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

Coming up: Vasilopita 2019

The BLE invites you to attend our annual Greek New Year’s celebration! 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 and sing traditional kalanta with us. Courtesy of the GAPC, live music and dancing will follow. Convenient parking … Continued

Holiday greetings from the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon

The Boston Lykeion Ellinidon wishes all of our members, collaborators, neighbors and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2018 was the 20th anniversary of our organization – and thanks to your enthusiastic support of our mission, over the past year we: Celebrated Greek New Year’s traditions at Vasilopita and Greek Carnival traditions at Karnavali, with a special … 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

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