Category: AGBU

Tribute to Neery Melkonian in New York

Tribute to Neery Melkonian in New York

NEW YORK — Neery Melkonian was a groundbreaking contemporary art curator, critic and writer. Before her death in July 2016, she created an important legacy of critical discourse and community building among diasporan Middle Eastern and Armenian art and artists. To honor her memory, her friends and colleagues will join together on Thursday, March 9, […]

AGBU Partners with UN, Permanent Mission of Armenia, to Celebrate UN Day with HOKIS Performance

AGBU Partners with UN, Permanent Mission of Armenia, to Celebrate UN Day with HOKIS Performance

NEW YORK — On October 24, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) — in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) — organized a flashmob by the HOKIS performers at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in celebration of UN Day and the World Development Information […]

Tribute: At Centennial of Hrachya Setrakian Birth, A Look Back on a Remarkable Life

Tribute: At Centennial of Hrachya Setrakian Birth, A Look Back on a Remarkable Life

By Hagop Vartivarian “The youth are the firmest foundation stone of our national reconstruction and ascent.” – Hrachya Setrakian   ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – Hrachya Setrakian (191601991) was one of the compassionate youth of the post-Genocide era who experienced the deportations and knew the pain of living in a foreign environment. These youth had to […]

Monique Svazlian Tallon Coaches and Writes on Feminine Leadership

Monique Svazlian Tallon Coaches and Writes on Feminine Leadership

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN – Monique Svazlian Tallon is an executive coach based in Los Angeles who works to empower women. She published a guide to women’s leadership in book form this year titled Leading Gracefully (Highest Path Publishing), and has been involved in Armenian community work. Tallon came to Boston to give […]

Los Angeles AGBU Satamian Theater Group Performs ‘Funny Money’ in New Jersey

Los Angeles AGBU Satamian Theater Group Performs ‘Funny Money’ in New Jersey

ORADELL, N.J. — The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Satamian Theater Group from Los Angeles performed an Armenian version of Ray Cooney’s “Funny Money” on June 4 and 5 at the Oradell Elementary School auditorium upon the invitation of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA)’s Mher Megerdchian Theatrical Group. The play was directed by Krikor Satamian. […]

AGBU Gala in London Rouses Support for Syrian Relief

AGBU Gala in London Rouses Support for Syrian Relief

LONDON — On May 21, AGBU brought together hundreds of supporters and friends for a Gala Benefit Dinner at the Landmark Hotel. The evening was devoted to celebrating the achievements of the AGBU Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund for Syrian Armenians and inspiring continued support for helping to alleviate the dire conditions that continue to persist […]

AGBU’s New England District Raised over $13,000 for Syrian and Artsakh Armenians

AGBU’s New England District Raised over $13,000 for Syrian and Artsakh Armenians

WATERTOWN — On Saturday, May 7, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) New England District hosted a night of jazz as a fundraiser at its newly renovated center. The event raised more than $13,000 for AGBU’s Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund for Syrian and Artsakh Armenians. Because of the generosity of several underwriters, 100 percent of all […]

Assembly Banquet Honors Genocide Scholar, AGBU President

Assembly Banquet Honors Genocide Scholar, AGBU President

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Clergy, delegates, and community members gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland, OH, on Friday evening, April 29, to honor two individuals for their support of the Armenian Church and contributions to the greater Armenian community. The Grand Banquet of the 114th Diocesan Assembly was hosted by the St. Gregory of Narek […]