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Weekly Programs

Greek Dance Class

Every Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm returning September 14, 2017. Private Dance Class reservation available.

All dance classes cover the basic Pan-Hellenic dances: Kalamatiano, Xasaposerviko, and Tsamiko at the beginning of the session. For students age 15 and up. Drops in welcome but registration is preferred.

 

 

 

 

July

 

Sip & Paint Classes

Thursday, July 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

BYOB Sip & Paint Classes on the roof! Each session, students will be guided to paint a unique Greek scene such as: Island sunsets & Parthenon marbles.

 

Hidden Mosaics 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Beneath the primary colors of the Greek and Turkish national flags, a mosaic lies beneath. Histories, cultures, and geographies mingle. Billinis’ book, his first novel, draws on his own family history to tell a story of Greece and Turkey over the past two hundred years. While key events are covered in the book, more often the history is the unofficial history of Greeks, Turks, and other Balkan peoples, whose lives intersect, though their histories, officially, do not.

“The Mosaic is, in my opinion, the most beautiful way to depict a picture, far truer than flat primary colors that obscure the truth. In the mosaic, the whole is clearly a product of the parts.” Alex Billinis

 

Summer Saturdays – Little Homer Story Hour

Saturdays, June 10 through August 19th from 11:00am – 12:15pm

Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and join us every Saturday June 10 through August 19 from 11AM-12:30PM for a Greek-themed interactive story-telling and craft.
Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended.

 

Summer Saturdays – Yoga on the Roof

Saturdays, June 10 through August 19th from 11:00am – 12:15pm

Join the NHM for multi-level Yoga on the Roof. Consider dropping kids off at Little Homer
Story Hour during class. Yoga mats and wipes will be provided.

A PERFECT PAIR!
Parents are welcome to Yoga on the roof while children enjoy Little Homer Story Hour.

 

Summer Book Club
Sunday, July 9 and August 13 from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Join the National Hellenic Museum Book club to discuss excerpts from The Iliad, The Acharinians, and Trojan Women.

 

Summer Film Series

Thursday, July 13, August 10 from 7-9 PM
Summer film series in June, July and August 2017!

 

Summer Family Days

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 1-5PM
For children 4-14 years old, parental supervision is required
Summer family fun includes a tour of our Aegean exhibition, family craft, Greek dance class, a hands-on cookie (Koulourakia) demonstration, treats, and refreshments.
Free with museum admission, pre-registration is required

 

Greek Coffee Hour with Greek language Lesson and Greek Dancing
Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Interested in learning Greek? Want to brush up on Greek language skills? Going to Greece and need to learn some basic phrases? Come join us on June 22nd for a mini Greek lesson followed by Greek dancing!

 

Greek Children’s Party with Ready, Set, Opa!

Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 3-5PM

Join us on July 30th for a kid’s party with author Demetra Tsavaris-Lecourezos as she reads out loud  Ready, Set, Opa! Read about a group of children who travel the world along with their Magical Crystal Globe. Join these young world travelers and their guide Mrs. Eva on their newest adventure to the mainland of Greece, where they view features of Athens and Sparta, not just in reality, but in their imaginations too, as they see things from days of yore. Gods and goddesses? Check. The Olympic games? Check. The architecture as it once existed? Check.

Toga dress-up & Greek themed crafts. For children of all ages.

 

August

 

Sip & Paint Classes

Thursday, August 3rd, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

BYOB Sip & Paint Classes on the roof! Each session, students will be guided to paint a unique Greek scene such as: Island sunsets & Parthenon marbles.

 

Summer Film Series

Thursday, August 10 from 7-9 PM
Summer film series in June, July and August 2017!

 

Summer Book Club
Sunday, August 13 from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Join the National Hellenic Museum Book club to discuss excerpts from The Iliad, The Acharinians, and Trojan Women.

 

Teacher Visit Day
Thursday, August 17th from 3-5 PM

Join our Education Department for a sneak peek at our exhibitions and school programs that will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.
We have educational resources for students in Pre-K through grade 12 that meet Illinois Common Core Standards.

 

Summer Saturdays – Little Homer Story Hour

Saturdays, June 10 through August 19th from 11:00am – 12:15pm

Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and join us every Saturday June 10 through August 19 from 11AM-12:30PM for a Greek-themed interactive story-telling and craft.
Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended.

 

Summer Saturdays – Yoga on the Roof

Saturdays, June 10 through August 19th from 11:00am – 12:15pm

Join the NHM for multi-level Yoga on the Roof. Consider dropping kids off at Little Homer
Story Hour during class. Yoga mats and wipes will be provided.

A PERFECT PAIR!
Parents are welcome to Yoga on the roof while children enjoy Little Homer Story Hour.

 

September

 

Ludlow: Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War

Thursday, September 7, 6-8 PM: Film Series

 

Baking Class

Sunday, September 10th, 2-4 PM

Presented By Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop with Athena Manolakos

Come learn how to make traditional Greek cookies and cakes such as: Karidopita, Revani and Vasilopita!

 

Teacher Visit Day

Friday, September 15th from 3-5 PM

Join our Education Department for a sneak peek at our exhibitions and school programs that will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.
We have educational resources for students in Pre-K through grade 12 that meet Illinois Common Core Standards.

 

“Social Networks in Ancient Greece” Presented by Dr. Cline

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Social networks are an important factor for fostering creativity and innovation, back in ancient Greece and today. Such networks allow people to efficiently find the resources and partners they need and help new ideas catch on and spread. The ancient Greeks were remarkably innovative — what was their secret? What can we learn from them to make our own communities more creative? What do we know about innovation today that confirms that the Greeks had tapped into something important, how to make lasting changes and to invent technological solutions to social problems. Prof. Cline will share her ideas about what conditions made the Greeks so creative and innovative, focusing on their social networks and specific aspects of the Greek way of life.

 

October

 

Greek Women as Depicted on Ancient Greek Coins
Sunday, October 1st from 2-4 PM

The presentation by George Dervis will draw upon various chronological examples, of women, mythological and real personalities who appear on ancient coins. Their place in society and how their coins demonstrated their power. The time periods covered will span the ages from ancient Greece, into the Late Eastern Roman Empire, and finally, into the “Romaion” (Byzantine) Empire.

 

November

 

World Philosophy Day with Dr. Lewis R. Gordon

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa. He also is the drummer for the band ThreeGenerations (YouTube, Spotify, and other music sites). His most recent books are What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst; Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015; in Swedish, Vad Fanon Sa, Stockholm: TankeKraft förlag, 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice, trans. Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016), and, with Fernanda Frizzo Bragato, the forthcoming anthology Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International).

 

 

 

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