2008 EU OPEN HOUSE AND EUROPE WEEK - GREECE’S PARTICIPATION
On May 3, 2008 the European Union Embassies and the European Commission Delegation to the U.S. in Washington, DC will open their doors to everybody!
Following last year's success, with some 35,000 visits to participating Embassies and the EC Delegation, the 2008 EU Open House inaugurates Europe Week (May 3-10) and opens Passport DC (May 3 - 17), a two-week celebration of international culture in DC coordinated by Cultural Tourism DC.
On Saturday, May 3, the EU Embassies and the EC Delegation will once again invite Washington-area residents and visitors to experience the diversity and richness of European culture. From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., visitors will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the European Embassies, many of which are among Washington's historic and architectural treasures. Each Embassy will present its activities and offer a unique program featuring the country's cuisine, music, and other events for the whole family.
However, the European fiesta will not end on May 3! The EU Open House kicks off Europe Week, a week long celebration of European culture in Washington, DC. From May 3 to May 10, enjoy the rhythms of European classical and modern music, admire the performances and voices of European actors and singers, or simply stroll among some of Europe's most beautiful paintings and pictures. All cultural events will be hosted by EU Embassies or by cultural institutions in Washington, DC.
During the EU Open House, the Embassy of Greece will present Greek dances, film screenings, delicacies and products and will offer information materials and raffles. There will be an exhibition of large color photographs from the New Acropolis Museum with video highlights of its construction, archaeological findings during the the excavastions, the transfer of sculptures from the old museum, and the new building that faces the Parthenon.
The exhibition will continue during the EU Culture Week and on Tuesday, May 6, from 7:00-9:00pm, there will be a special screening of the biography of Maria Callas, courtesy of the National History Channel at the Embassy of Greece (2217 Massachusetts Ave. NW) Admission: Free.