By Aram Arkun
BAYSIDE, N.Y. — The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York City and the Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center Gallery at Queens College presented Armenian Cultural Awareness Weekend at Queensborough Community College, from May 13 to 15. The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College hosted the weekend events, which were spearheaded by the efforts of Margaret C. Tellalian-Kyrkostas.
Marge, as she is known to many, is the hardworking and gregarious executive director of both the Anthropology Museum and the Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center. The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and New York Community Bank provided financial support for the programs.
On May 15, after words of welcome from Tellalian-Kyrkostas, and an introduction by Master of Ceremonies Theo Kyrkostas, Ellen Golann, Sid Fidelman and Ida Fidelman, three veteran members of the Shalom Israeli Dancers, presented eight Israeli folk dances with different regional accents and styles, along with some explanations. The audience clapped along to many of the dances.