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Florida Armenians Weekend

Festival of the Arts Boca at Mizner Park Amphitheater to Feature Peter Oundjian

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Featuring Conductor Peter Oundjian

& Pianist Valentina Lisitsa

Friday, March 15 – 7:30 PM

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see Peter Oundjian, famed for his orchestra-building skills and audience engagement, perform with a top tier orchestra and acclaimed pianist.

For more information on the Festival of the Arts Boca or to purchase tickets please click here.

Florida Armenians Kef Night

Greek Bistro

The Greek Bistro
1880 N Congress Ave. Ste #190
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Saturday, March 16 – 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM 

Tickets: $20

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Featuring Special Guest DJ George playing the finest Armenian, Greek, Arabic and Top 40 music all night long. Food and drink specials included for Florida Armenians. Parking garage directly adjacent to The Greek Bistro is recommended.

Armenian Assembly of America & South Florida Regional Council Annual Briefing & Reception

Armenian Assembly of AmericaFeaturing Guest Speaker Bryan Ardouny, Executive Director

Sunday, March 17, 2013

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

At the home of

Marta & Jim Batmasian

Boca Raton, FL

Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails will be served

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 14, 2013 to Carol Norigian at (561) 734-0133 or via email at cnorigian@aol.com.

St. David Armenian Church Charity Golf Tournament

25aniversaryMonday, March 18, 2013

Via Mizner Golf & Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

Rain or Shine

Registration: 10:30 AM -12:30 PM 
Dinner: 6:00 PM

18 Holes of Golf, Cart Rental, Box Lunch, Buffet Dinner and Driving Range 
Included in Registration Fee.

Golf Tickets $195 
/ Dinner Tickets $50

For more information or to register contact: 
Sonia Janian at (561) 965-2664 or 
soniajanian@yahoo.com.

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Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present ‘The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013’ at Boca Raton’s St. David Armenian Church

The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013

An Illustrated Lecture by

Dr. Richard Hovannisian

Co-sponsorsed by St. David Armenian Church

&

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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September, 2012 marked the 90th anniversary of the Smyrna catastrophe when much of the city, the second largest in the Ottoman Empire, was destroyed by fire four days after the Turkish army had occupied the city. The calamity, a part of the final phase of the Armenian Genocide, marked the end of a strong Christian presence in the historic Aegean coastal regions and turned hundreds of thousands of Greeks and Armenians into refugees.

In this illustrated lecture, Prof. Richard Hovannisian will discuss the important role of Smyrna (Izmir) in modern Armenian history and the inferno that engulfed the city in September, 1922. Hovannisian is the editor of the recently published Armenian Smyrna/Izmir, the eleventh volume of proceedings from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) conference series “Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces.” He also traveled to Izmir and environs in June, 2012 as the historian-guide for a NAASR Armenian Heritage Tour led by Armen Aroyan.

Professor Hovannisian was the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA. He currently serves as Distinguished Chancellor’s Fellow at Chapman University in Orange County, CA and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Armenia on the Road to Independence, the four-volume history The Republic of Armenia, and has edited and contributed to more than twenty-five books including The Armenian Genocide in Perspective; The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times; Remembrance and Denial; Looking Backward, Moving Forward; and The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies.

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TIME & LOCATION

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing of Armenian Smyrna/Izmir will immediately follow the lecture. For more information please contact St. David Armenian Church at (561) 994-2335 or stdavidarmchurch@bellsouth.net, or NAASR at 617-489-1610 or hq@naasr.org.

Joe Zeytoonian to Perform with The Hellenics at Hollywood Greek Festival

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