The Greek Institute The Greek Institute
Paintings by Constantine Arvanites for The Greek Institute

Join our campaign to raise $5,000 to demolish our three old and tired garages, and to pave the parking area. To better accommodate our supporters, event participants and growing number of students, the garages must go!

Donate online now by visiting

You can also donate to the Greek Institute using
Amazon Smile!

Select the Greek Institute as your charity from the Amazon Smile page at, and Amazon will automatically donate a percent of your purchases to the Greek Institute at no cost to you!

Please share these fundraising campaigns with your contacts and friends, or on Facebook.

The Greek Institute has been an anchor in the community for many years, providing a central location for lectures and gatherings covering virtually any topic related to Greek culture, as well as for classes in modern and ancient Greek language. Your support has helped us thrive, and we look forward to expanding our reach in the future. We invite you to be part of this exciting process.

*Donations are tax deductable to the full extent of the law.

News and Events


See Notes on Greek Culture from the Greek Institute on:

Click here to view The Greek Institute's Chronology of Programs

May 1 - The fourth cycle of Greek language classes begins
See course listings.


A presentation by Dimitrios Ioannidis, Esq. of his 2012 book entitled "Lobby Power." It is a comparison of the Greek, Turkish and Jewish lobby groups and how they affect U.S. foreign policy, with an introduction written by Professor Manolis Paraschos. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

May 11th at 5:30pm Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art, will lead a guided tour of the three, new Greek galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts (at 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02115) exclusively for members and friends of the Greek Institute. These galleries include works that highlight Homer and the Epics; Dionysus and the Symposium; and Theater and Performance. The tour will also honor the memory of our dear friend and member of our advisory board, Henry Irving, who passed away earlier this year.

This tour will be available to friends and members of the Greek Institute free of charge. Please RSVP by May 4th by phone (617-547-4770) or email (

A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries