In keeping with key themes and sparked by the Park's design, programs are offered in partnership and collaboration with civic, community, arts and cultural organizations to engage all coming together on common ground. Several programs are supported by an endowed fund. All programs depend on the generosity of gifts-in-kind and volunteers.
ABSTRACT SCULPTURE: ANNUAL RECONFIGURATION
Supported by the Park’s Charles & Doreen Bilezikian Endowed Fund
Integral to the Park’s design, the annual reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture is symbolic of the immigrant experience, all who pulled away or were forced to pull away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways, contributing to the richness of American life and culture.
In early Spring, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, to create a new sculptural shape.
“...public art, permanent and alive...” – Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe
The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
During April, the Massachusetts Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee plans the annual remembrance to “stand united against genocide not only the Armenian Genocide but all genocides that have occurred and are still taking place”. Also, during April and planned by the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, WALK AGAINST GENOCIDE features speakers at the New England Holocaust Memorial and Armenian Heritage Park.
WELCOME RECEPTION FOR NEW CITIZENS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS following their Naturalization Ceremony at Faneuil Hall
Supported by the Anna & Noubar Afeyan Endowed Fund
The festive celebration welcomes our newest citizens with live music, refreshments and gifts, and is offered in collaboration with organizations serving immigrants and refugees, Armenian Museum of America, The Bostonian Society, City of Boston, The Eliot K-8 Innovation School/Boston Public Schools, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Greenway Conservancy, Museum of Fine Arts, among others.
CELEBRATING WHAT UNITES US! monthly series
The two-part program is offered in collaboration with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Health & Human Services to celebrate the immigrant experience, contributions made to American life and culture in Art, Service, Science, Commerce, as etched around the Labyrinth’s Circle and to promote health and active living while building community and cross-cultural understanding. Each month highlights the country of origin of many Boston residents. At the Park, a community leader shares his/her immigrant experience followed by walking the labyrinth. At The KITCHEN, a chef demonstrates a signature dish for all to then enjoy for lunch. The program is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
CELEBRATE PUBLIC ART! annually during ArtWeek Boston
On the first Saturday of May, the two-part event features World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One, an initiative of The Labyrinth Society, followed by the Reception to View the New Configuration of the Abstract Sculpture, hosted by Eastern Lamejun Bakers and MEM Tea Imports. Remarks by a leader in Public Art.
"Public art is the way we express ourselves as a community
— it’s the way we tell our story."
Karin Goodfellow, Director of Public Art, City of Boston
TEA & TRANQUILITY monthly series
Late afternoons, May - October, offered in collaboration with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Health and Human Services to meet and greet, walk the labyrinth and enjoy ice teas and desserts.
UNDER THE MOON series
Meet & Greet. Walk the Moonlight Labyrinth. Tie a ribbon with you wish on The Wishing Trees, June’s Under the Strawberry Moon features Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, hosted by vicki lee’s and Under the August Moon features luscious signature tastings.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS
During September for all ages to meet & greet and enjoy live music, Hoodsies, face painting, tie a ribbon with your wish on the Wishing Tree and so much more..
CANDLELIT LABYRINTH WALK: IN PEACE & HARMONY
Early evening in December to celebrate, meet & greet, walk the candlelit labyrinth, tie a ribbon with your wish on the Wishing Tree and enjoy hot chocolate & cookies.
CELEBRATING ART, SCIENCE, SERVICE & COMMERCE: LEADERSHIP, SHARING EXPERIENCES
Six leaders speak about their professional experiences and commitment to social good and making a difference during the public program celebrating contributions being made to life and culture in Art, Science, Service and Commerce, the words etched around the Labyrinth’s Circle
For further information, please email hello@ArmenianHeritagePark.org or call 617.803.8785.