Calendar of Events
Published: Friday May 18, 2012
New York/New Jersey
May 18, 8 PM, New York City. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, President of the Fund for Armenian Relief and The Friends of the FAR Children Center will host a banquet in honor of Armenia's children to support underprivileged children of Armenia, featuring a live band performance. At Kavookjian Hall, 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016. For more information and tickets visit http://www.farusa.org/ or call 212.889.5150. The favor of your reply is requested by May 7.
May 19, 7:30 PM, Garden City, N.Y. The Annual Gala Dinner Dance for Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School will be held at the Garden City Country Club. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a multi-course dinner served at 9 PM. Kevork Artinian from Montreal will provide the evening's entertainment. Your contribution to the commemorative booklet, as well as your $130 admission donation, will greatly assist HMADS to continue its educational mission. For further information on the Gala Dinner Dance and how you can be part of this organization, please call the school office at (718) 225- 4826, Negdar Arukian at (718) 423-4813, Siran Saroyan at (718) 224-0121, or Siragan Varolian at (718) 631-7131.
May 22, 7 PM, New York City. Poets from the metropolitan New York area will gather in celebration of the World Poetry Movement organization established in 2011. The event will be hosted by author Nancy Agabian and will include reading and music by Amir Parsa, Sandra A. García- Betancourt, Lola Koundakjian, Vasyl Makhno, Alan Semerdjian and Alhaji Papa Susso. At the Nuyurican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009. $10 entrance. For more information visit, http://www.wpm2011.org.
May 30, 7 PM, Staten Island, N.Y. Republican Candidate for State Assembly from Staten Island's 61st district Paul Sariyan is holding a fundraiser at Li Greci's Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island NY 10310. Open bar & live entertainment by Russ Martone performing "The Sinatra Experience." $100 per person. RSVP by May 29 to 718-983-0075.
June 6, 7 PM, New York City. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and the Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) will jointly support a new environmental project in Margahovit Village, in Armenia's Lori region, and will hold a fundraising event titled "Regardening of Eden," at Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002). Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door, and complimentary tapas and cocktails will be served. All of the ticket proceeds will be allocated to the project and are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Benefit tickets may be purchased by calling Jason Sohigian at ATP Watertown at (617) 926-8733 ext. 14, or by visiting http://www.regardeningofeden.org.
June 9-10, New York City. The Armenian Students' Association (ASA) holds the 62nd annual Artists' Ball at ACA Galleries located at 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan's world-renowned art district Chelsea. Patrons of the upcoming Artists' Ball will be treated to the works of a highly talented and prolific pool of 23 artists from all over the world, including Kamee Abrahamian, Nishan Akgulian, Eliz Alahverdian, Seth Alexander, Steve Altan, Virginia Arakelian, Gagik Aroutiunian, Nerses Chorekchyan, Eric Hairabedian, Hakob Hakobyan, Aram Kailian, Ara Kantardjian, Eileen Karakashian, Tanya Kechichian, Kevork Mourad, Rudik Petrosyan, Alina Poroshina, Simon Samsonian, Serli, Khach Turabian, Christina Vandian, Tigran Vardanian and Roubina Vartan. For more information go to www.asainc.org/artistsball or email ArtistsBall@asainc.org.
June 14, 7 PM, New York City. The Children of Armenia Fund will hold a Summer Soiree at Dream Hotel penthouse at 355 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th ave.) in downtown Manhattan will all proceeds benefiting programs in rural Armenia. Hosted by Anna Condo and Patricia Field and featuring cocktails & hors d'oevres. Pre-sale tickets are $150 and are on sale at http://www.coafkids.org/media-and-events/2012-summer-soiree.
June 16, noon-7 PM, New Rochelle, N.Y. Annual picnic on the scenic and spacious grounds of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (150 Stratton Road New Rochelle, NY 10804 Tel: (914) 636-2003) featuring Armenian food -- including luleh and chicken kebob meals, lahmajoun, paklava -- music with the John Berberian Ensemble, children's activities, an Attic Treasures sale, Baykar the Armenian Vendor, children's author Talene Dadian White, and more! $50 Super Raffle tickets with a chance to win three great cash prizes. Winners announced at the conclusion of this afternoon event. Free parking and admission. Rain or shine... tent coverage provided.
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.
May 20, 2 PM, Watertown, Mass. The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) opens an exhibit "Bound for Glory: 500 Years of Armenian Printing at ALMA's 2nd floor (65 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472); on view through November 30. Refreshments will be served on the 3rd Floor Gallery. Free for ALMA members and for non-members: Free on Opening Day only (May 20). The exhibit draws on the museum's extensive collection of antiquarian and modern publications. For more information call 617-926-2562 or visit http://www.almainc.org.