2010 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Calendar of Events

The 95th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will be held this afternoon from 2-4 pm in Kavookjian Hall at the Armenian Diocese, 630 Second Avenue @ 34th Street.

(Please email armeniangenocide@ymail.com or post a comment with details of commemoration events in additional cities.)


Survivors’ Walk (ACYO of Burbank)

Pilgrimage to Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello

Los Angeles (Turkish Consulate)

Rancho Mirage


Boston (Tufts University)

Watertown (Prelacy)

Worcester (Prelacy)

New York

New York City (Prelacy)

April 25, 2-4 PM:

Times Square—25th annual Armenian Genocide commemoration in Times Square organized by the Knights & Daughters of Vartan and co-sponsored by AGBU, AAA, ANCA, ADL Party, and ACA. Participating organizations include: Diocese and Prelacy of the Armenian Church, AMAA, Armenian Evangelical Union and Armenian Catholic Eparchy. Media contact Linda Millman Guller, Knights & Daughters of Vartan at (203) 454-9800 or mgmarcom@aol.com.

April 22, 7 PM:

Artists, authors, and other professionals will read from the works of Armenian authors of Constantinople, who were rounded up on the night of April 24, 1915. The readings, in Armenian and English, will take place in the sanctuary of St. Vartan Cathedral located at 630 Second Avenue in New York City. For information, call the Diocese at (212) 686-0710. The event is sponsored by the Diocese’s Zohrab Information Center, Columbia Armenian Students Association, the Armenian Students Association, the Armenian Network of America (N.Y. region), and the Knights and Daughters of Vartan.

April 23, 7 PM:

A concert titled “Requiem and Resurrection” will be held in the sanctuary of St. Vartan Cathedral, featuring works by Komitas, Khachaturian, and others, as performed by pianist Karine Poghosyan, the Merlin Virtuosi string quartet, and the St. Vartan Cathedral Choir under the direction of Maestro Khoren Mekanejian. The evening begins with a requiem service, followed immediately by the concert. The event is being sponsored through the generosity of the Edward and Grace Alexanian Fund. St. Vartan Cathedral is located at 630 Second Avenue in New York City. For information, call the Diocese at (212) 686-0710.

April 24:

Armenian churches will hold requiem services for victims of the Genocide throughout the region.

April 25, 8:30 – 10:30 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM:

A bone marrow registry drive will be held at St. Vartan Cathedral. The drive is organized to help find a bone marrow donor for Charlotte Conybear, a four-year old girl suffering from a life-threatening bone marrow disorder. St. Vartan Cathedral is located at 630 Second Avenue in New York City.

April 25, 7:30 PM:

Premiere of Beneath the Veil, produced, directed, and starring Mary Apick, international award winning actress and human right activist. Beneath the Veil, a Critic’s Choice play based on real events, unveils the truth behind the brutal treatment of millions of women today in the Middle East. Traditional music and dance, presented by a cast of twelve, highlight the action. Playing exclusively for one night only at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for Performating Arts. A VIP reception will follow the performance attended by celebrities and dignitaries.

Rhode Island

Providence (Prelacy)

Rochester, New York

April 25, 2:30 PM

Vincent Lima, until recently the editor of the “Armenian Reporter,” will speak on “Power, Information, and the Acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide,” at the 95th-anniversary remembrance of the Armenian Genocide organized by the Armenian Church of Rochester. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Tigran Vardanyan will perform selections from Armenian composers. The event will take place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue, in Rochester. Admission is free and open to the public. Contacts: Max Boudakian, Ph.D. 585-381-0195 or Stephen Roomian 585-756-9702.

[Sources: Armenian Reporter, Armenian Weekly, Asbarez.com]

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