Post Tagged with: "Greek"

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis (standing) (Photo via Greek News)

Greek-American NJ Mayoral Candidate Heads to Astoria

Elections 2017, Queens, Western European October 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis spoke at a fundraising event in Astoria about his Greek heritage and what led him to dedicate his life to public service, reports Greek News.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.

The 41st Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island (Screen shot via National Herald video)

A Weekend of Greek Festivals

Culture, Long Island, Religion, Staten Island, Western European September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox churches on Staten Island and Long Island held Greek festivals over the weekend, reports The National Herald.

(Photo by Michael Chen, Creative Commons license)

Opioid Addiction in the Greek Community

Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The National Herald speaks to a doctor, who works with Greek Americans, about why some in the community turn to opioids.

Artwork by Philip Tsiaras. (Photo courtesy of the artist, via The National Herald)

Exhibit of Works by Greek Artists ‘On Paper’ Opens

Culture, Manhattan, Western European June 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm

“On Paper,” an exhibit of works by 20 Greek and Greek-American artists, opened on West 28th Street, reports The National Herald.

Some of the offerings at Sugarcube Dessert & Coffee (Photo by Angela Matua via QNS)

An Architect Opens a Greek-Influenced Bakery in Queens

Eastern European, Food, Queens March 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Peter Zaharatos runs Sugarcube Dessert & Coffee in Long Island City with the help of a 3-D printer and ingredients from his native Greece, reports QNS.

The gyro flight, or "mini gyro shots" at SVL “Souvlaki” Bar. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

‘Mini Gyro Shots’ at Greek Eatery in Astoria

Food, Queens, Western European March 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm

After a midnight craving for some souvlaki gyro went unfulfilled, Costas Gurlakis and Peter Katsiaris decided to open a Greek restaurant with late-night hours. LIC/Astoria Journal profiles the Greek-American owners of SVL “Souvlaki” Bar.

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Astoria Mural Preserves Greek Heritage

Culture, Eastern European, Queens June 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

A mural of Greek philosophers and symbols is beautifying an overpass in Astoria and displacing graffiti, reports Astoria Post.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Maria Torres-Springer and Krinos Foods chairman Eric Moscahlaidis about to cut the ribbon at the opening  of the Krinos Foods facility in the Bronx. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

From LIC to the Bronx: Krinos Foods Opens a New Facility

Krinos Foods, which imports, distributes and manufactures Greek and Mediterranean foods, has just opened a new headquarters and expanded facility in the Bronx, with support from the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Industrial Development Agency.

(Photo via Sheepshead Bites)

New Plans for Brooklyn Greek Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Organizers of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival in South Brooklyn hope events for kids, a vendor market and Cretan Night will turn the annual celebration, which has “been stagnant in recent years,” into a major community event, reports Sheepshead Bites.

Greek men play cards at the Kassian Benevolent Society. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Greek Island Stays Afloat in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European March 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

In Kingsbridge Heights, the Kassian Benevolent Society’s Greek community center serves as a social hub for its 200 members, most of whom come from the small island of Kasos, reports The Riverdale Press.

Kamarr (Photo via Greek News)

Greek Magician at World’s Fair Returns 50 Years Later

Culture, Queens, Western European May 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Decades after his magic shows at the World’s Fair in 1964, Kamarr will go back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park as part of the 105th Annual Salute to Magic, reports Greek News.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Archbishop Demetrios flank the Greek flag at Grace Mansion on April 3 (Photo via The National Herald)

Bill de Blasio Marks Greek Independence Day

Immigration, New York, Western European April 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Greek contributions in the United States at a Gracie Mansion reception on April 3 marking Greek Independence Day, according to reports in the National Herald and Greek News.

Third grader Ari Weekts translates from Greek into English a famous work by Rigas Feraios, an 18th century Greek political revolutionary. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Brooklyn Charter Schools Fond of Ancient Languages

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, In the News May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Two charter schools in Brooklyn immerse students in English and another language – one Greek and Latin, the other Hebrew. With a 10-15 percent acceptance rate, The Brooklyn Ink finds that families across the ethnic spectrum want their kids at the schools.