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Upcoming Programs

Weekly Programs

Greek Dance Class

Every Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm

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.

 

 

 

June

 

Hidden Mosaics 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

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 11:00 – 12:15am

Children ages 3 & up are welcome to join us in the classroom every Saturday in the summer for an interactive story-telling experience with Greek myths. Children will have the opportunity to act out myths such as: Hercules and the Nemean Lion, Arachne, Persephone & Demeter and many more! The story-telling experience will end with an art project related to the myth of the week.

 

Summer Saturdays – Yoga on the Roof

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

Join NHM for multi-level Yoga classes every week on the roof (weather permitting). If there is inclement weather, classes will occur indoors. Yoga mats and wipes will be provided.

 

Summer Book Club
June 11, July 9, 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 – Committed

Thursday, June 15th from7-9 PM
Summer film series in June, July and August 2017!
In June, we will be screening Committed (2014) about a man being pressured to propose to his girlfriend and a runaway bride. Trailer can be found here.
Co-Presented with the FilmHellenes

 

Summer Family Days

Tuesdays, June 20 & July 18 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

 

Reaching for the American Dream: The Greek Story in America

Thursday, June 22

Members Preview from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Open House from 6:30-8:00 pm

Re-opening June 22nd, the National Hellenic Museum’s core exhibit has been refreshed to include more objects, photographs, and personal stories that reflect the Greek American experience. In tracing the path of Greek immigration to America, Reaching for the American Dream: The Greek Story in America teaches about our shared heritage and preserves our history for generations to come.

 

Greek Coffee Hour with Greek language Lesson and Greek Dancing
Thursday, June 22nd & July 20th 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!

 

Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times
Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Johanna Hanink is an Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University and will be speaking about “Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times”. Hanink is also the author of The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity. In her talk, Hanink will be discussing the International Monetary Fund’s first bailout of Greece’s sinking economy in 2010, the phrase “Greek debt” has meant one thing to the country’s creditors. But for millions who claim to prize culture over capital, it means something quite different: the symbolic debt that Western civilization owes to Greece for furnishing its principles of democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Where did this other idea of Greek debt come from, Johanna Hanink asks, and why does it remain so compelling today?

 

Baking Class presented by Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop
With Athena Manolakos
Thursday, June 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Come learn how to make traditional Greek cookies such as: Kourabiedes, Karidopita and Melomakarona!

 

July

 

Sip & Paint Classes
Come join us on Thursday July 6th and August 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 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.

 

 

 

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