Thursday, June 11, 2009

FOS Open House

If anyone knows how to party, it's Greeks. Tonight Holy Trinity is transforming their cathedral ballroom into a lounge. They're laying down a dance floor and bringing in neon-lit cocktail tables and plushy sofas. Singing sensation Vangelis Alkimos will be performing along with The International Sounds.

As if the entertainment wasn't enough, there is going to be free Greek appetizers for guests to sample and a cash bar. Savory appetizers like spanikopita and kefthedes have been generously donated by Kellari, Fantis, Thalassa, Avra, Kefie, Plaka Restaurant, and Mythos Restaurant.

The event begins at 6:30 and probably won't shut down til after midnight. Free admission. Holy Trinity is located on 74th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

This open house is the kick off for the next "semester" of FOS -- Forum on Orthodox Spirituality -- a lively discussion group led by Father Frank Marangos that meets on Tuesday evenings at the Cathedral.