New York— Armenian Americans throughout the Eastern U.S. will be joining together to celebrate a year of civic activism at the 8th annual Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region Banquet, to be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 in New York.
“After four-years of successful events hosted in our New England and Mid-Atlantic communities, we look forward to coming back to where it all started—New York City—to spotlight the expansion of a broad range of ANCA projects throughout the Eastern U.S.,” said ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Steve Mesrobian. “Our banquet committee is working hard to organize an unforgettable evening dedicated to the committed and passionate community advocates who work tirelessly in support of the Armenian Cause.”
The December 7 banquet, sponsored by the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the heart of New York City at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Hotel located at 2 West Street, New York, N.Y., 10004. Additional information is available at: http://www.anca.org/erbanquet .
Since 2007, the ANCA Freedom Award has been presented to former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John M. Evans, Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Samantha Power, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, former U. S. Senator Robert Dole, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, Baroness Caroline Cox, and critically-acclaimed author Chris Bohjalian.
Past recipients of the ANCA Vahan Cardashian Award include Vahe Amirian of New Jersey, Martha Aramian of Rhode Island, Bedros Bandazian of Virginia, Melanie Kerneklian of Virginia, Tatul Sonentz-Papazian of Massachusetts, Ruth Thomasian of Massachusetts, Stephen Dulgarian of Massachusetts, Professor Richard Hovannisian of California, and Zohrab Tazian of Indiana.
Award recipients for the 2014 ANCA Eastern Region Annual Banquet will be announced in the coming days.
For the details on hotel reservations call 1-800-241-3333 and reference the name “ANC.” Guests may also make reservations online by visiting the hotel website at www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkBatteryPark. Use “ANCANCA” code to get the reduced rate of $395 for the Deluxe City View Room or “ANCANCB” for Statue of Liberty View Room for $445 per night. The cutoff date for discounted guest rooms is Thursday, November 6, 2014.
The ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization that supports the Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region in outreach to Armenian American communities.