Posts Tagged ‘event’

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[Web Wrap]: Peter Balakian Reading in NYC.

October 12, 2010

Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response, to speak in lower Manhattan this Wednesday evening.

Professor Peter Balakian will read at the 9/ll Memorial & Museum in New York City, located at 20 Vesey Street, on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

As the first speaker in the fall-winter speakers series, “9/11, Today and Tomorrow,” Peter Balakian will read from his new book of poems Ziggurat, just published by The University of Chicago Press.

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[Web Wrap]: Renowned Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian to Give Presentation in New York City.

August 4, 2010

Photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian will give a presentation titled “A Photographic Journey Through Western Armenia and Ararat” on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 7 pm in G-Hall of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), located at 630 Second Avenue at 34th street. This event is hosted by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and the Armenian Network of America Greater New York Region and is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

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Hrair Hawk Khatcherian

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Credit: Hrair Hawk Khatcherian

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[FAR Schools]: New Computers Will Benefit Gavar #1 Special School.

July 7, 2010

Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door who traveled to Armenia in April, recently donated brand new computers to the Gavar #1 Special School.

Ms. Ahnert visited the school as well as some other FAR projects after presenting the Armenian translation of her book at the Genocide museum in Yerevan. She was compelled to give after meeting with the 80 disabled children who attend the school, talking with them, and learning about their interests and hobbies.

Until now, the school has only had two worn out machines to work from. All of us at FAR would like to express our gratitude for this generous donation. These new computers are sure to be utilized and enjoyed by students for years to come.

New Computers at the Gavar Special School

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Credit: FAR Staff

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[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicked Off the Season.

June 25, 2010

Last night’s event at Helen Mills was a huge success. Almost one hundred supporters of FAR and the Gyumri IT Center (GTECH) enjoyed a great night out, with food, drink, and great conversation amongst friends. GTech is truly changing economic opportunity in Gyumri for the better and we are spreading the word.

A big thank you to all who came and please stay tuned for our next event.

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Credit: FAR Staff

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[Web Wrap]: Serj Tankian Concert in Yerevan Confirmed.

June 24, 2010

Via The Armenian Observer Blog

Months and years of speculation, disappointments and longing are over. Serj Tankian, Armenian-American singer–songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down, has officially confirmed a concert in Yerevan’s K. Demirchyan Sport and Concert Complex (Hamalir). Time: 7:00PM Thursday, August 12th. Tickets to start selling in July, price ranging 4-50 thousand AMD and totally worth it.

First rumors about Tankian concert in Armenia were circulated back in 2007. SOAD and Tankian fans waited patiently through consecutive years of rumours, learning to mistrust. A couple of months ago, when I heard yet again, that one of my top-favorite singers is to give a concert in Yerevan, I nodded with scepticism.

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[Events]: Tomorrow! GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season.

June 23, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email events@farusa.org or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.

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[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season June 24th in New York.

June 21, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email events@farusa.org or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.

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