Upcoming Events

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
RSVP to info@russianamericanfoundation.org
Free admission

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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.

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

 

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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.

 

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.
RSVP is required.
RSVP to info@russianamericanfoundation.org. 
Free admission
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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.

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.

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“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.

Roman Vnoukov. The Retrospective: Architecture. Design. Photogrphy

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.

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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.

Past Events

“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

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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 carnegiehall.org., Box Office at 57th and Seventh or call CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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: info@russianamericanfoundation.org.

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.

 

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.