Calendar of Events
Published: Wednesday July 25, 2012
New York/New Jersey
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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 9, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Shahkeh Setian will discuss her book Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity, which provides stories submitted by sixteen descendants of survivors who were saved by Muslims during the 1915 Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. The daughter of genocide survivors, Dr. Shahkeh Setian is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has three children and five grandchildren and lives in Cape Cod, Mass. She lived for a year as an independent volunteer in post-war Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). She has taught at Springfield College, Mass.; Cape Cod Community College; and Artsakh State University; and has facilitated workshops and presented talks about genocide, injustice, and values. For more information call NAASR at 617-489-1610 or e-mail email@example.com.
August 30-September 3, Boston area. The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Senior Olympics will return to Boston, Massachusetts after a 10 year hiatus. This will be the seventy-ninth Olympics held since the creation of the AYF in 1933. The Greater Boston Nejdeh Chapter will host the Olympics in grand style with many traditional and new happenings. The headquarters will be at the newly constructed Westin Boston Waterfront hotel; for special room rates call the Westin at 888-627-7115 and mention the Armenian Youth Federation Annual Olympic Games. Athletic events will take place at Newton North High School. Friday night's alumni dance will be held at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown, MA and will feature John Berberian, Mal Barsamian, Leon Janikian and the "New England All-Stars". Saturday night's Olympic Ball which will be held at the Westin and feature Armenchik. And Sunday's Olympic Grand Ball will bring back Onnik Dinkjian to Boston and his great band including John Berberian, Ara Dinkjian, Mal Barsamian and the "Olympic All-Stars". The Olympic Grand Ball will also be held at the Westin Waterfront. Last, but not least, the weekend's entertainment will close out at Monday's Farewell Picnic at Camp Haiastan in Franklin, Mass. with music by Leo Derderian, Mal Barsamian, Bruce Gigarjian and Jay Baronian. For more info go to Facebook.com/AYFOlymics2012 or "follow" on Twitter (@ayfolympics) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.