Events

Feb 03

Pre-Poon Paregentan Mixer

  |   Chicago, IL   |   Event Details
Date: Feb 03 Venue: Mahoney's Pub and Grille Address:
Chicago, IL
United States

Feb 03

YP Chicago Poon Paregentan Dinner and Dance

  |   Elk Grove Village, IL   |   Event Details

Start: Feb 03 6:30 pm End: Feb 03 11:00 pm Venue: Avalon Banquets Address:
1905 E. Higgins Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
United States
Cost: $Adults: $50; Teens: $35; Twelve and Under: $20; Three and Under: Free; Dance Only: $35

Feb 04

Screening the documentary film VOSKAN YEREVANTSIE

  |   Almelo   |   Event Details
Start: Feb 04 1:00 pm End: Feb 04 5:00 pm Venue: Armenian Church, Gulbengian Hall Address:
Almelo
Netherlands
Cost: $Free

Feb 05

One-Day Ski School – AGBU Plovdiv

For children from AGBU Plovdiv Chapter Saturday school

Start: Feb 05 10:00 am End: Feb 05 4:00 pm Venue: Byala cherkva, Rodopi mountain Address:
Plovdiv
Bulgaria
Cost: $Free

Feb 07

Valentine’s Day Dessert Demonstration Hosted by New England AGBU

  |   Watertown, MA   |   Event Details
Start: Feb 07 6:30 pm End: Feb 07 8:00 pm Venue: AGBU Address:
247 Mt Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472
United States
Cost: $$15

Feb 08

Paregentan Gathering

  |   Beirut   |   Event Details
Date: Feb 08 Venue: AGBU Boghos K. Garmirian School Hall Address:
Beirut
Lebanon

Feb 08

YP Philadelphia Happy Hour

  |   Philadelphia, PA   |   Event Details

Start: Feb 08 5:30 pm End: Feb 08 8:00 pm Venue: 6ft Under Address:
727 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Cost: $Free

Feb 09

Hantiboom — AGBU Toronto

  |   Toronto   |   Event Details
Date: Feb 09 Venue: Address:
Toronto
Canada

Feb 09

“Knowledge of Music”- Open doors at the AGBU Sofia office

      |   Sofia   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 09 10:00 am End: Feb 09 5:00 pm Venue: AGBU Sofia Office Address:
    Sofia
    Bulgaria

    Feb 09

    “Knowledge of Music”- Open doors at the AGBU Sofia office

      |   Sofia   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 09 10:00 am End: Feb 09 5:00 pm Venue: AGBU Sofia Office Address:
    Sofia
    Bulgaria

    Feb 09

    AGBU-AYA Arine Dance Committee Brunch

      |   Beirut   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 09 12:00 pm End: Feb 09 5:00 pm Venue: Dar Al Sultana restaurant Address:
    Beirut
    Lebanon

    Feb 09

    Armenian Cultural and Social evening with Carnival Party

      |   Almelo   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 09 5:00 pm End: Feb 09 5:00 pm Venue: Armenian Church, Gulbengian Hall Address:
    Almelo
    Netherlands
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 09

    RDV des NAM “Qelle diplomatie “France-Turquie”

      |   Paris   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 09 8:00 pm End: Feb 09 8:00 pm Venue: Address:
    118 rue de Courcelles,
    Paris
    France
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 10

    AGBU Youth “KHOOMP” to participate with Armenian Church youth- Sourp Sarkis celebration Dinner

      |   Melbourne   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 10 6:30 pm End: Feb 10 11:00 pm Venue: Sahagian Pavillion Address:
    Melbourne
    Australia

    Feb 11

    AGBU Lebanon Veterans Committee Paregentan Lunch

      |   Beirut   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 11 1:00 pm End: Feb 11 5:00 pm Venue: AGBU Demirdjian Center Address:
    Beirut
    Lebanon

    Feb 11

    ”Power of Unity” Dance Concert

      |   Sydney   |   Event Details

    Troupes from Lyon, France, join Tamzara from Sydney and others from Melbourne for an evening of Armenian dance. 

    Start: Feb 11 5:00 pm End: Feb 11 5:00 pm Venue: Concourse Hall - Chatswood Address:
    Sydney
    Australia
    Cost: $65

    Feb 13

    Conférence “Christapor Mikaelian” – UGAB Paris

      |   Paris   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 13 8:30 pm End: Feb 13 8:30 pm Venue: Address:
    118 rue de Courcelles
    Paris
    France

    Feb 14

    Exhibition by Gronika Kavafyan

      |   Sofia   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 14 Venue: Armenian House Address:
    Sofia
    Bulgaria

    Feb 14

    Valentine’s Day Potluck – AGBU Toronto

      |   Toronto   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 14 Venue: Address:
    Toronto
    Canada

    Feb 14

    Scène Ouverte Varazdat Khatchtryan – UGAB France

      |   Paris   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 14 9:00 pm End: Feb 14 9:00 pm Venue: Address:
    118 rue de Courcelles,
    Paris
    France

    Feb 15

    L’Annee de la Francophonie |an evening of French & Armenian Folk songs w/ participation of “Astghikner” children’s choir ensemble

      |   Yerevan   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 15 Venue: Address:
    Yerevan
    Armenia

    Feb 16 – Mar 12

    Carnet de Voyage: Exhibition by Aniramsky

      |   Yerevan   |   Event Details

    AGBU Exhibitions is pleased to start 2018 with “Carnet de Voyage”, a solo show of works by Marina “ANIRAMSKY” Fedorovsky (Paris, France). Carnet de Voyage, or travel notebook in French, represents the sketches, drawings, watercolors and photographs recorded over the course of Marina’s stay in Armenia since September, 2017. Whether extracts from her pocket-sized journal, or snapshots of the urban landscape taken with an analogue camera, her style is exploratory, playful, and contains elements of fantasy.

    A deeply personal medium, Carnet de Voyage records moments lived (more impression than chronicle), and feelings captured at a cafe or from ANIRAMSKY’s apartment window. Her works are characterized by spontaneous “nonsense” phrases accompanied by familiar vignettes: backgammon players, the park bench, the courtyard at the Mirzoyan Library, or the interior of Artbridge Cafe. The typical Yerevan skyline, with its stacked housing units and connecting power lines, is as much a protagonist in ANIRAMSKY’s illustrations as her fictitious characters. The Lute player (or is it an Oud?) and one of her favorites, “Le Roi” (the king), are recurring motifs that suggest folklore and childlike wonder, confounding the narrative line between memento and fantasy. Above all, the works of Carnet de Voyage reflect an interior voyage as much as they do a territorial exploration.

    Marina Fedorovsky came to Armenia through the Armenian Volunteer Corps.

    Carnet de Voyage is part of AGBU’s cultural series dedicated to L’Année Francophone in Armenia, 2018.

    Start: Feb 16 End: Mar 12 Venue: AGBU Armenia Address:
    2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
    Yerevan 0010
    Armenia
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 16 – Feb 18

    UGAB Buenos Aires – Sports Camp

      |   Buenos Aires   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 16 End: Feb 18 Venue: Address:
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina

    Feb 16 – Feb 18

    Annual Winter Gala with YP Northern California

      |   San Francisco, CA   |   Event Details

    AGBU-YPNC organizes events throughout the year, including the signature “AGBU SF Winter Gala,” to fulfill this mission and bring together the Armenian YP community of Northern California and beyond. AGBU-YPNC celebrates its 18th anniversary during the annual AGBU SF Winter Gala, February 16-18, 2018, which brings together Armenian Young Professionals from across North America and around the world, and raises funds for AGBU projects and programs. This year, we have partnered with UNICEF’s Office in Armenia, and proceeds will benefit two worthy educational causes: the AGBU Children’s Centers in Armenia and the UNICEF Armenia’s Early Childhood Education Project.

    www.agbusfwintergala.org

    Start: Feb 16 End: Feb 18 Venue: Address:
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    Cost: $Varies

    Feb 16

    AGBU Ararat Co-sponsors East Coast Premiere and Discussion with Jivan Avetisyan of “The Last Inhabitant”

      |   Fair Lawn, NY   |   Event Details

    Start: Feb 16 8:30 pm End: Feb 16 10:00 pm Venue: St. Leon Armenian Church Address:
    12-61 Saddle River Road
    Fair Lawn, NY 07410
    United States
    Cost: $Adults: $20; Students: $10

    Feb 17

    Opening of Carnet de Voyage: Exhibition by Aniramsky

      |   Yerevan   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 17 Venue: Address:
    Yerevan
    Armenia

    Feb 17

    Wine & Cheese with AGBU-AYA Antranik Sevan Social Committee

      |   Beirut   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 17 9:00 pm End: Feb 17 9:00 pm Venue: Crew Beirut, Mar Mikhael Address:
    Beirut
    Lebanon

    Feb 21

    Meeting with YP members – AGBU Sofia

      |   Sofia   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 21 Venue: AGBU Sofia Office Address:
    Sofia
    Bulgaria

    Feb 22

    Photo Exhibition and Presentation in Commemoration of the Artsakh Liberation Movement of 1988

      |   New York, NY   |   Event Details

    Start: Feb 22 6:30 pm End: Feb 22 8:30 pm Venue: AGBU Central Office Address:
    55 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022
    United States
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 23

    Hantiboom – AGBU Toronto

      |   Toronto   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 23 Venue: Address:
    Toronto
    Canada

    Feb 23

    Women In Action

      |   Montreal   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 23 Venue: Address:
    Montreal
    Canada

    Feb 24

    “Women’s Kingdom” performed by the children from AGBU Sofia Hayler

    Date: Feb 24 Venue: Armenian House (Hai Dun) Address:
    Sofia
    Bulgaria

    Feb 24

    Journey to Free Markets of Beverwijk

      |   Beverwijk   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 24 8:00 am End: Feb 24 8:30 pm Venue: Beverwijk Free Markets Address:
    Beverwijk
    Netherlands
    Cost: $17 euro

    Feb 25

    Musical Talent Show for Kids & Youth – AGBU Toronto

      |   Toronto   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 25 Venue: Babayan Auditorium Address:
    Toronto
    Canada
    Cost: $free

    Feb 25

    AGBU Youth “KHOOMP” – “Amazing Race”

      |   Melbourne   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 25 9:00 am End: Feb 25 4:00 pm Venue: Address:
    Melbourne
    Australia

    Feb 26

    AGBU Golden Age get together – Melbourne

      |   Melbourne   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 26 Venue: Address:
    Melbourne
    Australia

    Feb 26

    A day course on safe underwater swimming — AGBU Plovdiv Chapter’s Scholars and Youth Club

      |   Plovdiv   |   Event Details

    With the leading Plovdiv Neptune club and a professional instructor 

    Start: Feb 26 10:00 am End: Feb 26 1:00 pm Venue: Base of Neptune Diving Club Address:
    Plovdiv
    Bulgaria
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 26

    Artsakh Liberation Movement: Photo Exhibit by Davit Hakobyan

      |   Montreal   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 26 8:00 pm End: Feb 26 8:00 pm Venue: AGBU Alex Manoogian Center Address:
    Montreal
    Canada

    Feb 27

    Vayots-Dzor E-book presentation

      |   Yerevan   |   Event Details
    Start: Feb 27 3:45 pm End: Feb 27 5:00 pm Venue: AGBU Armenia HQ Address:
    Yerevan
    Armenia

    Feb 28

    Film screening: Murat documentaary

      |   Yerevan   |   Event Details
    Date: Feb 28 Venue: Address:
    Yerevan
    Armenia

    Feb 28

    Conference – The EU and Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-2018

      |   Brussels   |   Event Details

    February 2018 marks thirty years since the people of Nagorno-Karabakh appealed to the Soviet authorities to exercise their right to unification with Armenia. This movement was triggered by the political uncertainty of the crumbling Soviet Union, which Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were all part of. In 1988 and in the following years, peaceful Armenian initiatives were met with violent repression by Azerbaijani authorities. By 1992, the dispute had escalated into an all-out war.

    Thirty years later, what has been done to deescalate and resolve this conflict? AGBU Europe and European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) are pleased to invite you to an event hosted by Frank Engel MEP.  

    Join us on February 28 in the European Parliament (Room JAN 6Q2) from 13h00 to 15h00, where, building on the European Parliament’s institutional memory of the conflict and on the resolutions it adopted between 1988 and 1994, two panels of parliamentarians, diplomats and international experts will critically assess the EU’s current policies on the conflict and discuss some suggestions on how to rebuild confidence and promote peace-building actions among the peoples of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh.

    The event is intended to encourage the European institutions to become more pro-active in their contribution towards conflict resolution and human rights in the region.

    To attend the conference, please register HERE.

    The conference is hosted by Frank Engel MEP and organized by:
    The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Europe
    The European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA)

    Start: Feb 28 1:00 pm End: Feb 28 3:00 pm Venue: European Parliament (Room JAN 6Q2) Address:
    Rue de Trèves 3
    Brussels 1050
    Belgium
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 28

    Murat: A Documentary by Marine and Sona Kocharyans

    The Armenian General Benevolent Union cordially invites you to the screening of “MURAT” documentary with special guests Marine Kocharyan and Sona Kocharyan, the authors of the film, in attendance.

    After their first successful movie the authors of “How to Cross (From Jiliz to Jiliz) present their new documentary.

    Start: Feb 28 7:00 pm End: Feb 28 10:00 pm Venue: AGBU Armenia Address:
    2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
    Yerevan 0010
    Armenia
    Cost: $Free

    Feb 28

    Presentation and Discussion with Hayk Demoyan, “Forgotten Defiance: the Karabagh Movement and Armenian National Identity”

      |   Fair Lawn, NJ   |   Event Details

    30 years ago, this month, Armenians emboldened by the openness promoted by Gorbachev gave voice to their aspirations. They filled the streets of Yerevan and Stepanakert and captured the attention of Moscow, Washington, and Soviet pundits around the world.

    What started with ecological concerns and a unification movement morphed to a reform and democratization movement, disobedience, and, finally, an independence movement.  The main motto of the movement was “Mi-a-tsum!” (Unification), aimed at merging Armenia proper with the Armenian-populated enclave of Mountainous Karabagh/Artsakh.

    Hayk Demoyan will explore the transformative power of the Karabagh Movement as it gave shape to a new national agenda and identity and how it further morphed when the fledgling republic confronted unforeseen challenges and obstacles to unification, democratization and state-building strategies.

    Join us and meet scholar and author Hayk Demoyan. He is director of Yerevan’s Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, editor of the International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies and a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

    This event is jointly sponsored by

    AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party- Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan- Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan- Sahaganoush Otyag, NAASR- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church and Tekeyan Cultural Association- Greater NY Chapter

    The event is free. A reception will follow the discussion.

    Start: Feb 28 7:45 pm End: Feb 28 10:00 pm Venue: St Leon's Armenian Church Address:
    12-61 Saddle River Rd.
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    United States
    Cost: $Free

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