Greek Women through History as Agents of Change

The Power of Virtual Events Over 80 people from around the world gathered on May 26, 2021, for a lively virtual discussion of powerful women in Greek history from the Byzantine era to the present day. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon (BLE) and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, … Continued

Changemakers: The Women of Souli

The Women of Souli  The Greek people of Souli, Epirus, treasured their independence, and lived somewhat freely in the mountains in a remote area. Unhappy with this independence, the Ottoman ruler, Ali Pasha, engaged in several battles with area residents to gain control of the area. In 1803, Ottoman troops began an assault on the village of Zalongo. The … Continued

Changemakers: Laskarina Bouboulina

Laskarina Bouboulina: History Laskarina Bouboulina was born in 1771, with the spirit of revolution in her blood, in an Ottoman prison. Her father was imprisoned for participating in a previous Greek uprising. He died shortly after her birth and she never forgot why she was raised without him. She grew up in Hydra and moved … Continued

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

Online Greek Folk Dance Classes

Although we can’t dance together in person yet, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon is holding online Greek folk dance classes. The classes are happening each Wednesday evening (7-8 p.m. Eastern) and Saturday morning (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern). If you would like more information on how to join the classes, please contact us via [email protected]

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

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