Philadelphia, PA – It was all about the Greek-American societies this past Friday evening as they gathered at Estia restaurant. Following a short prayer and Vasilopita cutting, each organization was introduced as they welcomed in the New Year!

Present, were members from the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, American Hellenic Lawyers Association of Philadelphia, Greek American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia & Greater Delaware Valley, Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia and the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia.

The evening was highlighted by an installation outside the banquet facility lobby that was created by the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia. An old trunk filled with historical items collected from Philadelphia’s Greek American community greeted the crowd as they entered. The display consisted of books, church logs, photographs and records donated and collected by the organization. Acting director, Nick Yiantsos of the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia addressed the community and spoke about the organization’s endeavors. To much applause, the organization announced a series of projects, upcoming events and invited the community to take part.

The networking event had more than 160 people in attendance, who came from as far away as New York, Boston, and Canada. Proceeds went to benefit the International Orthodox Christian Charities.