Philippe Quint & Friends: Hebrew Rhapsody

Philippe Quint- by Benjamin Brollet 3June 28, 6 pm – 8 pm
 Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Admission: $30; $45
For concert tickets information visit
Carnegie Charge 212-247-7800

or Box Office at 57th & Seventh

The concert of renowned Russian American violinist marks the closing of the 13th Annual Russian Heritage Month ®. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational programs of the Russian American Foundation. The evening will feature specials guests, including Carol Alt, Lera Auerbach, Alex Fiterstein, Matt Herskowitz, Kate Davis, Lara St. John, Joseph Malovany and M-Generation. Photo credit – Benjamin Brolet

Bukharian-Jewish Heritage Festival

bukharianJune 21, 12 pm – 4 pm
Bukharian Jewish Community Center
10616 70th Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free Admission

The Bukharian-Jewish community of Queens celebrates its heritage and talents at this afternoon of performances by the community youth groups and a fair. The festival will feature local health care organizations and medical centers will be working on site to educate visitors and offer free services.

Together in New York® Festival

Junheritage2-1e 7, 11 am – 4 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission

Please join us for the Annual Community Festival and Health and Sport Fair, a full day of entertaining events and performances by local and international artists.  The event will include live music, dancing, chess tournament, performances by the  community youth groups such as M-Generation, Shostakovich School of Music Art and Dance, Latin Fiesta Balroom Dance Studio and many more. Special guest – internationally acclaimed  pop singer Avraam Russo. You will also have a chance to enjoy the samples of delicious traditional cuisine. Representatives of health care centers and community organizations will educate visitors.

Astana Opera presents “Voice of Asia”

Voice of Asia

Oct 27, 8:00pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & Seventh Avenue, NYC
For ticket information:, CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800  or  Box Office at 57th and 7th.

The program will include a special selection of Kazakh folk songs, solos from operas by Kazakh composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev and Mukhamejanov, arias from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Bernstein, Offenbach, and Borodin, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring brilliant young violinist Erzhan Kulibaev. Conductor: Abzal Mulhitdinov.

Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe

KAzakh smallerJune 30, 8 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue, Manhattan
For ticket information, or 212.247.7800

For thousands of years, Kazakh artists have performed music inspired by their culture and history. The concert features the Kazakh National Academic Kurmangazy Orchestra of Folk Instruments, the Kazakh National Baikadamov Choir, and renowned Kazakh vocalists.

Obraztsov Puppet Theater

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Performance in Russian language for ages 7+
June 20 – 7 pm, June 21 – 12 pm
Master Theater
1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn
For ticket information, or 718.732.3838


“Extraordinary Concert”
Performance in English language for ages 13+
June 22 – 8:00 pm
92ndY, Kaufman Hall
1395 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
For ticket information, or 212.415.5500

The internationally celebrated puppet theater returns to the U.S. with a program which appeals to children and adults alike. The acclaimed Moscow-based theater performs the children’s classic “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” and the hilarious satirical revue “Extraordinary Concert.”

Sergei Parajanov: The Creator

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June 17 – July 10, 10 am – 6 pm, Mon – Sat
Gilbert Albert Gallery
43 West 57th Street, Manhattan
Free Admission

The first retrospective exhibit in the U.S. of Sergei Parajanov celebrates the magic world created by one of the most brilliant and controversial creators of the 20th century. The event commemorates the 90th anniversary of the birth of the artist.

Together in New York®

Jheritage2-1une 8, 11 am – 4 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission

An annual community festival and health and sport fair, featuring a full day of live music, dancing, performances by community youth groups, and delicious cuisine. Special guest singer Svetlana Portnyansky presents a new performance.

Russkaya Krasa at the American Folk Art Museum

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June 6, 5:30 – 7:00pm
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Free Admission

Russkaya Krasa, a Russian folk ensemble comprised of students from Moscow State Pedagogical University, performs an exciting repertoire of choral music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The group is directed by Olga Balaban, chairman of the university’s Choral Conducting Department.


“Yablochko (Chastushki)”

Collectively Independent: The Exhibit of Young Russian-American Artists

new_york_lgJune 2 – June 14, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
Please call ahead – 212.475.3424
The National Arts Club, Trask Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
Free Admission

An exhibit presented in collaboration with COJECO BluePrint fellowship program featuring the works of 5 emerging Russian-American artists: Margarita Korol, Michael Korosty, Tanya Levina, Artem Mirolevich, and Irina Sheynfeld.

Philippe Quint & Friends

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May 27, 7pm
The Time Center at the NY Times Building
242 West 41st Street

Please join us for the Benefit Concert “Philippe Quint & Friends.” All proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational programs of the Russian American Foundation. The evening will feature specials guests, including Joshua Bell, J. Ralph, Emily Bergl, Michael Bacon, William Wolfram, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, and the Quint Quintet, featuring celebrated Argentine performers JP Jofre, Octavio Brunetti, Oren Fader and Pedro Giraudo.

Photo credit – Liza Marie Mazzucco.

Aladdin Garunov: Selected Works, 1998 – 2013

May 27 – June 30, 11 am – 8 pm, Tues – Sat
524 West 19th Street, Manhattan
Free Admission

The international arts organization Gallery SHCHUKIN celebrates the opening of its Chelsea gallery with the first solo exhibit in the U.S. of Dagestan-born artist and sculptor Aladdin Garunov. The selected works span the entire period of Garunov’s mature output as an artist and show how his exploration of the painting/object has evolved over time.

500,000 Voices of Chernobyl

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May 27 – June 28, 11 am – 6 pm, Tues – Sat
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
4th floor, 417 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
Free Admission

Philip Grossman’s “500,000 Voices of Chernobyl” is an emotional photo exhibit that shares personal stories of the courageous men and women who volunteered to clean up in the wake of the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster. The exhibit is comprised of 42 prints and 2 videos that portray the remnants of the lost homes of thousands.

From Primitivism to Propaganda: Russia’s Modern Masters

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May 19-June 15, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
Please call ahead – 212.475.3424
The National Arts Club 
15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
Free Admission

An exhibition of works on paper by some of Russia’s most notable modern artists, including Natalia Goncharova, Alexei Kruchenikh, Mikhail Larionov, Rosalia Rabinovich, Clement Redko, and the Stenberg brothers. Selected from the private holdings of the proprietors of Gallery Shchukin, an international gallery of modern and contemporary art with locations in Moscow, New York, and Paris.

The Memory of Time & Space: Russian and American Jewish Women Photographers in Diaspora


May 12-August 15, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
12th Floor, 420 W 118th Street, Manhattan
Free Admission

An exhibit presented in collaboration with COJECO and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, featuring works by acclaimed photographers Svetlana Didorenko, Yulia Levit, and Joan Roth.

The Role of the Russian Media in the US and its Presence in the Life of the Russian-Speaking Community: Past, Present, Future

RAF-RussianMedia-emailMay 1, 12pm-2pm
Kellogg Center, School of International & Public Affairs
Room 1501, 420 W 118th Street
Free Admission

RAF and RTVi, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, present “The Role of the Russian Media in the U.S. and its Presence in the Life of the Russian-Speaking Community: Past, Present, Future.” This event commemorates the 3rd wave of Russian immigration to the U.S., and will feature a panel discussion and Q&A session on the role of the Russian media in the U.S. and its presence in the life of the Russian-speaking community. Panelists will include: Ilia Baranikas, U.S. correspondent for Moskovsky Komsomolets, one of Russia’s most influential newspapers; Marina Belotserkovsky, the Senior Director of Russian Communications at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS); Ekaterina Kotrikadze, RTVi’s News Director (RTVi – Independent Russian TV Network); and Jennifer Rosenberg, Director of Research and the Jewish Community Study of New York at UJA-Federation of New York.

RetroSpective at the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)

May 22-November 16, T-F 12-8pm, Sat. 10am-5pm
7th Avenue at 27th Street
Free Admission

The Russian American Foundation is proud to announce the first Russian costume piece to be introduced into the permanent collection at The Museum at FIT. The piece is a costume ensemble from the 2004 collection Invasion from the Slava Zaitsev Moscow Fashion House, and will be on display as part of the Museum’s RetroSpective exhibition. Zaitsev is known for his seamless integration of both Russian and Tatar motifs into an elegant, western shape.

22 Ideas to Fix the World Book Launch

November 7, 6pm
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South

Russian American Foundation celebrates the launch of 22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World’s Foremost Thinkers with editor Piotr Dutkiewicz, contributor Olzhas Suleimenov, and Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the US Kairat Umarov.  In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world’s greatest minds—from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists—explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, 22 Ideas to Fix the World presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the futureRead more about the book.

Professor Piotr Dukiewicz, Ambassador Olzhas Suleimenov, Ambassador Kairat Umarov

Professor Piotr Dukiewicz, Ambassador Olzhas Suleimenov, Ambassador Kairat Umarov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the US Kairat Umarov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the US Kairat Umarov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov

Magical Visions: The Jewelry and Sculpture of Dashi Namdakov

September 9-November 1
Gilbert Albert Gallery
43 West 57th Street

The Buryat born artist, Dashi Namdakov, will be exhibiting his work as part of a celebration honoring Gilbert Albert Jewelry House’s 60th Anniversary. His inspirational work draws from natural and spiritual sources, forming cohesive and emotive pieces that reflect a larger sense of life. Like Gilbert Albert, Dashi Namdakov’s creations evoke the wealth of nature’s forms in all their magnificent beauty.

Ural Folk Dance Ensemble

All of the way from the Ural mountain region in Russia, this folk dance ensemble has come to take part in several events at this year’s Russian Heritage Month®. This ensemble has been known for its preservation of Siberian and Russian dance traditions for over 30 years. La Guardia School of the Performing Arts Theater 100 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan, 7pmFree admission with advanced reservation. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVP to