Federation January 2018 Meeting

It’s time for us to have our first meeting of the year in a festive mood. Please join us by sending at least two representatives from your church/society. The meeting will be held at the Pan-Icarian House – 6620 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 7:00 pm. You are kindly requested to provide the suggested … Continued

Federation December 2017 Meeting

The Federation is holding this month’s meeting at the Pontian Akritai Society clubhouse, 6456 Market St, Upper Darby, PA 19082, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 pm. Please join us by sending at least two representatives from your church or society.

Past Federation President Sotiris Maniatis passes away

It is with deep sorrow we received the news regarding the passing of our beloved friend, Sotiris Maniatis. Sotiris was past president of the Federation and a very active member of our Community. He was a man of great virtues which he passed down to his children, and he will be missed from all of us.

Federation Announces Date of Independence Day Parade and Fundraiser

The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Delaware Valley hosted its November meeting yesterday and announced the official date of the Greek Independence Parade for 2018. March 25th, the actual day of Greek Independence will be hosted this year on its true date of recognition. Annually, the date is marked traditionally later in the Philadelphia area due to holiday and Evzone appearances.

Federation November 2017 Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting by sending at least two representatives from your church or society. The meeting will be held at the Pontian Akritai Society clubhouse, (6456 Market St, Upper Darby, PA 19082), on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 pm.

Federation Announces Dance Fundraiser

A fundraising Greek night to sponsor the parade has been scheduled for January 13, 2018, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Darby, PA. The proceeds will be used to cover the annual expenses which continue to grow from year to year. The entire community is encouraged to attend and participate to help continue this tradition.  

Federation October 2017 Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting and/or send representatives from your church/society. The meeting will be held at the Pontian Society “Akritai” Clubhouse on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 6:30 pm. If you like to include any other topic for discussion to the agenda, please email the president at least one day before the meeting. We look forward to … Continued

4th Annual Greek Heritage Night event at the Citizens Bank Park

Please join us and support the 4th Annual Greek Heritage Night event at the Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies vs. St Louis Cardinals. The game is on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:05 pm. You may find game and presentation details in the flyer below. Please disseminate to your members, friends and baseball fans. We will be glad to see you … Continued

Federation June 2017 Meeting

Our last meeting before the summer vacations will be held at the Pontian Akritai Society (6456 Market St, Upper Darby, PA 19082) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm. As every year in June meeting, we have our elections for the Federation officers and board of directors. So, this meeting is important and please join us by sending at … Continued

First Philoxenia Program Trip to Greece

The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad is accepting applications for its first Philoxenia Program Trip to Greece aimed to further enhance the bonds between twenty (20) U.S. and Canadian students of Greek descent and their country of origin. The trip will take place July 24 – through August 2, 2017.

Federation May 2017 Meeting

Dear members and friends of the Federation CHRISTOS ANESTI! I hope you are all doing well and you had a wonderful Easter! I would like to inform you that our scheduled May meeting will be held at the Pontian Akritai Society (6456 Market St, Upper Darby, PA 19082) on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm. With the 2017 Independence … Continued

Panagiotis Rozanitis passes away

On April 13, 2017, Panagiotis Rozanitis passed away. He was the beloved father of Demetrios Rozanitis, Past President and former Parade chair of our Federation for many years. Our own Demetrios Rozanitis has been in Greece tending to his parents during the past few months. To all of us that know and love Jimmy, the Federation makes this announcement with … Continued

Thank you for participating in this year’s Greek Independence Day Parade

Dear friends and members of the Federation, On behalf of the Federation and myself, I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in this year’s parade and showing our Hellenic pride. It took a lot of effort to put together this Parade, and I hope that we will all keep some nice memories. The beautiful … Continued

Hellenic Pride along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

It was blue and white and seen all over the world, live on the internet for the first time. Here in Philadelphia, the Greek Independence Day Parade celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence marched down Benjamin Franklin Parkway and radiated Hellenic pride.

As it happens: Greek Independence Day Parade

Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia WATCH AS IT HAPPENS LIVE!The 2017 Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia USA Posted by Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flag Raising Ceremony at Philadelphia’s City Hall

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Greek-Americans from around the region visited City Hall in Philadelphia for the Greek Independence Day Weekend flag raising ceremony. A proclamation given by the city of Philadelphia announced the historic weekend that was sponsored by the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley.

A Salute to Our Evzones

A great sense of pride overcame the Wilmington Greek community yesterday that filled their church gymnasium in anticipation of the arrival of the Greek Presidential Guard. Dignitaries, dancers, and guests looked on as the Evzones marched in. Four of the members were dressed in regional folk attire to show the variety of Greece military garb, while the others came in suits.

Happy Greek Independence Day

Dear friends and members of the Federation, As of today, 196 years ago, Greeks stood up against the Ottoman Empire and revived Hellenism after almost 400 years of oppression. Despite their non-existent military infrastructure, limited resources and size, our forefathers revolted against the tyrants. With love and respect to the ideal of freedom, they succeeded in liberating Greece and delivering … Continued