The idea of this unique event is to raise awareness in Greece and in the Greek communities around the world, to increase the interest about the Hellenic history and to appraise the American interest for the Hellenic revolution during the years of 1821-1829.
We celebrate the Hellenic spirit, our values and the ideas of “Freedom” and “Democracy” with an inspired and unique event that will attract the eyes of the world. A work inspired by our strong desire to remind everyone of the natural beauty of Greece along with the willpower and the bravery of our nation. Our ancestors fought and died not only for the land but also for the ideas like freedom of will, freedom of speech, freedom of action and for the freedom that defies tyranny.
“We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The main event will be on the 6th of June. “Sail to Freedom”.
Sailing boats adorned with Greek flags will be sailing towards the Statue of Liberty. With this we want to honour the critical contribution of the nautical force of Greece, the “bourlotierides” of Hydra and Spetses and the mighty captains like Laskarina Bouboulina and Andreas Miaoulis who played important part in the Hellenic Revolution. We also want to denote the ancient ties between our country and the sea. The sailing route towards the Statue of Liberty was selected as a sail towards the symbol of freedom for all races. Head of the armada will be a three-masted sailboat carrying top journalists from the USA and Greece; like the New York Times, Washington Post, Kathimerini etc. During the sailing route, Katerina Soldatou, an Aerial dancer of international reputation, will perform an extreme dancing show from the main mast of the boat, tied with huge blue and white silk fabrics. The spectacular show of Ms Soldatou, spinning in the void, will represent the courageous decision that our ancestors took in 1821 to defy the mighty Ottoman Empire with their scarce resources. Their love for freedom fuelled them to start the Revolution, an act similar to a jump in the void. It is also an allegorical recreation of the legendary Dance of Zalongou that took place before 1821, in December 1803, with the heroic resistance of the women of Souli who literally jumped into the void choosing an honourable death over the disgrace from the Ottomans and this was perhaps one of the first Hellenic rebel yells that preluded the historic “Freedom or Death” of the Hellenic Revolution.
Global Alive LLC – CEO
extreme aerial dancer
Eva Metis Koutoumanou
composer / arranger
Angie Tsekenis Xidias
Journalist, Poet / Public Relations of Hellenic Tennis Federation
LET’S CLEBRATE TOGETHER!
An opportunity to honor our ancestors’ achievements and reflect on the kind of future we want to share and what actions – and sacrifices – we are willing to make toward its achievement, just as our ancestors did.
With the support of :
International Propeller Club of U.S.
Hellenic Institute Of Cultural Diplomacy – TENNESSEE
YACHT CLUB OF GREECE
Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York
New York City, NY
IONIAN CULTURAL FEDERATION
OF METRO NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND
Food industry cooperative of New York Inc.
Sons of Pericles
New Renaissance Chapter # 5
World Hellenic Biomedical Association
Hellenic Medical Society of New York
Daughters of Penelope
Evryklea Chapter # 36
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA