The AYF Fresno “Kevork Chavoush” Chapter is hosting a AYF Revolutionary Getaway from March 12th-14th, 2010. The Weekend Will highlight a revolutionary song night featuring world renowned singer Karnig Sarkissian on the evening of March 13th, 2010.
The event will mark the 89th anniversary of when Armenian Hero Soghomon Tehlirian carried out his actions and duties against Turkish leader Talaat Pasha, who was one of the conspirators of the Armenian Genocide. In commemoration of this event, the Fresno “Kevork Chavoush” Chapter would like to celebrate the life of Soghomon Tehlirian and bring the AYF as well as all Armenians together to remember those who have fallen to the hands of the Turks in the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide.
Please join us on this evening for a fun fulfilled evening, with great entertainment by Singer Karnig Sarkissian.
Tickets: $30, including mezza.
DATE: Saturday, March 13-14, 2010 TIME: 8:00pm LOCATION: Armenian Community Center ADDRESS: 2348 E. Ventura, Fresno CA
The AYF Phoenix “Kedashen” Chapters is hosting its 4th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at 7:00 pm.
This event will be taking place at the Armenian Apostolic church located at 8849 East Cholla St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Tickets will be sold for a donation price of $35.00 which will include good food, healthy family environment, and great entertainment provided by DJ M3. Come and show your support to the AYF Phoenix “Kedashen” Chapter.
For more information, please feel free to contact Taleen by phone at (602)579-6110 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Jacqueline by phone at (480)232-9673 or via email at email@example.com.
The Glendale Roupen AYF Chapter is hosting a laser tag fundraser on Thursdaym February 4m to send a kid to AYF Camp this summer!
Please join us in giving a child the opportunity to have an AMAZING summer!
The Armenian Youth Federation Summer Camp, established in 1977, provides a great atmosphere for young Armenians between the ages of 8-17 to make new friends, become better acquainted with Armenian history and culture, and participate in a wide array of athletic activities. Each year, Armenian youth from all over the United States and Canada make AYF Summer Camp an integral part of their summer agenda.
DATE: Thursday, February 4, 2010
TIME: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Jungle Zone
ADDRESS: 826 N. Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA
COST: $15 for 2 games
Last summer summer, AYF Youth Corps sent nine young diasporans to Gyumri, Armenia to set up a day camp for the citys youthto live among them, share in their experiences, and make a small but positive impact on their lives.
DATE: Sunday, February 14, 2010
TIME: 9:00am – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Orange County Armenian Center
ADDRESS: 5305 W. McFadden Santa Ana, CA
Sleeping bags not provided. 18+ event–please bring ID. Equipment rentals are limited, so we encourage everyone to arrange their own equipment prior to the trip. For rental information please contact your local Sport Chalet or other sporting goods shop.
La Crescenta, CAThe Crescenta Valley Zartonk chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation will be hosting its much anticipated third annual Open Mic Nigh, Friday June 20th.
The event, titled, Speak Your Mind, will be held at the La Crescenta Armenian center at 2633 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA 91020 and will kick off at 7pm and last until 1am. The event is free and open to the public.
Since we started the Zartonk Open Mic Night in 2006, it has grown to become an open forum for the community to gather and express themselves artistically, emotionally, and intellectually, said Zartonk Chairperson Sanan Shirinian.
According to Shirinian, events like these instill and support Armenian culture among todays youth by providing them with a comfortable environment to experiment and share their interpretations of our heritage.
The event will begin at 7 pm. and is set to end at 1 am. It will feature original music composed by young up and coming artists in the Armenian-American community. There will be live DJ music, comedy acts, poetry recitals, instrumental guitar and duduk performances, as well as solo vocal performances of Armenian National, folk and opera music. Art and photo exhibits will also be on display throughout the evening. The program will also showcase videos produced by amature film makers spotlighting community activism and AYFs ongoing programs in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Zartonks Open Mic night is hands down one of my favorite AYF social events, according to 16 year old Crescenta Valley High Student Vartan Dudukjian. It gives people my age an opportunity to get together with old and new friends and learn about our culture in a very fun way.
Last years open mic night featured, among others, a riveting performance of Armenian folk music by Las Vegabond Girls, the passionate prose of a young Armenian faced with the threat of white genocide, and solo guitar performances of songs from the days of the Karabakh Movement.
There will be plenty of open slots throughout the night for anyone interested in expressing their thoughts, showing off their talents, or just simply looking to have a good time by dancing.
Below are links of videos from last years Open Mic Night:
For More Information Please visit the events Facebook page.