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November 16 - The second cycle of Greek language classes begins
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A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries

September 28th, 7pm The Greek Speak Series: Lou Ureneck, author and professor of journalism at Boston University, will present his new book, “The Great Fire,” an account of the 1922 Smyrna Catastrophe which also features an unknown American hero.

A video preview of “The Great Fire” is available at

October 19, 7pm - A Talk by Greek Consul General Iphigenia Kanara

October 26, 7pm – FILM SERIES: "The Shadow Theatre of Eugenios Spatharis – The Epic Odyssey" This 90-minute film features the great puppeteer, Eugenios Spatharis, and his production of Homer’s Odyssey with his extraordinary puppets, original songs, and engaging dialogue and story-telling. The film begins with the appearance of the Trojan Horse and continues through Odysseus’ homecoming. It is a brilliant production of the Greek tradition of Karaghiozis shadow theatre.

November 3,4,5 - NYC Greek Film Festival in Boston, co-sponsored by The Greek Institute, at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge

November 7-30 The Gallery at The Greek Institute: "GREEK PORTRAITS" Large format photographs by Debi Milligan, inspired by her most recent trip to Greece.

All events are open to the public. Donations are welcome.