Calendar of Events

Published: Monday February 13, 2012

"Baku pogrom," a painting by Mara Daugavite. Via

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, New York City. Adults $25; children $10.

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

February 26, 1 PM, New York City. St. Illuminator's Cathedral presents a lecture by Dr. Arthur Martirosyan on "Child Protection System and Problems in Armenia," at 1 pm. Refreshments will follow. For information call 212-689-5880.

March 3, 7:30 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 9, 7 PM, Douglaston, N.Y. Annual "Mark Kyrkostas Remember Me With Music" concert of music and dance will feature Ivy Adrian on the piano and the original musicians of the Mark Kyrkostas Jazz Quintet, bass, Cosmo Steve Mallard and flute, Anne Pollack. Joining them will be saxophonist Arnold Lee and percussionist Lamy Istrifi. At the Armenian Society Center, 39-03 Little Neck Parkway, New York. Ample parking and accessible by Long Island Railroad. For information call 718-428-5650.

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 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.

February 16, 8 PM, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Taner Akçam, the Kaloosdian and Mugar Professor of Modern Armenian History and Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, will give a lecture entitled "Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials" at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  The lecture is co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, and NAASR. The newly-published volume Judgment at Istanbul (Berghahn Books) by Vahakn Dadrian and Taner Akçam is an authoritative translation of the Key Indictments and Verdicts and detailed analysis of the Turkish Military Tribunals concerning the crimes committed against the Armenians during World War I. Admission to the event is free (donations appreciated).  The NAASR Center is located opposite the First Armenian Church and next to the U.S. Post Office.  Ample parking is available around the building and in adjacent areas. More information about the lecture is available by calling 617-489-1610 or e-mailing

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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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