The Mayor of New York City, Bill DeBlasio, invited dozens of Greeks to Gracie Mansion and threw a big party in honor of Greek Independence Day on March 20th.
Although a few days earlier than the Greek National Holiday, it was a festive evening with flags and Greek appetizers, as local Greek Americans waited for the guest of honor to emerge from the back room.
Although a native of the Greek immigrant neighborhood of the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, Olympia Dukakis has been a New Yorker for the better part of her 87 years.
And Mayor Bill DeBlasio recognized that by issuing an official proclamation designating March 20, 2018 as “Olympia Dukakis Day” in the city of New York.
Watch the video from the City of New York:
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