Category: New York region

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

NEW YORK — On March 16, a concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s membership to the United Nations took place at the Lincoln Center of New York. Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the United Nations, high-ranking officials of […]

On the Wings of a Dream with Luys Foundation Scholar Artur Makaryan

On the Wings of a Dream with Luys Foundation Scholar Artur Makaryan

By Lilit Petrosyan NEW YORK — A big dreamer and extremely talented soul, Artur Makaryan likes to say that “if you have a determined mind, you have already done half of the job. The fulfillment of your dreams requires time and hard work. You can never have more unless you do more.” The academic and professional […]

Marrying Greek and Armenian Traditions in a Long-Awaited Ceremony

Marrying Greek and Armenian Traditions in a Long-Awaited Ceremony

By Tammy La Gorce NEW YORK (New York Times) — Elena Sarkissian had plenty of time to figure out whether she wanted to marry Demetrios Orfanoudis before their wedding on January 21. First came five years of long-distance dating. Then, just before the wedding itself, came an unexpected stretch of time with nothing to do but […]

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, […]

Concert at Lincoln Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Membership in the UN

Concert at Lincoln Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Membership in the UN

NEW YORK — The Armenian Mission to the United Nations (UN) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the nation’s membership in that body with a concert at Lincoln Center on March 16. The musical event, described as “A Cultural Adventure: Joyfully Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Armenia Rejoining the Family of Nations,” will feature Armenian […]

New Website Sheds Light on Gerard Balakian’s History of Sports Medicine

New Website Sheds Light on Gerard Balakian’s History of Sports Medicine

NEW YORK — Another Balakian is making news; a new website has been launched to chart the history of sports medicine pioneer and inventor of electrolyte-rich beverages for athletes, Dr. Gerard Balakian. The web site — gerardbalakianmd.com — charts the history of the groundbreaking invention of Sportade, the electrolyte replenishment drink that Balakian invented in 1965. […]

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Members of the Return to Asbury Kef Weekend organizing committee were invited to participate in a ceremony at the Hovnanian School where they delivered Armenian musical instruments to the students. Funds to dedicate these hand-made-in-Armenia instruments were raised at the 2016 Return to Asbury Kef Weekend, an independent, non-profit event that […]

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

NEW YORK — On Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., thousands will gather in Times Square (43rd St. and Broadway) to commemorate the 102nd anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. In recognition of Genocide Awareness Month in April, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) will also be commemorated, along with other genocides committed in […]