BOSTON — Festive events are being held in September to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, Boston.
On Sunday, September 18, at 3 p.m., all are invited to come together to meet/greet and enjoy the Leon Janikian Ensemble and so much more at an event titled “Let’s Celebrate 10! Afternoon at the Park for Families & Friends.”
On Wednesday, September 21, the gala benefit, “Celebrating Contributions of Our Nations Immigrants!” will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Boston. Stephen Kurkjian, Pulitzer Prize journalist, author and leader will be honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award. Funds raised support the Legacy Fund to endow the Park’s care and maintenance year-round for many years to come.
“The Park has been a brilliant addition to the new Boston with its giant modern sculpture that gets reshaped every spring into a new form,” as the Boston Globe stated. It celebrates “how public art becomes a part of the city, both permanent and alive… measuring up to the promise each of us makes in living or working in Boston – you are part of this city’s great history and expected to honor and contribute to it… And this is the kind of pledge that I see that the Armenian Heritage Park made to itself and to those who supported its drive from the outset,” commented Stephen Kurkjian during a gathering with the park’s benefactors.
A gift from the Armenian-American community to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth, Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway is a source of pride to all Armenians. The park celebrates the strength and resiliency of generations of Armenians who have immigrated to the U.S. and of immigrants and refugees from throughout the world who have come here and contributed to American life and culture.
Armenian Heritage Park is the initiative of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, comprised of representatives from Armenian-American parishes and organizations in Massachusetts.