WATERTOWN, Mass. — The AGBU New England District announces that it has a new Executive Committee.
“We’re very excited to revitalize AGBU’s role in New England, provide creative programming and reach out to our community,” said Ara J. Balikian, the new chair of the New England District. “We have a rich history as the third district worldwide and the first in the United States. I hope that many of those who were past leaders, members, supporters and participants of the New England District in the past return to support us and our new initiatives.”
As one of their first event, on Thanksgiving Day, the New England District, along with the AGBU Boston Young Professionals (YP), hosted a dinner for local college and university students who were not able to go home for Thanksgiving. This is a tradition they plan to continue and grow.
“In the Boston area, we are fortunate to have Armenian college and university students from around the world,” according to Vice Chair Salpie Takadjian. “We’re reaching out to them so we can be a resource for them and connect them to the local Armenian community. Their participation will help enrich us, as well.”
The new Executive Committee is busy planning several other events. On March 31, they are hosting an inaugural event, Performing Artists in Concert, showcasing outstanding young Armenian musicians. All of the performers are past recipients of AGBU scholarships, who have received their education at some of the world’s most prestigious conservatories and universities. Similar concerts have been held with great success, by the AGBU, in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Further details of the upcoming concert will be released soon.
Every second and fourth Thursday night of the month, starting at 6 p.m., at the AGBU Center on Mt. Auburn Street, the New England District is accommodating a Bistro Night featuring catered traditional appetizers, kebab and desserts. The Bistro night is open to all who want to congregate with friends and family.