Calendar of Events

Published: Monday October 31, 2011

Arto Tuncboyaciyan. Courtesy image via Facebook

New York/New Jersey

November 1, 6:30 PM, New York City. The Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will present "Traces: A Museum Without Artifacts-Design, Projection, and the Armenian Genocide." The featured speakers will be Prof. Martin Bechthold and Allen Sayegh of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (GSD), and architect Nishan Kazazian will provide additional comments.  The event will take place in room C201, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4309. "Traces" challenged students to implement their design strategies in proposals for a museum environment dedicated to the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan. 

November 10, 7:30 PM, Paramus, N.J. Barnes & Nobles hosts Peter Balakian as he reads and signs his book of poetry Ziggurat at 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ  07652. Call 201-445-4589 for info.

November 11 and 13, New York City. Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society to co-hosts with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University Music Workshop featuring Karde? Türküler and Grammy® Award Winner Arto Tunçboyac?yan on Nov. 11 from 4 to 6 PM at the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 255 Sullivan Street (at Washington Square South); free admission. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  The same artists joined by musician Ara Dinkjian will appear in a concert on Nov. 13 at 7 PM hosted by Merkin Concert Hall at The Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023 between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Ticket Price: $45 - Inner Circle (Seating Near Stage); $35 - General Entry; $25 - Senior Citizen, Students (with valid ID). Advance, reserved seat tickets available online or call 212-583-7617. Proceeds benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Van.

November 13, 2 PM, Bayside, N.Y. The ARS Mayr Chapter of New York hosts a Holiday Luncheon featuring a cultural program and live music at Sevan Armenian Restaurant, 216-06 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY. Donation: $40. Limited Seating. For reservations, please call Anais at 718-392-6982 or Anahid at 718-263-9325

November 18-20, Ridgefield, N.J. Annual Bazaar and Food Festival will take place at Sts. Vartanantz Church, Ridgefield, New Jersey. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday. Children's activities, vendors, homemade Manti, Kufte, Sou Buereg, Choreg and more. Traditional Kavourma dinner on Sunday. Extensive mezze and dessert menu for your Thanksgiving table available for take-out.

November 23, New York City. The AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York (AGBU YPGNY), Armenian Network-Greater New York region, New York Armenian Students' Association (NY ASA) and Armenian Youth Federation-Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) New York Hyortik and New Jersey Arsen Chapters proudly announce the 7th annual collaboration of efforts to plan and organize an unforgettable Thanksgiving Eve in Manhattan.  The annual affair should entice Armenian partygoers 21 and over to mix, mingle and move to an array of Armenian and American dance music at one of New York's hot spots.  In addition, a majority of the proceeds from the event will benefit the following four Armenian causes: Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School (; Hovnanian School (; St. Illuminator's Armenian Day School (; and Friends of Warm Hearth ( More details regarding the event will be provided in the weeks to come.

December 1, 5:30 PM, New York City. New York Academy of Medicine located at 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029 hosts a talk by Dr. Ani Kalayjian on Forgiveness & Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building. For more information, contact the Fellows Office at 212-419-3608.

December 1, 8 PM, Woodside, N.Y. Hamazkayin of NY presents: Charents: In Search of My Armenian Poet -- A Feature-Length Film by Shareen Anderson, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Pomegranate Film Festival in  Toronto, Canada. Screening at the Armenian Center, 69-23 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY. Free admission, but donations are welcome. For more information, please contact

December 3-4, Watervliet, N.Y. Holiday Bazaar organized by the St. Peter Women's Guild of Watervliet, NY (near Albany).  This two-day event will be packed with delicious Armenian food, pantry and bakery items to stock your freezer, vendors, holiday crafts, entertainment, children's activities, raffles, and more.  Saturday's lahmajoun lunch - $8; Saturday's dolma dinner - $15; and Sunday's madzoonov kufte soup lunch - $12.  Or purchase a $30 meal package for the whole weekend.  For detailed information and times of operation, please contact the church office at 518-274-3673.

December 15 6:30 PM, New York City. The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) holds its annual holiday gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. For information email or visit

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