VAN NUYS–Thursday kicked-off the 30th anniversary of the Navasartian Games and Festival–a weekend celebration dedicated to the organization’s 7,000 scouts–athletes–volunteers–and of course–the Armenian-American community.
Closing celebrations began on June 30 with fireworks and performances by internationally-known singers–and will continue throughout the weekend with the largest celebration on Monday–July 4–as members–supporters–and government officials gather for the Closing Ceremonies and Parade.
The Games and Festival is expected to draw over 30,000 spectators throughout the weekend as athletes from the organization’s 18 chapters in the Western region–along with guest teams from around the country–compete for championships in basketball–soccer–ping-pong–karate–swimming–track and field–chess–and volleyball. The championship Games and Festival will be held at Birmingham High School–located at 17000 Haynes Ave. Van Nuys–CA 91406.
After three decades–the Navasartian Games have become more than just a Homenetmen event–and hold a special place in the heart of the community.
"Renewed civic pride–a massive surge in volunteerism–and the enthusiasm that surround the Navasartian Games are the force behind our hard work and efforts," says committee member Pattyl Aposhian Kasparian. "When the last medal is awarded and our athletes and scouts join family and friends for the closing of the ceremonies–who can ignore the dynamism and spirit that the games leave behind?"
Weekend Festival Hours:
Friday: 5:00 p.m.- midnight
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.- midnight
Monday: 9:00 a.m.- midnight