Bukharian Heritage Festival

Community Heritage Festival
June 24, 12 pm – 4 pm
Bukharian Jewish Community Center
10616 70th Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free Admission

A celebration of the heritage and talents of the Bukharian Community in Queens. Performances of international and community artists. Healthcare centers will be presented to educate visitors.

Ethno Modern Exhibit

Masterpieces from the Cherkassky Art Museum
June 20 – 23 (12pm – 4pm)
National Arts Club, Grand & Trask Galleries
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

In The Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky

A Multimedia Project
June 20 (6:30pm – 10pm)
National Arts Club, Sculpture Court
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

Multimedia project is dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the birth of the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The installation recreates the process of filming Tarkovsky’s celebrated final film, – Sacrifice.

Gaspar De La Nuit

Musical Play
June 19, 6pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
Admission: Tickets $20 (seniors and students $15). For tickets call 212-864-5400

A wise and subtle one-woman play by Laila Alexander-Garett, exquisitely directed by Alexander Kryzhanovsky, the artistic director of famous Kiev Theatre “Teatr Na Pecherskom”, and performed by a renowned Ukrainian actress Tamara Plashenko.

10th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair
June 10, Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission
Featured artist: Mikhail Belomlinsky

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A Community Festival, Health and Sport Fair featuring performances of pop diva Anna Reznikova, world renowned Russian tenor Yevgeni Shapovalop and singer Rebecca Branovan, a rising star from the Russian-speaking community. Ethnic music, dance, costumes, performances by community youth groups and mouthwatering foods. Representatives of healthcare industry are to educate visitors and to provide free medical testing.

Caring Canvas

Art Exhibit
June 7 – 19 (10am – 5pm)
National Arts Club, Trask Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

Exhibition of works created by American artist Laura Brunetti, who has turned her artistic endeavors into the Art of Giving, and Russian Artist Julia Panova, who possess a rare ability to find the new meaning of family things. Also on view the artworks of talented Russian and American children.

Mira Stroika and Her Band

Music Concert
June 5, 8pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
Admission: Tickets $25 (seniors and students $15). For tickets call 212-864-5400

The concert will feature a performance by a Russian-American singer and songwriter, who is a fixture in New York’s neo cabaret and indie music scene. A classically trained vocalist, pianist, composer and accordionist, Stroika’s highly theatrical performances fuse Western pop sensibilities with Russian folk music.

Russian America

Documentary Film Screening
June 5, 6pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
Admission: for tickets call 212-864-5400

World premiere of the documentary Russian America. The film, produced by award-winning Russian director Yury Moroz and narrated by renowned Russian actor Dmitry Kharatyan, tells the story of the Russian American Company, which operated from 1788 to 1841 and was the first Russian business enterprise in the North America.

Jews of Tsarist Russia

Art Exhibit
June 4 – September 1
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission

Produced in collaboration with the Russian Museum of Ethnography and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the exhibition presents a unique photographic record of Jewish Life in Tsarists Russia. The photographs by famous and anonymous photographers of the mid XIX early XX centuries offer an opportunity to rediscover the world of old Russian Jewish culture.

Doroga*

Interactive Play
June 1-3
Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
Admission: tickets $30 (students $25)
For tickets visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2857919113

Produced by The Lost b& Found Project, the interactive play explores personal family stories in order to portray the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience through a series of dramatic snapshots and a dialogue between the past and the present.

Yosef Ostrovsky: Retrospective

Retrospective Art Exhibit
June 1-7 (10am – 5pm)
National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

Yosef Ostovsky (1935-1993) is one of the most renowned Odessa artists of the second half of the XX century. His paintings can be found in leading museums, galleries and private art collections throughout the world, including the USA, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Ukraine and Russia.

A New Dream: American Artists’ Gift to the Jewish Autonomous Region in the Soviet Union

Art Exhibit
June 1-7 (10am – 5pm)
National Arts Club, Trask Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

The exhibition showcases works sent by American artists to Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Region created in the Societ Union during 1930s. The dream for Jewish territorial and cultural autonomy was brutally destroyed by Stalin’s repressions against Soviet Jews, but the generosity of American artists gift survived. Presented in collaboration with the Russian Museum of Ethnography.

Russian Art from Private Collection: Borovikovsky to Kabakov

Art Exhibit
June 1-30 (Tue – Sat 11am-5pm)
ABA Gallery
7 East 17th Street,
New York, NY 10003
Admission: By appointment only. Call 212-677-2367

Among the ninety works on display there are some striking pieces by Russia’s greatest masters, spanning a period from XVIII to XXI centuries. Among the featured artists are Vasili Perov, Mikhail Nesterov, Alexei Savrasov, Vladimir Makovsky, Lev Bakst, Constantine Somov, and many more.

Ukrainian Avant-Garde Art: The Odessan Parisians Exhibit

Art Exhibit
January 31 – February 11, 2012, 10AM-5PM
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission

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Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent Ukranian Avant-Garde Art: The Odessan Parisians Exhibit, starting its world tour in New York this week! The exhibit comprises paintings from the distinguished collection of Boris Fuchsmann, Andrey Adamovski and Alexander Suslenski. It was believed that many paintings were lost during the years of Russian Revolution and the Civil War, until they were recently discovered.  The paintings on view were all completed in the early 20th century by the leading members of the ‘Society of Independent Artists,’ or ‘Odessan Parisians,’ including Amshei Nurenberg, Micail Gershenfeld, Isaac Malik, Theophil Fraerman, Sigismund Olesevich and Israel Mexin. Their very name-the ‘Independents’-suggests their independence from traditional artistic movements. Indeed, parallels have been drawn between them and the French ‘Société des Indépendants.” The Independents were dubbed “Odessan Parisians” by one critic, referring to the artistic inspiration they drew from Matisse, Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The exhibit is co-curated by Marina Kovalyov, President of RAF and member of the National Arts Club, and Sonya Bekkerman, Senior VP, Russian Paintings at Sotheby’s New York.


Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Youth Program Holds National Auditions for the U.S. Students

Russian American Foundation and the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy are offering U.S. students the ability to compete for a place at the iconic Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, as part of the Summer Intensive 2012.  Of those selected 15 high-school students will be offered a life-changing opportunity to spend 6 weeks during summer of 2012 in Moscow on a full scholarship, as part of the NSLI-Y program funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Additionally, one male and one female dancer, ages 9-22, will also be selected at the end of the program and will be offered a training and a performing scholarship in Moscow by the Russian American Foundation.  Students in 16 cities audition to train with Master Teachers from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one of the oldest and the most respected ballet institution in the world.  “We are offering top American ballet students the opportunity to train with Academy’s master teachers,” says Rina Kirshner, vice president of the Russian American Foundation. “Those teachers have trained some of ballet’s most famous stars such as Natalia Osipova, Polina Semionova, Alexei Ratmansky, Maria Kochetkova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and many others.”  In 2011, ABT’s principal dancer David Hallberg made international headlines and ballet history by becoming the first American dancer to enlist permanently with the Bolshoi Ballet.  In his youth, David Hallberg trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Youth program in U.S. To register and to see the auditions dates click here.