Category: New York region

AGBU Central Board Member Dr. Levon Nazarian Receives Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award

AGBU Central Board Member Dr. Levon Nazarian Receives Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award

NEW YORK — In March, AGBU Central Board member Dr. Levon Nazarian received the 2017 Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award. The award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound. Each year, the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award recognizes two current or retired members of the American Institute […]

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — Noted pianist, composer and ethnomusicologist Sahan Arzruni embarked on a three-week trip to Armenia and Artsakh on May 12. He will teach and perform for students in six towns in various provinces. “My relationship with music and children is longstanding,” said Arzruni in a recent interview in New York […]

Carolyn Rafaelian Named to Most Powerful Moms List

Carolyn Rafaelian Named to Most Powerful Moms List

NEW YORK — The Working Mother magazine has listed American-Armenian designer Carolyn Rafaelian, a mother of three children, among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2017. Rafaelian, who has also been added to Forbes’s Richest Self-Made Women’s list, was dubbed a leader of the jewelry world with an estimated net worth of $700 million. She was born into […]

Truth, Justice and Remembrance Prevail in Times Square

Truth, Justice and Remembrance Prevail in Times Square

By Taleen Babayan NEW YORK — The vow to Keep the Promise was in full effect on Sunday, April 23 as an impressive number gathered in Times Square to remember the 1.5 million martyrs and pay homage to their legacy, proving that the Armenian Genocide commemorations have only gained momentum since the centennial. The relevant […]

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 […]