The Armenian Youth Federation Garo Madenlian Public Affairs Office announced Friday that the AYF will celebrate the first Armenian independence with a large-scale picnic-festival on Monday May 31.
The picnic-festival will feature well-known singers and performers including Nersik Ispirian, Joseph Krikorian, Paul Baghdadlian, Armenchik, Artash Assadrian, Hovhanes Shahbazian, Sako, Ara Sahagian, and Harout Hagopian.
“May 28, 1918 represents one of the most significant turning points in our history,” said Vicken Sosikian, chairman of the AYF Western Region. “As a free public event in celebration of such a great turning point in our history, we view the picnic-festival as a service to the Armenian community.”
The picnic-festival, to begin at 10am, will also offer attendees food, music, and games. Local businesses and organizations will also have booths through which they will make their products and information available to the public. The picnic-festival will be held at the Holy Martyrs Armenian School located at 16617 Parthenia St. North Hills, CA 91343.
The AYF will also commemorate Memorial Day the same morning, with a wreathe laying at the Glendale City Hall Veterans Memorial.