Calendar of Events
Published: Sunday May 27, 2012
New York/New Jersey
May 30, 7 PM, Staten Island, N.Y. Republican Candidate for State Assembly from Staten Island's 61st district Paul Sariyan is holding a fundraiser at Li Greci's Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island NY 10310. Open bar & live entertainment by Russ Martone performing "The Sinatra Experience." $100 per person. RSVP by May 29 to 718-983-0075.
June 2-3, Watervliet, N.Y. St. Peter Armenian Church community in Watervliet, New York (upstate outside of Albany) holds a two-day Festival filled with delicious and traditional Armenian food, desserts, children's activities, tavloo tournament, music, dancing, entertainment, and more. From noon to 7 PM on June 2 and noon to 5 PM o June 3. $5 - 50/50 Raffle Tickets, as well as a Mega Bucks raffle (300 tickets only at $25 each) for cash prizes are available. Call the Church office at 518-274-3673 or visit www.stpeterarmenianchurch.com/wordpress_news for more information.
June 6, 7 PM, New York City. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and the Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) will jointly support a new environmental project in Margahovit Village, in Armenia's Lori region, and will hold a fundraising event titled "Regardening of Eden," at Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002). Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door, and complimentary tapas and cocktails will be served. All of the ticket proceeds will be allocated to the project and are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Benefit tickets may be purchased by calling Jason Sohigian at ATP Watertown at (617) 926-8733 ext. 14, or by visiting http://www.regardeningofeden.org.
June 9-10, New York City. The Armenian Students' Association (ASA) holds the 62nd annual Artists' Ball at ACA Galleries located at 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan's world-renowned art district Chelsea. Patrons of the upcoming Artists' Ball will be treated to the works of a highly talented and prolific pool of 23 artists from all over the world, including Kamee Abrahamian, Nishan Akgulian, Eliz Alahverdian, Seth Alexander, Steve Altan, Virginia Arakelian, Gagik Aroutiunian, Nerses Chorekchyan, Eric Hairabedian, Hakob Hakobyan, Aram Kailian, Ara Kantardjian, Eileen Karakashian, Tanya Kechichian, Kevork Mourad, Rudik Petrosyan, Alina Poroshina, Simon Samsonian, Serli, Khach Turabian, Christina Vandian, Tigran Vardanian and Roubina Vartan. For info go to asainc.org/artistsball or email ArtistsBall@asainc.org.
June 14, 7 PM, New York City. The Children of Armenia Fund will hold a Summer Soiree at Dream Hotel penthouse at 355 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th ave.) in downtown Manhattan will all proceeds benefiting programs in rural Armenia. Hosted by Anna Condo and Patricia Field and featuring cocktails & hors d'oevres. Pre-sale tickets are $150 and are on sale at http://www.coafkids.org/media-and-events/2012-summer-soiree.
June 16, noon-7 PM, New Rochelle, N.Y. Annual picnic on the scenic and spacious grounds of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (150 Stratton Road New Rochelle, NY 10804 Tel: (914) 636-2003) featuring Armenian food -- including luleh and chicken kebob meals, lahmajoun, paklava -- music with the John Berberian Ensemble, children's activities, an Attic Treasures sale, Baykar the Armenian Vendor, children's author Talene Dadian White, and more! $50 Super Raffle tickets with a chance to win three great cash prizes. Winners announced at the conclusion of this afternoon event. Free parking and admission. Rain or shine... tent coverage provided.
June 24, 12:30 PM, Elberon, N.J. St. Stepanos Armenian Church holds its annual picnic with authentic Armenian food, music and dance right by the Jersey Shore. Rain or Shine! At the church grounds located at 1184 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740 Contact Taleen Terjanian at (732) 216-7970 for info.
May 31, 7:30 PM, Watertown, Mass. The Armenian Library and Museum of America hosts a talk by Dr. James Russel on Charent's Book of the Way (Girk' Chanaparhi): Text and Icon of a Soviet Armenian Apocalypse. At ALMA's 3rd Floor Gallery. Free and open to the public. Reception following program. At 65 Main Street, Watertown MA, 02472 For information call 617-926-256 or visit http://www.almainc.org.
June 4, 6:15 PM, Watertown, Mass. Tom Garabedian, Managing Director of the Armenian Tree Project will be the speaker at the dinner meeting of the St. James Armenian Church Men's Club. The topic will be, Armenia Tree Project.The Social hour starts with Mezza at 6:15 P.M. followed by a complete losh kebab & kheyma dinner at 7:00 P.M. $12 per person. The dinner meeting will be at the St. James Armenian Church, Keljik Hall, 465 Mt. Auburn St. Watertown, MA. Ladies are welcome.
June 8, 8 PM, Boston. The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 61th annual Armenian Night at the Pops at Boston's Symphony Hall. The evening will feature the young clarinet sensation Narek Arutyunian. Music director Keith Lockhart will lead the Boston Pops orchestra. 19-year-old Arutyunian will perform Vittorio Monti's Czardas; ‘Kroonk' by Komitas, and the Jazz Clarinet Concerto by legendary clarinetist Artie Shaw. The evening will also pay tribute to American song-writer Cole Porter as part of Pops' 2012 celebration theme, Visions of America. Broadway stars Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie will perform a collection of songs, including Another Opening, Anything Goes, Another Show and So In Love. Tickets for the concerts are available for purchasing online at http://www.facsboston.org.