GREEK CULTURAL WEEK CELEBRATION AND PARADE IN SAN FRANCISCO

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The Parade will march down Market from 2nd Street to the City Hall Plaza on Polk Street, and will include floats, marching bands, drill teams, Olympic Athletes, City & State Officials, vintage cars,  and of course, Greek dance groups.

GREEK CULTURAL WEEK CELEBRATION AND PARADE

PARADE: Saturday, March 29, 12:00-200 PM in San Francisco
The Parade will march down Market from 2nd Street to the City Hall Plaza on Polk Street, and will include floats, marching bands, drill teams, Olympic Athletes, City & State Officials, vintage cars,  and of course, Greek dance groups in colorful, traditional costumes who will perform live at the review stand in front of San Francisco City Hall Steps.  Media is welcome for live coverage.    We will accommodate and assist if needed.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere while celebrating the country that gave birth to democracy and western civilization.  For details: www.hellenicfederation.org/Parade08-inv.pdf  
Parade Registration: www.hellenicfederation.org/Paradereg08.pdf
Lou Eleopoulos 925-372-8067 or Ted Laliotis 415-518-9412

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RECEPTION/CELEBRATION:  Following the Parade 2:00-5:00 PM
Green Room, War Memorial Building 401 Van Ness Ave, corner McAlister
Details:  www.hellenicfederation.org/Reception08-inv.pdf

PARTHENON MARBLES EXHIBIT/LECTURE SCHEDULE:  

www.hellenicfederation.org/marbles08.pdf
The Photo Exhibition entitled MARBLES by Professor Apostolos Papapostolou of the Technological Educational Institution of Athens is a unique work of art that presents some of the masterpieces of the Parthenon Marbles in a way that excites the imagination.  Similar events have been presented with great success in New York and Los Angeles in 2005 and 2007 respectively.  This impressive photo exhibit is also accompanied by a 35 minute DVD presentation on the Parthenon Marbles by Dr. Christos Konstantopoulos.  This presentation brings a wealth of information about the history and repatriation efforts of the Marbles.

Friday, March 21, 2008 7:00PM Stanford University, Tresidder Union, Oak West Room

Saturday, March 22, 2008, 6:00 PM Hellenic Heritage Institute and Museum of San Jose, 1650 Senter Rd. San Jose, CA 95112

Sunday, March 23, 2008, 1:00 PM  following services  at Ascension Cathedral’s Community Center, 4700 Lincoln Ave.  Oakland, Ca 94602

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 1:00 PM following services at Annunciation Cathedral’s Community Center, 245 Valencia St.  San Francisco, CA 94103

For further information on any of the events contact:
UHAS President Ted Laliotis, 650/948-5705

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