The Johns Hopkins Greek Night 2012: The first profitable Greek Night!

The Johns Hopkins Greek Night 2012: The first profitable Greek Night!

The Johns Hopkins Greek Night 2012 took place on Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Charles Commons Ballroom (On the corner of North Charles & 33rd Street). Click on the photo on top, to see more photos from the event.

Report by Maria Romas, special to the

About 750 people attended Johns Hopkins Hellenic Students Association’s Greek Night, and it left everyone raving.

Nine Baltimore-area restaurants sponsored the food, and members of the society said they worked hard to advertise the event to all Greeks in Maryland, especially over the Internet. The highlight of the evening, according to many group members, was when Baltimore’s Dep. Mayor Kaliope Parthemos was presented a framed cover of NEO Magazine, on which she is featured, by its publisher, Dimitrios Rhobotis. Students from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and Towson University — just to name a few — travelled to the university for the event.

Each ticket cost $2 each, $10 for non-students the day-of. Though members don’t yet know how much money was raised, they said they know it was a respectable amount.

“The event was amazing,” said George Petrocheilos, president of the association. “It’s the third time we did the event, and it had nothing to do with any other year. Every other time, we expected about 200 to 300 people max. This was just so great. It’s the first Greek Night that was profitable. Every other time, we have owed money to different vendors. Many people suggested canceling the event because it wasn’t cost effective. But this time, everyone was really impressed.”

The line for food was about an hour and a half long, and the St. Nicholas Hellenic Golden Coins performed traditional Greek dances while the New York band GR Music played. The food was provided by Ikaros Restaurant, Double T Diners, Samos Restaurant, Valentino’s, Della Notte, Speak Easy Saloon, Timbuktu, Captain James Landing, and Hazelwood Inn.

This year's Greek Night will be sponsored by Aris Melissaratos (The Aris Institute) and John Korologos (Double T Diner)