The Holy Martyrs Church of Bayside, NY, will host its annual Food Fair on Saturday, Dec. 15 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 16 (12-5 p.m.) inthe church hall (20915 Horace Harding Expy., Bayside). Armenian gourmet items and desserts for sale; hot lunch; entertainment. For information,  click on the links to view a flyer and log onto the parish website.

A rare auction of fine art pieces by important Armenian artists will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. (EST), at Ridgewood Art Galleries (18 W. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ). Items will include works by Aivazovsky, Pushman, Atamian, Jansem, Terelmezian, Bashinzhagyan, and others. A preview will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information on bidding, and to view an online catalogue, click here for the gallery website, or call (201) 670-0400.


St. James Church of Watertown, MA, will mark its Name Day and 87th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 16., at 12:30 p.m., at the church (465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown). The day will also honor pastor Fr. Arakel Aljalian on his 25th ordination anniversary.  Diocesan Primate Fr. Daniel Findikyan will preside over banquet and badarak (which begins 10 a.m.). Advance reservations required; click on the links for information and to purchase tickets.

The Eastern Diocese’s Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center will welcome scholar Dr. Roberta Ervine on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., for a presentation on “Armenian Commentaries on the Church Building,” in Guild Hall of the Diocesan Center (630 Second Ave., New York). This final Enrichment Evening of 2018 will also conclude the Zohrab Center’s series of lectures dedicated to the 50th anniversary of St. Vartan Cathedral. Click on the link to read more on the Zohrab Center’s website.

St. Peter Church of Watervliet, NY, will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) & Dec. 2 (12-4 p.m.), at the church (100 Troy Schenectady Rd., Watervliet). Armenian food, vendors, raffle. Hosted by Women’s Guild; portion of proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association. For information, click here to view a flyer.

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