about us


The Pasadena Armenian Center was established in 1977 by a group of Armenians, who rented a small size retail storefront on Washington Boulevard in Pasadena, California. This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the center and commemoration events have been planned starting with a Banquet Gala at the Pasadena Hilton on September 17, 2017.

Pasadena Armenian Center has been providing educational, social, cultural, and athletics programs to the Armenian community of Pasadena and surrounding cities since the early 1970’s.  Open to all, with the mission of building and preserving Armenian Heritage.

A community with a mission…

The mission of the Pasadena Armenian Center is to enrich life, build Armenian identity, promote the development of meaningful bonds within our community, and to facilitate connections with Armenia and Armenians worldwide.

The Pasadena Armenian Center is the Armenian gateway and neighborhood where all are welcome. It provides quality experiences through a mix of formal and informal Armenian educational, recreational, and cultural activities. Armenians of all age groups, backgrounds and social orientation are invited to participate at their level of interest and encouraged toward higher levels of involvement in Armenian life and in the community at large.

For additional information about the Pasadena Armenian Community Center, its programs and services, and the organizations which operate at the center, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our Programs and services include:

  • Athletics team practices for a variety of ages

  • Boy and Girl Scouts divisions for a variety of ages

  • Social services programs for the Pasadena community

  • Camp Lernavayr - Children’s summer camp ages 4 - 13.

  • Musical performances and educational lectures

  • Armenian education and workshops

  • Social dances and banquets

  • Children’s and adult’s Armenian folk dance classes

  • Summer activities and vacation camps for children of all ages

  • Community and elderly adult outreach programs

  • Young adults cultural awareness programs