Calendar of Events
Published: Friday April 27, 2012
New York/New Jersey
April 27, 7 PM, New York City. The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of New York will host an event on the 97th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral (221 E. 27th Str.). The evening will feature Mourad Papazian, Chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) of France, as the keynote speaker, and Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern United States), who will address the community and give the invocation. The commemoration will also include performances by renowned soprano, Anoush Barclay, who will sing the U.S. and Armenian national anthems; the St. Illuminator’s Huyser Music Ensemble; and distinguished violinist, Cecee Pantikian. For additional information contact Doug Geogerian at 646-468-9061.April 29, Ridgefield, N.J. “The Gamavor” a musical play performed by “The Way We Were” ensemble and directed by Hourig Papazian-Sahagian about Armenian Americans who volunteered to fight in the WWI and to protect survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Premieres at Sts. Vartanantz Church (461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, NJ 07657, (201) 943-2950). Light lunch and program following church services. Adults, $20; children, $10.May 1, 7:30 PM, New York City. Sacred and Traditional Music of Armenia performed by the Cathedral Choir directed by Kent Tritle and featuring Nina Stern, recorders and chalumeau, Ara Dinkjian, oud, Glen Velez, percussion, Tamer Panarbasi, kanun and Arthur Fiacco, violoncello will be performed at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. Tickets: $20.00, $25.00 or $30.00. Order online at www.stjohndivine.org. May 4-20, New York City. Playwright Herand Markarian’s latest creation, “Silence in a Circular Rainbow,” will have 16 performances beginning May 4 to 20 at the Shell Theater (Times Square Arts Building). This play was commissioned by the New York State Theater Institute, 300 West 43rd Street, and stars the Tony nominee Lorraine Serabian. To purchase tickets ($18) go to SmartTix.com or 212-868-4444. For information: email@example.com. May 6, 1 PM, New York City. “The Gamavor” a musical play performed by “The Way We Were” ensemble and directed by Hourig Papazian-Sahagian about the Armenian Americans who volunteered to fight in the WWI and to protect survivors of the Armenian Genocide. At St. Illuminator’s Cathedral (221 E. 27th Street, New York City, Tel: 212.689.7810).May 6, 1 PM, Ridgefield, N.J. Walk Armenia, organized by the Agnouni, Bergen, Shake, Spitak chapters of the Armenian Relief Society, will benefit the ARS Eastern USA, Armenia Fund, and the Sts. Vartanantz Church Building Fund. Beginning at St. Vartanantz Church, 461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, NJ. Registration fee: $20 (includes ARS T-shirt and snacks).May 9, 7 PM, New York City. Young cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his New York concerto debut in the Elgar Concerto in the Young Concert Artists Series at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Ryan McAdams. For more information link to http://www.lincolncenter.org/search_results.asp?showcode=36410. May 12, 7 PM, New York City. A gala dinner dance with an evening of three celebrations: The 20th anniversary of Shushi’s liberation and of Shushi Dance Ensemble, as well as Mother’s Day. At St. Vartan’s Cathedral (630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016). Donation - $100 ($125 after April 30). To reserve call Marie Zokian at 201-745-8850.May 18, 8 PM, New York City. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, President of the Fund for Armenian Relief and The Friends of the FAR Children Center will host a banquet in honor of Armenia’s children to support underprivileged children of Armenia, featuring a live band performance. At Kavookjian Hall, 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016. For more information and tickets visit www.farusa.org or call 212.889.5150. The favor of your reply is requested by May 7.May 19, 7:30 PM, Garden City, N.Y. The Annual Gala Dinner Dance for Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School will be held at the Garden City Country Club. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a multi-course dinner served at 9 PM. Kevork Artinian from Montreal will provide the evening’s entertainment. Your contribution to the commemorative booklet, as well as your $130 admission donation, will greatly assist HMADS to continue its educational mission. For further information on the Gala Dinner Dance and how you can be part of this organization, please call the school office at (718) 225- 4826, Negdar Arukian at (718) 423-4813, Siran Saroyan at (718) 224-0121, or Siragan Varolian at (718) 631-7131.