Past Events

Pieced Together: Patchwork Quilts from Russia

Quilt exhibition
July 23 – October 20, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Exhibit
200 Violet Street, Unit 140
Golden, CO 80401
Free admission

Presented in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, the exhibit showcases the diversity and exuberance of some of the most talented contemporary Russian craftswomen. Quilts depict handwork history in Ivanovo, Russia; traditional women’s dress of Russia; Russian nursery rhymes and folklore; heroic history; and daily life of Russian culture from the past and present. Delicate hand stitching and whimsical applique play with calico prints in bright primary colors to tell a story with each quilt, making this an enjoyable exhibit for all ages. Many works feature contemporary fabrics and machine stitching, showing the evolution of patchwork sewing and art quilting within the country.

Roman Vnoukov. The Retrospective: Architecture. Design. Photography

34AF9007-1F0F-486B-A39B-2BEA49EAD33FJuly 2 – July 15 (Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5 pm, Sat. 11am – 5pm)
The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003.
Free admission

Over the past 20 years, founder of the high-end interior design firm “Design Studio Romani,” Roman Vnoukov, has created almost 400 interiors for private and commercial spaces in the U.S and worldwide. The gentle elegance of modern classics inspires Roman to create spaces with beautiful palettes and harmonious forms. Projects range from private residences in the Plaza and Time Warner Building (NYC), the Setai (Miami), and luxury private villages in Europe, Russia and Ukraine, to offices and commercial spaces, nightclubs, restaurants and boutique hotels. His most recent work is a total reconceptualization of the luxurious & futuristic flagship boutique and headquarters for Jacob & Co. on 57th St and Park Ave in Manhattan.

An Open Screening of the Documentary "Doctor Sasha”

June 25 (Mon. 8pm-9pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003.
Free admission

“Doctor Sasha” is a film about Alexander Ioselevich: Soviet officer, military doctor, communist, Jew, prisoner, who survived 9 concentration camps and saved hundreds of lives of other prisoners. The film premiered in Austria and on Israeli television. The gripping documentary was shown on 5 central television channels in Russia and many other regional and cable channels as well. The artistic director of the project is Honored Artist of Russia, Alla Surikova. Author and director: V. Serkez. Producer: A. Potashnikov.

Russian-American Writers: The Heritage of Female Writers through Contemporary Lens

June 25 (Mon. 6pm – 8pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.
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Free admission

This roundtable discussion will feature female voices of contemporary Russian-American fiction. Moderated by Columbia University professor Anna Katsnelson, the panel will include the authors Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Sana Krasikov, Ellen Litman, Irina Reyn and Lara Vapnyar. The discussion will focus on the significant achievements of Russian-American women in literature and their connection to contemporary movements like #MeToo. Together with fellow female writers, Anna will discuss the application of transnationalism and multiculturalism to their works, analyze the interaction of national and cultural identity and speak about their breakthrough into mainstream, male dominated, Russian-American literature.

Bukharian Jewish Community Festival

MalikaCommunity Festival
June 24, Sunday, 2pm – 6pm
Rego Park Seniors Club Adult Day Care,
6336 99th Street,
Rego Park, NY 11374
Free Admission

The Bukharian-Jewish community of Queens celebrates its heritage and talents this afternoon at a fair with fascinating performances by local talents. The festival will feature leading health care service providers, senior and medical centers working on-site to educate visitors and offer free services. Special raffle and memorable souvenirs.

Kazakh-American Relations in the 21st Century: A Cultural Dialogue

National-arts-clubJune 20, 2018 (5pm – 7pm)
The National Arts Club, Sculpture Court
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
RSVP is required
Free admission

Please join us for a very special conversation inspired by the exhibition entitled “At the Crossroads of Asia and Europe: 20th Century Masterpieces from the A. Kasteyev Museum of Arts in Kazakhstan. This roundtable will address Kazakh-American relations in the 21st century with a special emphasis on art and cultural exchange between two great nations.

“At the Crossroads of Asia and Europe”: 20th Century Masterpieces from A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts in Kazakhstan

small imageArt exhibition
June 18 – July 15, 2018
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free admission

The exhibition brings together some of the most vibrant cultural and historical examples of 20th century Kazakh visual art, featuring the masterpieces of Abylkhan Kasteyev, Moldakhmet Kenbayev, Aisha Galimbayeva, Tursun Abuov, Sabur Mambeyev, and many others teaching about the richness and creativity of 20th century masters. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the U.S. and Consulate General of Kazakhstan in New York. Dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of Astana.

The Joy of Freedom

Photo credit: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

Photo credit: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

A Classical Music Concert Honoring the 70th Anniversary of Independence of Israel
June 11 (Monday) – 8pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $25;$50
For tickets visit, Box Office at 57th and Seventh or call CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

The “Joy of Freedom” concert opens the doors for young aspiring intellectuals and performers of classical music from the U.S., Russia and Israel. Students of the renowned music educator and pianist Genya Paley (Special Music School of America, Preparatory Division of the Mannes College of Music, among others) will be joined by the rising talents of the Ezro Malakov’s “Academy of  Bukharian Shashmaqam” to pay tribute to the fighters for Israeli Independence and assert themselves as serious classical talents.

Together in New York® Festival

PM - imageThe Annual Community Festival and Job Fair
June 10th, Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street,
Brooklyn 11224
Free Admission

The Russian American Foundation invites everyone to the annual traditional fair in Seaside Park featuring dance performances by talented youth groups and a diverse musical program! Job fair, free medical tests and specials gifts from the Festivals’ sponsors. Don’t miss a full day of attractions: bubble garden, face painters, magicians, stilt walkers – and mouthwatering traditional cuisine for the entire family! Special Performance by a famous Russian Pop group “PM” (formerly known as “Premyer-ministr”).

Celebrating the Day of the Russian-speaking communities in Albany

900-39-1retouchedVIP Opening Reception of the 16th Annual Russian Heritage Month®
June 5 (Tue, 10am – 7pm)
Legislative Office Building, 3rd Floor Terrace,
198 State Street, Albany, NY 12210
By invitation only

The New York State Senate and New York State Assembly members welcome distinguished leaders of the Russian-speaking communities in Albany to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their heritage. The exclusive event is hosted by the New York State Senator Luis R. Sepulveda and New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz with support of Senators Joseph A. Griffo and Diane J. Savino.  By invitation only. For information, email to: