“Romios” in Greek Songs of Heroic Sacrifice

Post by Konstantina Choros, chair, Guardianship of the Greek Language Department On November 13th, University of New Hampshire Adjunct Professor Andrew Ntapalis presented his research and findings about a controversial and misunderstood figure in Greek history and literature, the ‘Romios.’ At the event, sponsored by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s Guardianship of the Greek Language Department and held … Continued

Guardianship of the Greek Language Department hosts first event Nov. 13th

The Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s Guardianship of the Greek Language Department, chaired by Konstantina Choros, will host its first event on Tuesday, November 13th. “‘Romios’ in Greek Songs of Heroic Sacrifice,” a lecture by Andrew Ntapalis, Adjunct Professor of Modern Greek at the University of New Hampshire, will be held at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Watertown, MA at 6:30 … Continued

Join our parea: BLE Open House, October 24th

Welcome! A parea is a circle of friends, a group of people who derive pleasure and have fun based on the simple fact that they are together. In a parea, enjoyment comes from sharing about people’s lives, our happinesses and sorrows, and our ideals and philosophies. Greeks believe that this is not optional, but a … Continued

Announcing the BLE Dance Troupe’s Summer 2018 repertoire

One of the hallmarks of the BLE dance troupe is that every summer, we choose two different regions of Greece to spotlight in our performances through music, dance & attire. We are excited to announce that our featured regional traditions for summer 2018 are Thrace, and Asia Minor and the Northeast Aegean islands! Our Asia Minor and Northeast … Continued

Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop to become an annual event

Forty Greek dance enthusiasts gathered in Cambridge on April 28th to participate in Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop. Stefanos Sakkas and Katerina Stefanou, who traveled from Ioannina, Greece, to teach mainland and island dances from across Greece, provided dynamic and masterful instruction. Yet despite the fast pace and advanced level of the workshop, Sakkas emphasized that the most important elements of … Continued

Vimata workshop to feature dances of mainland Greece and the Greek Isles

We are thrilled to announce the repertoire for Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop, taking place at the Greek-American Political Club in Cambridge, MA, on April 28th, 2018! The repertoire of popular regional dances of mainland Greece will include “Gaida” of Macedonia, “Lotzia” of Kozani, and “Tsestos” of Eastern Roumilia, Thrace. An additional highlight will be a variety … Continued

Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop will be part of ArtWeek Boston 2018

We are excited to announce that the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon is officially a part of Artweek 2018! Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop on April 28th will be part of an incredible, week-long lineup of events regionally and statewide. To join us at the workshop, register online now. This spring, the award-winning ArtWeek festival will be held April … Continued

Celebrating the traditions of Rethymno at Karnavali 2018

The Kantis, a kamila, several lerades: these familiar carnival figures from Crete were on display at the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s annual Karnavali, held on February 10th, 2018 at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA. Sponsored by Grecian Look and ISOS Realty, Karnavali 2018 was the BLE’s sixth annual celebration … Continued

BLE & GAPC ring in the New Year at Vasilopita 2018

On January 13th, over 200 guests gathered at the Greek-American Political Club in Cambridge for Vasilopita, the kopi pitas or cutting of vasilopita (traditional New Year’s bread), an annual event co-hosted by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon and the GAPC. Vasilopita, or St. Basil’s bread, is baked and ceremonially sliced by Greek families and community organizations on or … Continued

Announcing…Karnavali 2018 Sponsors

We are delighted to announce our first Bronze Sponsor of 2018, Grecian Look, importing unique Greek items for: Wholesale Consignment Online Retail store All your festival needs To learn more about Grecian Look, visit grecianlook.com or contact [email protected]/413-626-9446. Our Partner Sponsor for the event is ISOS Realty, your number one real estate agent for Westborough, Shrewsbury, Grafton, … Continued

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