Friday 31 December 2021 23:15
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Announcement for SNFCC's New Year's Eve festive program
Following the recent government measures concerning Covid-19, and with the safety of its visitors in mind, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is sad to announce the cancellation of all New Year's Eve events in the presence of an audience. Within this context, SNF RUN: 2022 FIRST RUN of Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the non profit Regeneration & Progress is also canceled.
The turn of the year will be broadcasted live on ERT2 TV Channel, and it will also be available via live-streaming on SNFCC's website, Facebook page and YouTube channel, with a spectacular fireworks show for its viewers.
The event will be hosted by actress Nandia Kontogeorgi, while the eye-catching choreographies of the Dancing Fountains in the Canal and the bright Stavros Niarchos Park could not be absent from the program.
At the same time, access to the Stavros Niarchos Park, which hosts the festive light installations, will remain free, however, it will not be possible to watch the fireworks show. More specifically, the Stavros Niarchos Park will be open until 02:00, while the Ice Rink will operate as per usual, until midnight, with participation by pre-registration. However, access to the Agora will not be possible on New Year's Eve, from 22.00 and for the rest of the night.
The live broadcast on ERT2 TV Channel and the live streaming will also feature the Greek National Opera (GNO), with video clips from opera and dance performances. Drawing from the rich archive of GNO TV, the GNO will be presenting arias from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, a choreography to one of Nikos Skalkottas’s Greek Dances, and a special choreography on music by J. S. Bach. The video stars leading international performers alongside the Orchestra, Chorus, Ballet, and Professional Dance School of the Greek National Opera.
Following the turn-of-the-year spectacular, ERT2 will continue its broadcast with the concert of The Swingin 'Cats, the only music band that counts 11 years of presence in Greek music events with hundreds of appearances in Greece and abroad, which with their elegant jazzy sound, the fun and their endlessly creative nature. The broadcast will conclude with the recorded concert of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Stavros Niarchos Hall, under the baton of award-winning conductor George Petrou, featuring delightful tunes from imperial Vienna.
The SNFCC's festive program that will be broadcasted on New Year's Eve is realized thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
More information can be found on our website at snfcc.org/Xmas, as well as on our social media @SNFCC.
• Access to the Agora will not be possible on New Year's Eve, from 22.00 and for the rest of the night.
• The Stavros Niarchos Park remains open and accessible to the public, until 02.00.
• The Ice Rink remains open to the public until midnight and participation is possible exclusively through online pre-registration.
• To accommodate visitors, the free parking at the Faliro Olympic Complex (Taekwondo) will be available from 12.00-20.00.
• On New Year's Eve, the opening hours of SNFCC's F&B areas are adjusted as follows:
Delta Restaurant: 19:00-01:00
Agora Bistro: 08.00- 02:00
Vans On Tour: 08.00-22:00
Crepes & Waffles Kiosk: 08.00-22:00
Pharos Cafe: 11.00-21:30
Canal Cafe: 08:30-01:00
Canal Café – Cocktails Lab Canteen: 18:00-02:00
Park Kiosk: 08.00-24.00
Park Kiosk Mobile at the Great Lawn: 14.00-24.00
Park Kiosk – Souvlaki: 12.00 - 22.00
Park Kiosk Mobile at the Canal: 08.00-24.00
We are following the announcements on the latest measures for the protection of public health from the risk of spreading of COVID-19, therefore there may be changes in the above information. Please check snfcc.org before your visit.