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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 19, 2024:  Mike Emanuel on Journalism in the US

The Hellenic Society Prometheas is organizing a presentation by Mike Emanuel, Chief Washington correspondent / Anchor for FOX News Channel (FNC), titled “Taking My Faith with me as I travel the Globe”. A discussion on the interaction with the Greek community, important aspects of cultural and religious themes that shaped and continue to influence his personality and professional choices, and how they affect his daily work.

Event flyer: Prometheas_Emanuel

 


 

Mission

The Hellenic Society Prometheas is a social and cultural nonprofit organization created in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C. Its goals are to promote the ideals of Hellenism and Hellenic culture both past and present, as well as to provide society members with a forum through which to pursue matters of common interest.

 


 

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Recent Events

Sunday, April 14, 2024:  Greek Letters Day Celebration

The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted its annual Greek Letters Day Celebration, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Dr. Lillian Doherty, Professor Emerita, Classics, University of Maryland, was the keynote speaker, offerring a presentation on “Friendship and Poetry: Philia in a Poem of George Seferis”. Following the keynote presentation, the Hellenic Society Prometheas Hellenic Language and Culture Awards were presented to students of Greek schools of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Event Flyer: Greek Letters Day 2024

Sunday, March 24, 2024:  Greek Independence Day Celebration

The Hellenic Society Prometheas, co-sponsored by Hellenic Organizations in the Washington D.C. Area, hosted a celebration of the 203rd anniversary of the Declaration of the Greek War for Independence  on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. EST, at St. Katherine’s Events Hall, 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church, VA 22041.

Event flyer: Prometheas_GID_2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024:  Apokriatiko Glendi (Masquerade Dance)

Our Apokriatiko Dinner Party was held on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at the Greek Village restaurant (13476 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD), featuring a four-course dinner. Music was provided by Discothéque Internationale featuring DJ Theo.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2023: Musical Bridges – A Unique Musical Experience

Our marquee event, dedicated to Musical Bridges Between Traditional and Contemporary Improvisation, at the Grand Hall of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. A unique musical experience featuring Vasilis Kostas, 2023 Grammy Nominated artist, and Manos Achalinotopoulos, world renowned clarinetist, accompanied by the highly acclaimed Anatoliama Ensemble. More info here.

Event flyer: Prometheas_Musical_Bridges

Sunday, October 29, 2023: Special Screening of the Film “King Otto”

The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a special screening of the film “King Otto”at the Founders Hall of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George. The story of the Greek National Team becoming European Champions under the leadership of legendary German coach “King” Otto Rehhagel.

Event flyer: Prometheas_King Otto

Saturday, April 29, 202: Greek Music in America

Greece developed a rich variety of traditional, popular, and art music that diasporic Greeks brought with them to America. Dr. Tina Bucuvalas presented material from her book “Greek Music in America”, which includes essays on all of these topics as well as history and genre, places and venues, the recording business, and profiles of individual musicians. This book is required reading for anyone who cares about Greek music in America, whether scholar, fan, or performer.

Following the presentation, a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine was offered, and the event concluded with an hour-long musical program by Mortes, spanning Greek traditional music from all regions, emerging urban genres, stylistic changes, and new songs of social commentary.

Event flyer: Prometheas – Greek Music in America

Sunday, March 26, 2023: Greek Independence Day

The Hellenic Organizations of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area celebrated the 202nd anniversary of the historic declaration of the Greek war of independence. The event commenced with welcome remarks from her excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the United States. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli, associate professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), author of “The Greek Fire: American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions“.

Saturday, February 18, 2023: A Musical Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

The Musical Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis, held on February 18, 2023, at the St. George’s Grand Hall, was an unqualified success. Attended by more than 170 members and friends of Prometheas, the event offered a memorable musical concert, a gourmet buffet, excellent wine, and genuine fun.  The president of Prometheas, Pericles Stabekis gave an eloquent introduction, making way for the musical trio “Mortes”, which entertained the crowd with masterful renditions of Theodorakis’ music and songs.  Moving, exhilarating, and soulful, the sounds and lyrics took the audience to a trip down memory lane inspiring the brave to take to the dance floor where they expressed their feelings with abandon.  Led by Spyros Koliavasilis, the musical group was cheered heartily by the crowd leaving everyone extoling its virtuosity.  All along, the exquisitely prepared food and Greek wine contributed heartily to the festivities. All in all, an evening to remember.

Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas Theodorakis

 

About Prometheas

Prometheas is a social & cultural organization established in 1978.

Its goals are to promote the ideals of Hellenic culture both ancient and modern and to provide its members with a forum and mechanism to pursue matters of common interest.

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