Upcoming Events

LANDMark: A group exhibition of LAND studio & gallery

Kenya Hanley, People at LAND, 2016

Works by artists with intellectual disabilities
June 5 – June 18
(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 exhibition features original works by artists with intellectual disabilities that reveal an exceptional and inventive way of perceiving the world. LAND has exhibited across the country and internationally, including the Outsider Art Fair and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Everything in London and the MADmusée in Belgium. Presented in collaboration with LAND. Curated by the SonMar Group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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, Russia’s oldest 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 Russian News Agency TASS.

 

Sasha Okun: The Early Years

Art Exhibition
June 19 – June 25
(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 features early works of the renowned Israeli painter, sculptor and illustrator Sasha Okun.

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.

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.

 

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.

Hosted by: Liza Kaymin, News Anchor at RTVi.

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. Presented as part of the annual Russian Heritage Festival® in commemoration of the First, Second and Third Waves of Russian cultural migration to the United States.

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. Presented as part of the annual Russian Heritage Festival® in commemoration of the First, Second and Third Waves of Russian cultural migration to the United States.

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. Presented as part of the annual Russian Heritage Festival® in commemoration of the First, Second and Third Waves of Russian cultural migration to the United States.