New York/New Jersey
October 27, New York City. Public briefing: The Syrian Armenian Crisis, hosted by St. Illuminator’s Cathedral and ARF New York Armen Garo Gomideh. Come and meet H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo. At the Cathedral 221 East 27th Street, New York; for more info call (212) 689-5880 or email [email protected]
October 30, 7:45 PM, Fair Lawn, N.J. St. Leon Church of Fair Lawn will host an illustrated presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian about the historic Armenian city of Kesaria and the Armenian communities near Constantinople prior to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The event is free and open to the public.
November1, 5 PM, Union City, N.J. Holy Cross Church of Union City will host its annual bazaar and food festival beginning with a Children’s Halloween Party at 5 p.m, followed by dinner service at 6 p.m. With traditional food, raffle, a performance by the Antranig Dance Ensemble, and music by DJ BERJ. For more info call (201) 864-2480 or e-mail at [email protected]
November 7-9, Astoria, N.Y. Rouben Mamoulian Film Festival, with opening reception on Nov. 7 at 7 PM, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Sponsored by the Anthropology Museum of the People of New York, the Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center Gallery at Queens College, and The Museum of the Moving Image. Opening night and reception will feature Love Me Tonight, the 1932 musical comedy film produced and directed by Mamoulian. For tickets and information: [email protected] or 718-428-5650.
November 13, 7 PM, New York City. Anna Astvatsaturian-Turcotte will present “Nowhere: A Story of Exile,” an autobiographical of her youth in Baku and Yerevan. At Zohrab Information Center of the Armenian Diocese (630 Second Avenue). For info visit www.zohrabcenter.org or call (212) 686-0710.
November 21-23, Ridgefield, N.J. Sts. Vartanantz Church, Ridgefield hosts Annual Bazaar, Food Festival, and Hantes. Mezze and Kebab dinners (chicken, shish, luleh); dessert table and trays of home-made delicacies; Boutique Booths; Chinese Auction; Supervised Game Room for children; Pre-packaged Monte, Sou Buereg, Kufteh, and Lehmejun; Take-out available; Live Music for dancing and listening. Traditional Kavourma dinner on Sunday served immediately after church service. For information: 201-943-2950.
October 30, 7:30 PM, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Carolann Najarian will present a talk entitled “Telling Avedis’ Story: An Armenian-American’s Journey into Her Father’s Saga of Survival,” at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center (395 Concord Ave., Belmont). For more info contact NAASR at 617-489-1610 or [email protected]
November 6, noon, North Andover, Mass. Avak luncheon, sponsored by St. Gregory Armenian Church, 158 Main St., North Andover; speaker, Sonya Vartabedian, “Diary of a Community Editor,” reflections from Sunday School student here to award-winning journalist and editor of The Andover Townsman and Andover Magazine.
November 6-7, Watertown, Mass. Artist Arthur Hovhannisyan from Armenia will open his exhibition at the Armenian Museum of America (65 Main Street, Watertown) on Nov. 6 at 7 PM, followed by exhibit and sale on Nov. 7 from 2 to 6 PM. And continued at ATP 20th annual gala in Boston (see below).
November 7-8, Watertown, Mass. St. Stephen’s Church hosts the 58th Armenian Bazaar, 10 am to 9:30 pm at Armenian Cultural & Educational Center, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown. Meals served from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (take out is available). For information: 617-924-7562.
November 7, 6:30 PM, Chelmsford, Mass. Sts. Vartanantz Church of Chelmsford, MA, will host a lecture titled “What You Should Know About the Divine Liturgy” by the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findkyan, professor of Liturgical Studies at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and director of the Diocese’s Zohrab Information Center. The lecture follows dinner.
November 7, 8 PM, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Bedross Der Matossian (Univ. of Nebraska) will present his new book “Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire,” at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont. For info contact NAASR at 617-489-1610 or [email protected]
November 8, Boston. The Armenia Tree Project’s 20th birthday will be celebrated at the grand atrium of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse overlooking Boston Harbor. Nina Festekjian and Nicole Babikian Hajjar are co-chairing the event with actor David Alpay, who made his debut in Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat, as special guest, and music of Black Sea Salsa and an art sale and live auction by artist Arthur Hovhannisyan from Armenia. For more go to www.armeniatree.org. ‘
November 15-16, Providence. Sts. Vartanantz Church hosts Armenian Fest 2014 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Broad Street, Cranston, Rhode Island. Largest indoor festival in Rhode Island. Delicious shish and losh kebob, chicken and kufta dinners and Armenian pastry available all day. Live dance music. The Mourad Armenian School and Providence Hamazkayin dance groups will perform on Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm. Hourly raffles, silent auction, country store, gift baskets, flea-market, arts and crafts. Main raffle prizes worth total $2,700. Fun for all ages. Free admission, parking and valet. For information: 401-831-6399 or www.stsvartanantzchurch.org.