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The Center for Hellenic Studies serves as a nucleus of activities concerned with Hellenic language, history and culture, political life, social issues, economy. With the study of Greece and Hellenism the Center aspires to educate and nurture students with the values of Hellenic civilization. It also aims to form strong bonds between the University and the Greek-American communities of Long Island and New York, and establish connections and interactions with educational and academic institutions in Greece.

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Greek Heritage Day - March 22, 2020; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Ward Melville Heritage Organizations

Educational and Cultural Center

97P Main Street, Stony Brook NY 11790


Food tastings by Mesoyious Greek-Cypriot Restaurant includes koupepia (stuffed grape leaves) and keftedes (Greek meatballs)!

Traditional performances by St. John’s Hellenic Dancers of Blue Point!

Director, Vasili Kreatsoulas will speak on the origin of the dancers!

Baklava provided by Premiere Pastry!

Admission: Adults, $15; Seniors, student and children under 12, $12

Pre-paid reservations will be taken and encouraged.


- April 27, 2020: Lecture by Professor Alexander Kitroeff (Haverford College) on the Greeks of Egypt

- April 29, 2020: Lecture by Professor Maria Kaliambou (Yale University)



' Cyprus Under British Rule: Culture, Politics and the Movement Towards Union with Greece' , by Prof. Christos P. Ioannides, Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College

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Greek Independence Day Celebration

The Stony Brook University Greek and Cypriot Student Association hosted a celebration yesterday (3/30/2018) for the Greek Independence day. What a wonderful celebration it was, with music, dances, food and Hellenic and Cypriot pride! Beautifully done!

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Center for Hellenic Studies Dedication Ceremony

On October 18 2017 we celebrated the official opening of the Center for Hellenic Studies. Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family and all the friends of the Center participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students from the Greek and Cypriot Student Association danced and sang. Activities of the Center will be housed in the Humanities 1052 room.

RibbonCutting students dancing

Grateful to Peter V. Tsantes and family

The Center for Hellenic Studies is grateful to Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family for their generosity and their support. The establishment of the  Tsantes Endowed Professorship (supporting Prof. Nikos Panou) strengthened the Center for Hellenic Studies, aiming to promote, study and disseminate Hellenic civilization, culture, history, socioeconomics, language, and literature.

Mr. and Mrs. Tsantes, Prof. Panou with President Stanley, Provost Bernstein and Dean Kopp  Tsantes family, Prof. Panou with AFGLCNY TsantesFamily students

Mr. Tsantes followed up with another generous gift to the Center for Hellenic Studies which supports the establishment of a dedicated space for the Center as well as ongoing operation and events of the Center, including the dispersion of knowledge on Hellenism and pursuit of scholarship, encouragement of student engagement and participation, and the engagement in community activities.