Changemakers: Greek Women 1821 to 2021

A Virtual Event Series Join the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon for a year-long commemoration of women in the 1821 Greek War of Independence and beyond. Through virtual events and digital content, we will spotlight women’s diverse roles in the Greek Revolution. Together, we will examine their legacy for modern-day Greece and the Greek diaspora. Looking Back, … Continued

Announcing Greek Dance Classes for Children & Teens

We are excited to announce a new program: dance classes for children and teenagers on the first Saturday of every month! In addition to our Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon adult classes, we will host a class for kids and teens aged 8-18 on the first Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday, March 7 … Continued

Join us on January 18 for a Greek New Year’s celebration

The BLE invites you to attend our annual Greek New Year’s celebration, Vasilopita 2020! Please join us as we cut the traditional New Year’s vasilopita with our friends from the Greek-American Political Club. Sample a variety of home-baked vasilopitas, sing the traditional kalanta, and dance the night away. Convenient parking in the Green Street parking … Continued

Happy Holidays from the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon

From your friends at the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, we wish you and your families a merry Christmas, happy New Year, and joyous festivities! Happy Holidays! On December 15th, we held our 2019 General Assembly and elections for the Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term. Congratulations to our new and returning board members: Marcelle Abi-Esber … Continued

Announcing the Spring 2019 Greek Music Education Program

The Boston Lykeion Ellinidon is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Maliotis Cultural Center on this spring’s Greek Music Education Program. A reflection of our shared mission to advance understanding and appreciation of Greek culture, this year’s program features an all-star lineup of musicians with a wide range of expertise. Our unique approach offers both … Continued

Artemis Gyftopoulos’s Tsoureki Vasilopita Recipe

Thank you to Rena Gyftopoulos for sharing her late mother’s tsoureki vasilopita recipe! According to Rena, Artemis E. Gyftopoulos was the queen of culture. Her much-loved recipe is perfect for making a large batch of breads to share and enjoy! 2 envelopes active dry yeast 6 eggs 2 cups milk ½ lb unsalted butter + … Continued

New Year’s in North Azov: Kalandeshu Shmush

Source: Athena Khadzhynova and Olimpiada Khadzhynova, Sartana, Ukraine Today’s recipe comes to us from the shores of the Azov Sea region in Ukraine, where waves of Greek migrants settled over the centuries, starting in ancient times. The North Azovian Greek community celebrates New Year’s Day, or Kalanda (Каланда), with traditions familiar throughout the broader Hellenic … Continued

Andrea’s Nouna’s Easy Vasilopita

There’s something precious about a recipe passed down from one generation to another. Whether handwritten or, in this case, typewritten, it becomes a tangible symbol of a special relationship. This typewritten recipe for an “Easy Vasilopita” was given to Andrea, chair of our Traditional Attire & Decorative Arts Department, by her Nouna (Godmother), who was first … Continued

Mrs. Theodorou’s Kefalonitiki Kreatopita

In Kefalonia, the vasilopita with a lucky charm (tihero) is often a kreatopita (meat pie) or psaropita (fish pie.) Sandy Theodorou, chair of the BLE Traditional Greek Music Department, recorded this recipe for kreatopita from her mother, a native of Kefalonia. As in other areas of Greece, slices of the pie are dedicated as it … Continued

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