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2008 Fall 
Tabouleh Food Prep at Ani and Bob's with Isgouhi's direction for the Dance workshop

Photos of the Armenian Dance workshop and the earlier Falvey Food Festival (Fall 2007):


2008 Spring



DATE:               5 April 2008   [SATURDAY]

TIME:                6:00 - 7:30 PM

LOCATION:        Connelly Center, CINEMA


Headlined by the Ararat Dance Ensemble of Philadelphia


with special guest performers:



VU Irish Dance Troupe







GUEST LECTURE by Dr. Hilmar Kaiser


Topic:  The Armenian Genocide


DATE:               31 March 2008  

TIME:                5.00pm

LOCATION:        Connelly Cinema



Watch this space for announcements of future film showings.
[check Maria's Philly Armenian Community website for local activities]

Past Activities:

2007 Fall



MSL Sponsored Real Food, Real Music, Real People


DATE:               3 December 2007   [MONDAY]

TIME:                7:00 - 9:00 PM

LOCATION:        Dougherty, East and West Lounges





DATE:               9 November 2007   [FRIDAY]

TIME:                3:00 - 6:00 PM









Paradjanov's The Color of Pomegranates


DATE:               10 October 2007

TIME:                7:30 PM

LOCATION:        Connelly Center, Cinema


2007 Spring

Friday, April 26, 2007, 3-5pm
Old Falvey Viewing Room Number 4
[side entrance to Library building from Mendel Field, next to the Writing Center, no ID required to enter]
Armenian Food Fest
Please join us Friday, April 27 for the first annual Armenian Food Festival in Old Falvey viewing room #4, near the MLRC and Writing Center. Come and indulge in time-honored recipes passed down from generation to generation. The event will run from 3:00 to 5:00. Stop by anytime you would like and enjoy some FREE FOOD. If you have questions, please contact Haig Norian or Bob Jantzen.

2006 Fall

Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm
Old Falvey Viewing Room Number 4
[side entrance to Library building from Mendel Field, next to the Writing Center, no ID required to enter]
Children of Heaven  (Iranian, 1997).

Thursday, September 13, 7:30pm
Old Falvey Viewing Room Number 3 [enter Falvey Main Library entrance, and go downstairs, room is on the left in the hallway]
[VU ID required to enter, ask Sergei for advance help on this point if you do not have this ID.]
Ararat by Atom Egoyan (2002).

Film series organized by Sergei  Nersesov, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.


2006 Spring Armenian Films

Thursday, April 27, 7:30pm
Old Falvey Viewing Room Number 4
[side entrance to Library building from Mendel Field, next to the Writing Center, no ID required to enter]
The Color of Pomegranate, by Sergei Parajanov, a famous Armenian director from Georgia

Film series organized by Sergei  Nersesov.

The Villanovan, April 21, 2006

TV Alert: April 17, 2006 10pm
PBS Premier of 1 hour documentary by Two Cats Productions: The Armenian Genocide:

 Beast on The Moon

An original American play, inspired by true events, following the lives of am immigrant refugee and his mail-order-bride who share one tragic experience in common.  Peppered with humor and bittersweet surprises, theirs is a universal story of home. A story of healing.  A story of the unstoppable redemptive power of love.

    Philadelphia Opportunity Fair

Learn about the wide array of volunteer and study opportunities currently available in Armenia for Diaspora Armenians from around the globe!  Birthright Armenia is sponsoring promotional and recruitment events to offer young Diasporic adults a one-stop shop of information.  Not only will you hear first hand from the organizations that implement the programs, but you will also have the opportunity to apply on the spot to the program of your choice.  Representatives from the following organizations will be on hand to present their programs and to talk with interested youth one-on-one: AAA, ACYOA, ASA-NY, ATP, AVC, AYF, CYMA, FAR, Habitat for Humanity, and LCO.  There will also be information available on Internships offered by local NGOs and Study Abroad Programs offered in Armenia.  Never before have there been as many options available to diasporan youth to get involved in community service in the Homeland.  Don’t miss the  opportunity to learn about all the options currently available to you for a journey of self-discovery.  




St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church

630 Clothier Road

Wynnewood, PA 19096 

6:00 - 9:00 pm


St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Church is accessible via public transportation.  Take the R5 to the Wynnewood stop.  The Church is located 2 blocks away from the station; cross Lancaster Avenue and walk along Wynnewood Avenue to reach the Church (the Clothier Road address is a side street on which the Church sits).

For more up to date and detailed information, please visit or email

    Philadelphia Premiere of Atom Egoyan's film "Ararat"

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan's profound reflection on historical memory is an anguished, multi-layered film that contemplates the Turkish massacre and forced deportation of more than a million of its Armenian citizens in 1915, an event still officially denied by Turkey. In examining the lives of a group of contemporary Canadian-Armenians who are making a movie about the catastrophe, it ponders the relation between historical and personal memory and art, and focuses on a canvas by the Armenian painter Arshile Gorky, who survived the massacre.  — Stephen Holden , The New York Times

    Hilmar Kaiser Genocide Lecture [PDF flyer]

Hilmar Kaiser specializes in late Ottoman social and economic history and the history of the Armenian Genocide.  He received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is the author of Imperialism, Racism, and Development Theories: The Construction of a Dominant Paradigm on Ottoman Armenians (1997), and editor of Marsovan 1915: The Diaries of Bertha Morley (1999) and Eberhard Wolffskeel von Reichenberg, Zeitoun, Mousa Dagh, Ourfa: Letters on the Armenian Genocide (2001), all published by Gomidas.

 For the history of the club, see the History page.