Brooklyn Borough President: Baku Street may appear in Brooklyn

New York Brooklyn Bridge

Baku street may appear in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has voiced intention to name one of the streets in the city after Baku, Trend reported.

Adams announced about this during his meeting with an Azerbaijani delegation headed by the head of the executive power of Sabail District of Baku, Eldar Azizov.

The meeting discussed the development and expansion of relations in various fields between Baku’s Sabail and Brooklyn, which are sister cities since 2014.

Adams recalled with satisfaction his visit to Baku this September, noting that he returned from the capital of Azerbaijan with a very pleasant experience.

The American official said that he once again became a witness of tolerance, peacefulness and hospitality of the Azerbaijani society, stressing that the establishment of business linkages between the two areas will create conditions for further expansion of relations between the two countries.

Azizov, in turn, highlighted great potential for cooperation in the humanitarian, cultural, tourism spheres.

The head of the Azerbaijani delegation thanked Eric Adams for the declaring the month May a month of Azerbaijani Culture and Heritage of the Caucasus in Brooklyn.

Then, the Azerbaijani delegation visited Child and Youth Development Center My Way in Brooklyn. Members of delegation viewed the artworks made by children of the center.

Baku’s Sabail District and New York’s picturesque Brooklyn become sister cities in 2014.

Sabail district is a central and ancient dwelling of Baku city which is located along the Caspian Sea.

There are monuments dating back to the ancient age and medieval centuries in the territory of the district. Icherisheher (Old City) is the most magnificent of the historical monuments existing in Azerbaijan and included in the world cultural heritage items by UNESCO. Icherisheher is over 1000 years old. Shirvanshah palace complex which is another astonishing state historical architectural museum-preserve is its masterpiece.

The Martyrs Avenue and the Honorary Avenue, Heydar Aliyev Foundation, as well as many recreational and leisure centers, including Fountains Square, Coastal Boulevard and Freedom Square which are the must-see places in Baku are located in this district.

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, with about 2.6 million people, as well as the second-largest in area.

Every year the city attracts thousands of tourists and locals, who enjoy spectacular views of lower Manhattan and other city landmarks.

It is home to many New York’s top attractions, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Coney Island Cyclone.


The Year in Review – Biggest Stories and Highlights of the last 12 months

Azeri America 2014: The Year in Review – Biggest Stories and Highlights of the last 12 months

The end of the year is the perfect time to see what some of our most popular articles and look back at the biggest stories and highlights of the last 12 months.

January 2014

Washington, DC

U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus’s members reach 60 

State Senate and House of Representatives of Arizona adopted a resolution dedicated to Azerbaijan



New York State Senator issued a proclamation recognizing the 24th anniversary of Black January in Azerbaijan


John Kerry congratulates Ilham Aliyev on “Shah Deniz -2”

Secretary Kerry

February 2014


Azerbaijani flag raised in front of Arkansas Capitol Building

Arkansas Senate adopts resolution on Azerbaijan


The U.S. State of New Mexico’s senate adopted a resolution dedicated to Azerbaijan

March 2014


The resolution issued by the Hawaiian legislative body on March 28 emphasized that Karabakh region is an internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan.

Number of U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus members reaches 63

The Khari Bulbul flower, the symbol of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, was presented in the United States.


Indiana State recognizes the Khojaly genocide

U.S. Congressman issues statement on 22nd anniversary of Khojaly genocide

April 2014


Oklahoma Senate passes resolution on strategic partnership between U.S. and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani wine and brandy products presented in U.S.

Number of U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus members reaches 65

State of Mississippi adopts resolution supporting strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and U.S.

A joint project by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the charitable organization Save a Child’s Heart was presented in Washington.

May 2014


Capital city of the U.S. state of Arizona has declared 28 May 2014 as “Day of Azerbaijan Republic.”

May 28 declared “Azerbaijan’s National Day” in New Mexico

Investment opportunities in Azerbaijan presented in Canada

June 2014


President Ilham Aliyev received a US delegation led by the Senator and the Congressman

Azerbaijani Armed Forces Day marked in Washington


Baku marked one-year countdown to the inaugural European Games, to be held on June 2015

Azerbaijan’s new envoy to UN presents credentials to Secretary-General


July 2014


The U.S. Congress passed in its second reading a bill which proposes the president to expand military cooperation with Azerbaijan

USACC Organizes a Briefing on Azerbaijan’s Technology Industry

August 2014


National Geographic launched in Azerbaijani language

Baku 2015 European Games marks 300 days until Opening Ceremony with key facts and figures

Academician Jalal Aliyev elected honorary member of editorial staff of US Plant Physiology and Biochemistry journal

September 2014


Azerbaijan Airlines first direct flight to New York

20th Anniversary of “Contract of the Century” Celebrated in Washington, DC


Los Angeles celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Southern Gas Corridor


The first Azerbaijani Film Festival in Montreal

October 2014


Azerbaijan among top 20 countries for starting business

US citizens traveling by the New York – Baku direct flight on AZAL are eligible to obtain Azerbaijani visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku


Milwaukee County recognizes October 18, 2014 as 23rd anniversary of Azerbaijan`s independence

The famous San Diego Ballet and Grossmont Symphony Orchestra performed the historic Azerbaijani ballet “Seven Beauties”

November 2014


U.S. backs Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project

Sabail, Brooklyn sign protocol on friendship and cooperation


Azerbaijan claim 3 golds at World Powerlifting Championships in USA

December 2014


Azerbaijani composer nominated for Grammy

Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert F. Cekuta as the next U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan


Azerbaijani Events in USA & Canada

Azerbaijani Events in USA & Canada



Brooklyn, New York – March 19 – Novruz Bayrami Celebration Party in New York Hosted by Azerbaijani- American Women Association of New York and Azerbaijan House in New York.

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Ottawa, Canada – March 10 – Novruz Celebration in Ottawa Hosted by The Embassy of Azerbaijan to Canada and the Ottawa Karabakh Azerbaijani Language School

More Info


Brooklyn, New York – March 18 – Novruz Bayrami Celebration in New York

Baku Palace Restaurants in Brooklyn, NY

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Houston, Texas – March 19 and 20 – Hosted by Azerbaijanian American Cultural Alliance

Mar 19 at 11 AM to Mar 20 at 8 PM

Houston Raindrop Turkish House.

9301 W Bellfort St, Houston, Texas 77031

More Info


Edmonton, Canada – March 19 – Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami Celebration Party.

Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Edmonton (AzCSE) and Azerbaijani Cultural Student Association of U of A (AzCSA) will host another memorable Azerbaijani Novruz Bayrami Celebration to welcome Spring on March 19, 2016.

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San Jose, California – March 20 –  Novruz Concert in California.

Sunday, March 20th at 5pm, a great concert is planned to celebrate the beginning of Spring.

More Info



Toronto, Canada – March 25 – Azerbaijani Multicultural Novruz Celebration hosted by Toronto Azerbaijaini Dance Class

More Info


May 19, 2015 -  New York, NY

 Azerbaijani singer Emin will perform in USA

Azerbaijani singer Emin will be performing at Highline Ballroom,  New York, NY on Tuesday May 19

May 26, 2015 - New York, NY

First U.S.-Azerbaijan Banking & Finance Forum, organized by the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) and powered by the International Bank of Azerbaijan and PASHA Bank.

May 26, 2015

Harvard Club of NYC

For more information please visit United Sates-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce website.

April 11-12 - Inglewood, CA

Azerbaijani Wrestlers are Coming to Los Angeles

Azerbaijani Wrestlers are Coming to Los Angeles to Compete Against the World’s Top 7 Wrestling Teams

April 14, 2015 - Houston, TX

Azerbaijani Movie Screening in Houston

The Azerbaijan Center with WorldFest Houston International Film Festival along with Houston-Baku Sister City Association, the Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington DC and Azerbaijan Film Studio in Baku, Azerbaijan to present Asif Rustamov’s new film DOWN THE RIVER.
Tuesday, April 14th 7:00pm
AMC Studio 30 – 2949 Dunvale St.

March 21, 2015 - Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Spring Celebration Party (Novruz Bayrami) in Edmonton, Canada – March 2015

Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Edmonton (AzCSE) and Azerbaijani Cultural Student Association at U of A (AzCSA) will host another memorable Bayram Celebration Party (Novruz Bayrami) to welcome the spring on March 21, 2015

Jubilee Ballroom – Radisson Hotel Edmonton South

4440 Gateway Boulevard

Edmonton, AB

For Tickets and Reservation please visit

March 21, 2015 Costa Mesa, CA

Azerbaijani Gala celebration of Novruz (Vernal Equinox) in Southern California hosted by Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA)

On March 21st at Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, CA. This will be a night of authentic Azerbaijani food and music.

General Admission Ticket Price is $75 / person. You can purchase your tickets by March 12th at:

March 20, 2015 Toronto, Canada

2015 Novruz (New Year) Celebration with Multicultural Performances – Toronto, Canada

On Friday, March 20th, Azerbaijani Dance Class in Toronto invites you to join us in celebrating our Novruz New Year with a night of rich multicultural performances.

Toronto Steel Workers Hall 25 Cecil Street

Tickets: Regular $50, Student / Children $30
MUST call in advance to reserve at 647-866-1047
March 15, 2015 New York, NY

The Legendary Azerbaijani singer Zeynab Khanlarova will perform in New York on March 15

Living legend Zeynab Khanlarova presents a new program “Xosh Gorduk Ezizlerim”.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00pm, Master Theatr, 1029 Brighton Beach Ave. Brooklyn, NY

For tickets and more information please visit

March 2, 2015 Cambridge, MA

Music of Azerbaijan in Boston: Fargana Qasimova Ensemble

45 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA
March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm
Hosted by Prince Alwaleed Bin Tala Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.
For more information please visit
February 26, 2015  New York, NY

Khojaly Commemoration in New York, NY hosted by Azerbaijan New York Association

1. Location 119 E 36th Street NYC

2. Location: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza East 47th Street

For more information please visit Azerbaijan New York Association website.

February 20, Ottawa Canada

Khojaly Remembrance in Canada Hosted by Azerbaijani Students Association at the University of Waterloo

Ottawa Parlament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Friday at 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Please visit Azerbaijani Student Association at the University of Waterloo facebook pages for more information regarding this event.

February 19, 2015 Berkeley, CA

Khojaly Remembrance in California, Feb 19th at 7pm

Stanford Cultural Interactions Club and Azerbaijani students at Stanford would like to invite you to come see a presentation, documentary and photo exhibition about Azerbaijan. The main goal of the event is to present uniqueness and independence experience of Azerbaijan as a Post-Soviet nation after the end of Cold War.

 February 22, 2015 Houston, TX

Khojaly Commemoration in Houston, TX hosted by Azerbaijanian American Cultural Alliance

12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Turquoise Center (9301 W. Bellfort Ave. Houston, TX 77031
February 18, 2015 Houston, TX

Khojaly Commemoration in Houston, TX

Azerbaijan Center – Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

For information about reservation please visit

February 17, 2015 Stanford, CA

 Azerbaijan as a unique post-Soviet nation, Feb 17th at 2:30pm

During the event, various publications and visual materials will be exhibited to help attendees have a better understanding of the fundamental facts regarding the contemporary history of Azerbaijan after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
For more information please visit
February 6, 2015 San Francisco, CA

SAY ‘NO’ TO DRUGS – Azerbaijani-American Evening of Art, Music, Dance and Goodwill in Los Angeles

Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA

Featuring a cartoon art exhibition and Azerbaijani Music Concert.

In recognition of all efforts aimed at fighting drug abuse and trafficking

for more information please visit

January 3, 2015 North Miami Beach, FL

Consular meeting with the Azerbaijani community in Florida

Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort
19201 Collins Avenue, North Miami Beach, Fl 33160
Saturday, January 3, 2015
10 a.m- 2 p.m.
More information,please contact with or

December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY
Azerbaijan American Women Association of New York celebrating New Years and International Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis at Azerbaijan Restaurant on December 31st, 2014 at 9 PM Azerbaıjan Restaurant.2612 East 14Th Street Brooklyn. NY 11235.
Please call 917 – 349 – 6654 / 718 648 2345 to Mina to RSVP

December 29, 2014 Brooklyn, New York
New Year and Solidarity Day in New York by Azerbaijan Cultural Center in New York City
Date: Monday, December 29 at 7:00pm
Place: Red Wolf NY in Brooklyn, New York
1546 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY

December 27, 2014 Campbell, California

International Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis in California by Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Northern California (ACSNC)

Diner, Dance and Music on December 27 at 7:00pm

1 West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA

Please buy your tickets by December 23rd

Members: Free, RSVP your attendance
Non-members: $40 for adults and children over the age of 5
Purchase your tickets:

To become a member: email us at

For more information please visit

 December 21, 2014 Westmount, Montreal Canada

Azerbaijani Dance Workshop in Montreal – December 2014

Savalan Cultural Group going to have next Yalli Dance Workshop on Sunday night , December 21 th, 6pm-8pm
Sunday, December 21 at 6:00pm
The Greene Centre in Westmount, Quebec
1090 Avenue Greene, Westmount, Quebec
For more information please visit

  December 19, 2014 Los Gatos, California

Çillə Gecəsi Celebration (Winter Solstice)

Celebrating the longest and the darkest night of the year, the winter solstice!
This event is a potluck dinner event, so please bring something to share with everyone, sign-up:
Friday, December 19 at 8:00pm in PST
16400 Lark Ave. Suite 260 Los Gatos, CA 95032
For more information about this events please visit

Events – New Year and Solidarity Day in New York

New Year and Solidarity Day in New York by Azerbaijan Cultural Center in New York City
Date: Monday, December 29 at 7:00pm
Place: Red Wolf NY in Brooklyn, New York
1546 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY