizou, a graduate of Tufts University, lived and worked in Cyprus for 5 years as a bi-communal activist. She is a founding member of HAD and holds a position on its Management Committee.
JAMES JANOS, may not be a familiar name to many of us. But, if I said JESSE VENTURA you would know him as the former Governor of Minnesota, former pro wrestler, 1975-1986; Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 1991-1995; radio host, 1995-1997; and Governor, 1999-2003, and former Navy Seal. Well, it seems that this Greek lad is venturing into TV land as the host of his own talk show on MSNBC, called “Jesse Ventura Live”. This show will be a concerted effort against both the Democratic and Republican parties. As of now, segments are being shown on various nights of the week at 9 p.m. ET until the network feels comfortable to launch. Jesse does not know if the show will be good or bad, but assures everyone that it “won’t be indifferent”. “Don’t worry,” he said. “I’m the only true independent out there—the only one who walks the walk, who talks the talk.”
THE CINEMA CLUB of The Greek Cultural Center invites the community to attend the Independent Film
Showcase 2003 on Thursday, June 19th through Monday, June 23rd at the center located at 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South, in Astoria. Screening will be 8:00 p.m. except for the Saturday screening which begins at 7:00 p.m. A special reception will take place following the screening on Thursday with a reception prior to the screening on Sunday, at 7:30 p.m.
HAPAC, the Hellenic American Political Action Committee held its second meeting and unveiled its plans for the future of the organization. An extensive media drive to publicize the organizations re-birth, along with the introduction to HAPAC’s program called HYPE, Hellenic Youth in Professional Endeavors. This will be an outreach program to the colleges through a Speaker’s Program which will enlist the help of prominent Greek-American figures from politics, government, business, law and other professions. This program will commence in the fall. It will also conduct a membership drive, within the Greek American community for those who wish to get involved and make a difference on the political, social and business landscape of New York. HAPAC also announced its website at www.hapacny.com and invites all to view and enjoy.
GALLINI RESTAURANT, in Astoria, will be the site of a fund raiser for ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL GIANARIS on Tuesday evening June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Michael has set his sites on being the next NYS Attorney General. Please make checks payable to “New Yorkers for Gianaris”. For reservations, call: Stella 917-887-3360.
Till next week when we go “Around Our Town.” Email me at Archie1m@aol.com