Past Events

"Quo Vadis?" (Камо грядеши?)


Concert of Organ Music by Russian Composers

July 1, Friday, 2 am
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Free Admission

A concert of organ music concludes the 14th Annual Russian Heritage Month®. A renowned organist Lada Labzina will perform the organ symphony “Chernobyl” by Mikael Tariverdiev, as well as selections by Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Presented in collaboration with Mikael Tariverdiev Charity Foundation and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Love is Where It All Begins...

Poetry Evening with Andrey Dementyev
June 22, Wednesday, 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57 Street
New York, NY 10019

By invitation onlyFor tickets please email to rshamilov@russianamericanfoundation.org.

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An Evening of poetry with a prominent Russian lyricist Andrey Dementyev, an honored artist of Russia and recipient of the USSR State Prize. The program features a rousing selection of the poet’s most cherished masterpieces. The concert will be performed in Russian.

14th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair
June 19, Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission
Featured artist: Mikhail Belomlinsky

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14th Annual Together in New York® Festival offers a vast afternoon program of live music and dance performances by the community youth groups, a chess tournament,  traditional ethnic cuisine and thousands of prizes.  Special guests:   famous duet The Rose Sisters.

The Memory of Time and Space: The Portrait of the Community

Photo Exhibition of Works of Young Photographers
June 13 – June 25
The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission
Photo by Svetlana Didorenko

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The exhibition presents works of the younger generation photographers. Ross Den, Svetlana Didorenko, Julia Levit, and others portray the prominent leaders of the Russian-speaking community of New York. Presented in collaboration with COJECO.

The Legends of Russian Ballet

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Ballet Dance Photography by Nina Alovert
June 13 – June 25
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission
Photo By Nina Alovert

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A retrospective photo exhibit by an acclaimed photo artist Nina Alovert. Photographs of the legendary ballet performers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Vladimir Malakhov, Diana Vishneva, and others.

Pieced Together: Patchwork Quilts from Russia

An Exhibit of Quilts
June 13 – June 25
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission

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The exhibition from private collections showcases the diversity and exuberance of some of the most talented contemporary Russian craftswomen.  These quilted masterpieces have never been seen by an American audience.  The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10011

The New Land Film Festival. Part II

Stateless

Day 2 and 3 of a Three-Day Documentary Films Screening.
June 6 – June 7 (6pm-10pm)
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Admission: $15, YIVO members $10. For tickets visit yivo.org.

 

June 6: “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Art of Departure” by David Grubin, “Brodsky. Landscape with a Flood” by Sergey Kokovkin, “Stateless” by Michael Drob.  June 7: “Boba – The Sapper of The Bolshoi Dramatic Theater” and “It’s a Fine Kettle of Fish” by Edward Staroselsky. Presented in collaboration with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Philippe Quint & Friends: From Bloch to Rachmaninoff

Third Annual Benefit Concert
June 5, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
The National Arts, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Admission: For tickets email vgumennaya@russianamericanfoundation.org
Photo by Philipp Jekker

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Third annual benefit concert of the world-renowned Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint, joined by Ani and Marta Aznavoorian. A remarkable exhibit of unique string instruments by Antonio Stradivari & Giuseppe Guarneri del Gusu. Presented in collaboration with Bein & Fushi, The Stradivari Society® of Chicago and Reuning & Son Violins.

The New Land Film Festival. Part I

New Land FF 2016 LogoDay 1 of a Three-Day Documentary Films Screening.
June 2 (Thu. 7pm) 
The National Arts Club
Grand Gallery & Gregg Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
RSVP is required. To RSVP email gstartseva@russianamericanfoundation.org. Seating is limited: first–come, first–served.

Documentary screenings dedicated to the lives and works of artistic masterminds of the Third Wave. Part I opens with the tour of the current exhibits and screenings of “Vagrich and the Black Square” (Vagrich Bakhchanyan) by Andrei Zagdansky,  and “The Demarche of the Enthusiast” (Sergei Dovlatov) by Sergey Kokovkin.

The Third Wave and "Novy Amerikanetz": Russian Culture in New York 1970-1990

Exhibit Dedicated to the Third Wave of Russian Cultural Migration
May 31 – June 1, 2016
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission
Photo by Nina Alovert

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The exhibition focuses on the Third Wave of Russian cultural migration and the newspaper “Novy Amerikanetz” (“The New American”), featuring its brightest luminaries: Sergei Dovlatov, Elena Dovlatova, Aleksander Genis, Boris Metter, Aleksey Orlov, Evgeny Rubin, Pyotr Vail, and others. Photographs of Nina Alovert, Nataliya Dyakovskaya, Leonid Lubjanitsky, Lev Poliakov, Mark Serman, Lana Ford, Yuri Shalamoff, Natalia Sharymova. Artworks of Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Mihail Chemiakin, Vitaly Dlugy, Ilya Kabakov, Henry Khudyakov, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid, Oscar Rabin, Oleg Tselkov, Igor Tulipanov, Mikhail Turovsky and others.