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Greek CommunityCultureCatsimatidis Family Hosts Inspiring Greek Independence Day Celebration in NYC

Catsimatidis Family Hosts Inspiring Greek Independence Day Celebration in NYC

Aphrodite Kotrotsios
Aphrodite Kotrotsios
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By Aphrodite Kotrotsios, Special to the Hellenic News of America

“Celebrating Greek Independence Day at WABC Radio,” hosted by the Catsimatidis Family, was a true reflection of Greek heritage and pride, bringing together members of the Greek-American community in New York City. Attendees were immersed in the essence of Greece, from the vibrant décor echoing the colors of the Greek flag to the authentic sounds of traditional Greek music that filled the air.

Welcoming remarks were provided by Eftihia Piper, Senior Vice President of the Red Apple Group, and Greek Consul General Ambassador Dinos Konstantinos, setting the tone for a day of celebration and camaraderie. As guests gathered to commemorate Greece’s journey to independence and democracy, the roundtable discussion delved into the significance of Greek Independence Day. Panelists shared their insights on the historical importance of the day and its relevance in today’s world, highlighting the enduring spirit of resilience and freedom that defines the Greek people.

Eftihia Piper, Aphrodite Kotrotsios, Olga Bornozi, Carol Mennie, Costas Tsourakis, Fani Petalidou, and friend.

John Catsimatidis, Chairman of Red Apple Group, and Ernie Anastos, a distinguished television news anchor, provided valuable perspectives on the role of Greek heritage in shaping their personal and professional lives. Philip Christopher, known for his advocacy work within the Greek-American community, emphasized the importance of preserving Greek culture and passing it on to future generations.

Paulette Poulos, representing Leadership 100 Archbishop Iakovos Endowment Fund, and Anastasios Koularmanis, Director of Greek Education at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, underscored the educational and philanthropic initiatives aimed at strengthening Greek identity and promoting Hellenic ideals.

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The event also showcased the talents of the Greek School of Plato, whose traditional folk dancing added a lively and cultural touch to the celebration. Acclaimed musician Acraam Pengas further enhanced the atmosphere with his soul-stirring melodies, transporting attendees to the heart of Greece.

Margo Catsimatidis and Aphrodite Kotrotsios

Adding to the ambiance, the catering provided by KYMA offered a taste of authentic Greek cuisine, delighting guests with an array of mouthwatering dishes that captured the essence of Greek gastronomy.

The event, made possible by the gracious contributions of John and Margo Catsimatidis, along with the support of WABC President Chad Lopez, was a true testament to the enduring spirit of Greek culture and heritage. Guests were not only treated to a celebration of Greece’s past but also inspired to embrace its future, fostering a sense of unity and pride within the community. As the echoes of traditional Greek music filled the room and the aroma of Greek cuisine wafted through the air, attendees were reminded of the rich tapestry of Greek traditions and the profound impact they continue to have on generations to come. The Catsimatidis Family’s commitment to preserving and promoting Greek culture shines brightly through events like these, serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the Greek-American community and beyond.

The copyrights for these articles are owned by the Hellenic News of America. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hellenic News of America and its representatives.

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