Sign up for classes and workshops in traditional music and arts, and enjoy festivals celebrating traditions and culture.
Night in the Islands
Night in the Islands features live Greek music, dancing, and outdoor dining on the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
Enjoy music by Florida’s Best Greek Bands:
Odyssey plays June 7, October 4, November 1
Ellada plays July 12, August 2, September 6
Greek dance lessons by Levendia 6-7 pm (free)
Greek Bouzouki with Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos
FALL 2014 TBD
Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional bouzouki musician and teacher. Zafiris played bouzouki for many of the top vocalists in Greece for over 25 years. Born in Argos, Greece, Elias Poulos is known as a fine singer, but he is also an accomplished bouzouki musician.
*There are a few bouzoukis available for young beginners.
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. $5 per class.
Laouto Workshops with Leonidas Zafiris
FALL 2014 TBD
Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional musician and teacher. He has played bouzouki for many of the top vocalists in Greece for over 25 years. Zafiris currently performs in the band Ellada.
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct., Tarpon Springs.
Students should bring an instrument.
$5 per class
Cooking Classes FALL 2014 TBD
Saturdays, 12-2 pm
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct., Tarpon Springs
$20, $18 for members and student with ID
Excellent community cooks teach the delicious cuisine of the Greek islands and Cuba, and everyone enjoys a meal together after the class. Join us for food, fun, and fascinating cultural insights at the historic Safford House.
The Center for Gulf Coast Folklife offers a variety of programming focusing on traditional culture. Advance registration is highly recommended for cooking classes. Other classes can be paid for at the door. Please call 727-937-1130 or 942-5605 for more information. The CGCF is funded in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Program.