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On December 14th, all sections of adult language will meet for dinner at 6pm.  Please contact course instructor for details. 

December 14th will be the last adult dance class of the quarter. 

Thursday adult language classes and adult dance classes will resume on January 11th, 2018 at regular times. 

Weekly Programs

Greek Dance Class

Adult Dance classes are currently offered in the basic/beginner level and intermediate/advanced level. Beginner dance class will run on Thursday evenings from 6:15-6:45 PM and the intermediate/advanced dance class will run from 6:45-7:15 PM. Beginner classes will run at a slower pace and focus on traditional Greek dances that you would typically see at weddings, baptisms and other functions. Intermediate/advanced dance classes will include a wide-array of dances from the main land, Greek islands, Cyprus and many more! Dance memberships are available for students interested in classes from September – May.

 

 

November

 

KOUZINA

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Join Chicagoland’s finest chefs as they present an exciting and delectable twist on Greek cuisine to benefit the National Hellenic Museum.

 

‘Η Καίρια Επιλογή’, ‘The Fateful Choice’

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM

Geoff Horrocks, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Cambridge, has made his academic career from the study and analysis of Greek, ancient, medieval and modern. In this talk he looks back over the last sixty years and reflects on how he first got involved with Greek language and culture, and why it is so important in this increasingly disturbing world to nurture and support the continued study of both.

 

The Plight of the Poor In India and the Mission of the Greek Orthodox Church In Kolkata
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:30pm
Nicole Capsopoulos discusses the humanitarian and education projects organized through the Greek Orthodox Church in India.

 

Allegory of the Cave with Dr. Lewis R. Gordon

THE DR. ARTHUR G. NIKELLY ANNUAL LECTURE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HELLENIC HERITAGE AND CULTURE
Thursday, November 16th from 6:00-7:30 PM

The lesson of Plato’s allegory of the cave is often taken as a calling to search for the “really real” instead of what is apparently so. Yet, some attention to the mythopoetics of ascension, return, and sacrifice reveal also a story of love not only of wisdom but also the wisdom of love.

This talk will explore this theme beginning with inspiring ancient Egyptian thought on wisdom and the shared Hellenic reflection through Plato’s Symposium as a guide to the iconic offering of his Republic, with an eye, of course, for its continued relevance in our world so beset by the seeming triumph of those who disdain truth.

 

December

 

Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays at the Museum with performances by the NHM Greek Language and Culture Class students, crafts, dancing, and pictures with Santa.

Free admission. No registration is required.

 

Winter Family Day

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Winter family fun includes a family craft, Greek dance class, a hands-on cookie making demonstration, and refreshments. For children 4-14 years old and their parents.
Free with Museum admission, registration is required.

 

Winter Family Day

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Winter family fun includes a family craft, Greek dance class, a hands-on cookie making demonstration, and refreshments. For children 4-14 years old and their parents.
Free with Museum admission, registration is required.

 

January

 

VASILOPITA

January 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Join us for the annual family New Year’s Celebration as we cut the vasilopita cake to bring good luck in the New Year. Featuring a lively presentation of traditional Greek folk songs and New Year’s carols by Eftihia Papageorgiou and Petros Dragoumis. Eftihia is a vocalist and pianist, lecturer of Music at Wright College, and director of the ODEION School of Music. Petros is a bass and guitar player, author of several books, and music instructor at ODEION.

 

 

 

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