Sunday, April 18, 2010

Greek Independence Day Parade!

There is one time of the year where all the Hellenes and Phil-Hellenes truly come together in a great display of solidarity - The Greek Independence Day Parade. This truly significant day plays many roles for all of here in Boston. It shows our strength as a community, our passion for our culture, and our great Greek pride!

On Sunday, April 25th, the 16th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston will take place.  For the 16th time we will proudly walk the streets of Boston holding our Greek and American Flags.  We will cheer when our children walk proudly wearing their ethic costumes. And we will all Shout ZHTO H ELLADA!  Let's do it all together!  EVERYONE MUST BE THERE! It is our ethnic responsibility.

Following is a listing of events surrounding the Greek Independence Day celebration:

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 – 12:30– 4:00 PM
Greek Independence Day Commemoration
House of Representative’s Chamber, State House

The State House Greek Independence Day Commemoration will be held in the House of Representative’s Chamber from 2:00-3:00PM.  Public reception with Greek folk dances prior to the Commemoration outside the House of Representative's Chamber 12:30-1:45PM.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 – 6:00 PM
"The New Acropolis Museum: Its Exhibits and Architecture"
10 Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University
Lecture by Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, Director of The New Acropolis Museum.
Reception to follow in the Ticknor Lounge.

Co-Sponsored by the Federation of Hellenic American-Societies of New England, the George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, Harvard University, Press & Communication Office & Consulate General of Greece in Boston and the Alexander the Great Foundation, Inc.

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 – 6:30 PM
Boston Greek Independence Day Parade Annual Dinner Gala, Radisson Hotel Boston
Hosted by the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England
Music by the Greek Music Ensemble Cocktails: 6:30 PM   Prime Rib Dinner 7:30 PM 
Donation: Sixty-Five Dollars, For Reservations: 617.507.6444

Greek Independence Day Parade 1:00 PM         
Celebrating 2500 Year of the Battle of Marathon
Parade Route:  Boylston Street to Charles Street
Grand Marshals: City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios &
Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, Director of The New Acropolis Museum.

Presented by the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England In Cooperation with The Metropolis of Boston, The Consulate General of Greece and The Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Tourism

Immediately following the Parade at the Parkman Bandstand
Celebration and "Expo on the Park" at the Boston Common
Featuring Greek folk dance performances, vendors and exhibitors, food, music and children’s events.
Music by DJ Thrilla.

Make it your top priority to attend and let's show the people of Boston our Greek pride!