Watch Party & Fundraiser for Armenia’s Euro 2024 Qualifier at Donohue’s

Supporters of the Armenian soccer team can join other fans at a watch party for the Euro 2024 qualifier against Turkey at Watertown’s Donohue’s Bar & Grill. The event is hosted by Armenian Sports News and proceeds benefit the Armenian Para-Athletic Federation. Armenian Sports News sent out the following announcement on its Instagram page:

Come to Donohue’s in Watertown to watch the Armenian national team in action in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers as they take on rival Turkey on March 25 at 12:00 PM. Come for food, drinks and a raffle for prizes. Tickets are $30 (click here for tickets) and proceeds go to the Armenian Para-Athletic Federation, who is training wounded veterans from the Artsakh War in different sporting disciplines in order to give them a new outlook on life.

Mass. Politicians, Armenian Leaders Condemn Attacks by Azerbaijan

This week, Armenia celebrated 31 years of independence, but it also faced renewed attacks from neighboring Azerbaijan in a contested region. Armenians in the United States and politicians condemned the attacks, and called for steps to be taken against Azerbaijan. The Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church wrote an editorial condemning both Azerbaijan and Turkey for their roles in the current conflict, and historic ones, including the Armenian Genocide. The Watertown-based Armenian Weekly ran a column about the geopolitics of the conflict, saying that it goes beyond Armenia and Azerbaijan, and how it relates to the situation in Ukraine and the Russian invasion. Massachusetts Sen. Edward J. Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined several Senate colleagues in calling to prevent any U.S. security assistance from going to Azerbaijan until Armenia and Azerbaijan reach a permanent, lasting resolution to ensure peace and stability in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Junior Eurovison Winner from Armenia Giving Free Concert

Berklee College of MusicArmenian singer Maléna, the winner of the Junior Eurovision competition, will perform free in Boston. The following information was provided by Berklee College of Music:

Internationally recognized singer-songwriter Arpine Martoyan, known by her professional stage name Maléna, will perform in Boston this summer after receiving the Armenian Scholarship to attend a coveted Berklee summer program. The 15-year-old emerging star will sing her hit “Qami Qami,” the song that won her the 2021 Junior Eurvision competition, at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Through the scholarship, Maléna gained sponsorship to this year’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, a prestigious program whose alumni include Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, and offers one-on-one instruction with leading Berklee professors as well as college credit to up-and-coming artists. “It’s only been two weeks, but I’ve already learned so much,” said Maléna about the Aspire program.

Watertown Church Holding Candlelight Vigil for Armenian, Artsakh Soldiers

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An Armenian church in Watertown will hold a candlelight vigil on Sunday for the fallen soldiers. The outdoor vigil will take place at the St. Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Ave., on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

An Instagram post from St. Stephen’s said:

“Join the Greater Boston Armenian Community in unity and solidarity for a Candle Light Vigil to honor our fallen soldiers.