Upcoming Events

Jews In and After the 1917 Russian Revolution

YIVOConference
November 5, 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm
November 6, 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Admission: $10 – $20 General | Free for YIVO Members and students
For tickets visit www.yivo.org or call  (917) 606-8290
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The year of 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which as it later turned out has become one of the defining moments of the XX century. While the Russian Revolution liberated the largest Jewish community in the world, it has also opened the floodgates for the greatest massacre of Jews before the Second World War amid the Civil War and its aftermath in 1918-21. The 2-day conference will explore the social, political, economical pretext of the Revolutionary upheaval and analyze the world which has emerged afterwards.
This event is co-sponsored by the Russian American Foundation and organized by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

 

Past Events

From Classics to Moderns: A Tribute to Joseph Brodsky

Sergey Yurskiy

Sergey Yurskiy

An Evening of Poetry
June 26 (Monday) – 8pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57 Street
New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $35; $60
For tickets visit carnegiehall.org., Box Office at 57th and Seventh or call CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800
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An Evening of Poetry with Sergey Yurskiy, one of the most highly acclaimed actors of Russia, a film and theatre director, writer and poet. Yurskiy will recite the poetry and prose of Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak and Alexander Pushkin.

Alexander Solotzew: Life in Colors

A. Solo, Dream of Venice

A. Solotzew, Dream of Venice

Art Exhibition
June 26 – July 16
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
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The exhibition of internationally renowned artist Alexander Solotzew features the artist’s most recent works influenced by his journeys across the world. The exuberant colors, poetic sensitivity and endless passion for life are the distinctive elements of Solotzew’s paintings.

 

Bukharian Jewish Community Festival

Community Festival
June 25, Sunday, 2pm – 6pm
Rego Park Seniors Club Adult Day Care,
6336 99th Street,
Rego Park, NY 11374
Free Admission
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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.

Ella Kogan: Searching for the Soul

Ella Kogan Red Scarf smallArt Exhibition
June 19 – July 9
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery & Marquis Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
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A retrospective exhibition of bronze sculpture by a renowned artist Ella Kogan. Ella Kogan expresses through her work the eternal uncertainty and inherent turmoil of the human predicament. Out of the disintegrated parts of a once finished sculpture a work infused with new insight is born.
Freedom and Imagination are the two words that immediately come to mind when looking at the talented sculptures created by Ella Kogan.

Divertissements: from Anna Pavlova to Svetlana Zakharova

Maya Plisetskaya, 1978 Photo: TASS

Maya Plisetskaya, 1978
Photo: TASS

Photography Exhibit
June 19 – July 2
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Trask Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
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This photo exhibition presents a unique collection of photographs from the archives of TASS news agency, featuring leading Soviet and Russian ballet dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Yury Grigorovich, Svetlana Zakharova, Alexei Ratmansky, Ulyana Lopatkina, Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Diana Vishneva, and others. Presented in collaboration with TASS News Agency.

 

Sports & Wellness Festival at MatchPoint NYC

Sports & Wellness Festival in MatchPoint NYC

Sports & Wellness Festival in MatchPoint NYC

Community Festival
June 18, Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
MatchPoint NYC
2781 Shell Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Free Admission
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In honor of Father’s Day 2017, the Festival will feature professional consultations by MatchPoint NYC personal trainers and nutritionists, free fitness assessments, cardio tennis, Zumba, Yoga, kids fitness and tennis, and much more! A full day of impressive performances by youth athletes and dance groups, live music, stilt walkers, face painters, nutritious food, and other attractions for the entire family.

 

15th Annual Together in New York® Festival

Together in New York®

Together in New York®

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair
June 11th, Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street,
Brooklyn 11224
Free Admission
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The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair offers a vast afternoon program of live music and dance performances by community youth groups, traditional ethnic cuisine, a chess tournament and thousands of prizes. Special guest – internationally acclaimed pop singer Avraam Russo.

Silk Road of Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Film Screening 
June 8
Thursday, 6.30pm
The National Arts Club, Sculpture Court,
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
To RSVP email: vgumennaya@russianamericanfoundation.org
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The U.S. premiere of a popular scientific film narrating the story of the famous Italian traveler Marco Polo and his fascinating journey across Central Asia along the Silk Road, as described in his “Book of The Diversity of the World”. Presented in collaboration with the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture under the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Seating is limited: first-come, first-served.

Russian Émigré Literature: The Dialog of Generations

Ivan Tolstoy By Yuri Rost

Ivan Tolstoy
By Yuri Rost

Literary Discussion 
June 6, Tuesday, 5 PM
The New York Public Library,
Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, Celeste Auditorium,
5th Ave at 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10018
Pre-registration required: on.nypl.org/dialogofgenerations
Seating is limited
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Literary historian and TV personality Ivan Tolstoy will discuss with audiences the main achievements and contributions of Russian-speaking émigré writers, poets, and journalists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He will be joined by Russian-American writer Alexander Genis, ballet photographer and critic Nina Alovert, Berlin-based poet Alexander Delphinov, and writer Grigorii Arosev. Tolstoy will focus on the phenomenon of cultural migration in an attempt to better understand what drives immigrant literature today. Conducted in Russian with simultaneous translation.

The Memory of Time & Space: Artwork by Russian-speaking & Israeli artists

Nekto, Michael Korosty

Nekto, Michael Korosty

Art Exhibition
June 5 – June 18
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Marquis Gallery,
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
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This exhibition offers an exciting retrospective on life in the diaspora through the works of Pinchas Cohen Gan, Moshe Gershuni, Michail Grobman, Menashe Kadishman, Liliane Klapisch, Michael Korosty, Sasha Okun, Yosef Ostrovsky and others. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in New York and COJECO.