Shiragian Legacy Celebrated at Hairenik Event in New Jersey

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (A.W.)—A reception and program launching two books recently published by the Hairenik Association was hosted by Michael and Ani Sarajian at their home in Ridgewood. The program featured a presentation on Arshavir Shiragian, whose memoir The Legacy was recently republished by the [more...]

October 24, 2014 // 1 Comment


‘Metal Memories’, a New Exhibit at the Armenian Museum of America

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Museum of America is pleased to present a new exhibition, Metal Memories: Selections from the Berdj Garabedian Collection, on view in the rear gallery on the 2nd floor of the museum beginning Nov. 2, 2014. Garabedian, a native of Syria, was a passionate collector of [more...]

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian cuts the red tape to officially open his book collection to the public while American University of Armenia President

Vartan Gregorian Donates Book Collection to AUA

YEREVAN, Armenia—On Oct. 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the official opening of his personal book collection at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Papazian Library. In recent years, Gregorian [more...]

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments


SAS to Mark 40th Anniversary with Two-Day Conference in DC

On Nov. 21-22, the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) will hold a two-day conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., titled “Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the 19-20th Century,” to mark the 40th anniversary of its founding. Twenty participants representing various [more...]

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society.

Lowell ARS Loses Beloved 65-Year Member

LOWELL, Mass.—Few have given more of their lives to the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) than Rose Narzakian. Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society. Whether it was collecting food and supplies for relief victims, tending to a booth at the Lowell Folk [more...]

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of Avedis' Journey

Carolann Najarian to Present ‘Avedis’ Story’ at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass.—Dr. Carolann Najarian will present a talk entitled, “Telling Avedis’ Story: An Armenian-American’s Journey into Her Father’s Saga of Survival,” on Thurs., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave. [more...]

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening.

Oxfam Launches Worker-Owned Factory in Armenia

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening. On Fri., Oct. 3, the northern Armenian town of Ayrum celebrated the opening of a brand new, 1,200-square meter fruit processing plant. With the support of Oxfam in [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

Participants of PAEF's bee-keeping program in Litchk Village, Syunik region PAEF2: Students at Glendale Community College participate in a screening of ‘Armenia's Breaking Backbone.’

New PAEF Film Highlights Destructive Mining in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly In my journey to learn more about Armenia’s environmental organizations, I attended a movie screening of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front’s (PAEF) documentary film titled, “Armenia’s Breaking Backbone.” We sat down afterwards for a question-and-answer [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Angele Manoogian receives a medal from the Artsakh Freedom Fighters Organization in Yerevan, recognizing her services during the Artsakh conflict. Making the presentation is Harmik Hovsepyan, a freedom fighter.

Artsakh Freedom Fighters Honor Angele Manoogian in Yerevan

A funny thing happened to Angele Manoogian on her way to Yerevan last month. Not only was her flight re-routed to Warsaw—that’s Poland!—but her luggage didn’t arrive until a week later. “Try living out of a carry-on and you get the picture,” she laughed, condoning such a calamity. [more...]

October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Actor David Alpay will be a special guest at ATP’s 20th anniversary celebration in Downtown Boston on Sat., Nov. 8.

ATP Anniversary to Feature Actor David Alpay, Artist Arthur Hovhannisyan

Tickets Moving Fast for Fundraiser in Downtown Boston Nov. 8 WATERTOWN, Mass.—The organizing committee of Armenia Tree Project’s (ATP) 20th anniversary recently announced that actor David Alpay will be featured as a special guest at the Downtown Boston event. The celebration will be held in the [more...]

October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

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