Upcoming greater New York events 28 Febrary – 3 March, 2019

Here is the upcoming events from 28 February to Sunday 3 March: For additional information, details, changes please contact the organizers, see their links and/or flyers.

Feast of Sts.Vartanants at St.Vartan, NYC

Thursday, February 28⋅ 5:30 – 11:00pm

630 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Description:St. Vartan Cathedral in New York City will mark Sts. Vartanantz Day on Thursday, Feb. 28.
A dinner and program at 7 p.m. will follow badarak (beginning at 5:30 p.m.) in Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium.
Guest speaker Arpi Nakashian; performances by the Astghikner Junior Vocal Ensemble and the Yerevan Dance Ensemble of Brooklyn’s St. Gregory Mission Parish.
Organized with the participation of the Mid-Atlantic Knights and Daughters of Vartan.
Event page: https://armenianchurch.us/event/feast-of-sts-vartanantz-banquet/
Armenian Classes – Spring Semester
Thursday, February 287:00 – 8:30pm
Description:  This semester will include 17 classes, lasting 1-15 hour. Meeting every Thursday at 7 pm at St Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, 221 East 27th St, New York, NY 10016.
The cost is $25 per class, promotions will be announced!
If you are new to the project, you are welcome to attend the first class, meet the organizers and the teachers, share your Armenian story and learn more about your language!
For more information, please send us a Facebook message, Email us at armenianclasses@gmail.com or call the Cathedral office at (212) 689-5880.
For more details, please see the FB event link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/540366049705784/?event_time_id=540366089705780
Book event: “The Missing Pages”
Thursday, February 287:00 – 8:30pm
Description:  FB event page (please check the official page for inquiries and any changes) ==>
In 2010, the world’s wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Museum, found itself confronted by a century-old genocide. The Armenian Church was suing for the return of eight pages from the Zeytun Gospels, a manuscript illuminated by the greatest medieval Armenian artist, Toros Roslin. Protected for centuries in a remote church, the holy manuscript had followed the waves of displaced people exterminated during the Armenian genocide. Passed from hand to hand, caught in the confusion and brutality of the First World War, it was cleaved in two. Decades later, the manuscript found its way to the Republic of Armenia, while its missing eight pages came to the Getty.
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh follows in the manuscript’s footsteps through seven centuries, from medieval Armenia to the killing fields of 1915 Anatolia, the refugee camps of Aleppo, Ellis Island, and Soviet Armenia, and ultimately to a Los Angeles courtroom.
Reconstructing the path of the pages, Watenpaugh uncovers the rich tapestry of an extraordinary artwork and the people touched by it. At once a story of genocide and survival, of unimaginable loss and resilience, The Missing Pages captures the human costs of war and persuasively makes the case for a human right to art.
About the author
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. She is the award-winning author of The Image of an Ottoman City: Architecture in Aleppo (2004). Her writing has also appeared in the Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
Questions? Please contact Prof. Khatchig Mouradian at: km3253@columbia.edu
Love & Laughter by Huyser
Friday, March 17:30 – 9:30pm
Description:While celebrating the month of love, enjoy an evening of Timeless Hits & Hearty Laughters, as Huyser presents its “International Rhythms II” joined by Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Comedy Club!
Admission $20 – including light refreshments + cash bar
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/460763381120243/
“Ladies from Your Past” exhibit from March 1-31 at Port Washington Library
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:30am 
Join  for an Ecumenical Service on the occasion of the election of His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan as Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern Prelacy) at St. Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in New York City

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:30am
Followed by lunch

Եկեղեցական Արարողութիւն Գերաշնորհ Տ․ Անուշաւան Արքեպիսկոպոսի Առաջնորդ ընտրութեան առթիւ Սուրբ Լուսաւորիչ Մայր Եկեղեցւոյ մէջ Նիւ ԵորքՇաբաթ, 2 Մարտ, ժամը 11.30ին
Յաւարտ արարողութեան՝ Յայտագիր եւ Ճաշ

Norian Youth Connect Program (by ARS)
Saturday, March 210:00am – 5:00pm
Description: ARS Norian Youth Connect Program at Columbia University
FB event page for details:
Join leading scientists, artists, intellectuals, and university students from across the country for a weekend of discussions and networking.
Armenian-American university students are welcome to participate.
Overnight accommodations will be provided to out-of-town students.
The program is once again directed by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian (Columbia University).
A Winter Celebration, by Shnorhali Choir
Saturday, March 27:30 – 9:30pm
20915 Horace Harding Expy, Bayside, NY 11364, USA
Description: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/243873663215000/
Shnorhali Choir of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs presents:
A Winter of Celebration: A Night of Surprises!
Music by DJ Berj
In Kalustyan Hall
RSVP: Hilda Haroutunian @ 917-561-6336
Meline Yazichyan @ 917-331-2077
St. Sarkis Saturday School GALA Fundraiser Poon Paregentan
March 2, 2019, 7:30pm – March 3, 2019, 12:30am
Description:This is a fabulous event right before Lent, focused on raising funds for the expansion of our thriving Saturday School.
The evening features live music by Elie Berberian and his band from Montreal, Canada.
Tickets are $150, adults only.
The event will begin with a cocktail hour where raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a beautiful raffle prize. Dinner will follow. Bring your own masks or feel free to use the ones provided at our fun-filled photo booth.
For reservations: Please email StSarkisGalaRSVP@gmail.com or call
Natalie Meneshian (516) 353-5057 or Lena Felice (646) 705-2800.
FB event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2298602110416263/
ARMENIAN MARDI GRAS at St. Mary’s in Livingston NJ
Saturday, March 27:00 – 11:30pm
200 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA
Please see the official event page at: https://www.stmarynj.net/event-details/2019/3/2/armenian-mardi-gras-john-berberian-ensemble
Lousaper Youth Choir
Sunday, March 312:30 – 1:30pm
20915 Horace Harding Expy, Bayside, NY 11364, USA
Description:Join the new Lousaper Youth Choir
of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs
Ages 5 years old and older
First Rehearsal will be on March 3, after Badarak (around noon)
Director: Ashot Soghomonyan
For information call 718-225-0235 (Church office)
Please check the FB event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256948764627535/
Poon Paregentan – St.Illuminators – Manti lunch
Sunday, March 31:00 – 4:00pm
Description:Join us at St. Illuminator’s “Pashalian” hall, and enjoy “MANTI” luncheon & entertainment: Laugh with Dottie Bengoian (Wherever Dottie appears, the event is full of excitement and laughter provided by this warm and witty unique entertainer. She has been called the “First Lady of Armenian Comedy,” the “Armenian Queen of Comedy,” and the “Ambassador of Joy.” She is an educator, humorist, and motivational speaker and has been making audiences laugh for over 30 years. Those who have heard her say, “She is inspiring, uplifting – makes you laugh and think! Dottie is a breath of fresh air.”
Organized & prepared by the Ladies’ Guild.
Please refer to the attached flyer or FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/718326288563895/
Shushi presents Komitas – Now & Forever!
Sunday, March 34:30 – 6:30pm
Description:Shushi presents Komitas – Now & Forever! Hosted by Shushi Armenian Dance Ensemble
SHUSHI DANCE ENSEMBLE will sponsor another AMAZING performance! Three world renowned ensembles will ELECTRIFY THE STAGE!
Shushi Armenian Dance Ensemble – Director & Choreographer Seta Paskalian Kantardjian
Gevorkian Dance Academy – Directors & Choreographers Vartan Gevorkian, Siranush Gevorkian, Sona Gevorkian
Nairi Dance Ensemble – Lyon, France Anna Grigorian – Director Ftas Grigorian – Felix, Teresa & Sarkis Grigorian
Gaby Galoyan – Golden Voice of Armenia
Nune Avetisian Նունե Ավետիսյան – Poetry Reciter from Los Angeles
Guests of honor – Mr. & Mrs. Vartan & Adi Abdo
Location: Felician University, Breslin Performing Arts Center, 262 South Main St., Lodi, NJ 07644
Time: 4:30PM
Ticket Prices – Orch: $100 $75 $60 $45 Balcony: $50
Phone: (972) 6 SHUSHI (972) 674-8744
Online: www.tututix.com/shushidance
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/294710461378032/

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