Armenian Heritage Park, located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston, commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide while celebrating the contributions of Armenian-Americans and other immigrant groups to the city and state. On Tuesday, May 22, a dedication ceremony will be held for Armenian Heritage Park in Boston. The event, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., is open to the public.
Special guests from the government of the Republic of Armenia will travel to Boston to take part in the ceremony. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate, and Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, the Diocese’s Ecumenical Director, will be in attendance.
During the dedication program, James Kalustian, a member of the Diocesan Council and President of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, will introduce Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who will offer remarks. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and representatives from the Republic of Armenia are also scheduled to speak. Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be the master of ceremonies.
Following the dedication ceremony, a series of receptions will be held at Armenian religious, educational, and cultural sites in the Boston area, including Holy Trinity Church of Cambridge.
Armenian Heritage Park, located on parcel 13 of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston, commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide while celebrating the contributions of Armenian-Americans and other immigrant groups to the city and state.The park features an abstract sculpture commemorating the immigrant experience and the Armenian Genocide, as well as a labyrinth of grass and stone symbolizing life’s journey. His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over a groundbreaking ceremony for the park in September 2010.
The park is a project of the non-profit Armenian Heritage Foundation, involving 38 Armenian parishes and organizations in Massachusetts. Visit www.armenianheritagepark.org to learn more.