ARMENIAN HERITAGE MONUMENT DEDICATION, April 7: The Knights and Daughters of Vartan are proud to announce the official dedication of the Armenian Heritage Monument which will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. At the Troy Riverfront Park. The dedication ceremony will include a short service by the local Armenian Church clergy, political dignitaries and national leaders of the Knights and Daughters. The public is cordially invited to attend. Following the dedication, a reception will be held across the street ( Uncle Sam Atrium) . Donations toward the upkeep and maintenance of the monument are now being accepted. Please contact Phil Natcharian at (518) 785-8767 for more information or to make a contribution. All donor names will appear in a souvenir Monument Dedication booklet to be distributed at the reception.
HELPING SYRIAN-ARMENIANS FUNDRAISER, April 13: The Homenetmen of Albany along with Homenetmen Eastern U.S. Region is seeking donations to help distraught Syrian-Armenians. All monies donated will be combined at a regional level and sent to Armenians in Syria. As a token of appreciation, Homenetmen is hosting a complimentary dinner to be held at St. Peter Armenian Church on Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. A video presentation with live footage from Syria’s current war will be shown followed by a brief program and discussion. All are invited to come and offer your support. To volunteer to assist with this event, please contact Isabel at (518) 542-5233. Checks should be made payable to ‘Homenetmen of Albany’ (Memo: Syrian-Armenian Fund) and can be mailed to Armenian-American Community Center, 1627 3rd Avenue, Watervliet, NY 12189 or brought to the dinner on April 13. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWN OF COLONIE WILL FLY ARMENIAN FLAG, April 20-27: In commemoration of the 98th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, the Town of Colonie will fly the Armenian flag outside the Town Hall from April 20 to April 27.
Friday April 19TH 6:30PM Troy River Front Park at Armenian Heritage Memorial. Genocide Memorial Service followed by memorial dinner at Armenian comm. Center, 1627 3RD Ave., Watervliet. Hosted by ANCA.
AUTHOR OF THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS BOOK TOUR, April 25: A recent selection of the St. Peter Church Book-of-the-Month Club, the author of The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian, will be in the Capital District as part of his current book tour. All are invited to this event sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute at the SUNY Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (518) 442-5621.
SATURDAY APRIL 27TH BLOOD DRIVE 8AM --1PM AT ST PETER ARMENIAN CHURCH LOCATED AT 100 TROY-SCHENECTADY RD. WATERVLIET....2 MILES EAST OF THE LATHAM CIRCLE.......(IN HONOR OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS 1915-1923)...FOR MORE INFO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE 274-3673 OR ORGANIZER LENA LENAG@ALUM.RPI.EDSunday April 28th St. Peter and HolyCross Church joint- servicecommemorating the Armenian Genocide. Service will be held at Holy Cross Church