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

Shtetl: Graphic Works And Sketches Of Solomon Yudovin (1920-1940)

June 21 – Sept 30
9 am – 5 pm Sun -Thurs,
9 am -3 pm Fri, Closed Saturday
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission

Presented in collaboration  with  the Russian Museum of Ethnography and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the exhibit features works of the renowned Russian-Jewish artist, ethnographer and scholar of Jewish traditional art, Solomon Yudovin. From the collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, NY.

Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Jewish Soviet Soldiers in the Red Army During WW II

June 22 – August 30WARII
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm
The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery.
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Free Admission

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the allied Victory and in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of war on the Eastern front, The Blavatnik Archive proudly presents Lives of the Great Patriotic War exhibit. Lives of the Great Patriotic War was produced and funded by the Blavatnik Archive, and is made possible thanks to the participation of the nearly 1,200 veterans and their families in the Blavatnik Archive Veteran Oral History Project.
Photo: Soviet soldiers in front of Reichstag. Berlin, 1945.

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.

Collectively Independent: An Exhibit of Russian-American Women Artists

 June 12 – June 20           box2newsletter
Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm

The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery.
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Free Admission

An exciting look at five emerging female artists, Yuliya Lanina, Valentina Loseva, Anya Roz, Anya Rubin and Irina Sheynfeld. Though working in disparate styles and genres – from painting to photography and mechanical sculpture – these artists remain deeply engaged with their shared experiences of movement, femininity, and 21st Century American life. Presented in partnership with COJECO, Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations.
Image: Yuliya Lanina Cowboy, music box, 2014

“Leitmotiv in Russian Novels of the XIX and XX Centuries”


June 11, 4 pm – 5.30 pm
Kennan Institute, Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Free Admission
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June 13, 2 pm
The New York Public Library
5th Ave at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
Free Admission
Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

 As part of its joint Exploring Russian Literature Series, the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center and the Russian American Foundation proudly present Mr. Dmitry Bykov, one of the most prolific Russian writers working today and biographer of Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava and Maxim Gorky.  All are invited to discover a hidden connection in the  plots of three Russian great novels; Doctor Zhivago, Quiet Flows the Don, and Lolita. Mr. Bykov will discuss how all authors unwittingly described the same situation in their iconic masterpieces.
This event is presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library and RTVi (Independent Russian TV Network).

Dmitry Bykov in conversation with Jonathan Brent “Isaac Babel: Life and Works”

June brent7, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Admission: $25 General | $20 YIVO Members
Box Office: | 212-868-4444

 Join prominent Russian poet, writer and journalist Dmitry Bykov and Jonathan Brent, Russian scholar and the Executive Director of the YIVO Institute for an intimate conversation about Isaac Babel’s Russian Jewish identity, his life, the myth of Babel, and his contribution to literature.  Presented in collaboration with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and RTVi.

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.

Film Premiere “Two Women”

June 5, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The National Arts Club, Sculpture Court.
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Free Admission
Seating is limited, please call: 212-687-6118 Ext.203

This dazzling international adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s timeless masterpiece makes its U.S. debut. Set in the heart of Russia’s tumultuous nineteenth century, “Two Women” tells the story of an individualistic woman drawn into a romantic rivalry with her own stepdaughter. Directed by Vera Glagoleva and featuring decorated global cast led by Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Sylvie Testud (“La Vie En Rose”), “Two Women” is an unforgettably charged look at human love, betrayal, and desire.
Film director Vera Glagoleva in person.

Helen Yarmak: Treasure Realms. Unique Jewelry

tulipJune 1-June 10  Mon.-Fri. 10am-6 pm
Helen Yarmak International
The Crown Building,
730 Fifth Avenue, 23rd fl. Penthouse
NewYork, NY 10019

Helen Yarmak: Treasure Realms. Unique Jewelry – An exhibit of jewelry by world-famous artist Helen Yarmak.

Mastering Myth and Connecting to Spirit: Drawings by Dashi Namdakov and Historical Photographs of Shamanism from the Russian Museum of Ethnography

HORSEJune 1 – June 20
Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am -5 pm
Grand Gallery. The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY
Free Admission

 This exhibit pairs the graphic works of contemporary Russian artist Dashi Namdakov, who continues to develop the artistic traditions of past generations, with photographs of Russian shamanism, never seen before in America, from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography.Presented in collaboration with Gallery Shchukin and the Russian Museum of Ethnography and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Image: D. Namdakov Horseman with bow 2012. Charcoal on Canvas

The Memory of Time and Space: Russian-American-Women Artists in Dialogue

June 1 – June 11
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm
The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery.
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Free Admission

The third annual installment of “The Memory of Time and Space” brings together two of the Russian diaspora’s most inventive and exciting visual artists, Yelena Lezhen and Anya Rubin. Drawing from their personal experiences as well as a wide range of materials and techniques, Lezhen and Rubin have created strikingly individual treatments of gender, memory, and immigrant life. This is a unique opportunity to experience their work in dialogue.
Image: Anya Rubin Tatiana Eva Maria 2015

Astana Opera presents “Voice of Asia”

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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.


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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.