Interview with BLE member and dance enthusiast Tom Pantages

In late October, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon received a generous donation from long-time supporter Tom Pantages – a collection of clippings, articles, and notes from years spent researching and participating in folk dance. We spoke with Tom recently to learn more about his Greek roots, how he feels about “KZ bands,” and more. Tell me … Continued

Boston Lykeion Ellinidon featured on Grecian Echoes

On Wednesday, November 15th, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon was the featured topic on local Greek radio show Grecian Echoes. BLE President Irene Savas and Vice President for Administration Ilyana Sawka joined co-hosts Nikoleta Papadogianni and Stamatis Astra to introduce the organization and share its latest news. After a brief update on the dance troupe, Irene and Ilyana addressed the … Continued

Summer Fun: Upcoming Dance Practice Schedule

We hope everyone is having a great summer! Due to upcoming vacations, please note that we’ve made some changes to our practice calendar. Open practices on Saturday, July 29th and Saturday, August 12th will be canceled. All other practices will proceed as scheduled. Join us at the Greek-American Political Club (288 Green St., Cambridge, MA) … Continued

BLE Featured During ArtWeek Boston

For the third season in a row, the BLE will participate in ArtWeek Boston with an event co-hosted by The Hellenic Arts Society in Worcester, MA this coming May 6th. Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 150 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences … Continued

BLE President Irene Savas’s Vasilopita Recipe

Koftopita: Voreio Ipirotiki/Politsanitiki Vasilopita from the region of Northern Epirus 1 pound #2 bulgur wheat 1 cup milk 1 8 oz container of cottage cheese 1.5 pounds feta, crumbled 4 eggs, beaten 1 stick (¼ pound) butter, melted Put wheat in big saucepan. Fill with water and soak overnight. Drain. In a medium saucepan, add ¾ cup … Continued

Karnavali 2016

Each year, the BLE marks the Greek pre-Lenten carnival season with a lively event, Karnavali. The celebration of Carnival began in ancient times, likely as part of the worship of Dionysos, the god of wine and festivity. In the Greek Orthodox Christian tradition, carnival (apókries/απόκριες) is a three-week period of preparation for Lent. Apókries – … Continued

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