Calendar of Events
Published: Friday January 27, 2012
New York/New Jersey
January 27, 7:30 PM, Fair Lawn, N.J. St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ hosts a program Truth or Consequences: Challenges to Human Rights and Rule of Law in Armenia. Featuring remarks by Aram Hamparian (Armenian National Committee of America), Prof. Simon Payaslian (Boston University), Karen Hakobian (a human rights activist in Armenia) and Garo Yegnukian, Esq. (Policy Forum Armenia fellow in Armenia). The event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists Association (AESA) NY/NJ, Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National Committee (ANC) of New Jersey, Armenian Society of Columbia University, Knights of Vartan, New York Armenian Students Association (ASA), Policy Forum Armenia, Rutgers Armenian Club, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and Tufenkian Foundation. Free admission and light refreshments. For info call the church at 201-791-2862.
January 27, 8 PM Woodside, N.Y. ARS Mayr Chapter of New York dinner party benefiting St. Illuminator's Armenian Day School will take place at the Armenian Center, 69-23 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY. Donation: $40; $15 for children under 10. Live Music by Nishan Kiramidghian. Parking available. For reservations, please call Anais at 718-392-6982.
January 28, 7:30 PM, Oakland Gardens, N.Y. The 45th anniversary of Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School (HMADS) will be marked with a Gala Benefit Concert for the school in the Church of the Holy Martyrs in Oakland Gardens, NY. Featuring performances by Lyric Soprano Anoosh Barclay, Baritone Vagharshag Ohanyan, Mezzo Soprana Hasmik Meikhanedjian, and Contemporary Artist Hooshere. Instrumental musicians featured are Violinist Diana Vasilyan, International Prize-winning Pianist Tania Gabrielian, and Accompanist Janet Marcarian. Also participating in the concert will be the HMADS Choir, comprised of the upper grade students of HMADS, under the direction of conductor/Lyric Soprano Anahid Boghossian and Accompanist Nevart Z. Dadourian. Tickets are almost sold out at a symbolic price of $45 each, and may be purchased by contacting the HMADS School Office at (718) 225-4826. All proceeds will benefit the Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School http://www.hmads.org/. A gala champagne reception will follow the concert in HMADS' Kalustyan Hall. All attendees and participants of the concert are invited.
January 29, 2:30 PM, New York City. St. Illuminator's Armenian Apostolic Cathedral and Hamazkayin of New York present State Puppet Theater of Armenia with two plays "The Foolish Man" and "The Birthday Gift" together with a concert of Armenian folk songs. At St. Illuminator's Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, Pashalian Hall, 221 E. 27th St., New York, NY. Donation: $20 for adults; $10 for children under the age of 10. For tickets, please contact email@example.com or call (212) 689-5880/(404) 538-5323.
February 2, 7 PM, New York City. Eric Bogosian discusses his writing and acting career as well as his new book and ongoing research on Soghomon Tehlirian. At the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues), New York, NY. $75 for advance orders (until January 30); $85 at the door. Students: $40 for advance orders (until January 30); $50 at the door (student ID will be required). For tickets, visit hamazkayin.ticketbud.com/eric. Mr. Bogosian's participation in this event is in benefit for Hamazkayin. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23, 6:30 PM, New York City. An opening reception for the Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Vásken Kalayjian takes place at Kaleidoscope Studio, 307 West 38th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10018. The show will be on view until March 23, Monday thru Friday from 10am to 4pm. For information visit http://www.kalayjianfinearts.com/.
February 2, noon, North Andover, Mass. Grammy nominee composer Hayg Boyadjian will discuss his music during a noontime Avak luncheon at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 158 Main St., North Andover, MA. Public is invited.
February 6, 6:15 PM, Watertown, Mass. Dr. Setrag Khoshafian, Chief Evangelist and V.P. of BPM Technology, Pegasystems INC will be the speaker at the dinner meeting of the St. James Armenian Church Men's Club. The Topic will be "2012: The year of doing more with less." The social hour starts with mezza at 6:15 p.m. followed by a complete losh kebab and kheyma dinner at 7 p.m. $12 per person. The dinner meeting will be at the St.James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural & Youth Center - Keljik Hall 465 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA. Ladies are welcome.
February 11, Boston. The Lexington, Mass.-based Armenian Sisters' Academy (ASA) will celebrate three decades of academic excellence at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Armenia's First Ambassador to the US, and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Rouben Shugarian will offer remarks during the evening's festivities. The ASA celebration will recognize and honor the accomplishments and successes of the school thanks to the gifted faculty and dedicated parents. For tickets to the 30th Anniversary Celebration, please contact the school directly at 781-861-8303. For further information about the school visit http://www.armeniansistersacademy.org.
February 11, 6:30 PM, Lowell, Mass. "Unseen Sights of Armenia," illustrated talk by local historian Joe Dagdigian at ARS Community Center, 142 Liberty St., Lowell, sponsored by the Lowell "Aharonian" Gomideh in observance of the Feb. 18th 1921 anti-Soviet revolt in Armenia. Program will include archaeological and nature scenes, along with current projects and sites in Tiflis, Georgia and Javakh. Mezza and coffee with pastries will be served. Complimentary admission.