Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Let’s celebrate together at SNFCC Cultural Center

On the last day of the year, Sunday, December 31st, 2017, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) invites everyone to experience the holiday spirit and join in the New Year’s Eve festivities with lots of music, dancing, treats and many more surprises! 

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On the morning of December 31st, an exciting show by roller skates, impressive stilt dancers, jugglers, and acrobats kick off the celebrations! The SNFCC will welcome 2018 with spectacular fireworks show followed by a unique New Year’s party that blends Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul with Electronica sounds.

New Year's Eve at Stavros Niarchos

New Year’s Eve at Stavros Niarchos

The very first race of the new year, the SNF RUN: 2018 FIRST RUN, comes right next! A celebration of hope, a 4K night-time race starting and finishing at the SNFCC. The New Year’s Day Run, made possible through a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), takes place for the second consecutive year and is organized and overseen by the NGO Regeneration & Progress. The race is organized in collaboration with the SNFCC.

Last but certainly not least, for this night only, the Stavros Niarchos Park and the SNFCC’s ice-skating rink, which has already welcomed more than 10,000 skaters, will stay open until 02:00 am!

The New Year’s events, as well as the SNFCC programming in its entirety, are made possible through an exclusive grant from the SNF. Source:

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation


The Stavros Niarchos Foundation [(SNF) (] is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.4 billion, through more than 4,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in 120 nations around the world.

The SNF funds organizations and projects, worldwide, that aim to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact, for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Every year, the SNF organizes its Annual International Conference on Philanthropy and the Summer Nostos Festival, which take place at the SNFCC. In addition, the SNF has launched the monthly series of events entitled Dialogues, in an effort to strengthen public discourse by presenting—live and online—individuals who inspire with their work.

The SNF does not engage in any for-profit activities in Greece or abroad, and it is audited by Deloitte.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is a grant-making organization only. The SNF does not solicit or accept donations from individuals, corporations or other organizations. Even though the SNF does not make grants to individuals or provide individual scholarships, individuals benefit through the numerous programs and actions of the nonprofit organizations that it supports. To find out about supporting any of the organizations the SNF supports, or to apply for assistance from programs funded by the SNF at specific organizations, please contact those organizations directly. Source:

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