Aiming to keep the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in constant dialogue with the public until its official delivery to the State, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) on Thursday announced that open events will kick off to give visitors the opportunity to re-discover and enjoy the project.
According to an announcement, the construction of the SNFCC has been officially completed and the SNF took delivery of the project today thus beginning the transitional phase of the delivery to the Greek state, which is expected to be completed by the turn of the New Year.
The open events will begin on August 16. The summer hours of operation for the Stavros Niarchos Park will be from 6am to midnight every day. The winter hours of operation will be from 6am to 8pm.
A program of free events will take place including wellness and fitness programs (wellness and exercise consultants will be available daily from 06:30 to 09:30 and from 18:30 to 21:30; yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 19:00 and every Tuesday and Thursday at 08:00 etc), activities for children and families (such as the music and kinetics educational program “Play and Learn” every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:30 and at 20:00), screenings (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 21:00) and music concerts.
Visitors will have the opportunity to enter the buildings of the Greek National Opera and National Library of Greece by participating in one of the 90-minute scheduled guided tours taking place four times a day, starting at 9:30, 11:30, 17:30 and 19:30 respectively. The two buildings will be otherwise closed to the public at this time while the transition to the Greek state takes places and the GNO and NLG prepare for their move into their new headquarters.
The events, which will take place from August until delivery to the State, are funded exclusively by the SNF.
Temporary food trucks will be available for guests to purchase food and beverages. At a later stage, a restaurant and cafes will operate on a permanent basis.
Τhe parking facilities, which follow the SNFCC’s opening hours and have a capacity of almost 1.000 car spaces, will operate without charge at this stage. Later on, parking facilities will be available upon payment.
The playgrounds will be available for use once the process for obtaining all the necessary permits has been completed. Moreover, free WiFi named SNFCC-FREE-WIFI is available across the entire SNFCC.
The SNFCC’s new programming follows the Metamorphosis celebration, a free, four-day cultural festival featuring performances, family activities and exhibits, which took place from June 23rd to June 26th giving the public the opportunity to visit for the first time the buildings of the GNO and the NLG as well as the Stavros Niarchos Park in its entirety. Almost 120,000 guests visited the SNFCC during the four-day celebration.
A listing of events taking place in August is available here and on the SNFCC’s website.