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Winemaker's Dinner at The Greek Mediterranean in Ventura, California
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HAMDS Scholarship Dinner in Fountain Valley, California
Saturday, November 11, 2017

IOCC 25th Anniversary with Metropolitan Nikitas in Alhambra, California
Saturday, November 11, 2017

National Philoptochos Lunch in Garfield, New Jersey
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Greek Dance Preview in Anaheim, California
Friday, November 10, 2017

Cretan Glendi in Pasadena, California
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Greektober Celebration in Camarillo, California
Saturday, October 21, 2017
[Greektober Celebration in Camarillo, California]

Temecula Greek Festival in Temecula, California
Saturday - Sunday, October 14-15, 2017

Greek Nite in Nashua, New Hampshire
Saturday, October 14, 2017
[Greek Nite in Nashua, New Hampshire]

George Saffos Memorial Golf Outing in Winslow, New Jersey
Friday, October 13, 2017

In-N-Out Burger Sunday and Presvytera Appreciation Day in San Juan Capistrano, California
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Marinella and Remos in concert, with guest comedian Angelo Tsarouchas in Los Angeles, California
Saturday, October 7, 2017

AHEPA Family Barbecue and Dr. Jim Dimitriou Presentation in Camarillo, California
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Despina Vandi and Giorgos Lianos in concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, October 6, 2017

Saint Sophia Camp Golf Tournament in Whittier, California
Friday, October 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Autumn Food Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wednesday - Friday, October 4-6, 2016

Golf Outing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Monday, October 2, 2017
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Irvine Serbian Festival in Irvine, California
Saturday - Sunday, September 30 - October 1, 2017

San Gabriel Valley Greek Festival in Covina, California
Friday - Sunday, September 29 - October 1, 2017

SJC Greek Festival in San Juan Capistrano, California
Saturday - Sunday, September 16-17, 2017

Ellen Karis in Port Jefferson, New York
Saturday, September 16, 2017
[Ellen Karis in Port Jefferson, New York]

Fitchburg Greek Festival in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Friday & Saturday, September 15-16, 2017

Saint Demetrios Golf Classic in Thousand Oaks, California
Monday, September 11, 2017

Cardiff Greek Festival in Cardiff, California
Saturday - Sunday, September 9-10, 2017

Pan-Icarian Convention in Columbus, Ohio
Labor Day Weekend
September 1-4, 2017

Greek Street at International Street Fair in Orange, California
Friday - Sunday, September 1-3, 2017

Castro Valley Greek Festival in Castro Valley, California
Friday - Sunday, August 18-20, 2017

Pan-Orthodox Musical Festival at Saint Steven Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California
Saturday, August 19, 2017
[Pan-Orthodox Musical Festival at Saint Steven Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California]

Saint Sophia Camp at Camp Seely in San Bernardino, California
Counselors and Staff apply now - Campers register now
Camp season from July 23 to August 5, 2017

Ellen Karis in Hamptons, New York
Saturday, July 22, 2017
[Ellen Karis in Port Jefferson, New York]

Ikarian Picnic in South Pasadena, California
Saturday, July 22, 2017

4th of July in San Juan Capistrano, California
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo, California
Friday - Sunday, June 23-25, 2017
[Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo, California]

Panegyri Greek Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio
Friday - Sunday, June 23-25, 2017
[Panegyri Greek Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Pittsburgh Greek Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tuesday - Friday, June 13-16, 2017
[Pittsburgh Greek Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

Inland Empire Greek Festival in San Bernardino, California
Saturday - Sunday, June 10-11, 2017
[Inland Empire Greek Festival in San Bernardino, California]

Michiana Greek Festival in South Bend, Indiana
Friday - Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
[Michiana Greek Festival in South Bend, Indiana]

Yassou Greek Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Friday - Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
[Yassou Greek Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan]

Yonkers Greek Festival in Yonkers, New York
Friday - Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
[Yonkers Greek Festival in Yonkers, New York]

Bayshore Greek Fest in Holmdel, New Jersey
Thursday - Sunday, June 8-11, 2017
[Bayshore Greek Fest in Holmdel, New Jersey]

West Nyack Greek Festival in West Nyack, New York
Thursday - Sunday, June 1-4, 2017
[West Nyack Greek Festival in West Nyack, New York]

Topanga Days Music Festival in Topanga, California
Friday - Sunday, May 27-29, 2017
For media relations, please contact Alexia Haidos Itzigsohn at Alexia@smartexposure.com or by telephone at (310) 387-1981.
[Topanga Days Music Festival in Topanga, California]
[Topanga Days Music Festival in Topanga, California - Band Line-Up]

Ozomatli & Jefferson Starship To Headline Topanga Days Over Memorial Day Weekend

100% of the proceeds from this three-day fundraising event will go to benefit the newly named Topanga Community Center (TCC), a 501c3

When: Saturday, Sunday & Monday — May 27th, 28th & 29th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily

Memorial Day Parade — Monday, May 29th, 8:30 a.m. — Noon

Where: Topanga Days: 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA

Topanga Days Parade: Pine Tree Circle, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA

TOPANGA, CA (March 2017) — Topanga Days is back! In its 44th year, the three-day family-friendly festival and fundraiser continues to draw a diverse group of people together through an eclectic mix of musical acts with plenty of activities that are fun for all ages plus local artists and vendors, food and the outrageous and whacky Memorial Day parade. This year's musical lineup features the enduring '70s psychedelic rock band Jefferson Starship on Saturday, May 27th at 5:30 p.m., and L.A.'s legendary Ozomatli on Sunday, May 28th, at 5:30 p.m., both on the main stage. The lineup also includes: The Brothers Gage, Deb Ryder, Few Miles South, Greenhorn Brothers, Hard Shine Blues Band, Kummerspeck, No Small Children, Raised on TV, Soluzion, The Blue Dolphins, Venice and Whiskey Sunday.

Founded in 1973 by actors, writers, artists, musicians, and nature-lovers, who called Topanga Canyon home, Topanga Days began as a grassroots fundraiser to support the Topanga Community House. Today, residents remain a mix of artists, families, professionals and free spirits. Music aficionados, ranging from Millennials to Boomers, flock to the annual event nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains to enjoy art and craft booths, belly dancing, and more than 25 musical acts performing on two stages over three days. With plenty of activities for kids — from creative face painting to a Kids' Zone with various games, a playground, giant slide, and bounce house — this event makes for the perfect family outing. Saturday is extra special, as Topanga Community Center members' kids can enjoy the day of fun for only $5.

Madcap games and contests featuring names like Three-Legged Race, Baby Derby, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Egg Russian Roulette, Cherry Seed Spitting, and the notorious Pie Eating Contest, make for inter-generational excitement. A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning, May 29th. The parade has an unabashed stream of floats, cars, horses, dogs, kids, fire trucks and more. This year's Grand Marshal is Wendie Malick, the actress best known for her starring roles in Hot in Cleveland and Just Shoot Me!. Ms. Malick will lead the parade of dancing, prancing and singing in tribute to and remembrance of those in the armed forces who gave their lives for their country. The parade ends at the entrance of the Topanga Community Center, where the festival continues with a flag raising ceremony honoring members of the military, and local teen powerhouse Gabbi Beauvais will sing the National Anthem. All members of the armed forces, past and present, with military I.D. receive free entrance to the Festival on Monday, May 29th.

Food fare ranges from BBQ and Pizza to Mexican and Thai Vegan, with old-fashioned Kettle Corn, funnel cakes, ice cream, smoothies and much more. There will be beer, wine and our popular sangria bar, too.

Parking is available on the street with free shuttle service. Limited handicapped parking is provided on the Community House grounds. Only service dogs with appropriate and current papers, wearing vests, are allowed.

Founded in 1949, the Topanga Community Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the Topanga Community House and its surrounding grounds. 2017 marks an official name change from the Topanga Community Club to the Topanga Community Center to better reflect the organization's mission to serve the community with low-cost programs for children and seniors. Topanga Days is its main fundraiser of the year, and still boasts very inexpensive ticket prices for an entire day of concerts and outdoor entertainment.

Jefferson Starship was formed in 1973, blending members of Jefferson Airplane with a mix of like-minded musicians. For over 40 years, they have been making music by combining fresh notes with their classic sound.

Ozomatli, named for the Aztec god of dance, fire and music, was formed in Los Angeles in 1995. Their politically charged lyrics advocating social justice are delivered with their signature fusion of salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap and more.

Topanga Days Festival Prices are as follows:

Single Day Pass
Adults: $15 for TCC members / $25 for non-members
Seniors (65+): $15
Kids (ages 6-12): $15 (Except Saturday — $5 for member kids)
Kids Ages 5 & Under: Free
Military with ID: $15 (Except Monday — free)

3-Day Pass
Adults: $40 for TCC members / $60 — non-members
Kids (ages 6-12): $30 for TCC members / $40 non-members
Kids 5 & Under: Free

Opportunities are available to earn one's way into the festival for free by volunteering. Visit topangadays.com for more information.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Topanga Days takes place Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 27th, 2017, to Monday, May 29th, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The event is located on the grounds of the Topanga Community Center at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, CA 90290. The parade on Monday begins at Pine Tree Circle, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA, and ends at the Topanga Community Center. For inquiries please e-mail: events@TopangaCommunityClub.com or call 310-455-1980.

For more information and tickets, kindly visit topangadays.com.

For media relations, please contact Alexia Haidos Itzigsohn at Alexia@smartexposure.com or by telephone at (310) 387-1981.


Icarian Golf Tournament in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
May 27, 2017


Icarian Glendi in Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Afternoon Tea in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saturday, May 20, 2017

OC Greek Fest in Anaheim, California
Friday - Sunday, May 19-21, 2017
[OC Greek Fest in Anaheim, California]

DC Greek Festival in Washington, District of Columbia
Friday - Sunday, May 19-21, 2017
[DC Greek Festival in Washington, District of Columbia]

Nashua Greek Festival in Nashua, New Hampshire
Friday - Saturday, May 19-20, 2017
[Nashua Greek Festival in Nashua, New Hampshire]

Piscataway Greek Festival in Piscataway, New Jersey
Thursday - Sunday, May 18-21, 2017
[Piscataway Greek Festival in Piscataway, New Jersey]

Memphis Greek Festival in Memphis, Tennessee
Friday - Saturday, May 12-13, 2017
[Memphis Greek Festival in Memphis, Tennessee]

Fashion Show in Temecula, California
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Greek Fest on the Hill in Clifton, New Jersey
Friday - Sunday, May 5-7, 2017
[Greek Fest on the Hill in Clifton, New Jersey]

AHEPA Discussion with James Dimitriou, Ph.D. on Current affairs in Greece in Pasadena, California
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cretan Glendi in Anaheim, California
Saturday, April 29, 2017
[Cretan Glendi in Anaheim, California]

Icarian Glendi in Elmhurst, New York
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bright Saturday in Alhambra, California
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ellen Karis Comedy Night in Paramus, New Jersey
Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter Picnic in San Juan Capistrano, California
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Picnic in Temecula, California
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Picnic in Camarillo, California
Sunday, April 16, 2017
[Easter Picnic in Camarillo, California]

Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Orthodox Life Series at Saint Philip in Nashua, New Hampshire
March 1, 15, and 29, 2017

Adult Greek Language Seminar in San Juan Capistrano, California
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Women's Retreat in Irvine, California
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fort Myers Greek Festival in Fort Myers, Florida
Friday - Sunday, February 24-26, 2017

Angelo Tsarouchas Comedy Night in Los Angeles, California
Sunday, February 19, 2017

George Aivaliotis Golf Tournament in Tarpon Springs, Florida
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taste of Greece in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday - Sunday, February 18-19, 2017

Icarian Dinner Dance in Tarpon Springs, Florida
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Icarian Youth Conference in Clearwater, Florida
Friday - Sunday, February 17-19, 2017

Greek Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida
Friday - Sunday, February 17-19, 2017

Angelo Tsarouchas Comedy Night in Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Angelo Tsarouchas and Ellen Karis Comedy Night in Port Washington, New York
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dinner Dance in San Juan Capistrano, California
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Philoptochos Tea featuring Sam Konugres Magic in Anaheim, California
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey in Holmdel, New Jersey
Saturday, January 28, 2017

For immediate Release: January 2017

Hellenic Dancers of NJ 45th Anniversary Taverna Night! Celebrating our History; Preserving Greek Culture

Holmdel, NJ — The nationally famous Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) present its 45th Anniversary Taverna Night Dinner Dance Saturday, January 28 2017, at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel, NJ. Beginning at 6 pm, attendees will enjoy a full Greek dinner buffet and desserts, Greek and popular music, and a special performance and fashion show by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey. All proceeds from the event will support HDNJ in preserving the folk dance customs of Greece, and perpetuating Greek heritage in America. Funding from the event will also support the dance troupe's 2017 touring schedule. Reservations for this event can be made by contacting Cheryl Bontales, 732.796.1006; info@hellenicdancersofnj.org Tickets range from $20 - $40 dollars and will not be sold at the door. This event is funded in part by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, Inc., and New Jersey State Council on the Arts - Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

As the first organization of its kind in New Jersey, HDNJ has evolved to assume a vital cultural role in the community. It has inspired the creation of Greek folk dance groups all over the country, and functions as an integral component in maintaining the tradition of Greek folk dance in America through performances, historical research and teaching. Spiro Petroutsos, Artistic Director comments on the important milestone the troupe has reached, "This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey. It is because of this milestone that this year's program will not only aim to educate and entertain as always, but will also serve to celebrate HDNJ's 45 years of excellence. It is an honor to carry on this group's legacy, as well as showcase some of the amazing things we are capable of going forward."

While the 45th Anniversary Taverna Night is a dinner dance that will celebrate the history of HDNJ in terms of the performance and fashion show, the event is a chance for the troupe's friends, supporters, alumni and anyone who has a love of Greek culture to dance the night away. Proceeds from HDNJ's Annual Taverna Night will support this all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 nonprofit with general operating expenses. By purchasing a ticket audience members directly assist HDNJ in its mission of preserving Greek culture through presentations of the traditional folk dances of Greece.

Founded in 1972, by Fr. Jim and Eleni Chakalos, the Hellenic Dancers of NJ has researched, presented and preserved over 350 folk dances, songs, and traditions from mainland Greece, its islands, Cyprus, and Asia Minor, and passed them on to three generations of Greek Americans. The troupe has been commended numerous times throughout its 45-year history, for its dedication to its mission, as well as the enthusiasm and excitement of its performances. The dance troupe is currently comprised of first, second, third and fourth generation Greek Americans, ranging in age from 16 - 45, and representing the many Greek communities of New Jersey.

"Myself and the instructional staff have the privilege of continuing what Fr. Jim and Mrs. C started, and that is not a privilege that any of us take lightly," states Petroutsos. "We understand the importance of the position that we are in, and are extremely excited about the opportunity to leave our stamp on the HDNJ, while remembering and honoring all of the instructors and dancers that came before us. Without the Hellenic Dancer of NJ's rich history, we would not have the amazing opportunities that lay before us today. This year's Taverna Night is not only intended to entertain (which we know it will!), but it is also meant for the dancers of today to say 'thank you' to Mrs. C, Fr. Jim, the dancers of yesterday, and the 45 year legacy that they have left behind."

This outstanding troupe is nationally recognized for its presentation of Greek traditions and has performed at a number of local and national events during its 45-year history, including: Dukakis Presidential Rally, Inaugural Festivities for former President Ronald Reagan, Statue of Liberty Weekend Grand Finale, 20/20 ABC Television Program, Queens College of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Benefit, O. Elytis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at Rutgers University Benefit, Union County College Folk Arts Festival, the NJ State Ethnic and Diversity Festival, for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew upon his first official visit to New Jersey, and Greek Heritage Day with the Metrostars. Members of the troupe participated in the Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece and at the 2006 Centennial Epiphany celebrations in Tarpon Springs, FL.


55th Aniversary Dance at Anaheim, California
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Angelo Tsarouchas Comedy Night in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, January 27, 2017

Epiphany Celebration in Ventura Harbor, California
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Brunch in San Juan Capistrano, California
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Legacy Gala in Laguna Beach, California
Saturday, January 7, 2017

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