Elie Berberian

HMADS Gala Dinner Dance: An Elegant Evening of Celebration

By Arpi Arukian BAYSIDE, N.Y.—The Friends of HMADS Gala Dinner Dance Committee, under the leadership of Chairpersons Maro Jamgotchian and Arek Nisanyan, has been hard at work preparing for this year’s 20th anniversary celebration. To ensure it will be the most successful gala to date, the event [more...]

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Azniv Guiragossian with her children Arpi Nardone and Shahen Guiragossian at the New York Armenian Home

Only a Handful of Survivors Left as 100th Anniversary Approaches

On a recent warm spring afternoon, Azniv Guiragossian sat quietly in a wheelchair between her daughter Arpi and son Shahen in the living room of the New York Armenian Home in Flushing, Queens. Dressed in a patterned blouse and a long black skirt, her tinsel-colored hair tied back in a braid, Azniv [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

The participants in the seminar

ARS Eastern USA Seminar: Effective Leadership Through Communication

BETHESDA, Md.—On March 29, the Washington Satenig ARS Chapter hosted the annual ARS Eastern USA Regional Education Seminar at the Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church in Bethesda. The participants in the seminar The seminar, open to ARS members and friends of the ARS, began with welcoming [more...]

April 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kariné Poghosyan (Photo: Jeffrey Langford)

Pianist Kariné Poghosyan to Perform at Symphony Space

NEW YORK—On April 19, Armenian pianist Kariné Poghosyan will perform “Firedance,” a solo program of works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Debussy, Albeniz, de Falla, Lecuona, and Ginastera. Kariné Poghosyan (Photo: Jeffrey Langford) Poghosyan made her orchestral debut at 14 playing [more...]

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Umit Kurt

St. Leon Church to Host Lecture on Seizure of Armenian Assets in Aintab

Umit Kurt Ümit Kurt, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at Clark University, will present a lecture entitled “The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class, 1915-1922: The Seizure of Armenian Property by Local Elites in Aintab,” on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:45 p.m. at the St. Leon [more...]

March 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

The cast (top row, L-R): Richard Vann, Ara Avedisian, Jake Bournazian; (bottom row, L-R): David Bournazian, Seda Gelenian, Taniel Koushakjian.

Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge Performs Play in Celebration of Vartanantz

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In February, the Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge #21 and Daughters of Vartan Dikranouhi Otyag held two special events to mark the annual Vartanantz Day celebration. On Sun., Feb. 9, the Hamasdegh School at Soorp Khatch Armenian Church hosted the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for [more...]

March 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Lydia Peelle

Anahid Literary Awards Celebration at Columbia University

Five authors will be honored at the Anahid Literary Awards celebration on Friday evening, April 4, 2014 at Columbia University. Hosted by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, recipients Arthur Nercessian, (Chinese Take-Out); Patricia Saraffian Ward, (The Bullet Collection), Michael [more...]

March 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Friends of HMADS at the Gala Dinner Dance 2013

‘Friends of HMADS’ Celebrate 20 Years of Service

By Arpi Arukian, ‘92 BAYSIDE, N.Y.—For the tight-knit Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School (HMADS) community, 2014 marks a historic year. Its fundraising pillar, the Friends of HMADS committee, proudly celebrates 20 years of benevolent service to the school. Established in 1994, the all-volunteer [more...]

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A  group photo of some of the participants and speakers. (Photo by Knar Bedian)

2014 ARS Youth Connect Program Focuses on Armenia, Identity Issues

Special for the Armenian Weekly The Armenian Relief Society’s (ARS) 2014 Youth Connect Program at New York University took place in front of a packed room on Sat., March 1. Divided into a morning and afternoon panel, with a keynote speaker in between, the program drew roughly 60 college students [more...]

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

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