The purpose and views of the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater New York, are the following:To uphold the ethnic ideals of our country, America, and those of our birth land Greece .To support the patriotic, philanthropic and humane pursuits of the American and Greek peoples, as well as the interests of the Societies which constitute the Federation each one accepted as a whole.The moral and as far as possible financial support to the new Hellenic-American generation, by the grant of this Organization of scholarship awards in money or other moral recognition to pupils and students of the regular and higher education.The establishment (founding) in New York of a Greek Home, to serve as the center of non racial culture together with the other local Hellenic-American Organizations.
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Greek-American heritage and achievement. The Federatio, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Greek-American students through various scholarship and grant programs. The Federation organizes New York City's annual Greek Independence Day Parade, which has celebrated Greek-American heritage on New York's Fifth Avenue since 1938. The Greek Independence Day Parade, which is the largest celebration of Greek-American heritage and achievement in the world. The celebration is organized by the Federation's Members on a strictly volunteer basis, donating their time and expertise to help create the Federation's Annual Gala Dinner at the The Hilton Hotel, the Greek flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green, Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. The Federation is made up of over 200 Members Societies who are of Greek ancestry and are grateful for the opportunities their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents found as immigrants to the United States. The Federation's Members are proud of their heritage and their American citizenship.