The Armenian Relief Society (ARS), Inc. and ARS Eastern USA are planning a series of events from March 5-7 to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial in the New York/New Jersey area. On Thurs., March 5, from 6-8 p.m., the ARS, along with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations (U.N.), will be hosting a reception at the U.N. to mark the opening of “Stitching to Survive: Handwork of Armenian Women,” an exhibit on Armenian textiles. The exhibit will be open to the public from March 2-13; those wishing to attend the reception are required to secure a pass to enter the U.N. building by contacting the ARS Central Office at email@example.com or the ARS Eastern Region Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., ARS has organized a full-day conference to take place at the Salvation Army Auditorium titled, “Rebuilding a Nation: The Armenian Woman’s Century of Resistance and Empowerment.” Speakers include Dr. Eleni Theocharous, a member of the European Parliament and head of the “EU-Armenia Friendship Group”; Dr. Isabelle Kaprielian-Churchill, Emerita, professor of Armenian and immigration history at California State University, Fresno; Khatchig Mouradian, the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; and Bared Maronian, the executive director of Armenoid Productions. Admission is free and includes lunch; registration is required by e-mailing the ARS Central Office at email@example.com or the ARS Eastern Region Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Salvation Army Auditorium is located at 221 East 52nd St. in New York.
The final event will take place on Sat., March 7, from 7-10 p.m. at Waterside Restaurant, 7800 River Rd. in North Bergen, N.J. Under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern) and the ARS, Inc., the Cultural Evening will feature award-winning singer/songwriter Hooshere; renowned artist Kevork Mourad, accompanied by cellist Eddie Boghossian; and a recitation from Zervart Balikjian. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1238955.
For more information, including hotel information and activities for out-of-town ARS members, e-mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1910, in New York City. Today, with entities in 26 countries and a membership of over 15,000, it is an independent, nonsectarian, philanthropic society serving the humanitarian, social and educational needs of Armenians and non-Armenians alike. The ARS is registered as an NGO with United Nation’s Department of Public Information and, since 1998, is a member of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC) as an international non-governmental organization.