Calendar of Events
Published: Tuesday June 26, 2012
New York/New Jersey
July 7, New York City. As part of its Grand Convocation from July 4 to 7, Knights of Vartan will honor academic Taner Akcam and publisher Ragip Zarakolu during a public event to be held at the Mariott Downtown at 85 West Street at Albany Street, NYC, (212) 385-4900. For information contact Hirant Gulian, at (212) 764-8730 or email@example.com.
July 20-21, New York City. Alumni from AGBU's New York Summer Internship Program (NYSIP) will reunite to celebrate the program's 25th anniversary at a 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 in the New York Harbor with iconic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On July 20, the AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York will co-host an evening mixer. Tickets for the gala are now on sale for $175 and tickets for the mixer are $25. Both can be purchased via http://agbuinternship25thanniversary.eventbrite.com, where information about accommodations at the W Hotel - Union Square is also available.
August 10-11, Asbury Park, N.J. "Return to Asbury" Armenian kef weekend sponsored by the Armenian Students Association will take place at the Asbury Park beach. 6 PM cocktails at Watermark on boardwalk; party at the 7th avenue beach starting at noon on Aug. 11; tavloo tournament at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel at 1 PM; happy hour at Aqua on boardwalk from 4 to 8 PM; and evening kef at Berkeley Oceanfront from 8 PM with mezze and live music by the Artsakh Band and DJ Robbie. For tickets visit returntoasbury.eventbrite.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets required! $50 until 7/15; $65 until 8/4; and $85 after; special rates at Berkeley Oceanfront. Events benefit Camp Haiastan, Camp Nubar and St. Vartan Camp.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
July 4-8, Washington, DC. Homenetmen Eastern Regional's 22nd Annual Athletic Games will bring together athletes from all 10 eastern region chapters: Albany, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Florida, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Providence and Washington, along with invited guests Montreal and Toronto from the Canadian region will gather at the Wardman Park Marriott (2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington D.C., DC 20008). Starting early on July 5, soccer, volleyball and basketball teams, along with athletes participating in swimming and track events, will compete in games and tournaments at the Maryland Discovery Zone Soccerplex in Boyds, MD. Tata Simonyan and his band from Armenia, and Harout Bedrossian and band from Montreal, Canada will perform at the Wardman Park Marriott on July 6 and 7, respectively. For additional information and tickets regarding these events, visit http://www.homenetmendc.com/.