Flyers of upcoming events

Please see respective flyers of upcoming events. For more information, you might like to check the New York Armenians group on Facebook.

Please check the Armenian events at:

Eastern US Events 18-24 March


Here is listing of some of the upcoming events in our areas

Business Networking & Collaboration, NY
Tuesday, March 19  ⋅  7:00 – 8:30pm
Bay Terrace, Queens, NY 11360, USA
Description:Business Networking and Collaboration meeting
Event link – It’s fully booked as of yesterday
Saturday, March 2310:00am – 3:00pm
Exploring the Eucharist (Soorp Badarak): a one-day Seminar, NYC
a one-day seminar
Conducted by Archdeacon Shant Kazanjian, Director of Christian Education (Eastern Prelacy)
Registration required by March 15, 2019For information and registration, please contact the church office at
______________________________________________________The Eucharist (Soorp Badarak) has been the central act of worship for all Christian churches since the inception of Christianity. What is Badarak all about? Why do we do what we do? How can we participate more actively in the Badarak and get more out of it? This seminar will address these issues and more. The participants will:
– Get a solid biblical background for understanding worship and Eucharistic celebration, its basic elements, content, vocabulary, images and symbolic language.
– See clearly the basic structure of the service.
– Receive step-by-step guidelines of the drama of the Soorp Badarak, with commentary on prayers and hymns and liturgical movements and symbols, using short Badarak video clips, with a detailed outline of the service, cross-referenced to the Prelacy’s Soorp Badarak book.
Sponsored by the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC) and St. Illuminator’s Cathedral
FB event link:

March 22 at Sevan Restauran in Bayside, NY -7:30pm
Please see the flyer below
Friday, March 226:30 – 9:00pm
20915 Horace Harding Expy, Bayside, NY 11364, USA
Description:JESUS SAVES! Our Salvation Story Through the Pages of Sharagans & Hymns of the Armenian Church RENEWAL OF SPIRITUALITY SERIES EVERY FRIDAY EVENING DURING LENT MAR 22 – SHARAGANS OF ST. NERSESS SHNORHALI Speaker: Dr. Roberta Ervine, St. Nersess Seminary (Hosted by Shnorhali Choir) Vespers: 6:30 PM, Fellowship: 7:30 PM, Lecture/Movie: 8:00 PM For additional information contact the Church office @ 718-225-0235 Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs 209-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY 11364
Saturday, March 237:30 – 9:30pm
Charley’s Aunt – in NJ
50 Ridge Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA
Description:Get you tickets to see Charley’s Aunt. March 23rd 2019 at Mahwah High School in NJ. To reserve tickets online visit Or call: For NY Haikouhi 917 771-2211 Onelia 516 280-0996. For NJ Katherine 973 975-3900 Maggie 201 914-9587 Sandra 845 753-9038
Please see the Facebook page for inquiries and any questions at:
Sunday, March 241:30 – 4:30pm
khrimian Hayrig – St Sarkis, Douglaston, NY

After a successful tour in NY, Armenia, Artsakh, Cyprus, Beirut, Aynjar, Boston, Glendale, DC, Toronto and Cambridge, now in Bayside…. Come and be inspired by the legendary KHRIMIAN HAYRIG. A monologue by Dr. Herand Markarian. FB event page:

ONGOING LENTEN MEETING AND PRAYERS – please check these two flyers

Please check these flyers for additional details of events listed above:

For upcoming events, you might check this calendar, which I update often at:

Bouquet of Links shared by my friends

We occasionally share links via messenger on Facebook. I have decided to post here  some of the links shared with me. I hope you enjoy them, as much as I have.

This morning one of my girlfriends, who sends often variety of links, she shared a YouTube video of a popular Armenian singer, Harout Pamboukjian. It was refreshing to find out he had some comedy as well. From the comments it seems it’s for Armenian children. Afterwards, the streaming other collection of videos continued, some oldies, but goodies.

It’s the channel of Armenian Music Group. You might like to listen, specially if you are fan of Armenian pop music from past years. Enjoy.

A second friend of mine, sent me the link of IN MEMORIAM: PATRIARCH MESROB II MUTAFYAN (1956-2019)  May he rest in peace. I will read this article later.

Here is another one I received from another dear girlfriend, it’s in Arabic. Remarks about Women, for the occasion of the Women’s Day. Variety of women, she speaks the reality of society:

And she also shared this amazing video: Baalbeck International Festival, 1965 by the Libano-Armenian Folk Dance Ensemble Directed by Samuel Ilandjian See Less

I appreciate the carefully curated messages privately shared by my friends. I usually don’t get to have the time to check the publicly shared links by friends. However, whenever I happen to see, while I get quickly on Facebook to manage variety of groups and pages, I click a like or add a quick message, to acknowledge that I have seen them.

This link is pinned at the Social Media board at:

What’s your recent favorite social media shares? What’s your style of surfing and using Facebook?


Upcoming events in greater NY – March 4-10, 2019

The calendar of upcoming events is at:

As to this week’s events, here it is as quick reference, from March 4th till March 18, 2019 – there might be other events added, so it’s best to consult the above calendar link.

This quote is from the

Lent Begins Monday, March 4
Lent is the 40-day period before Easter when every Christian is asked to reflect upon their lives in preparation for the Resurrection of our Lord. The three main pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. During these weeks of reflection, the Holy Altar will be closed and draped with a curtain. Holy Communion will not be distributed. The faithful are asked to participate in Friday Lenten vigils and supper when possible and to come to Morning Services on Sunday before Badarak. In these 40 days of Lent we should all strive to become better Christians by praying more, fasting and doing good deeds towards those in need. At the end of the Lenten journey we will be better prepared to receive the resurrected Lord.Kotz Badarak
During the Lenten season the Holy Altar is draped with a curtain – symbolizing Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden – and Holy Communion is not offered to the congregation. Mahs continues to be distributed to the faithful. If an individual would like to receive Holy Communion during Lent, please contact Fr. Abraham at 718-225-0235 to discuss.
Daily Life in the Abyss, Book Talk with Dr. Vahé Tachjian
Tuesday, March 57:00 – 9:00pm
630 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Description:Dr. Vahé Tachjian will present his new book “Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918,” on Tuesday, March 5th at 7 PM. Join the Zohrab Information Center as we welcome Dr. Tachjian, learn about these important Genocide diaries, and have the opportunity to purchase the book.
Full details on the Zohrab Information Center’s website,
FB event page:

How we Lived: The Houshamadyan Project | Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:45pm   At St Leon Armenian Church
Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJThe HOUSHAMADYAN PROJECT was born from a simple and powerful idea: to revive virtually the cities, towns and villages where Armenians lived during the Ottoman Empire. It is rebuilding a rich depository of memory using empirical evidence, including town and village chronicles, archival documents, photographs, material objects, and music and visual arts. The website is in Armenian, English and Turkish. To date, more than 170 articles and family collections are already published on the site.Join us for a presentation by Mr. Vahe Tachjian, director and chief editor of the Berlin-based Houshamadyan Project.For information, call 201-791-2862Admission is Free. A reception will follow the discussion.

JESUS SAVES! Our Salvation Story Through the Pages of Sharagans & Hymns of the Armenian Church
Speaker: Rev. Fr. Abraham Malkhasyan
(Hosted by HMADS)
MAR 15 – SHARAGANS OF ST. MESROP MASHDOTS Very Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan
(Hosted by Knights & Daughters of St. Vartan)
Speaker: Dr. Roberta Ervine, St. Nersess Seminary
(Hosted by Shnorhali Choir )
Outburst! A game where faith, knowledge, and community come together once again!
(Hosted by Sunday School)
(Hosted by ACYOA)
APR 12 – MOVIE: “From Ararat to Europe”
(Hosted by Men’s Fellowship)
Vespers: 6:30 PM, Fellowship: 7:30 PM, Lecture/Movie: 8:00 PM                               FACEBOOK PAGE For additional information contact the Church office @ 718-225-0235 | Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY 11364

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7pm
The “Mark Kyrkostas Remember Me With Music” concert
The Anthropology/Armenian Museum each year, on his birthday, honors the memory and music of genius Armenian/Greek American pianist-composer Mark Kyrkostas. Pianist, Ivy Adrian interprets Kyrkostas’ style of playing, as if his spirit is coming alive through her playing. The program will also feature singer Michelle Mallardi, lead actress in the original Broadway production of Beauty and they Beast. Cosmo Mallardi, Mark’s Jazz Quintetbass player will accompany the performers. Dancer Ani O’Hanlon will perform their famous “Hall Dance” and comedian Nick Whitmer returns by popular demand. The program will take place on Saturday March 9 at 7 PM. Preceding the program a full buffet dinner will be served. All this for $30 per person (2 for & $50). WOW! Seating is limited. Please reserve early by calling 718-428-5650.
Arevakal Services start Sunday, March 10
During the Sundays of Lent, the Sunrise Service (Arevakal) is performed before the start of BadarakArevakal Service booklets may be found in the church vestibule for worshippers to follow during the service. Please join Fr. Abraham, the altar servers and the choir members each Sunday at 9:30am for this special Lenten service. (via the newsletter of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY).
The Future of Armenian Books For The Modern Reader, NYC
Sunday, March 101:30 – 3:30pm
221 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
Description:Facebook event page:
Hamzkayin Cultural and Educational Society of New York has invited Mardig Cholakian of VLUME Armenian Digital Armenian Library and Haig Norian of Roslin Press (translators of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series) to discuss the future of Armenian books and their readers.
Join us at Pashalian Hall, on Sunday, March 10, at 1:30pm
All details on the flyer.
Համազգային Մշակութային եւ Կրթական Միութիւնը կը ներկայացնէ «հայերէն Գրքերու Աագան Արդի Ընթերցողներուն Համար»։
Նիւթի ներկայացնողներն են Մարտիկ Չոլաքեան եւ Հայկ Նորեան։
AAHPO Annual Meeting, NJ
Sunday, March 10⋅  6:00pm – 8:00pm
126 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA
Description: Armenian American Health Professionals Organization extends a warm invitation to our Annual Meeting with Elections. Spouses & Guests are welcome to enjoy the fellowship. $55/person for AAHPO Members, Spouses and Their Guests $60/person for Non-Members Organized by AAHPO For additional information please contact: Garbis Baydar, MD: (201) 262-3018 Arthur Kubikian, DDS: (516) 527-7397 AAHPO: (908) 914-5549
ACYOA Ice Skating Party
Sunday, March 10⋅  6:00pm– 8:00pm
639 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675, USA
Description:Facebook event page:
Armenian youth are welcome to the annual St. Thomas ACYOA Juniors Ice Skating Party on Sunday, March 10!
$20 admission includes: skate rental, pizza, drinks and dessert.
Fritz Dietl Ice Rink
639 Broadway
Westwood, NJ
Contact for more information

Armenian events in Greater New York

For the longest time, I had tried to add the Armenian events links, which get posted at the Facebook group on an easily accessible calendar. Eventually I managed few months ago to accomplish this personal project. It’s to serve the Greater New York Armenian community.

Not everyone is on Facebook, hence a calendar off Facebook was very welcome addition.

On Facebook, at New York Armenians group, when you click on the “events” link on the left margin, you may access the upcoming events in the community.

Here is the events calendar on google.

After a long absence, I’m back!

I have been absent from this blog for quite a while. I usually use my Armenian related blog at blogspot. It’s at:

There I cover and add Armenian related topics. From the arts, to history, events, artists, music and more. And at the right margin I have various quick links. My favorite being the various Armenian streaming music. It’s amazingly there are so many amazing channels to listen to!

I also manage the New York Armenians group on Facebook. I realize that, not many people are on Facebook yet. One of the important features is the “events” link on it’s left margin. There you could access all the upcoming tristate area events in chronological order. If you are a member, you may access at:

What would you like to see on this blog? Let me know.