BLE launches new Women’s Circle program

Women members of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon (BLE) are invited to participate in the BLE Women’s Circle to learn and practice Greek cultural traditions. 

Meetings will be held monthly, and open to current members. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join the BLE in any membership category. This exciting program launched on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline, MA and will meet every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. starting on July 9Please let us know if you plan to attend by completing this brief registration form.

Two women at antiquities – 1939 – Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive – Cultural Foundation of the National Bank Of Greece, Greece – CC BY.

Led by BLE President Irene Savas, the group will meet to sew, knit, embroider, and practice traditional crafts that relate to Greek holidays and commemorations. Participants in the program may learn songs and dances, engage a speaker, discuss books, screen films, and plan excursions to exhibits and sites of cultural significance in the greater Boston area. 

“As our circle develops, we anticipate collaboration with other Hellenic institutions,” said BLE President Irene Savas. “For example, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, the Hellenic Film Society, and the Hellenic American Women’s Council. We also look forward to attending their programs.”

Young women spinning by Oikonomidis, Antonis – 1936 – Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive – Cultural Foundation of the National Bank Of Greece, Greece – CC BY.

This new program of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon will be pivotal in identifying and sharing upcoming musical programs, concerts, lectures, and exhibits by universities and other community institutions. Interested members of the Circle will also resume BLE’s oral history project, and interview and record women recalling and describing traditions and events of their family and home lives in Greece. 

The Women’s Circle will play an important role in preserving Hellenic cultural traditions for future generations in America, the core mission of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon. We look forward to welcoming you to the circle to share your own ideas and interests!

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