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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.





Yoga on the Roof

Saturdays, June 10th through September 30, 2017

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.


Conversations On Community Spaces

September 21st from 6:00-7:30 PM

With talk by Suzanne Morgan of Sacred Spaces International, LLC


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

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 3-5PM

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.




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.


Thursday, October 12th from 6:00-7:30 PM

Reforming the Athenian Constitution & Reflections on Democracy: Cleisthenes’ Contribution

Cleisthenes is generally considered as one of the founding fathers of democracy – probably the most important one. Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato and Xenophon, among others, who were all, in different ways, interested in the Athenian constitution, do not even mention his name. The silence of our sources is all the more noteworthy since he was a descendent of illustrious ancestors, on both sides of his family tree.

It will be argued that Cleisthenes’ real contribution is of relevance to modern democracy and suggest ways that it could be constructively reformed. Join the NHM and Dimitris Kyrtatas as we explore both his signi cance and the indifference of many of his contemporaries.


Intro to Genealogy
Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Interested in learning more about your family’s history but wondering where to begin? Join the National Hellenic Museum for a two-hour Genealogy Workshop. This workshop, led by Vicki Tobias, is for anyone who is curious about the first steps of exploring their family history. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the tools available for researching, tracking, and organizing your genealogy research in addition to hearing an overview of the NHM Collections and resources available at the National Hellenic Museum.


Baking Class

Sunday, October 15th, 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!


Oxi Day
Saturday, October 28th

Bring your family and join the NHM to celebrate Oxi Day with crafts, music, and refreshments.





Thursday, November 2, 2017

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


Baking Class

Sunday, November 5th, 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!


Dr. Lewis R. Gordon

Thursday, November 9, 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).




Baking Class

Sunday, December 3rd, 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!



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