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September 2016 Events at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Photo credit: Pinelopi Gerasimou

The SNFCC extends is programming of open events aiming to address the wider public and aspiring to become a new meeting point for the people of Athens

SNFCC_logoThe program of events at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) that were announced in August continues unabated throughout September.

The events, which take place with the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), include wellness and sports programs, activities for children and families, film screenings and music concerts. Admission to all events is free.

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Cinema

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The program series of film screenings “Park Your Cinema” continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, renewing its rendezvous with the city’s cinephile audience.

Music

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This month, the Stavros Niarchos Park hosts two separate weekends of musical concerts from the series “Parklife”, presenting a variety of different musical styles. The weekend of September 10 and 11, the Stavros Niarchos Park will hold a festival dedicated to traditional Greek music. On Saturday, September 10, visitors will embark on a musical journey with Psarantonis, Katerina Papadopoulou & the Anastatica Project, with the participation of Socrates Sinopoulos. On Sunday, September 11, visitors can experience the musical treat of Petros (Petroloukas) Chalkias and the Thrakomelo music band.

The weekend of September 24 and 25, is dedicated to the sounds of classical music, with Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, but also new interpretations of the Beatles, at the Stavros Niarchos Park. On Saturday, September 24, MOYSA – Thessaloniki Concert Hall Youth Symphony Orchestra meets renowned pianist Emmanuel Lazaridis, while on Sunday, September 25, there will be a concert with the participation of the Orchestra, Choir, Children’s Choir and Soloists of the Green National Opera, under the musical direction of Elias Voudouris. Moreover, the Music Escapades concert series continues at the Visitors Center, hosting music for dreamers with electronic influences and minimal aesthetics.

Sports

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As part of the sports activities, the NGO Regeneration & Progress will hold races for children and adults, among other activities. During the days when the races take place, participants will have at their disposal the free services offered by the Mobile Medical Units, a project implemented by the NGO Regeneration & Progress, under the supervision of the 1st University Orthopedic Clinic. The activities of the NGO Regeneration & Progress are supported exclusively by the SNF.

On September 10, a 5 km running race and a 2 km walking race will take place, for women only. On the same day, from 9am to 5pm, the medical staff of the Mobile Medical Units will provide services and free tests, which will include, among others, free three-dimensional digital mammogram, Pap tests, bone density tests, breast ultrasounds and fitness & nutrition counseling.

Similar activities will take place on October 2, when a 2 km race for children will take place, with the participation of children from the Special Olympics, during which free services will be provided by pediatricians, ophthalmologists, dentists, orthopedists and nutritionists.

On November 27, alongside the 5 km race for men, similar services will be offered with special screening tests for prostate cancer, cardiovascular and bowel checks, etc.

All areas of the SNFCC are accessible to people with disabilities and, soon, golf carts will also be available for the use of people with disabilities for their transfer inside the Stavros Niarchos Park.

“It is our wish that everyone who visits the SNFCC discovers part of themselves there, and it is our goal to establish the SNFCC as a destination for everyone”, Dimitris Protopsaltou, Chief Executive Officer of the SNFCC, said in an announcement.

Guided tours

Photo source: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Photo source: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Guided tours continue at the facilities of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece. Following the increased demand for these tours, their number has now increased to seven tours daily. Due to the high turnout, and in order to serve as many visitors as possible, pre-registration will now be required, only for guided tours as well as for individual sports activities such as races. Participation in all other programs and daily events will take place on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WiFi is available in all areas of the SNFCC.

The detailed schedule of events is available here.
The printed schedule of the September events can be found here.

Certain events require online pre-registration. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event.

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With the desire 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) from August 16 onwards, opened the SNFCC again to the public,  organizing open events that give visitors the opportunity to re-discover and enjoy the project. The construction of the SNFCC has been officially completed and the SNF took delivery of the project thus beginning the transitional phase of the delivery to the Greek State. The events have as a main goal to give the public the chance to develop stronger ties with the project and accompany it throughout the delivery process to the Greek State, which is expected to be completed by the turn of the new Year.

 

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