The Greeks 
on PBS
Airing on June 28th & July 5, 2016

The National Hellenic Society is a proud co-sponsor of the three-part miniseries, The Greeks, produced by National Geographic Television and airing on PBS stations nationwide.  On June 28, Episode 2, The Good Strife, will premier at 9:00 pm/8:00c on PBS stations (please check for local listings).

Episode 1, Cavemen to Kings was seen by an estimated viewership of 1.5 million!  Click here if you missed the incredible Episode to watch it in its entirety.  Episode 3, Chasing Greatness premiers next Tuesday, July 5 at 9:00 pm/8:00c.

National Geographic and the NHS are in the throes of producing a companion digital series, The Greek Guide to Greatness, available on PBS, National Geographic, and NHS websites this July.  

The Greeks mini-series is a companion to the incredible exhibit,
The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at the National Geographic Museum, featuring nearly 600 artifacts from 22 museums in Greece.  The exhibit covers a 5,000 years time span of ancient Greek history.  Visitors to Washington, DC would be remiss in not seeing the exhibit, which features many artifacts that have never left Greece.
Robin Waterfield lecturing about his latest book, Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empireat the Embassy of Greece on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 
Kathryn and Robin Waterfield discuss their book, Who was Alexander the Great? at the National Geographic Museum on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
The exhibit is the centerpiece of several upcoming educational, social, and fun events that NHS Washington, DC hopes you take advantage:

My Big Fat Greek Happy Hour

Bring your parea along for a fun evening on Wednesday, June 29 at National Geographic Museum for an after hours private tour of
The Greeks exhibit, happy hour reception, and screening of "My Big 
Fat Greek Wedding"!  

When:   Thursday, June 29,  2016 at 6:00 pm (screening at 7:30 pm)
               1145 17 Street, N.W., Washington DC  20036
Tickets:  Purchase advance tickets here for tour, reception & film    


Inside 'The Greeks': Worship, Burial, and Honors

Join us for a behind the scenes peak at some of Greece's most treasure artifacts led by NatGeo Archeologist-in-Residence, Fred Hiebert, and expert, Catherine Keesling.  This exclusive tour will focus on the nexus and role of art and sculpture and the ancient Greek's spiritual life. 

When:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
               1145 17 Street, N.W., Washington DC  20036

A Taste of Greece

Sample the sweet and savory aspects of Greek culture with a celebration Greek wine, music, and, of course, food. In honor of the only East Coast stop of The Greeks, local D.C.-area Greek restaurants are coming together to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit, along with Greek culture and Greek cuisine, which has become a ubiquitous and delicious part of the American restaurant scene.  The Greeks exhibition will be open until 7:00 PM, and admission is included with your ticket. Don't miss your chance to dive into Greek culture with more than 500+ artifacts from more than 22 museums in Greece.

When:   Wednesday, July 20, 2016
               1145 17 Street, N.W., Washington DC  20036

The Geeks

They invented democracy, geometry, philosophy and the Toga Party--no one worked (or played) harder than the Greeks.  Join NatGeo's young explorers for an evening filled with the Greek spirit of adventure, ideas and exploration.  A night of expecation-defying science & laughter!

When:   Friday, July 29 2016
               1145 17 Street, N.W., Washington DC  20036

Save the Date!
October 6-9, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 

Featuring one of Greece's top entertainers:
Thanos Petrelis & his band

A weekend of exceptional fun and leisure with a host of activities and presentations from outstanding speakers and the NHS' signature parea all in relaxed and beautiful setting -- Save the date!
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