Ascension Day or Hampartzoom at Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY

At the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, in Bayside, NY: Ascension Day Luncheon Thursday, May 30 Divine Liturgy at 10am Luncheon at 12noon – Auditorium Hampartzoom Program and Vijag Donation $15 per person RSVP by May 23 to Lara at (917) 951-7287 or Shoushan at (516) 876-0865

Also, the Hye Café is on Friday, May 10 at 7pm / Kalustyan Hall of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, Queens.


For complete list of upcoming events, please check the calendar. It gets updated often. If you find this information useful, let us know.

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.

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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

Literary afternoon – Hermine Kalustyan’s 100th birthday celebration


The Esayan-Getronagan Alumni of New York will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Hermine Kalustyan, who had been a legendary principal of the Esayan school, and a precious teacher to Esayan, Getronagan, and Galatasaray lyceums in Istanbul.

This EGA’s Pajagi Or event will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. — at the Kalustyan Hall of the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, in Bayside, NY — during which our honored guest and main speaker will be Makruhi B. Hagopyan, the assistant editor to Rober Haddejian of the Marmara daily.

The morning on the same Sunday, there will be a Requiem Service at the Holy Martyrs Church for Hermine Kalustyan and for the memory of the late founders, principals, teachers, and alumni of Esayan and Getronagan Lyceums.

The attached flyer will provide you with the details of this exceptional event that will interlace three functions in one: The traditional Esayan-Getronagan Pajagi Or, the celebration of Oriort Hermine Kalustyan’s exemplary life on her 100th birthday, and the introduction of our honored guest Makruhi B. Hagopyan to our community in Greater New York.

— with Biosyan Sheshedian Hilda, Araksi Mimar, Zepür Büyükagopyan Şenkuyumcuyan, Makruhi Büyükhagopyan, Hilda Adil and Kevork Keskinyan.