CHICAGO---On March 18, tragedy struck the community of Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, when the 103 year-old building caught fire. Quick responding firefighters saved the entire structure from being consumed. Though there was significant damage to the church building, the community remains undaunted. They’ve found hope in this tragedy; they find promise. This resilient community is transcending this tragedy and looking toward the promising future of their parish.
CHICAGO, IL — The National Hellenic Museum, in collaboration with the Hellenic Bar Association, will host a special evening with Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, organizer of the 2004 Athens Olympics. Angelopoulos will discuss her experience organizing the 2004 Athens Olympics and her new book, My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Woman’s Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country. The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the National Hellenic Museum located at 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago. The event is free with Museum admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students, $7 for children under three, and free for children under three. Museum members are free.
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki’s new book presents an in-depth account of her remarkable life growing up on the historic island of Crete and rising to become an international leader. The book also explores the paths Greece might follow in its efforts to solve the nation’s pressing economic and social upheavals. Proceeds from this book will go to support youth and education initiatives in Greece and abroad.
President Bill Clinton stated, “From Crete to Athens and Zurich to London, Gianna Angelopoulos has made a career of turning ideas into action. In My Greek Drama, Gianna recounts her successes—as a dedicated public servant, rescuer of the 2004 Olympic Games, and devoted mother of three—and presents a useful guide for those who seek to transform lives, organizations, and even nations.”
COURTESY: NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM
Courtesy: National Hellenic Museum
Was the great philosopher Socrates railroaded—again? That’s a rhetorical question, leading the witness I know. Though this is opinion and not a trial. But it’s serious business. A seminal figure was put to death at age 70 in 399 BC for asking questions. Or so history tells us. Nearly 2,500 years later, what have we learned?
CHICAGO— The National Hellenic Museum will host its annual Ambrosia Ball at 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 2, in the Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House – A Hilton Hotel (17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL). Marking its 30th anniversary, the Museum will invite guests to celebrate Apokries, the Greek carnival season, a three week period just before Lent, associated with revelry, mischief and satire.
SKOKIE, ILL. --- Coming Together in Skokie (CTIS) will honor the Greek culture this year. The official kick-off of the six-week series of programs is Sunday, January 27 at Niles West High School, 5701 W. Oakton Street, Skokie. Members of the Greek community are proud to present cultural and art exhibits and refreshments at 2 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by a cultural program that includes an original short video, skits, lively music and dances, as well as Greek hors d’oeuvres. The emcee is Jane Monzures, TV/radio personality, current host of Living Healthy Chicago on WGN TV.
On November 15, the National Hellenic Museum celebrated its first year in its magnificent new home at 333 S. Halsted in Greektown. The new exhibit, “American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration” was also launched that evening.
CHICAGO—The National Hellenic Museum will celebrate the one year anniversary of its 40,000 sq. ft. t state-of-the-art eco-friendly building with the opening of two new exhibitions: American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration and The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today. The opening and one year celebration will take place on November 15, from 6pm to 9 pm, at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL.