GCC strives to ensure that each member of the Greek American community has the opportunity to express themselves creatively through their own inclinations and aptitudes,
be educated and informed about culture, and explore their roots and traditions.
The Greek Cultural Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization that opened its doors in 1974.
Programs are made possible in part with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts,
a SAS Program & NY City Department of Cultural Affairs,
with the support of the Queens Borough President’s Office,
Material for the Arts and the NYC Departments of Sanitation & Education.
Offering productions in theater, music, folk dance, shadow Puppet Theater, and workshops for all ages, the GCC constantly and consistently strives to ensure that each member of the Greek American community has the opportunity to express themselves creatively through their own inclinations and aptitudes, be educated and informed about culture, and explore their roots and traditions. Every member of the Greek American community has the chance to learn through the arts, reinterpret traditional themes from a contemporary perspective, and understand the position of their language and Hellenic identity, while strongly encouraging the exchange of art and culture with other ethnic groups within the diverse community of New York. The GCC's activities are continuously enriched and improved to better reflect the needs of our community, as well as maintain the educational and social value of art in society.
The mission of the Greek Cultural Center is to:
Preserve our language and culture through arts and art education.
Perform and present already established traditional themes through activities such as dance, music, and the theater.
Maintain a space where artists and the public can express themselves freely
and present their artistic endeavors.
Incorporate the emerging Greek American culture, as well as exchange ideas and cultures with other ethnic groups.
To understand and appreciate art and culture in the U.S.A.
Help and promote new Greek and Greek American talent through its various activities.