NEW YORK—For the 26th year, thousands of Armenian Americans and their supporters will gather in Times Square (on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets) to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century. To be held on Sun., May 1, from 2-4 p.m., the commemoration—under the theme “Turkey is Guilty of Genocide: Denying the Undeniable Is a Crime”—will pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were annihilated by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire.
The event will also celebrate the survival and spirit of the Armenian people, and their rich heritage and global contributions. Presenters will include civic, religious, humanitarian, educational, cultural leaders, and performing artists.
The 96th commemoration is organized by the Mid-Atlantic chapters of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, a U.S. fraternal organization of Armenian Americans, and co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America, and ADL-Ramgavars.
Participating organizations include the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Presbyterian Church, Armenian Evangelical Church, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for US and Canada, Mid-Atlantic ACYOA, Armenian Youth Federation, and other Armenian youth organizations.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.april24nyc.com or email Taleen Babayan at email@example.com.