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Olympian dancers gala 2014

The Olympian Dancers Greek dance troupe was established in 1995 in order to provide the young Greeks and Greek-Americans of our community an opportunity to learn and participate in their heritage through the art of dance. The Olympians have expanded the repertoire of dances, as well as costumes, to provide showcase performances of traditional Greek dances from all regions of Greece. 

 

The Heritage Gala is an event a long time in the making and one truly important to the troupe.

By hosting this event, the Olympian Dancers are able to showcase dances and costumes from specific regions of Greece, with great emphasis on the authenticity of each dance and costume. In presenting these performances, the troupe wishes to celebrate their cultural heritage here in Houston as well as to share it with other Greek-Americans and non-Greeks.

 

Join us for this year's Heritage Gala spotlighting Crete with dinner, cash bar, silent auction and a special dance performance by the Olympian Dancers! 

To purchase tickets click this link.

To all HCC friends, members & directors, 

 

We are approaching 41 years since Turkey's invasion of Cyprus which resulted in the occupation of about 38% of the sovereign territory of the republic. We all know or have suffered the consequences of Turkey's illegal and barbaric actions. 160,000 refugees, destruction of churches and our heritage, colonization with Anatolian settlers, 1500 Greek Cypriots still missing, to name a few.

 

The Pan Cyprian Association of Texas is holding a memorial to commemorate the fallen and missing Greeks and Cypriots, this coming Sunday July 19th at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, we are urging everyone to attend.

 

We are sponsoring the Fellowship coffee at the Martel hall and will have a table with literature and information about the Cyprus issue.

 

Please join. 

  

On Behalf of Pan Cyprian Association,

  

Yannis Remediakis 

President

 

 

Day of Europe Celebration

May 9, 2015
8 p.m.

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
 
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Phone: 281-FREE-FUN or 281-373-3386

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6pm: Small Stage and Miller Outdoor Theatre Plaza
8pm: Main Stage (ticketed)
Music, dance, and merriment commemorating the 65th anniversary of the historical Schuman Declaration. From 6-7:30pm, enjoy folk dancing on the plaza, and at 8pm, a special musical concert on the main stage.

Tickets for the covered seated area are available for the 8pm celebration ONLY.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

This year's event combined a commemorative educational happening, dances performed by the Olympian dancers and a greeting by his Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver and a greeting from the Consul General of Greece Mr. Papanikolaou. State Representative of District 25, Honorable Dennis Bonnen sent us a copy of the House resolution recognizing March 25th 2015 as the Greek Independence Day. A unique contribution for the success of this event was offered by the multi-talented Choir of the Annunciation Hellenic Orthodox Cathedral who not only masterfully sang the national anthems of Greece and of the USA but also participated in the inspiring reading of various excerpts from memoirs and speeches of key figures of the Greek War of Independence. 

You can watch the video of entire event here.  You can find below excerpts from memoirs and speeches recited during the educational segment of the event.

HCC is supporting the effort of Central market to bring to Houston's community Greek "spirit"

 

 

Tonight at 6:30 PM Central market located at 3815 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, will have the "Great Greek Gathering" It will be its version of Greek Carnival. Booths from every department will show-case the finest in Greek products and food. Greek Artist will present original work art, and their expert chefs will cooking and offer to taste, authentic Greek street food. There will be children's activities, and lively performances from the Original Greek Festival Dancers and musical sounds of the Golden Greek Alex Kalo, all happening in the front of the store.

 

We will be there with a booth to support the effort.

 

For more details: 
http://passport.centralmarket.com/

 

 

 

For details of the effort and full schedule please click here

 

 

Location map: 3815 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

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