New Jersey

The New Jersey Chapter of Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society

The New Jersey chapter was founded on Dec. 1, 1968. The chapter has organized public events, lectures, book events, and other celebrations. In 2005, the children’s and youth choir was founded. The chapter has a theater company. In 2005, the Nayiri Dance Troupe was reorganized. In 2006, the crafts center started its activities. Through it, children and teenagers can explore their artistic talents. The products of the crafts center are sold at the Hamazkayin bookstore. In 2007, the chapter began dhol (Armenian percussions) lessons. The teenaged students are instructed by Garo Kahvejian. The chapter has produced several publications and has been able to unite individuals dedicated to supporting the growth of Armenian culture and assisting the efforts to preserve their national identity.

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Current Officers

  • Floria Kasparian – chairperson
  • Ani Mouradian – vice chairperson
  • Tamar Samuelian – Recording Secretary
  • Gohar Gevorgyan – advisor
  • Louisa Emirizian – Bookkeeper
  • Arous Isakhanian – Treasurer
  • Mary Aristakesian – advisor
  • Silva Baronian – advisor
  • Anoush Hajinian – advisor

Nayiri Dance Ensemble

The Nayiri Dance Ensemble is a nonprofit Armenian dance group associated with the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of New Jersey. It was created in 2005 with only a few dancers and has since grown to over 100 passionate members. The group’s ultimate priority is to teach both adults and children the value of Armenian culture through the art of dance.

The ensemble has received several invitations to perform, including one to Armenia and Artsakh where their talented dancers were showcased. They have entertained thousands of people with traditional Armenian dance performed in hand-made dance costumes at the Baronian Hall and the Paradon in Armenia. Their performances were professionally recorded and broadcasted live on Armenian television.

Moreover, the ensemble has had the opportunity to perform alongside famous Armenian artists such as Inga and Anush, Lilit Hovhannisyan, Sirusho, Nersik Ispiryan, Arabo Ispiryan, Sibil, Zulal, Alla Levonyan, Nune Yesayan, and many others.

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The Hamzakayin of New Jersey, ARS NJ “Agnouni” Chapter, ARS Bergen County “Armenouhi” Chapter, ARS NJ “Shakeh” Chapter, AYF-YOARF NJ “Arsen” Chapter, and The Homenetmen of New Jersey

Are proud to present


A Concert Dedicated to Our Heroes
Concert featuring

Nune Yesayan

Arabo Ispiryan

Ara Dinkjian

Gagik Ginosyan

Arsen Petrosyan

Nayiri Dance Ensemble

The event will take place on
Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 7:30 pm

In the hall of
Henry P. Becton Regional High School
120 Paterson Avenue East Rutherford, NJ 07073
For questions about this event
please Call: 201-986-6121