Calendar of Events

Published: Friday April 13, 2012

The Tsitsernakaberd memorial is the focal point of April 24 commemorations in Armenia. Photolure

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April 13-14, 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. Screenings at 7:05 PM and 9:45 PM. Tickets available at 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.

April 20, 7:30 PM, Fair Lawn, N.J. "Truth or Consequences Part II: Challenges to Armenia-Diaspora Relations" event will host Edgar Martirosyan (Board member of Policy Forum Armenia), Edele Hovnanian (Founder of Birthright Armenia), Razmik Panossian (Political Scientist, Author), and Arda Haratunian (Strategic Communications Specialist) and will feature PFA's State of the Nation report on "Armenia-Diaspora Relations: 20 Years Since Independence". The event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Engineer and Scientists Association of NY/NJ, Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National of Committee of NJ, Armenian Society of Columbia University, Knights of Vartan, and New York Armenian Students Association. At St, Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, N.J. For info call 201-791-2862. Light refreshments, free admission.

April 22, 2-4 PM, New York City. For 27th year Armenian Americans and their supporters will gather in Times Square (Broadway between 43rd and 44th streets) to commemorate The Armenian Genocide. 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. As part of the event one winner and two runner-ups of the Essay Contest for High School and College Students - sponsored by The Knights & Daughter of Vartan - will be recognized. First place winner will receive $300, second place runner-up will receive $200, and third place runner-up will receive $100. Question to address in Essay: "How can international recognition of the Armenian Genocide help prevent future crimes against humanity?" Requirements of Essay: Word-document (.doc or .docx compliant), 800 words maximum, double-spaced, 11 point Arial type font, with each page clearly numbered. At the top of each page, please include student's full name and age, teacher's full name and subject area, name of high school or college, graduating year in school, hometown and state, phone number, and e-mail address. Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 30, 2012. Submissions to Lucine Kinoian at The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to media the week of April 9.

April 24, 7 PM, Ridgefield, N.J. Commemoration of 97th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, sponsored by the New Jersey Armenian National Committee, at Sts. Vartanantz Church, 461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, New Jersey. Requiem Service at 7 pm; program at 8 pm. Keynote speaker, Professor U?ur Ümit Üngör, Assistant Professor of History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who will discuss his recent book, Confiscation and Colonization: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property. Admission is free.

April 26, 27 and 28, New York City. Charles Aznavour will give three concerts at the New York City Center (W. 56th street between 6th and 7th avenues), each show is at 8 PM. Tickets start from $95, to purchase visit

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