We’re proud to host an unforgettable weekend of events to showcase our host city of New York to the world. Check back often as new events will be added as the schedule develops.
Friday, June 16, 2017
WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY!
Reserve your stay at one of our two headquarter hotels.
Onassis Foundation Exhibition
Enjoy a guided tour of the Onassis Foundation’s stunning exhibition “A World of Emotions” featuring more than 130 ancient objects from museums throughout the world.This is a free event and open to all ticket holders. Registration is required here. At the Onassis Cultural Center, 645 Fifth Avenue.
Board of Directors Meeting
The board of directors of the Greek America Foundation will convene at Libra Group headquarters for their biannual meeting. Event open to GAF board members.
6pm – 8pm
Souvlaki & Wine Welcome Reception
Catch up with old friends or meet new ones at GRK Fresh (304 Park Avenue South, entrance on 23rd Street). This event is hosted by GRK Fresh, the city’s hottest new casual dining Greek restaurant. Event open to all ticket holders.
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Forty Under 40 Reunion Wine
This event is hosted for all alumni of Greek America’s Forty Under 40. Alumni of our Forty Under 40 are invited to join Christina Boutari, the fifth generation of Greece’s oldest and most historic wine-making families on an oenological journey throughout Greece. Christina will share the history and tradition of Greek wines, from region to region, while sharing samples of some of the world’s most acclaimed Greek wines. The Boutari Company was established in 1879 in Naoussa. Today with over 134 years of experience in the wine business, it is one of the top wineries in Greece and an ambassador of Greek wine all over the world. RSVP for this event here.
8:30pm – 10:30pm
Sponsors Dinner at Nerai Restaurant
Hosted by Spiro Menegatos and Nerai Restaurant, this dinner is given in appreciation of our Gabby Awards sponsors and by invitation only to sponsors.
8:30pm – 10:30pm
Enjoy dinner at any of our supporting restaurants and enjoy a perk. (Details about our Passport to Greek New York for participating restaurants and what they’re offering Gabby Awards attendees will be coming soon!)
10:00pm – 2:00am
Astoria Bouzoukia at Melrose Ballroom
Join us at Astoria’s most iconic Greek nightspot for a traditional night of music and dancing, created especially for the official opening of the Gabby Awards weekend. All Gabby Awards ticket holders get free admission (cash bar and appetizers will be available). Live music and entertainment.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Onassis Foundation Exhibition
Enjoy a guided tour of the Onassis Foundation’s stunning exhibition “A World of Emotions” featuring more than 130 ancient objects from museums throughout the world. This is a free event and open to all ticket holders. Registration is required here. At the Onassis Cultural Center, 645 Fifth Avenue.
Enjoy lunch at any of our supporting restaurants and enjoy a perk. (Details about our Passport to Greek New York for participating restaurants and what they’re offering Gabby Awards attendees will be coming soon!).
Decorate and Frost Cupcakes! (Exclusive event for Greek America Foundation’s 300 Spartans)
Here’s your chance to meet– and frost and decorate cupcakes with two of America’s most beloved television stars, right in the kitchen of their Soho bakery. We only have 20 spots available for a wonderful Saturday morning hosted at Georgetown Cupcake by Katherine and Sophie where you’ll have a chance to get your hands dirty with frosting and go home with your very own cupcakes. Registration is required and available for members of the Greek America Foundation’s 300 Spartans. To become a Spartan, click here. Registration is required for this event. If you are a member, you may register for the event here.
1pm – 2:30pm
Lunch with Chef Maria Loi! Exclusive event for the Greek America Foundation’s 300 Spartans
Join Lea Soupata, chairwoman of the board of the Greek America Foundation and Vice Chairman Manolis Alpogianis at a lunch with award-winning Chef Maria Loi at her world famous eponymous restaurant in Midtown. Maria has cooked for Presidents, Hollywood celebrities and has appeared on numerous television shows promoting healthy Greek cuisine and is the author of the best-selling book The Greek Diet. Registration is required. Available for members of the Greek America Foundation’s 300 Spartans. Become a Spartan here and get invited to this event!
The Gabby Awards
The event everyone’s been waiting for! Our black tie gala awards on one of the world’s most prestigious stages, Zankel Hall, at Carnegie Hall. The curtain will go up promptly at 7:30pm and guests outside the hall will not be permitted inside until after the opening. Please be prompt.
The Official After Party
The Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom will be the scene of all of the post-awards excitement with dinner, open bar, an exciting live and silent auction, as well as live entertainment and dancing, featuring Greece’s number one pop singer, Anna Vissi and her complete orchestra from Greece.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm
Brunch and Philanthropy Roundtable at the Boro Hotel(38-28 27th St, Long Island City, NY). Read more about the Philanthropy Roundtable and brunch here. The brunch and Philanthropy Roundtable and Brunch is included with all VIP tickets and sponsor packages.
This event is NOT included with General Admission tickets. Individual tickets are available for purchase, which includes full participation in the Roundtable and a full brunch. Click here to reserve your tickets.