Calendar of Events

Published: Thursday April 05, 2012

Carla Garabedian with late Michael Hagopian. Courtesy photo

New York/New Jersey

April 7-8, New York City. St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral (630 Second Avenue, New York City) will host "Behold, All Things Have Become New: Armenian Artists Celebrate Easter" a special art exhibit featuring works by Armenia and U.S.-based artists in the Diocesan Complex as part of the upcoming observance of Easter Eve and Easter Sunday. Curator for the exhibit is Vasken Kalayjian, renowned graphic designer and artist. Opening reception on April 7 at 3 PM. Viewing hours 10 AM to 9 PM on April 7 and 1 PM to 6 PM on April 8. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

April 8, 9:30 AM, New York City.  St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral (630 Second Avenue, New York City) will celebrate Holy Easter with matins and Divine Liturgy led by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Immediately following the service, the Release of Doves ceremony will go forth on the cathedral plaza. Members of the Shushi Armenian Dance Ensemble of St. Vartan Cathedral will perform on the plaza afterwards. For information call the Diocese of the Armenian Church at (212) 686-0710, or visit its website,

April 11, 7:30 PM, New York City. Concert of classical Armenian songs and compositions by Komidas by tenor Kevork Hadjian, sponsored by St. Illuminator's Cathedral, 221 E. 27th Street, New York City. Donation $15. For information, 212-689-5880 or

April 12, 3 PM, New York City. ATOP Meaningfulworld hosts a symposium "Nations Acknowledging their Dark History: Psychosocial, Economic and Cultural Perspectives" at the United Nations, Room E (North Lawn Building); First Avenue between 45 & 46 streets, visitor's entrance. The Honorary Chairs of the symposium are Eugene-Richard Gasana, Rwandan ambassador to the U.N., and Karen Nazarian, Armenia's ambassador to the U.N. Featuring a one-hour screeining of "The River Ran Red" film directed by late Dr. Michael Hagopian and panel discussion with Carla Garapedian of the Armenian Film Foundation, Prof. Ervin Staub of Univ. of Massachusetts and Ellen Kennedy from Center for Genocide & Holocaust Studies". Chaired by Dr. Ani Kalayjian of the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention (ATOP). Contact Katherine at by April 7 to secure a UN Pass. For information contact Dr. Kalayjian at or phone: 201 941-2266

April 12, 8 PM, Woodside, N.Y. "Literary Gems and Wine" sponsored by Hamazkayin New York Chapter. Contemporary authors Nora Armani, Lucine Kasbarian, Lola Koundakjian, and Aida Zileliahn-Silak, will read from their works at the Armenian Center, 69-23 47th Ave., Woodside, NY. Donation: $5. For information:

April 12, Troy, N.Y. Armenian Lecture Series, An Evening of Jazz with an Armenian Flavor, featuring Armen Boyajian and Christian Nourijanian, at Bush Memorial Russell Sage College, Troy, New York. Sponsored by the Armenian Fund of The Sage Colleges. For information contact Professor Steven Leibo, or 518-244-2330.

April 13, New York City. An award-winning and critically-acclaimed film "Here" (126 min., NR) directed by Braden King and starring Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal and the first American featuring film shot in the Republics of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh will be shown at IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue New York, NY 10014 / (212) 924-7771. Screening schedule and tickets will be available at on April 9. For info email

April 15, 1 PM, New Rochelle, N.Y. The annual Walk for Faith will take place at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and simultaneously throughout the country in various parishes.  Walkers of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to participate.  As an added incentive, the walker who collects the highest amount of sponsorships will win a brand new Apple iPad donated by an anonymous friend of the Seminary.  All proceeds benefit the Seminary's youth & vocations programs. To participate, contact or 914-636-2003. You may also download a flyer and sponsor form or make a tax-deductible donation to sponsor a walker at

April 17, 6:30 PM, New York City. Thomas F. Mathews, John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art, New York University, will give an illustrated lecture on "Armenian Art on the International Stage," at Columbia University. The event is sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and the Department of Art History and Archaeology in association with the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). The talk will take place on the Columbia campus in room 612 of Schermerhorn Hall, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the Judith Lee Stronach Center Lounge on the 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall. For information contact the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Phone: (212) 854-4504, Email: or Armen T. Marsoobian, Email: or 203 392-6788.

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