NEW YORK, NY – The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Manhattan “Moush” and New York “Hyortik” chapters will be collaborating with the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of New York (ANC-NY) to host New York City’s first ever Spring Vernissage on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral (221 E 27th Street, New York, NY 10016). The event, which will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm, will highlight small Armenian businesses, local artists, designers, winemakers, bakers, jewelers, and others. This fundraiser is a community event designed to celebrate and support Armenian entrepreneurial artists.
As the community prepares for protests, petitions and memorial masses in honor of the 107th anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, the local AYF and ANC chapters believe this season can also serve as a time to reflect on Armenian history and celebrate and share the cultural achievements and contributions of the Armenian people.
“Despite current sentiments among members of the Armenian-American diaspora, we must continue to highlight and showcase the innumerous achievements of the resilient, the tireless, and the creative, as we always have and will continue to be as Armenians,” said ANC-NY chair and AYF Manhattan “Moush” Chapter member Chantelle Nasri, “Events like these will continue to support our homeland and raise awareness about our cause to those outside our community.”