The NYC Weekend is the Greek America Foundation’s biannual members retreat taking place in New York City, where we invite friends and supporters to meet, gather, break bread, learn, deliberate and celebrate.
In addition to our biannual board of directors meeting, we host a number of events and plan special experiences for young and old people alike.
Friday, May 24
Welcome to New York City! Try and arrive early in the day to catch the exciting colors and views of the city as the sun sets on this late May day. We do not have an official headquarters hotel but do recommend hotels in Midtown as this will be the focal point of most of our activities.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Greek America Foundation Board of Directors meeting. Hosted at Libra Group headquarters (134 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016).
Friday, May 24 (cont.)
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Welcome Dinner! Loi Estiatorio (132 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019). This evening, Chef Maria Loi will host an unforgettable evening of healthy and traditional Greek food and a great discussion about the Greek diet and how you can incorporate it into your everyday lifestyle. The meal will be a culinary journey throughout Greece, prepared by Chef Loi and her team. Chef Loi will also be offering copies of her best-selling book “The Greek Diet,” which she will sign.
10:00pm – 4:00am
Greece’s legendary singer Glykeria live at Melrose Ballroom! Experience a night at the Athenian bouzoukia without even leaving New York City! A short subway or taxi ride across the bridge from Manhattan and you will enter Astoria, the world-famous Greek neighborhood of the city also known as Greektown USA, home of Melrose Ballroom.
Saturday, May 25
8:00pm – Midnight
Foundation Dinner and Auction for members, donors and supporters of the Greek America Foundation and an opportunity to reflect and look forward. Anassa Taverna (200 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022).