NEW YORK — The 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will take place in Times Square, on Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Join thousands in solidarity alongside noted politicians, academics and artists to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide while advancing the fight towards global recognition. Special accolades will be given to the US House and Senate for standing on the right side of history and approving measures formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
Cultural aspects of the program will be presented by members of the Armenian homeland as well as the Diaspora. Students from the Sipan Armenian School of Paramus, NJ, will sing the Armenian and American anthems. The commemoration will be led by the masters of ceremonies Armen McOmber, Esq. and Nvair Beylerian.
In conjunction with the Times Square Commemoration, the Knights and Daughters of Vartan sponsor an annual global essay contest and Young Professionals event, 100 Years & Beyond, for the New York metro area.
The annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Times Square is sponsored by the Knights of Vartan and Daughters of Vartan, a national fraternal organization, and co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, Armenian Missionary Association of America, the Armenian Bar Association and the Armenian Council of America; participating organizations include the Diocese of the Armenian Church, Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America, the Tekeyan Cultural Association, Armenian Missionary Association, Armenian Evangelical Union, Armenian Catholic Eparchy, and several national Armenian youth organizations.
The event was founded in 1985 by the late Sam Azadian, a former Brooklyn, New York resident, who lost four siblings during the Armenian Genocide