Calendar


CALIFORNIA
APRIL 9 — “Orphans of the Genocide” Screening & Director Q&A, Thursday, at 7 p.m., The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg. Hear from South Florida film director Bared Maronian as he presents his documentary on the orphanages that housed the many orphans who lost parents and were separated from siblings during the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide is the complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century. It features interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, and best-selling author Peter Balakian, and contains historical footage of the events. Film starts at 9:30 p.m. (60 minutes).
APRIL 23 — “Rising from the Ashes of Tragedy” Lecture and Student Panel Discussion Thursday, at 2 p.m., University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Main Library, 4th Floor Grace Allen Room. The USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center host Armenian scholar Dr. Garabet Moumdjian for a presentation entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Tragedy – Armenia’s Triumph Over Its Genocide.” A panel discussion by USF students will follow the presentation.

FLORIDA
APRIL 24 — An Evening of Remembrance, Friday, 7 p.m., St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Armenian heritage comes to life in gifted performances of song and prayer to remember those lost in the Armenian Genocide and to celebrate their ongoing legacy.
APRIL 25 — “Rising from the Ashes of Tragedy” Lecture and Q&A, St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Avenue, Pinellas Park. Dr. Garabet Moumdjian presents “Rising from the Ashes of Tragedy – Armenia’s Triumph Over Its Genocide,” followed by Q&A. For a full listing of Armenian Genocide commemorative events in Florida, visit:http://flarmenians.com/2015-2.
JANUARY 9-17, 2016 — Fort Lauderdale, Armenian Heritage Cruise XIX 2016, 8-night Caribbean Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator Of The Seas. Travelling to: Labadee-Private beach Island/Puerto Rico/St. Kitts/St. Maarten. Cabin Rates from $819 based on Double Occupancy, including Port Charges and ACAA registration fee. Government taxes of $107.40 are additional. Armenian Entertainment, Armenian Cultural Presentations, Armenian Festival Day, Tavlou & Belote Tournaments and much more. Call TRAVELGROUP INTERNATIONAL @1- 561-447-0750 or 1-866-447-0750 Ext. 108. Ask for Gail.

MASSACHUSETTS

APRIL 1-30 — Photography exhibit by Tom Vartabedian commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide at Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., showing images of the country and its people, including scenes of the eternal flame in Armenia. Display is by the Children’s Room in the upstairs gallery.
APRIL 4-JUNE 13 — “Kiss the Ground” is a three part exhibition series that examines contemporary Armenian art at a particular moment in history — organized to overlap the centennial memorialization of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian Road, Weston. The final show in the series, A New Armenia is a group exhibition that brings together Armenian artists working in a variety of media: John Avakian (print-making); Gail Boyajian (painting); Adrienne Der Marderosian (works on paper); Jackie Kazarian (painting); Aida Laleian (digital collage on various materials); Yefkin Megherian (bronze bas-reliefs); Marsha Odabashian (painting installation); Kevork Mourad (time-based drawing video projections); Jessica Sperandio (laser cut installation art) and Apo Torosyan (assemblage and documentary film). Gallery Talk & Screening: Saturday, April 25, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Screening: “The Morgenthau Story,” Apo Torosyan.
APRIL 6 — Stephen Kurkjian, retired award-winning investigative journalist will speak about his new book, Master Thieves, at St. James’ Armenian Church Men’s Club. Social Hour starts at 6:15 p.m. followed by a complete kheyma and losh kebab dinner at 7 p.m. $14 per person. St. James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center, Keljik Hall, 465 Mount Auburn St., Watertown. Open to the public and ladies are welcome.
APRIL 9 — Lecture presentation, “Don’t Come, Doctor, There’s no Cure: Physicians, Nurses, and the Armenian Genocide.” Speaker: Khatchig Mouradian, coordinator, Armenian Genocide Program, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Organized by the Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) of the Greater Boston Area and the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures of Boston College in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. 7:30 p.m. Boston College /Stokes Hall S195 auditorium, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill. This event is free and open to the public. Reception following the program. For questions, email [email protected]
APRIL 12 – Program on “Near East Relief and Its Legacy: A Century of Service to Armenians and to Humanity” at 2 p.m. at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road (intersection of Route 2A and Mass Ave), Lexington, MA. Presented by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Near East Foundation. Featuring Shant Mardirossian, Chairman of the Board of the Near East Foundation, Dr. Charlie Benjamin, President of the Near East Foundation, Molly Sullivan, Director and Curator of the Near East Relief Society, and historian and member of the NAASR Board of Directors, Dr. Suzanne Moranian. Also participating will be dignitaries including His Excellency Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations. The program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. The event is made possible by a donation by Peter Palandjian.
APRIL 13 — Trinity Men’s Union Dinner and Meeting, 6:15 p.m., Social Hour, 7 p.m., Dinner, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA. Open to All. Guest Speaker: Avedis (Avo) Boyamian, recognized expert in Middle Eastern affairs. Donation: $14 for losh kebab and kheyma dinner. Please RSVP byApril 12 to [email protected] or call David Dorian at 617.501.4300.
APRIL 15- 29 — Three lifetime Learning Courses. “An overview of Armenian origins and history, and culture” speaker, Dr. Carolann Najarian. Snow Library, Marion Craine Room, 19 School Road, Orleans, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. April 22, the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and talk about memoir —Avedis’ Story: an Armenian Boy’s Journey, and April 29 Geopolitical issues facing Armenia today and the Diaspora
APRIL 17 — Worcester State College Theatre will present “Beast on the Moon” in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The play, by Richard Kalinoski, is about two Genocide survivors, Aram and Seta, living in 1920s Milwaukee. Tickets are on sale now for $14 general admission, $10 seniors, and $7 students. Discounted prices for WOO card holders. 8 p.m. 486 Chandler St., Worcester. For tickets call 508-929-8843, email [email protected], or go to the Fuller Theater box office on campus. Tickets are also available at the door.
APRIL 19 — Genocide Centennial Concert: “Lest We Forget.” Erevan Choral Society, sponsored by Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 2:30 p.m., Church Sanctuary, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge. The Concert is under the direction of Composer Konstantin Petrossian, music director and conductor, with guest soloist, David Gevorkian, duduk, and Nune Hakobyan on the organ and piano. The community is invited to join us as we commemorate through music this dark period in Armenian history. The concert is a gift to the community.
APRIL 19 — “Blood for Memory” Blood Drive in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide organized by Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) of the Greater Boston Area in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sponsorship of Armenian Cultural and Educational Center. Sunday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACEC, 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown. To schedule appointment for the blood drive email [email protected], and give 2 preferred appointment times. Join this worldwide movement to save a life by donating blood in honor and remembrance of the victims of Genocide and crimes against humanity (www.bloodformemory.org)
APRIL 23 — As part of the centennial commemoration program of the Massachusetts community, several programs are planned. On Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston, will host a Memorial Service, presented by the Massachusetts Council of Churches in cooperation with the Armenian clergy of Massachusetts.
APRIL 24 — A series of events will take place to mark the Genocide centennial. A joint Divine Liturgy by all New England Armenian Churches will take place at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge. Buses will take those interested to the State House, where a program will take place from 1:15 to 1:45. A procession will follow at 2 p.m. to the Armenian Heritage Park, where the commemorative program will take place from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Finally a vigil will take place in the park starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the Mass. Commemorative programs, email [email protected]
APRIL 25 — Armenian Genocide Centennial commemoration sponsored by the Armenian National Committee of Merrimack Valley, 10 a.m., at Lowell City Hall, following a procession from John Street a block away, led by the Armenian-American Veterans. Participants are asked to gather at 9:30. Luncheon buffet to follow with the showing of a film.
MAY 12 — Julia and the Zerounian Ensemble Spring Concert. Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned nightclub glamorous chanteuse singing in English, French Italian, Armenian, Russian, Persian and Yiddish. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $24 and $19 for students.
MAY 16 — Salsa Kef Night, hosted by the Holy Trinity ACYOA Seniors, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Join us for an evening of live Salsa and Armenian music for all ages. Featuring the Black Sea Salsa and Greg Krikorian and the All-Stars with Greg Krikorian, Leon Janikian, George Righellis, Bob Raphalian, Charles Dermenjian and Steve Surabian. Complimentary Salsa Demonstration and Lesson. Dance begins 7:30 p.m. Donation: $35; $25 for under 21 and students with current college ID. To purchase tickets, visit holytrinitysalsakef.eventbrite.com or call the church office, 617.354.0632.
MAY 17 — Armenian Culture Fund (ACF) Honors Berkofsky: A Piano Recital by Alessandra Pompili invited from the United Kingdom. Co-sponsored by Amaras Art Alliance and Friends of Armenian Culture Society. Works by Liszt, Chopin, Clementi. Calligaris, Hovhaness. Sunday, 3 p.m. Seating limited, free and open to the public. For details contact ACF at (781)-646-3090.
JUNE 15 —The Gregory Hintlian Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston, at the Marlborough Country Club, Marlborough MA. Join us for a day of golf, as a sponsor, or just for dinner for a relaxing social evening. Save the date; details to follow. For further information, contact the Holy Trinity Church Office at 617.354.0632.

NEW YORK
APRIL 21 — Holy Cross Church of Armenia and the Armenian Poetry Project Present Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide: A reading in remembrance, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Holy Cross Church of Armenia, 580 West 187th Street, New York. Admission is free.

NEW JERSEY
APRIL 12 — “A Tribute to Survival,” program dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Participating will be The Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island, with the full complement of orchestra, special guests from Rhode Island and New York, directed by conductor and comnposer Konstantin Petrossian. Also Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston, directed by Apo Ashjian. Master of ceremonies will be Peter J. Koutoujian, sheriff of Middlesex Country, Mass. Program sponsored by the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Committee of Rhode Island, 3 p.m., Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. Admission is free and there is free parking on site. For more information go to www.ammri.org or email Joyce Yeremian at [email protected]
APRIL 20 — Documentary Films Opening Night at SENE Festival. Documentary Films: “Smyrna,1922,” “40 Days of Musa Dagh” and “Memories of Marash” followed by a discussion with film director Roger Hagopian. Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, $ 10.

WASHINGTON, DC
National Commemoration of the Armenian
Genocide Centennial
For more information go to: www.armeniangenocidecentennial.org

MAY 4 — Monday, 7 p.m., Dr. Carolann Najarian will lecture about Armenia and the Armenian Genocide , West End Library at Watergate Office Building, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Entrance free. http://dclibrary.org/westend
MAY 7 — Ecumenical service at the National Cathedral 7 p.m. led by Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians and Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, many dignitaries and diplomats will attend. Renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and Hover Chamber Choir from Armenia will perform. 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Entrance by invitation.
MAY 8 — Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore. “A Journey Through 100 Years” of Armenian Music, will highlight the ongoing vitality of Armenian music and artists, including sopranos Hasmik Papian and Isabel Bayrakdarian, violinists Ida Kavafian and Levon Chilingirian, cellist Alexander Chaushian, clarinetist Narek Arutyunian and Hover Chamber Choir from Armenia. Ninety-member Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Edward Topchian will perform. 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852. For tickets: www.strathmore.org
MAY 9 — Divine Liturgy at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 10:00 am on the Catholic University Campus, led by the two Catholicoi and featuring Armenian choirs from across the country. 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC.
MAY 9 — Reception and Banquet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at 6 p.m. will feature Dr. Vartan Gregorian with Mark Geragos as emcee. Institutions and individuals who helped Armenians will be honored, and special attention will be paid to all those suffering genocide and human rights abuses around the world, remembering especially those who are still in danger today. Zulal A Cappella Trio will perform. Tickets to the Reception and Banquet are $100 per person. Checks should be made out to: Armenian Commemoration Centennial, and mailed to: NCAGC 4125 Fessenden St., Northwest, Washington, DC 20016