Calendar of Events

Published: Saturday February 04, 2012

Statue of King Gagik discovered by Russian archeologists at Ani in 1906. Via Wikimedia

New York/New Jersey

February 19, New York City. Traditional Poon Paregentan Manti luncheon and program will take place at St. Illuminator's Cathedral's Pashalian Hall (221 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016). Adults $25; children $10. For information visit

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

March 3, 6 PM, Woodland Park, N.J. Hovnanian School's 35th Anniversary Gala at Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park, New Jersey will honor Dr. John Apovian and Mr. Hratch Kaprielian. Cocktail hour 6 pm; dinner and dancing 7:30 pm. Art Exhibition during cocktail hour. Entertainment by Kevork Artinian and his band; Ara Dinkjian; and Yuri Yunakov. $175 per person. For reservations and information contact or 201-967-5940.

March 30, 8 PM, New York City. Musical Armenia 2012 (29th concert of the series), sponsored by the Eastern Prelacy and Prelacy Ladies Guild will take place at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall,. Featured artists: Marta Bagratuni, cello (with Zhao Zhao Yank, piano); Hayk Arsenyan, piano.  Please note that this year Musical Armenia is on Friday evening.

March 31, 7 PM, Hackensack, N.J. Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.) presents an Istanbul-born Armenian vocalist Sibil on her East Coast debut concert at Bergen County Academies at 200 Hackensack Ave. in Hackensack, NJ. Featuring a live orchestra led by Melik Ohanian and a special guest performance by Shushi Dance Ensemble of St. Vartan Cathedral, NY. Fr reservations contact Hilda at 516-496-0248 or Margrit at 914-686-0840. Tickets are $50, $35 and $25.

April 22, 2 PM, New York City. For the 27th year, Armenian Americans and their supporters will gather in Times Square (Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets) to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th Century: The Armenian Genocide (1915-23). The theme of the Commemoration is "Turkey is Guilty of Genocide; Denying the Undeniable is a Crime".  The 97th commemoration is organized by the Mid-Atlantic chapters of Knights & Daughters of Vartan and co-sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America, Armenian Council of America and ADL-Ramgavars. Participating Organizations: Diocese and Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Presbyterian Church, Armenian Evangelical Church, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for US and Canada, Mid-Atlantic ACYOA, AYF, and Armenian Youth Organizations.

New England

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

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.

February 13, 7 PM, Belmont, Mass. The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will offer a five-week "Visual Journey Through Armenian History" presented by Joe Dagdigian beginning Monday, February 13 and running through March 12, 2012.  Each session will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Fees for "A Visual Journey Through Armenian History" are as follows: $100 for non-NAASR members (if Mr. & Mrs., 2 for $180); $85 for current NAASR Members (if Mr. & Mrs., 2 for $150); and $25 for full-time students.  A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Cultural Preserve in Armenia. Joe Dagdigian previously offered a version of the course as a non-credit personal enrichment course at Middlesex Community College. For more information or to register for the class, please contact NAASR at 617-489-1610 or or visit NAASR at 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478.

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The Cafesjian Foundation has taken a difficult decision to close The Armenian Reporter. We regret that we are forced to take this decision after more than eight years of publishing. We thank our readers and all individuals who have contributed to the Reporter. Kathleen Cafesjian Baradaran Chair, Cafesjian Family Foundation

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