Sep 05

AGBU Empowers Girls in ICT: Dr. Yervant Zorian & “One Step Ahead”

AGBU Armenia hosts the all-girl team that won the People’s Choice Award at the Technovation Expo in California. 

Date: Sep 05

Sep 05

Voskan Yerevantsi: Film Premiere Sponsored by AGBU London

  |   London   |   Event Details

Thousands of Armenian manuscripts were written prior to the 15th century, when Gutenberg’s invention of the printing-press provided a technological breakthrough for the future progress of mankind. Armenians at that time were not free, but they were able to harness the new technology to print books thousands of miles away in Europe.

In 1512, Hakob Meghabard set up the first Armenian press in Venice.  Half a century later, Abgar Dbir, who came to Rome to seek support for the liberation of his homeland, developed the notion of “book – homeland” – a national identity sustained through print. Printing became a means of Armenian national rejuvenation.

The film, Voskan Yerevantsi, is about this epic struggle to produce Armenian books in the 16th-17th centuries. The central character of the film is Voskan Yerevantsi, who became the first Armenian publisher of the Bible. He set on his mission at Saint Sarkis Monastery of Ushi in Aragats (in present-day Armenia) and ended up in Rome, Amsterdam and Marseilles.

One of the results of these endeavours was the spread of Armenian presses into Ottoman Turkey and Persia, predating those of Turks and Persians.

The printing of the Bible in Armenian, between 1666 and 1668, raised the standing of Armenians to that of other powerful nations in the world. A magnificent illustrated copy of the book was sent as a gift to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France.

For tickets, please contact:

Start: Sep 05 5:00 pm End: Sep 05 8:00 pm Venue: The Soho Hotel, Screening Room 1 Address:
4 Richmond Mews
London W1D 3DH
United Kingdom
Cost: $£12

Sep 08 – Sep 10

AGBU Orange County Saturday School 3-Day CampOut

Start: Sep 08 End: Sep 10 Cost: $$90

Sep 09

YP Chicago Wine Tasting & Pairing Class

  |   Chicago, IL   |   Event Details

Do you enjoy drinking wine?

Of course you do!

Join us for an fun afternoon at Stellar Wine Company as an expert sommelier teaches how to tell the difference between key white and red varietals and styles, and how to pair wine with a variety of foods. Wine tasting and light snacks included in ticket price.

Tickets: $30

Early bird special: $25 if you buy your ticket by August 31!

*Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!*

Start: Sep 09 11:00 am End: Sep 09 1:00 pm Venue: Stellar Wine Company Address:
820 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
United States
Cost: $$25 - $30

Sep 09

AGBU Western District Gala

Start: Sep 09 7:00 pm End: Sep 09 11:00 pm Cost: $General Admission: $250 / Young Professionals: $125

Sep 10

Concert to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada

  |   Scarborough, Ontario   |   Event Details

Start: Sep 10 6:00 pm End: Sep 10 8:00 pm Venue: Alex Manoogian Cultural Centre Babayan Hall Address:
930 Progress Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario M1G 3T5
Cost: $$25

Sep 15

Pourasdan Bardez with Western District Ladies

  |   Canoga Park, CA   |   Event Details
Date: Sep 15 Venue: Manoogian Demirdjian School Address:
Canoga Park, CA
United States

Sep 15

Bardez Night – Western District

  |   Pasadena, CA   |   Event Details
Start: Sep 15 7:30 pm End: Sep 15 7:30 pm Venue: Vatche & Tamar Manoukian School Address:
Pasadena, CA
United States

Sep 17

AGBU Pasadena-Glendale Sports Committee

  |   Pasadena, CA   |   Event Details
Start: Sep 17 10:00 am End: Sep 17 5:00 pm Venue: Vatche & Tamar Manoukian School Address:
Pasadena, CA
United States

Sep 18

2nd Annual AGBU Scholarship Happy Hour

Date: Sep 18 Venue: AGBU Central Office Address:

United States

Sep 19

AGBU Presents ‘Polish Armenians: Seven Centuries of Existence’

  |   Warsaw   |   Event Details

 A conference dedicated to 650th anniversary of the privileges attributed by King Casimir the Great to Polish Armenians

Start: Sep 19 9:30 am End: Sep 19 5:30 pm Venue: Address:

Sep 20

“Crows of The Desert” – the screening of a documentary

  |   Toronto   |   Event Details
Start: Sep 20 7:30 pm End: Sep 20 7:30 pm Venue: Babayan Auditorium, AGBU Centre Address:
Cost: $free

Sep 21

Concert in Honor of Armenia’s Independence Day

  |   New York, NY   |   Event Details

Start: Sep 21 7:00 pm End: Sep 21 7:00 pm Venue: St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral Address:
630 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10016
United States
Cost: $Free

Sep 21

Book Presentation by George Shirinian “Genocide in the Ottoman Empire”

  |   Fair Lawn, NJ   |   Event Details

Start: Sep 21 7:45 pm End: Sep 21 10:00 pm Venue: St Leon's Armenian Church Address:
12-61 Saddle River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
United States
Cost: $Free

Sep 22

“What is Russia’s strategy in the South Caucasus?” Conference Organized by AGBU France and NAM

  |   Paris   |   Event Details

Nouvelles d’Arménie Magazine in partnership with UGAB France is organizing the 7th edition of Rendez-vous des NAM.

The conference will host Andreï Gratchev, former spokesperson of Mikhaïl Gorbatchev, who will be speaking on the following subject: “What is Russia’s strategy in the South Caucasus ?”

What is Russia’s game in the South Caucasus? An ally for Armenia on one side, Russia also maintains close relationships with Azerbaijan, notably through its extended sell of arms and equipment. Azeris used this equipment against Armenians during the 4-day war in April 2016. For years, Baku has been intensifying its relationship with Moscow in order to break the traditional alliance between Russia and Armenia. In  Armenia, people’s discontent towards the Russian older brother is a sign of a real disappointment and preoccupation. Armenians are concerned and watch carefully what Russia has been doing in Ukraine, Georgia and Syria.

For reservation, please email

Start: Sep 22 8:00 pm End: Sep 22 10:00 pm Venue: Alex Manoogian Cultural Center Address:
118 rue de Courcelles
Paris 75017
Cost: $Free

Sep 22

Armenian Independece Day Celebration

  |   Ville St. Laurent, Quebec   |   Event Details

Start: Sep 22 8:00 pm End: Sep 22 11:00 pm Venue: AGBU Alex Manoogian School Address:
755, rue Manoogian
Ville St. Laurent, Quebec H4N 1Z5
Cost: $$40; Children 14 and under: $20

Sep 23

Borderline Under Fire/ Artsakh

  |   Chicago   |   Event Details
Start: Sep 23 3:00 pm End: Sep 23 6:00 pm Venue: Address:
7248 N Harlem Ave
United States
Cost: $Donations encouraged

Sep 23

YP Belgium “Let’s Meet” Social Mixer

AGBU Young Professionals (YP) in Belgium, Hayasa and Armenian Students in Leuven (ASL) are getting together for a friendly drink before kicking off a full year of social events and gatherings.

Start: Sep 23 6:00 pm End: Sep 23 9:00 pm Venue: Patrick Foley's Address:
9000, Recollettenlei 10
Gent 9000
Cost: $Free

Sep 25

Family get together – Meal night – Backgammon competition

  |   Melbourne   |   Event Details
Date: Sep 25 Venue: Address:

Sep 26

AGBU Youth “KHOOMP” – School Holiday Fun Day

  |   Melbourne   |   Event Details
Date: Sep 26 Venue: Address:

Sep 27

Boat Cruise and reception For Sayat Nova Ensemble

  |   Sydney   |   Event Details
Date: Sep 27 Venue: Address:

Sep 27

YP Philadelphia Second Annual Networking Event

  |   Philadelphia, PA   |   Event Details

Start: Sep 27 5:00 pm End: Sep 27 5:00 pm Venue: Philadelphia City Hall Address:
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Room 215
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
Cost: $$35 - $55

Sep 29 – Oct 01

3rd Armenian Fest – California

  |   Pasadena, CA   |   Event Details
Start: Sep 29 End: Oct 01 Venue: Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Center Address:
Pasadena, CA
United States

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