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10/29/2020

Greek Fringe presents: Trio Meraki ft. Eisvoleas // Bufos Puppet Theatre

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Special thanks to Meraki Trio & Eisvoleas and Bufos Puppet Theatre and to all the people behind the scenes!

Video editing: Kon Karamountzos & Nikos Plaskas
Translations: Maria Mouratidou Proton Translations
Visual design and web development: Overdue Studio
Live stream technician: Eyal Chipkiewicz from The Boite with support from Clifton Hill / North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch

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To our major sponsor Hellenic Museum and to all our partners who share our vision and have made this showcase of contemporary Greek culture possible.

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In the fifth edition of our "Greek New York's Finest" series, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at Niko's Souvlaki in As...
10/29/2020
Niko's Souvlaki: A New Astoria Staple - The Pappas Post

In the fifth edition of our "Greek New York's Finest" series, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at Niko's Souvlaki in Astoria, Queens. The store has become a neighborhood favorite since it opened in April at the peak of the pandemic in New York City.

Nikolaos Lamprou opened Niko's Souvlaki in the heart of Astoria, Queens, early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now he's living his lifelong dream.

From Publisher Gregory Pappas in commemoration of Oxi Day: "Why October 28th Matters to the West."
10/28/2020
Why October 28th Matters to the West - The Pappas Post

From Publisher Gregory Pappas in commemoration of Oxi Day: "Why October 28th Matters to the West."

When Greeks refused the Italian ultimatum of surrender on October 28, 1940, their nation stood virtually alone in the world against the unstoppable Axis

Did you know about this Greek immigrant man who became a Washington DC landmark? On the second anniversary of "Oxi Day" ...
10/28/2020
Remembering White House Peanut Vendor Steve Vasilakos - The Pappas Post

Did you know about this Greek immigrant man who became a Washington DC landmark? On the second anniversary of "Oxi Day" in 1942, he began a Greek war bond drive to support his homeland and attracted American media attention.

For decades he ran a popcorn and peanut cart right outside the most famous house in America. This is the story of Stefanos “Steve” Vasilakos.

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation  is hosting its 10th annual Oxi Courage Awards TODAY at 12:00pm EST, to commemorate th...
10/28/2020
LIVE STREAM: Washington Oxi Day Foundation 10th Annual Oxi Courage Awards - The Pappas Post

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Oxi Courage Awards TODAY at 12:00pm EST, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Greece's historic "no" to fascism and to celebrate the ideals of freedom and democracy. Click the link to watch the event live when it begins.

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Oxi Courage Awards on Wednesday, October 28, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Greece's

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10/28/2020

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Turkish officials are going to great lengths to cover priceless Byzantine icons and frescoes depicting Christian imagery...
10/28/2020
Turkish Authorities Cover Priceless Byzantine Frescoes at Chora Church with Automated Screens - The Pappas Post

Turkish officials are going to great lengths to cover priceless Byzantine icons and frescoes depicting Christian imagery at the UNESCO World Heritage Chora Church, which is now a mosque. A video has surfaced showing automated screens and a city official is critical of the renovations.

Turkish authorities have gone to great lengths to cover priceless Byzantine frescoes and iconography at the former Chora Church— considered one of the

The US Congress’ caucus on Hellenic Issues sent a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to negotiate...
10/27/2020
US Congressmembers Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles - The Pappas Post

The US Congress’ caucus on Hellenic Issues sent a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to negotiate with the Greek government regarding the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

The US Congress’ caucus on Hellenic Issues has sent a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to negotiate with the Greek government in

Fans of anime throughout the world are raving over the release of a new Netflix animated series called "Blood of Zeus" t...
10/27/2020
Netflix Premieres Greek Mythology Anime Series Blood of Zeus - The Pappas Post

Fans of anime throughout the world are raving over the release of a new Netflix animated series called "Blood of Zeus" that is set in the world of Greek mythology.

Fans of anime throughout the world are raving over the release of a new Netflix animated series called Blood of Zeus that is set in the world of Greek

Are you getting The Pappas Post Weekly News Update? Every week we send a wrap-up of our recently published content and e...
10/25/2020

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Join our email list today and stay in touch with everything we share by clicking this link: https://www.pappaspost.com/newsletter/

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the Greek nation in a televised speech, imposing new measures following a d...
10/24/2020
Greece: Overnight Curfew Imposed as Cases Soar; Hospitals Fill - The Pappas Post

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the Greek nation in a televised speech, imposing new measures following a dramatic spike in new cases, and hospital beds filling fast.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the nation on Thursday announcing new measures aimed at halting a worrying spike in coronavirus

Dozens of ancient artifacts including a 3D exhibition of the ancient Greek Pergamon Altar have been vandalized in severa...
10/23/2020
Ancient Greek Pergamon Altar Becomes Focal Point of Germany QAnon Conspiracy Theories - The Pappas Post

Dozens of ancient artifacts including a 3D exhibition of the ancient Greek Pergamon Altar have been vandalized in several Berlin museums. German media linked the incidents to social media conspiracy theories pushed by prominent coronavirus deniers and QAnon followers.

Dozens of ancient artifacts including the ancient Greek Pergamon Altar were vandalized in several Berlin museums earlier this month.

These beautiful puppy sisters were found abandoned and were taken in by The Souda Shelter Project outside Hania on the G...
10/22/2020
These Abandoned Cretan Sisters Need Names! - The Pappas Post

These beautiful puppy sisters were found abandoned and were taken in by The Souda Shelter Project outside Hania on the Greek island of Crete. Click to see how you can donate to help name them and get them basic medical treatment to be ready for adoption.

We’re trying to help name these beautiful Cretan sisters that were rescued by the Souda Shelter Project after being abandoned on the streets of Hania on

NEWLY RELEASED!Book Pick: Once We Were Here By Christopher CosmosAs World War II intrudes upon their home, three young f...
10/22/2020

NEWLY RELEASED!
Book Pick: Once We Were Here By Christopher Cosmos

As World War II intrudes upon their home, three young friends risk everything for freedom, love, and a chance at a better life. On October 28, 1940, Mussolini provides Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas with an ultimatum: either allow Axis forces to occupy their country, or face war, and Greece's response is swift. "Oxi!" they say. "No!"

In a small village nestled against the radiant waters of the Aegean Sea, we find Alexei, the son of a local fisherman, and his best friend Costa, who were both born on the same night eighteen years earlier and have been like brothers ever since, though now, like all the other young men in their village and throughout Greece, they will leave their homes to bravely fight for their country.

But before they go, Alexei asks Philia, the girl that he's loved his entire life, to marry him, which sets into motion the events which will change the lives of these three and their family and friends forever, and begins an epic and unforgettable story of courage, survival, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit, and a love and friendship that will echo across time and generations.

Once We Were Here introduces the reader not only to the heart-pounding dangers and horrors of war, but also to the heart-breaking emotions and sacrifices of those who fight and whose lives war intrudes upon.

A spellbinding novel and sweeping epic that performs the remarkable feat of creating action-packed scenes, characters that we care deeply about, and revealing in vivid detail the untold story of how Greece helped the Allies to win World War II, and the brave men and women who fought for their country, for each other, and for freedom.

Purchase your copy from our Bookshop here:
https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781510757127

Purchase your copy from Amazon here:
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Ever wonder how koliva are made? See a step-by-step guide including printable directions and a Greek Orthodox cross sten...
10/22/2020
Koliva by The Greek Vegan: Remembering Those Who Have Passed - The Pappas Post

Ever wonder how koliva are made? See a step-by-step guide including printable directions and a Greek Orthodox cross stencil sheet. We thank The Greek Vegan for sharing this recipe.

Koliva is the traditional boiled wheat dish made in remembrance of the dead in Greece and throughout the Greek diaspora. The recipe, though simple to

BOOK PICK: Carvel Ice CreamWhen an unassuming, wide-eyed, young Greek immigrant arrived in America in 1910, the world di...
10/21/2020

BOOK PICK: Carvel Ice Cream

When an unassuming, wide-eyed, young Greek immigrant arrived in America in 1910, the world did not yet know that this boy named Tom Carvel would grow up to be an inventor, an innovator, and, ultimately, an American icon. Holding a host of jobs, from drummer to mechanic, Carvel’s relentless entrepreneurial spirit led him down a path less traveled. At 26 years old, Carvel met his future wife, Agnes Stewart. He borrowed $15 from her and began selling ice cream out of the back of his truck. What started as an old truck plugged into a pottery store is now more than 500 franchised locations throughout the nation and abroad and is one of the best loved and most recognized names in the industry. Fulfilling the American dream, Carvel is credited for patenting machinery, coining the “buy one get one” coupon, starring in his own commercials, and being the “father of franchising.”

Purchase from The Pappas Post Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781531644079

Our newest section, "Voices," is dedicated exclusively to your voice. Whether you're a professional writer, amateur penm...
10/20/2020
Voices - The Pappas Post

Our newest section, "Voices," is dedicated exclusively to your voice. Whether you're a professional writer, amateur penman or just someone who wants to share an idea or opinion, we're offering you a platform to potentially reach tens of thousands of people. Learn how you can begin submitting your own articles.

We’ve listened. You have a voice and want to express it. You want to share your view on a controversial topic, or simply have an idea you want to share—

RELEASED TODAY! "Once We Were Here" is a historical romance novel set in World War II-era Greece which follows three you...
10/20/2020
New WWII Novel Explores Freedom, Strength and Human Spirit - The Pappas Post

RELEASED TODAY! "Once We Were Here" is a historical romance novel set in World War II-era Greece which follows three young friends who risk everything for freedom, love and a chance at a better life.

Once We Were Here: As WWII intrudes upon their home, three young friends risk everything for freedom, lover and a chance at a better life.

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the most publicized weddings in history — the matrimony of billionaire shippi...
10/20/2020
On This Day October 20, 1968: Jacqueline Kennedy Becomes an Onassis - The Pappas Post

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the most publicized weddings in history — the matrimony of billionaire shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Greece.

Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis on October 20, 1968 on his private Greek island of Skorpios. The former First Lady of the United States was a

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