Calendar of Events
Published: Tuesday June 19, 2012
New York/New Jersey
June 24, noon-6 PM, White Plains, N.Y. St. Gregory the Enlightener Church of White Plains, NY, will host its annual picnic on church grounds. Enjoy live Armenian dance music from the Johnny Berberian Ensemble; homemade Armenian mezzes and pastries; shish, luleh, and chicken kebab; a 50/50 raffle; and entertainment for all ages. The Church is located at 1131 North Street in White Plains. Call (914) 428-2595 for information.
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 with any questions.
July 20-21, New York City. Generations of alumni from AGBU's New York Summer Internship Program (NYSIP) will reunite to celebrate the program's 25th anniversary at a special gala evening. The AGBU NYSIP founded by Vartkess† and Rita Balian has since produced 800 alumni and expanded to Paris (2003), Yerevan (2007) and Moscow (2010). The celebration's venue is Battery Gardens, which sits on the New York Harbor with iconic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On Friday, July 20, the AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York will co-host an evening mixer. Tickets for the Saturday gala are now on sale for $175 and tickets for the mixer are available for $25. Both can be purchased via http://agbuinternship25thanniversary.eventbrite.com/, where information about accommodations at the W Hotel - Union Square is also available.
June 23, 11 AM-7 PM, North Andover, Mass. Food Fair, sponsored by Ladies Guild of St. Gregory Church of Merrimack Valley takes place at its Jaffarian Hall, 158 Main Street, North Andover, MA. Menu includes Losh Kebab, Shish Kebab, Chicken Kebab, Pilaf, Salads, Kheymas, and vegetarian plate. Desert table of Armenian pastries and choreg. Takeout available all day. For information call 978-685-5038.
June 23, 10 PM, Boston. AGBU Young Professionals host Boston Summer Solstice Party at Umbria, 295 Franklin St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. Tickets: $20. More information at http://agbuypboston.webs.com.
June 28, 7:30 pm, Cambridge, Mass. The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association will hold its 26th Annual Meeting with guest speaker Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge. A reception with refreshments will follow. The association is 25 years old and later in the year it will be planning celebrations to mark this anniversary. Admission is free and the public is invited. To RSVP and for more information please contact Alisa Stepanian at (617) 501-1215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 28, 8 PM, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Burcu Gürsel will present a critical exploration of three works discussing the re-discovery of Armenian ancestry in Turkey in a lecture entitled "Sentimental Kinships of Genocide: Tragic (Mis)recognition in My Grandmother, The Bastard of Istanbul, and The Grandchildren," at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. More information about the lecture or NAASR and its programs may be had by calling 617-489-1610 or e-mailing email@example.com.
July 14, 8 PM, Cranston, R.I. Sts. Vartanantz Church Ladies Guild and ARS Ani Chapter, Providence, "A Hye Summer Night VI" dance, featuring Hachig Kazarian, Richard Hagopian, Kenneth Kalajian, Jason Naroian, 8 pm to 1 am; $35 adults; $15 children 16 and under. At the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 175 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston, R.I. Mezza will be served. Limited seating. For tickets and information: 401-434-4467 (Joyce Bagdasarian); 401-354-8770 (Joyce Yeremian).
July 20-22, Watertown, Mass. The third annual Boston Kermesse: One Town - One Tent festival returns to showcase the historical, cultural, artistic and culinary treasures of the Armenian community at Armenian Cultural Educational Center (ACEC) at 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA 02472. Entertainment for children of all ages will be offered along with ample culinary offerings reflecting the presence of Armenian life in many corners of the world. As for entertainment, Arman Hovanisyan, Harout Pamboukjian, Onnik Dinkjian, John Berberian, Mal Barsamian, Classic Groove and others will provide lively entertainment during the course of the festival. This family oriented festival is being organized by the ACEC to help sustain the cultural and educational endeavors of the Center. The Center supports the activities of the ARS, AYF, Hamazkayin, Homenetmen, and St. Stephen's Day, Saturday and Sunday Schools. For advertising opportunities please contact Mr. Baykar Dervishian at 508.667.2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 23, 1-6 PM, Great Falls, Va. Armenian Network of America Washington Region holds its annual picnic at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066. Picnic will be set up directly in the back of the visitors' center facing Potomac River. For info about the park call: 703-759-9018 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend. Cost: FREE For Dues Paying Members of the Network. Non-Members: $12 (Cash or Check). Unlimited food. We will also have a sports equipment bag full of different types of balls like soccer, volleyball, etc. You may also bring with you playing cards and Backgammon too! Fit for all ages! To contact the Armenian Network visit http://www.armnet.org.