List of upcoming MAY 2016 Armenian events in Eastern US

May 1st in PA: St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church in Wynnewood, ACYOA Youth Day, and help raise money for Artsakh!Featuring a delectable chicken kebab luncheon and presentations by Adrian Stepanian, Stepan Cannuscio and Celine Arabatlian. All funds received will be donated to the Artsakh Relief Fund to provide medical support for the soldiers defending our homeland!

May 4th - Tigran Hamasyan concert - details:

Thursday May 5th: 10am and luncheon at 12 noon
Ascension Day Liturgy and Luncheon - Please join Fr. Abraham for Badarak on Ascension Day (Hampartzoom), Thursday, May 5, at 10 am followed by a luncheon at 12 noon in the church auditorium, hosted by the Women’s Guild. Hampartzoom Celebration with Vijag under the direction of Mary Haroutunian and Mary Selvinazian. Luncheon donation $15. RSVP to Shoushan Saraydarian at 516-876-0865 or Lara Ciamician 516-365-0028. Your check, payable to Holy Martyrs Women’s Guild, is your reservation.

May 6th Mother's Day Celebration in Woodside, NY by ARS

Sunday May 8
Shnorhali Choir Mothers Tribute - - The Shnorhali Choir will be hosting a Mothers Tribute on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, following Badarak in Kalustyan Hall. Mezze, lunch and entertainment. Donation $30 per person, $20 for children ages 5-12 years old, under 5 years old free. Table sponsorships “in memory of” or “in honor of” your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law or a special woman in your life, are available for $50 per name. For more information, please call Hilda Sheshedian-Biosyan at 516-496-0248, Hilda Haroutunian at 718-786-7179 or email

May 10
th in Morristown, NJ
In Morristown, NJ -

Friday May 13 - Banquet of Recognition, NY - details at:

SAVE the Date => Saturday May 14, 2016 Aradzani Kef Dance with DJ Berj at Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside/Oakland, NY

May 14-2
1 ALASKA - Armenian Festival at Sea

Saturday May 14
Aradzani Spring Dinner Dance - The Aradzani Dance Group will be hosting a Spring Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm in Kalustyan Hall. Dance to Armenian and Continental music by DJ Berj, enjoy appetizers, lahmajun dinner and dessert and try your luck at winning some raffle prizes. Donation $30 ($25 if payment received by May 8). Children under 12 years $15. For more information and reservations call Robert at 718-578-6574 or email Sylvia at

May 14
ACYOA Car Wash - The ACYOA Juniors will host a Car Wash on Saturday, May 14 from 11am to 2pm in the church parking lot. $10 per car. Enjoy the spring season with a clean car and help support our ACYOA youth.

May 15 The Parish Council of Holy Cross Armenian Church of Union City, NJ
110th Anniversary Celebration

May 15 at St. Illuminator's: Artsakh Is Ours

May 20th Artists' Salon and Young Collectors' Party organized by NY ASA at Norwood
241 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011 -

May 20 - 22 Anoush Ter Taulian is participating and speaking at this conference: Turkey's Denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Question of Reparations
has been scheduled for Session 4 on Sat 05:10pm - 07:00pm in Room 1.119 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
524 West 59th st, New York, NY 10019 Registration page is at:

May 21,2016 for Gala Dinner Dance, annual fund raiser for HMADSS, the Armenian Day School in Bayside NY. Friends of HMADS invites you to a Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 21 at the North Hills Country Club. Cocktails at 7:30pm, Dinner 9:00pm, Open Bar. Donation $130 per person. Black tie optional. For more information and reservations call the HMADS office at 718-225-4826.

May 22nd concert - Kariné Poghosyan

Sunday May 22 after morning badarak, Presentation Of The Book "100 (1915-2015)" at 1pm - details at:

May 22
Sunday School Graduation at the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside - the 11th grade of the Sunday School will be graduating. The ceremony will take place in the sanctuary immediately after the Divine Liturgy followed by a reception in our church auditorium, to be hosted by all the families of the school. Students in grades kindergarten through 10 will be participating in the program as a gift to our graduates. The entire parish is invited to share in the joy of this special day. Please make every effort to be present to congratulate them and acknowledge this commitment our children have made to the faith of the Armenian Church.

May 22, 2016 - Food Festival in Manhattan
Attend morning badarak and stay for the festival - at Holy Cross Armenian church, 580 West 187th Street,
New York, NY 10033 (212) 927-4020. Eat in or take home. Advance orders accepted. Festivities for children. There will be live Music

May 30 - Rain or Shine! Memorial Day Picnic - Armenian & Middle Eastern Food Festival. Delicious foods! (All Kinds of Kebabs, Doner/Gyro, Boreg, Yalanchi, Baklava, Katayif, Mushebek, and more!) DJ - Armenian & Contemporary Music - Great Raffle Prizes - Lots of Fun For the Kids & Face Painting - Tavloo Tournament ~~~~~ 2016 Car Raffle! ~~~~~ and more! Free Admission & Lots of Parking! Come with family, bring your friends, & enjoy your Memorial Day at St. Thomas Armenian Church! See FB event page for more details:


Via the newsletter of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs:
Ongoing activities: (contact the church for more details - (718) 225 0235

Armenian Language Classes
Armenian classes are being held at the church on Thursday evenings at 8pm. Adult members of our community who would like to learn, or improve their knowledge of the Armenian language, are encouraged to register by calling the church office at 718-225-0235.

Morning Bible Study
Please join Fr. Abraham for Bible Study sessions every other Tuesday morning at 10am in the Parish Council Room. Classes are in English.

The next Bible Study session will take place on Tuesday, May 3.

Evening Vespers
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm Evening Services are held in the church. Please join us during the week to pray in our beautiful sanctuary.

Acolyte Training Sessions
All boys (ages 8 and over) who are interested in becoming altar servers are encouraged to attend the next session of the Acolyte Training Program (date to be decided). New boys are always welcome. Knowledge of Armenian is not a prerequisite to join the program. For more information call 718-225-0235 or e-mail

Hye Bar is Welcoming New Dancers
Have you always admired the beautiful technique and tradition of Armenian dance and would like your child(ren) to learn this aspect of their heritage? Holy Martyrs Hye Bar Dance Group, under the direction of Anna Simonyan, is welcoming new dancers age 7 to 15 years old. Boys and girls may join in the fun every Friday night starting at 7:30pm in Kalustyan Hall. If interested, please email Donna Sirounian at

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