Abaka Armenian School for the Performing Arts 101 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Abaka Armenian School for the Performing Arts occupies a single wood-floored studio on Bigelow Avenue. It is dedicated…More to teaching children of Armenian descent about the richness of Armenian culture through age-appropriate classes in Armenian dance, as well as other programs designed to promote Armenian culture and heritage. The school is open to children ages 3-16.
Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA 80 Bigelow Ave Ste 200, Watertown, MA02472 This non-profit groups seeks to preserve the Armenian cultural identity and serve the humanitarian needs of Armenians.…More Among other projects, the group sponsors Armenian schools and preschools in the United States, and sponsors orphans in Armenia and Artsakh. The Armenian Relief Society is officially recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.
Hairenik Association produces a number of publications focusing on national and international Armenian affairs. The…More publications include Hairenik Weekly (in Armenian), Armenian Weekly (in English) and Armenian Review, an English-language scholarly journal). Hairenik Weekly was established in the late 1800s and is one of the longest running Armenian papers in the world. It is owned and operated by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. Hairenik also has a radio program that can be accessed on the group's website.
St. James Armenian Apostolic Church 465 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA02472 Dating back to 1930, the church on Mt. Auburn St. holds services in English and Armenian. The church has a variety of…More programs for youth and adults including choirs, Bible study and Armenian lessons. Each fall the church hosts Bazaar, where Armenian food, jewelry and other items are sold.
Armenian Cultural and Educational Center 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA02472 This cultural center is home to several Armenian organizations and the St. Stephen's Armenian School. Throughout the…More year the center hosts Armenian cultural and educational events, as well as a weekly bingo game. During the summer, it runs a cafe. The gymnasium can be rented for basketball games or for large events such as weddings. The center also has a conference room.
Armenian Library and Museum of America 65 Main St, Watertown, MA02472 The library and museum, which opened in 1971, has the largest collection of Armenian artifacts in the diaspora and is…More the largest ethnic museum in Massachusetts. The museum displays Armenian art and historical pieces in several galleries, and tours are available in English, Armenian and Russian. Rotating exhibits feature a range of topics from contemporary art to ancient artifacts, and the museum averages 14 exhibits annually. The library collections include books, periodicals and oral histories in English and Armenian. The library is open to researchers and the general public.
Homenetmen - Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA02472 This Armenian scouting and athletics organization runs a number of programs for children and adults. The group meets at…More the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center. The scouts meet weekly on Saturdays and learn about Armenian history and culture, along with scouting skills. The club runs basketball, soccer and volleyball teams for children, teens and adults. Homenetmen also hosts meals twice a week: Thursday is men's night, and family night is held on Fridays nearby at The Agoump at 76 Bigelow Ave.
Abaka 101 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Abaka is an Armenian dance studio and school for the performing arts in the Watertown area. Abaka's goal is to promote…More Armenian culture while sharing it as well in a community that caters very well to children.
St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Students at St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School take all the usual classes but also have an hour of Armenian…More language study each day. The school has a preschool and an elementary school, for students through the fifth grade. The 190 students come from Watertown and its surrounding communities in the Boston area. The elementary school is located on the second floor of the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center, and the preschool is located in a separate building nearby.
Armenian Mirror-Spectator 755 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA02472 The Mirror-Spectator is the first English-language weekly newspaper in the United States covering the Armenian…More community. The paper's mission is to provide unbiased news and thoughtful editorial comment. Based in Watertown, the Mirror-Spectator covers Armenians around the world.
St. Stephen's Armenian Apostolic Church 38 Elton Ave, Watertown, MA02472 St. Stephen's Church holds services in the church in East Watertown each Sunday. Sermons are in both English and…More Armenian. The church's Ladies Guild organizes a coffee hour after services on most Sundays. The church has a Sunday School for children and Saturday classes are given to teach children the Armenian language and culture. The church is associated with the St. Stephen's Elementary School.
Armenian Market & Bakery 23 Elm St, Watertown, MA02472 The Armenian Market & Bakery offers a wide selection of Middle Eastern foods, condiments and baking products; its…More cafe serves made-to-order Armenian pizzas, shawarma, falafel, baklava and more.
Armenian Memorial Congregational Church 32 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 The Amenian Memorial Congregational Church has been holding services in Watertown since 1950, with roots that stretch…More back to 1897 in Boston. Services are conducted in English but feature a sermon in Armenian. Bible study groups are offered in both English and Armenian and the church holds Sunday School classes for children.
Watertown Savings Bank 10 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Watertown Savings Bank offers a full range of banking services. Much of the staff in this branch of the bank speaks…More Armenian, to better serve their many customers who are of Armenian descent. An Italian-language speaker is also onsite.
Arax Market 585 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA02472 Arax Market is an Armenian and international specialty food store that carries a wide range of hard-to-find products,…More including an impressive assortment of teas, olive oils, spices, cheeses and other Iranian, Armenian, Arabic and European specialty items. There's also an olive bar and a display case chock full of pastries like pistachio mamoul and date mamoul.
Armenian American Social Club 76 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Located in East Watertown, the Armenian American Social Club is a private club. It hosts a variety of events and the…More Homenetmen are among the regular users of the facility. Homenetmen host Agoump five days a week there - Thursday is men's night and the first Friday of each month is family night. The club has a banquet facility and a license to serve alcohol.
Homenetmen 80 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA02472 Homenetmen is an athletic organization that promotes the concept of "strong body, strong mind" in Armenian youths. It…More promotes this concept through team and individual competion in basketball, tennis, ping pong, soccer and other sports. It also has a scouting program for over 500 Armenian youths.
St. James Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center 465 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA02472 The St. James Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center sits on the corner of Mt. Auburn and School Streets. The…More facility hosts church classes, child care and Armenian cultural and language classes. The Cultural and Youth Center sits next to the St. James Armenian Apostolic Church. The center hosts events such as the annual St. James Bazaar. The center also holds weekly bingo games on Tuesdays.