National Hellenic Museum Adds Two Exhibitions to Its Grand Reopening
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood announced it has added two more exhibitions to mark its grand reopening this September. These exhibitions join the previously announced world premiere photography exhibition Resilience by Prince Nikolaos. In Gather Together: Chicago...
Gyro Eating Contest Returns at Chicago’s Greektown Festival
The popular Gyro Eating Contest returns to Chicago on the third and final day of Taste of Greektown festival, Sunday 28 August at 6 p.m.
Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum Holds Annual Gala
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago will hold its much-anticipated gala on Saturday, September 10th at the Hilton Chicago. Organizers promise an evening of fine dining, music, dancing, and a spectacular auction to benefit The National Hellenic Museum. Greek...
Six Killed in Shooting in Highland Park at July 4th Parade
A total of six people were killed and sixteen injured at a shooting at a July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois on Monday. The affluent suburb, which is around 25 miles north of Chicago, has...
Classical Greece and Mies Architecture at Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) and the Mies van der Rohe Society will co-host an event on Thursday, May 19th that will explore the blend of classical Greek influences and constructivist form in Mies van der Rohe’s architecture. Titled "Classical...
The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius
A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William "Billy Goat" Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to becoming the owner of a legendary tavern and...
Chicago Greektown: The Heart of Hellenism in The Windy City
Chicago's Greektown, the dining and nightlife district on the city's Near West Side, is the undisputed cultural hub for the third-largest population of Greeks living in the USA. Greektown's bars and restaurants, serving some of the best Greek food in...
All the Direct Flights Between Greece, US to Start Off 2022
This summer, American airlines will operate 14 direct flights every week between eight large US airports and Athens, Greece as the country eases its coronavirus travel requirements. Greek tourism minister Vassilis Kikilias said after a meeting with US Ambassador to...
The Story of the First Greek-American from Chicago Killed in World War II
Leo Loumbas was the first Greek-American killed in World War II (WWII) from the city of Chicago. His death is memorialized, especially by the Greek-American community, in his home city of Chicago, where services have been held in his honor...
National Hellenic Museum Reopens with Exhibition by Prince Nikolaos
The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, Illinois will reopen this fall on September 26th with a special photography exhibition titled "Resilience" by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. The museum, the second oldest institution in America centered on Greek and...