Category: New York region

St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Moves to Vibrant New Surroundings

St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Moves to Vibrant New Surroundings

By Florence Avakian ARMONK, N.Y. — St. Nersess Armenian Seminary “was the admirable vision of founder and first dean, Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan,” stated Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, during a recent interview. “He saw the crucial need for an institution that would educate and prepare young men for the priesthood in America.” And now more […]

New Genocide Memoir Presented at Diocese’s Zohrab Center 

New Genocide Memoir Presented at Diocese’s Zohrab Center 

NEW YORK — The Eastern Diocese’s Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center hosted a book presentation by Adrienne Alexanian, editor of her late father’s newly published memoir, Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, on Thursday, April 6. Ms. Alexanian’s father, Yervant Alexanian, was conscripted into the Ottoman Army in […]

Conversation with Tankian and Nazarian at Columbia on April 24

Conversation with Tankian and Nazarian at Columbia on April 24

NEW YORK — Artist and activist Serj Tankian and filmmaker Eric Nazarian will discuss “Art and Activism” at Columbia University on April 24 at noon. The event, organized by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), will be held at Davis Auditorium (Schapiro CEPSR, […]

Knights and Daughters of Vartan Honor Community Leaders

Knights and Daughters of Vartan Honor Community Leaders

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Six leading community figures will be honored for their dedication to the Armenian community and the St. Giragos Church of Dikranagerd on Friday, May 12, 7 p.m., at the St. Leon Abajian Hall in an event hosted by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan of New York, under the auspices of […]

Schumer, Geragos to Speak at Times Square

Schumer, Geragos to Speak at Times Square

NEW YORK — US Sen., Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and attorney Mark Geragos will speak at the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thousands will gather in Times Square (43rd St. & Broadway) to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century. This historic event will pay tribute to the […]

Armenia Fund USA Raises Funds for Akhtala at Annual Benefit Evening

Armenia Fund USA Raises Funds for Akhtala at Annual Benefit Evening

PARAMUS, N.J. — On March 10, Armenia Fund USA held their Annual Benefit Evening at The Park, in New York City, to support the Toxic Pollution Cleanup Project in Akhtala, Armenia. The evening, which brought together the Armenian community, was a great success. Attendees got to enjoy entertainment by the YY Sisters, an Armenian a […]

Sequel to Hit Armenian Play a Success

Sequel to Hit Armenian Play a Success

NEW YORK — The debut play “Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh)” II sent waves of laughter throughout the Miller Theatre at Columbia University on Sunday, March 26, where more than 500 guests enjoyed the sequel to the funny saga of America’s favorite Armenian family. The comical and contemporary play by Taleen Babayan appealed […]

Monumental Book on Khachkars Presented at Zohrab Center

Monumental Book on Khachkars Presented at Zohrab Center

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — The year 1993 was a life-changing year for Hrair Hawk Khatcherian. That year, he was told that he had lung cancer and had only 10 days “to die.” Subjected to unbearably painful treatments in the hospital, he had placed on his hospital room wall a cross and photographs of […]