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An Indelible Memory: Commemorating the Greeks of Asia Minor

November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

This year, 100 years after the destruction of the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922, the Boston Lykeion
Ellinidon will commemorate the survival and perseverance of the Hellenic peoples of Asia Minor. With a 3-day event
on November 11-13, we will recall and focus on the legacy of the unique culture of Asia Minor. Come and enjoy the
beautiful sounds of Anatolian music, join in traditional dances of the region, and hear speakers’ presentations on what
is being remembered and preserved here in America. Gather your “parea” and join in celebrating the vibrant, lasting
culture of Asia Minor! Read more here.

Friday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Meet & greet for conference attendees
Greek American Political Club (GAPC), Cambridge, MA

Saturday, November 12th
Vimata dance workshop Session I 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dances of Asia Minor. Andreas Papoukidis of Greece, Instructor.
Cultural & historical speaker series 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Greetings by Consul General of Greece in Boston Symeon Tegos
Presentations by Researchers Mary Papoutsy, George Makredes, and Andreas Papoukidis
***Mary Papoutsy of Rye, New Hampshire will speak on “Journeys of Mikrasiatisses to New Lands”.***
***George Makredes of Somerville, Massachusetts will speak on “New Land, New Life” focusing on the refugee immigration from
Asia Minor to Somerville, Massachusetts”
***Andreas Papoukidis will offer an important cultural presentation showcasing traditional regional attire and the musical style
of Asia Minor. ***
Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, Watertown, MA

Sunday, November 13th
Memorial service 10:00 a.m.
**To request names to be read at the memorial service, email [email protected].**
Vimata dance workshop Session II 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Glendi dinner and dance with live music 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Featuring music by:
Giorgos Psaltis, violin
Andreas Papoukidis, toumperleki
Sandy Theodorou, laouto
Mal Barsamian, oud
Panagiotis Vasiliades, toumperleki & sound
Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, Watertown, MA


Registration




To pay by check, email [email protected] for directions. Call Irene at 508-868-6946. for more information.    

Contact us with any questions at [email protected].

 

We welcome your donations in support of this significant event, in remembrance of the beauty of Smyrna, or in memory of loved ones who lost their lives, fled, or became refugees because of this catastrophe.




Details

Start:
November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
End:
November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
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Venue

Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church
25 Bigelow Ave
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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