Calendar of Events
Published: Tuesday July 17, 2012
New York/New Jersey
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 2, 7:30 PM, New Milford, N.J. As part of a nationwide book tour co-hosted by The Genocide Education Project, the Armenian National Committee of America and Doubleday Publishing, Chris Bohjalian will present "The Sandcastle Girls," an epic love story set within the horrors of the Armenian Genocide. At Hovnanian School, 817 River Road in New Milford, N.J. For information call (201) 233-0208.
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.
August 24-26, Catskill Mountains, NY. "7th Annual YP City Escape" organized by AGBU Young Professionals from Philadelphia, Greater New York & Montreal at Camp Nubar in the Catskill Mountains. Relax. Swim. Boat. Taste. Hike. Socialize; details and registration to follow. Contact email@example.com for information.
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.
July 26, 7:30 PM, Watertown, Mass. Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, The Sandcastle Girls, an epic novel set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide, at the Armenian Library & Museum of America (ALMA). The son of an Armenian father and a Swedish mother, Bohjalian says that three of his four Armenian great-grandparents died in the Genocide and First World War. The Book talk and reception will take place in ALMA's Third Floor Gallery. The public is cordially invited to meet author Chris Bohjalian and hear in person his thoughts about the book and about his Armenian heritage. The Armenian Library and Museum of America is located at 65 Main Street in Watertown, MA. Parking is available in the municipal parking lot behind the Museum and in adjacent areas. For directions and more information about the program and current exhibits on display, visit http://www.almainc.org.
July 27, 7 PM, Warwick, R.I. As part of a nationwide book tour co-hosted by The Genocide Education Project, the Armenian National Committee of America and Doubleday Publishing, Chris Bohjalian will present "The Sandcastle Girls," an epic love story set within the horrors of the Armenian Genocide. At Warwick, RI Barnes & Noble, 1350B Bald Hill Road. For information contact (401) 826-4261.
August 1, 6 PM, Washington, DC. As part of a nationwide book tour co-hosted by The Genocide Education Project, the Armenian National Committee of America and Doubleday Publishing, Chris Bohjalian will present "The Sandcastle Girls," an epic love story set within the horrors of the Armenian Genocide. At Rayburn House Office Building One, Room B369 on Capitol Hill. For information contact: (202) 775-1918.
July 18, 6:30 PM, Chicago. Violinist Mikhail Simonyan performs at the Grant Park Music Festival, taking place at Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Millennium Park, Chicago, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601; will include works of Rachmaninov and Khachaturian. Free performance. Look for the Armenian flag on the Pavilion lawn. Click here to RSVP for the potluck picnic or email email@example.com.