St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Church of Wynnewood, PA, will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, Sep. 8, 12-6 p.m., on the lawn of the church or inside in the event of rain (630 Clothier Rd., Wynnewood). Live Armenian music, Armenian cuisine, and activities for children. For information call (610) 642-4212; click on the links to view the event flyer, to visit the parish website, or its Facebook page.


The Holy Translators Church of Framingham, MA, will hold its annual Armenian Food Festival on Sunday, Sep. 15, 12 – 5 p.m., on the church grounds (38 Franklin St., Framingham). Enjoy Armenian food, live music, dancing and children’s activities. Rain or shine. For information, call the church at (508) 875-0868. To view a flyer, click here.


The annual “Taste of Armenia Festival” of St. James Church, Evanston, IL, will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, 12-6:30 p.m., in front of the church (located at 816 Clark St., b/n Benson and Sherman Aves.). Enjoy the largest Armenian event in metro Chicago, where crowds of 2,500 come together for a leisurely afternoon of homemade specialties and fellowship. Free admission and free parking in the Maple Street Garage. Click on the link for information on the event Facebook page.

The Gomidas Choir will present “Eternal Glory, Gomidas Vartabed”a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the holy father of Armenian musicon Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of St. Vartan Cathedral (630 Second Ave., New York). Under the auspices of Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel, the choir will perform under the direction of Kris Kalfayan, with guest artists Joel Martin and the New Docta String Ensemble. Click here to view a flyer with ticket and contact information.

A concert titled “Komitas Vartabed 150,” honoring the anniversary of the composer’s birth, will take place at St. Vartan Cathedral (630 Second Ave., New York City) on Saturday, Sep. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Vartan Cathedral Choir and its soloists—including Anahit Zakaryan, Anoosh Barclay, Hasmik Mekanejian, Solange Merdinian, and Alvard Mayilian—will perform under the direction of Maestro Khoren Mekanejian; Hayk Arsenyan will play piano. Reception to follow. Click here to view a flyer with ticket information.

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