One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Cultural Fiesta
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016  This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972.  We named it “Festival of Nations”.  It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year.  Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area.  They are organized by different institutions.  Our Festival of Nations remains the original.  It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
 This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
  In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...

Armenia

Posted By: Mizan on September 28, 2011 in - Comments: No Comments »

  • Local Community Information

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: THE CAPITAL DISTRICT  ARMENIAN CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.

The Albany region of New York is home to over 5,000 Armenians. Over time, they have built strong communities in the surrounding towns. At the heart of the Armenian community,  a variety of churches are open to the public, St. Peter’s Armenian Apostolic Church which can be found in Watervliet, Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy, and the United Armenian Calvary, which is also in Troy.

The Armenian community in upstate New York is constantly growing. Armenian organizations, who take an active stance in the community, help plan annual festivals in honor of Armenian foods and traditions. Some of these organizations include Armenian National Committee of Albany, the Armenian Youth Federation Shoushi Chapter and, lastly, the Knights of Vartan.

Knights of Vartan, Inc. was found in 1916, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Knights of Vartan was initially created to help fleeing Armenian immigrants seek refuge from the genocide being committed by Ottoman Turkey at the time. Now, the Knights of Vartan aspire to educate the public about Armenia culture, heritage, and history. With 1600 members, nationally, and about 40 members, locally, the Knights of Vartan are have 24 chapters. The Davros Chapter is located in Troy, New York.

Local Knights of Vartan  , St Peter Armenian Church  , Cultural events and programs.
Please contact:
Rafi Topalian    518-272-2000   518-810-5018     rafitop@aol.com

 

  • Website:

www.Knightsofvartan.org

  • Performance

Sipan Dance Group

  • Foods

1)..ARMENIAN YALANCHI–STUFFED RICE GRAPE LEAVES
OR COULD BE CALLED TOLI-MA…..URARTU ARMENIAN LANGAUAGE ORIGINS 3000BC
GRAPE LEAVES=TOLI
WRAPPED         =MA………..TOLI-MA
2) MEECH…………BULGUR WHEAT WITH SPECAIL TOMATO PASTE/PUREE —SPICES
3)  ARMENIAN BIRDNEST–SPECAIL ARMENIAN DESSERT
FILO DOUGH , WALNUTS AND SPECIAL SYRUP
4) CHOREG……….ARMENIAN SWEET SESAME BREAD OR ROLL
5)  SIMIT…………ARMENIAN CRISPY SESAME COOKIE

 

  • Miss Festival Candidate

Alexandra Clark

  • Arts and Crafts

Armenian CD, Cookbooks, Key chains, Pins and small jewelry.

 

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