Milwaukee Armenian Fest 2017


SUNDAY JULY 23, 2017, 11 A.M to 6 P.M.

Music provided by
The Mid-East Beat

Entertainment by
The Hamazkayin Sardarabad Dance Ensemble...

At this year’s Armenian Fest, held rain or shine 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, 7825 W. Layton Ave., the menu will include chicken and beef kebob, cheese and spinach burek, lahmajoun (a pizza-like meat dish served on thin tortilla dough), humus (a dip made of chick peas), tabouleh (a green salad without lettuce), choreg (bread sticks), vegetarian and meat sarma (stuffed grape leaves) and a mouthwatering array of baklava and other traditional pastries.

This year we are fortunate to have a group of the Hamazkayin Sardarabad Dance Ensemble of Chicago to entertain us at our Annual Milwaukee Armenian Fest.

On Oct. 8, 2016, Wisconsin was treated to a rare opportunity to witness Armenian dance traditions presented with contemporary flair. Over eighty-five dancers from the Sardarabad Dance Ensemble of Hamazkayin Chicago and the Arax Dance Group of Hamazkayin Detroit took the stage at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center in a performance whose focus was the resilience of Armenia’s people and culture.

The Hamazkayin Sardarabad dancers will entertain the Milwaukee Armenian festivalgoers to a rare treat at 1:30pm and 3:30 pm (tentative times)

Admission is Free


Hye Camp 2017 Dates

Staff Training Wednesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 29
Camp Session One-week Camp Session:  Saturday, July 29 - Saturday, August 5

Hye Camp 2017 Tuition 

Before June 1 Campers (one week) $500

After June 1
$50 late fee assessed

After June 1, $550

CITs (one week) $300 (no discounts)  N/A

*Family Discount (Before June 1): $25 off for each additional child in the family

To register visit


Summer Youth Conferences

REGISTER NOW for the 2017 St. Nersess Summer Conferences

Deacons' Training Program

JUNE 23 - JULY 2

Directed by Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan

High School Summer Conference A

JULY 7 - JULY 16

Directed by Rev. Fr. Ghevond Ajamian

High School Summer Conference B

JULY 21 - JULY 30

Directed by Rev. Fr. Ghevond Ajamian

Post High School Conference


Directed by Rev. Fr. Hratch Sargsyan

St. Nersess is proud to continue its long history of hosting summer conferences for high school and post-high school students. Please download the brochure and application form, fill out the application, and submit with payment as soon as possible, as each conference is limited to only 25 participants. For your convenience, you may pay with a credit card. Your space is NOT CONFIRMED until you receive a letter of acceptance from our office!

Instruction and Special Activities

Clergy and church lay leaders will assist participants in the daily instruction of the Armenian Church. Participants will be encouraged to ask frank questions about the church’s teachings and traditions, Christian faith, the Bible, and current topics, no matter how sensitive or controversial. Anonymously dropped into a special box, the questions will be addressed by a panel of clergy.

Each session will also include a special afternoon excursion to local area Armenian homes for the aged, where participants will have the opportunity to visit, pray with, and learn from the valuable elder community.

Long-Standing Tradition and International Attraction

The summer conferences have attracted thousands of teenagers and college-age students over the past five decades to explore their faith and heritage with friends in a safe, fun and unique environment. This includes select students from the Sts. Tarkmanchatz School in Jerusalem who have participated in the conferences for the past six years thanks to benefactors and summer conference scholarships, coordinated between Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian and the Very Rev. Fr. Norayr Kazarian of Jerusalem.

“The Jerusalem students have the opportunity to experience one the best programs for youth that exists; they get to meet other young Armenian students with whom they establish friendships and continue to maintain contact; and they broaden their horizons and take a new look at the faith and traditions of the Armenian Church in which they have grown up,” explained Fr. Mardiros. “Also, our American Armenian youth are offered the valuable experience of meeting other young people from Armenian Jerusalem, getting to know them as individuals and learning about the life and history of Armenians in the Holy City.”

For further information, contact the Seminary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 914-273-0200.