Concert by Kazakh National Orchestra under Baton of Maestro Bisengaliev

Classic Music Concert
December 7
Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
By Invitation Only

 

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Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the U.S., General Consulate of Kazakhstan in New York, and the Russian American Foundation proudly present Classical Music Concert by Kazakh National Orchestra under baton of Maestro Bisengaliev, in celebration of Kazakhstan’s National Day and its 20th Anniversary of Independence.

Bukharian-Jewish Heritage Festival

Community Heritage Festival
June 26, 12 pm – 4 pm
Bukharian Jewish Community Center
10616 70th Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free Admission

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The Bukharian community of Queens celebrates its heritage and talents. Best health care centers, fair, gifts and much more.

Memory of Time and Space: Russian-Jewish Artists in Diaspora

Art Exhibit
June 20
The Harriman Institute, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street #12
New York, NY 10027
Free Admission

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This group exhibit will showcase the diversity and excellence of contemporary Jewish artists of Russian decent. The exhibit will offer an occasion for viewers to meditate on connections between contemporary art and Jewish identity. The participants of the show are well established, award winning artists and sculptors, whose work has been on display in galleries and museums in the U.S. and around the world. Among them Vasily Kafanov (USA), Alexander Okun (Israel), Adomas Jacovskis (Lithuania), Matvey Basov (Belarus) and others.

Annual Battles on Ice

Friendly Hockey Matches
June 18, 7:30pm
Aviator Sports & Events Center,
3159 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Admission: Tickets $40 ($30 for all members of FDNY and NYPD with badges)

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June 19, 2:00pm
Aviator Sports & Events Center,
3159 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Admission: Tickets $50 ($40 for all members of FDNY and NYPD with badges)

Charitable friendly hockey matches between New York team “FDNY Firefighters”, Russia’s team “EMERCOM Firefighters” and team “Legends of the USSR”. Games will feature many icons of hockey, such as: Gymajev, brothers Golikov, Kasatonov, Lutchenko, Lyapkin, Makarov, Shtalenkov, and Yakushev. The spectators will come to see the legends and support teams with all their heart! Proceeds to benefit FDNY Widow’s and Children’s Fund in honor of 9/11 10th Anniversary. For ticket sale information: www.RussianAmericanFoundation.org.

Russian American Health Coalition Breakfast & Forum “From Chernobyl to Fukusima Through 9/11”

Panel Discussion
June 17
The United Nations
760 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
By Invitation Only

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The event is presented by the Russian American Foundation in cooperation with Project Chernobyl – Project 9/11 and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York with the support of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to UN. Among the topics of discussion: Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons on safety to be learned; Role of media and responsibility of governments to inform public on technogenic and natural disasters risks; Challenges to Nuclear Security through the prism of 9/11; Medical, psychological and environmental consequences.

Ukrainian Avant-Garde Art: The Odessan Parisians

Art Exhibit
June 14 – 29 (11am – 5pm)
National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

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The distinguished collection of Boris Fuchsmann, Andrei Adamovski and Alexander Suslenski showcases works of members of the “Society of Independent Artists” – an avant-garde group based in Odessa in the 1910s. Until recently it was believed that works of “Independents” disappeared without the trace during the Revolution and Civil War. In 2002, however, it was discovered that in 1919 Yakov Pereman, the chairman of the Odessan Jewish radical party “Workers of Zion” and a generous patron to young Odessan artists had shipped his entire collection to Palestine, thus rescuing for posterity this unique grouping of early twentieth-century art from Odessa. The second time the collection was saved as a grouping was due to the generosity of Boris Fuchsmann, Andrei Adamovski and Alexander Suslenski.

Pieced Together: Moscow Meets Harlem

Quilts and Patchwork Exhibit
June 12 – June 27
National Arts Club, Grand gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission. Call (212)475-3424 for viewing hours

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This cross cultural exhibition marks the first time the Russian-American and African-American communities have joined forces to present this unique display of cultural identity. Over two dozen quilts showcase the diversity and exuberance of some of the most talented Russian and African-American crafts and fiber artists.

Israel Day in Kingsbay YM-YWHA

Community Festival
June 12
Kings Bay Y Community Center
3495 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Free Admission

9th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair
June 12, 11 am – 5 pm
Oceana Hall
1029 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn 11235
Free Admission

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Concert program includes appearance of stars of off-Broadway show “ImaginOcean”, Yevgeni Shapovalov. Best of the youth groups from the Russian American community perform. Entertaining events and ethnic performances by local and international artists, carnival attractions, and mouth-watering foods. Representatives of health care centers educate visitors and provide free medical testing.

World Premiere of “Downtown Express” Directed by David Grubin

Film Premiere
June 7, 9:00pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
Admission: $20 Tickets. Tickets are available for purchase in the box office, call 212 864 5400

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Brilliant American violinist Philippe Quint stars in a new film from the producer of Brokeback Mountain and Amadeus. Shot entirely on location in New York, Downtown Express tells the story of a Russian violinist coming to the big city to study at the Juilliard School – mirroring Quint’s own life experience.

 

Siberian Virtuosi. Concert of Tomsk Chamber Orchestra Under the Baton of Maestro Sergey Khanukaev

Music Concert
June 7, 6:30pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
Admission: $30. Tickets are available for purchase in the box office, call 212 864 5400

 

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Maestro Sergey Khanukaev performs with the outstanding American musicians of Russian descent – pianist Vladimir Pleshakov and violinist Philippe Quint. The concert program of the Russian premiere orchestra includes Serenades by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra – Vladimir Pleshakov soloist (piano), Waltz and Melody by Tchaikovsky – Philippe Quint soloist (violin).

 

“Designer To The Stars” – Slava Zaitsev Retrospective

Fashion Exhibit
June 2 – June 10
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

 

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Slava Zaitsev, also known as the“Red Dior”, is Russia’s preeminent Haute Couture designer. The exhibit includes the preview of the winter collection 2011-2012 and presentation of vintage pieces from museum collections that span Slava’s 30-year illustrious fashion career. Original Slava Zaitsev’s costume sketches and photographs of his runway shows will be also on display.

 

Trail Of Treasures: From Ancient Days To Modern Kazakhstan

Art Exhibit
June 2 – June 10
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

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The exhibition dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The collection features original art-work by Krym Altynbekov, based on archaeological finds of jewelry and artifacts created by nomadic tribes who inhabited Kazakh Lands. The exhibition celebrates the rich simplicity and elegance of the Kazakh steppe nomadic tradition.

“New York – Moscow – Jerusalem”

Photo Exhibit
June 1 – June 10 (7am – midnight)
Citigroup Center
Lexington Avenue and 54th street
New York, NY 10022
Free Admission

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The Photo Exhibit showcases the three great cities seen by photo artist from three countries.

 

Russian American Foundation helps NYC kids find their roots

RAF announces 2011 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Russian American Heritage Experience Moscow Summer Intensive. This merit-based program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and American Councils for International Education will allow 10 high school students of New York City’s Russian-American immigrant families to participate in a six-week language and culture immersion trip to Moscow on a full-scholarship during July 16 – August, 27, 2011. For more information, please see NSLI Youth Programs. Click here to view the pictures from the Press Conference at Tatiana Restaurant on March 18th.

Bolshoi Ballet Academy National Auditions 2011

In January and February 2011, Russian American Foundation and Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow are running National Auditions for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive 2011, to take place in New York, NY and Middlebury, CT. More information on the Bolshoi Ballet Academy website.

Russian Culture and Sports Night

Russian American Foundation and Nets Basketball are proud to present the Russian Culture and Sports Night, Presented by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011.

Read more about the Night HERE.