Mark Comes Home

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm the Mark Kyrkostas Remember Me With Music
concert will be take place at the home where he grew up in Little Neck. The concert this
year will be intimate and cozy featuring ?”the soul of Mark” pianist, Ivy Adrian, and the
Broadway star, singer Michelle Mallardi, of “Beauty and the Beast. Among Kyrkostas’
works,Adrian will perform his signature piece, Ellis Island. Adding to this joyous occasion,
Mallardi will sing songs from his musical, “Generations” e.g. All Is Love “I Know” and,
Beauty andthe Beast. Due to limited space tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets include a buffet dinner promptly beginning at 6:30 pm, and the program to follow
at 7:30 pm, followed by coffee and dessert. Please order your tickets early to avoid
disappointment. Tickets are $25 each per person. Come join us for music, food and friends.
For information and to order tickets call 718-428-5650. Photos left: Ivy Adrian, pianist, Mark Kyrkostas Quintet, Michelle Mallardi, singer


THE ANTHROPOLOGY/ARMENIAN MUSEUM and the Museum of the Moving Image, and support from AGBU are celebrating the works of Armenian/American author William Saroyan on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saroyan’s Academy Award winning film “The Human Comedy”. Arrangements are in the works to include “Hello Out There” the film produced by the Anthropology/ Armenian Museum in 2010.

Museum members will receive a discount if tickets are ordered in advance. Call 718-428-5650


At A Glance

❶ The Board of Trustees of the Anthropology/
Armenian Museum welcomes Lucine Tegnazian as a new member of the board.
❷ The Onassis foundation has informed the Museum that our “Ladies From Your Past” exhibit featuring over 200 famous women, who have made important contributions throughout history, will be placed on their schedule and displayed.
❸ Armenians prefer Armenians...true...Since
Hayk (2492 BCE) genetic studies indicate that
Armenian DNA has little or no admixture for the
past 4000 years according to Science Magazine’s
Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture.
❹ The Anthropology/Armenian Museum is making arrangements to visit Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, L.I. In the Spring of 2018. Date and information TBA.
❺ Also in the works is a long weekend (4-5 days)
trip to Cuba in the Fall of 2017.
❻ Dr. Margaret Mead about our Museum.
“This is a very worthwhile project- a museum where the many varied peoples of New York can learn about themselves, their past, their present-and address themselves to their future. Mrs. Kyrkostas has been making forward looking plans, which take advantage of the interest of the local civic leaders and of local facilities. I strongly recommend support.”
7. Hemshin a community of Armenians who
became Muslims. During the 7th Century, Arab
invasions of Armenia, and eventual second class
treatment many converted, but kept their traditional Armenian culture. Today, around 250,000 live in Turkey, Russia and Georgia.
❽ Let us all remember the Four Freedoms by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Speech, Religion, Want and Fear.
❾ The legend of the Vasilopita celebrates St
Basil’s (William) birthday, who saved a towns
dilemma when valuables were found after they
stolen from the people of Caesaria. Not knowing
what belonged to who, he suggested to the women to bake the pita bread with all the jewels inside. When he cut the pita, miraculously each owner received the right valuable. Today, one
coin is placed and the person receiving it has
good luck all year.