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Welcome BBQ

Sidney-Pacific (NW-86), Courtyard

The Welcome BBQ is held every September by the HSA, with the goal to welcome newly admitted Greek students and other international students to MIT, introduce them to the multi-cultural environment of the Boston area, and help them socialize. Of course, the BBQ is open to all MIT community, not just the newcomers and not just Greeks.

This year the event will be held in SP courtyard. Our members, new and old, see this as one of our most cherished traditions.

This event is co-sponsored by LEF.
Sponsor(s): Hellenic Students' Association, Large Event Fund (LEF)
For more information, contact:
Georgios Papachristoudis

Greek Movie Night Vol.2

Tuesday, June 3

HSA is proud to present A Touch of Spice (or Politiki kouzina) is a 2003 Greek film directed by Tassos Boulmetis and starring Georges Corraface as the character of the adult Fanis Iakovides. "A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life. Light snacks will be provided. Sponsored by GSC and HSAMIT!

Greek Movie Night

May 16

Join us this Friday for the screening of the Greek movie: "Never on Sunday". We will provide greek food at the event!

Never on Sunday is a 1960 Greek black-and-white film which tells the story of Ilya, a self-employed, free-spirited prostitute who lives in the port of Piraeus in Greece, and Homer, an American tourist from Middletown, Connecticut, a classical scholar enamored with all things Greek. Homer feels Ilya's life style typifies the degradation of Greek classical culture and attempts to steer her onto the path of morality. It constitutes a variation of the Pygmalion story.
The film stars Melina Mercouri and Jules Dassin, and it gently submerges the viewer into Greek culture, including dance, music, and language (through the use of subtitles). The signature song and the bouzouki theme of the movie became hits of the 1960s and brought the composer, Manos Hadjidakis, an Academy Award.
It won the Academy Award for Best Song (Manos Hadjidakis for "Never on Sunday"). It was nominated for the Academy Awards for, respectively, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Melina Mercouri), Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Director (Jules Dassin) and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay as Written Directly for the Screen (Dassin). Mercouri won the award for Best Actress at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival.

Sponsor(s): GSC Funding Board, Hellenic Student Association (HSA)
All graduate students welcome

Greek Easter BBQ

Sunday, April 20
Sidney Pacific courtyard, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge

Join the Hellenic Students’ Association of MIT at our annual Greek Orthodox Easter Celebration! This is our biggest event of the year and it will be a lot of FUN! Traditional, tasty Greek foods will be served: lamb, souvlakia, tzatziki, spanakopita, and much more! There will be live music and a cash bar available (21+ ID required).

This event can only happen witht he help of many volunteers - we hope that everyone can help out in some way! Please sign up to volunteer here: http://goo.gl/ueK257

Tickets sold at the door
Student: 15$
Non-Student: 20$

Facebook Link: http://goo.gl/EQDY3Z

This event is co-sponsored by ARCADE

Greek Cooking Class

Saturday, April 5
12 - 4pm
Sidney Pacific, 8th floor kitchen

The MIT Hellenic Student Association is hosting a Greek Cooking Class on Saturday, April 5 from 12 to 4pm (Sidney Pacific, 8th floor kitchen).

Join us in learning how to make traditional greek dishes. We will provide plenty of food, so come with an appetite!
You are all welcome to help with the cooking, so if you wish to be in charge of a specific dish, please e-mail the recipe to geopapa@mit.edu.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/yh3qA5

This event is co-sponsored by the GSC funding board.

Tsiknopempti Celebration

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Midwest Grill, 1124 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, 02139

Dear Friends,
Tsiknopempti is coming up very soon! Let's welcome it the way Greeks know better with lots of brazilian meat (tender beef, lamb grilled to perfection, the most amazing chicken hearts and other meat delicacies) and live Greek music!

Like last year we are preparing a great glenti for all in Midwest Grill (http://www.midwestgrillrestaurant.com/ma/cambridge/), (address: Midwest Grill, 1124 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, http://goo.gl/VFjNXx) Thursday, February 20, from 8:30pm to 1:00am. The whole restaurant is available, so rush on!

Price is $25 (student) or $30 (regular admission). This includes INFINITE supply of meat and other buffet recipes (don't miss out on the fried plantains!). It does not include items from the menu and drinks. Please RSVP by filling up this google form: http://goo.gl/nWUwQZ, since we need to confirm participation with the restaurant. Admission is first come, first serve, so come early.

On Behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association,

Georgios Vlachos
President of the MIT HSA