Upper Darby, PA – The initial schedule for Greek Independence Day 2019 was announced yesterday. This special occasion will also coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Pontian Genocide. Board members of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley sat down last night at the Pontian Leschi to hash out the details of this unique week as it approaches.

Plans to unite the two affairs commemorating Greek history will feature a week-long series of events. They will begin at the end of March and continue through the first week of April. From around the nation, Philadelphia’s Greek community will be center stage, as it celebrates and remembers these two historical moments. Lectures, films, and ceremonies will mark the occasions.

A final decision on the parade and its activities will be announced next week. Below is a list of events that have been scheduled.

For more information, please contact the Federation’s president, Georgia Halakos at 302-379-4335, or its vice president, Georgia Chletcos at 610-547-0072.

Schedule of Events – Greek Independence Day Week 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:00 pm
Eleftheria Awards Dinner
The Merion, 1301 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Monday, April 1, 2019
Pontian Genocide Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Hellenic University Club
Drexel University

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Greek Film Night
Pontian & Greek Films
Co-sponsored by the Hellenic University Club

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5th Annual Greek Heritage Night at Sixers
Sponsored by the Philadelphia Greek Basketball League
3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $54 ea.