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TWO GREAT PROGRAMS, ONE GREAT PLACE Ararat Center sponsors unique fall events

Greenville, NY – The Ararat Center Board of Directors announces two exciting October programs that offer a distinctive appeal to a variety of groups within the Armenian community:  a Catskill Getaway and a Father & Son Weekend.

Remember Catskilleen Jampan? 
The days of sitting in lawn chairs viewing the majestic Catskill Mountain foliage, that tavloo game with an old friend, a card game with new acquaintances, or dancing the night away to sounds of Armenian classics are all reminiscent of the Castkilleen Jampan days.  This coming October you can have it all again at the Ararat Center.

During Columbus Day weekend of October 6-11, spend either three or five nights at the Ararat Center located in Greenville, NY, for a relaxing “Catskill Getaway” geared towards families and senior-aged individuals. An Activities Coordinator will be on hand to offer recreational programs such as fitness and nutrition classes, movie nights, crafts, bingo, tavloo tournaments, and much more. Plan to attend this family-friendly get-together that promises a memorable time for all.

Fathers & Sons Weekend Gathering
“If you build it, He will come” is the theme for another unique fall weekend planned for fathers and their sons set for October 20-22.  Originally scheduled to be held this past June, this event was postponed for the fall in order to reach a wider range of families.  Fathers with their sons ages 12 and older, will explore their relationship with one another all while enjoying special time together in the serene Catskill Mountains.

This program has been designed with a casual feel beginning Friday late-afternoon with check-in and a delicious barbecue cookout followed by ice breakers, campfire and an evening discussion.  Saturday morning starts off with a hearty breakfast and offsite activities of choice including golf, fishing, horseback riding, hiking or conoeing.  Or, if you are not the sporty-type, there are also onsite activities and work projects offered, or simply enjoy a couple of hours of quality time with one another.  Later in the morning and throughout the afternoon, a chartered bus will transport the group to Cooperstown, NY, to enjoy the Baseball Hall of Fame or other sites of choice while there.  That same evening, back at the Ararat Center, a short evening service will be conducted to wrap up the days events.  Sunday will include Divine Liturgy, a home cooked brunch and closing activities. 

To download registration forms for either October program, please visit or call 212-686-0710 ext. 20 for more information.  Take advantage of these two events that offer Christian camaraderie in the relaxed, scenic setting of the Ararat Center.