Upcoming Events

"Quo Vadis?" (Камо грядеши?)

labzina_ladaConcert 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.

Past Events

Love is Where It All Begins

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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

Admission: By invitation onlyFor tickets please contact Regina Shamilov at rshamilov@russianamericanfoundation.org.

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

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June 19, Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission

 

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair 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

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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

 

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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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 

 

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

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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

 

 

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

New Land Film Festival. Part II

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Day 2 and 3 of a Three-Day Documentary Films Screening.
June 6 – June 7 
(Mon.–Tue. 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.

The New Land Film Festival. Part I

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Day One 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
Free Admission

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.

RSVP is required. To RSVP email gstartseva@russianamericanfoundation.org. Seating is limited: first–come, first–served.

Russian Culture in New York: 3 Extraordinary Exhibitions of Photography

The Russian American Foundation is proud to present the three exhibitions dedicated to the most intriguing events and personas of “The Third Wave” of Soviet immigration to the U.S., which brought together finest authors, artists, and musicians. read more. 

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


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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

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.

Joseph Brodsky and His Time

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Photography by Leonid Lubjanitsky and Lev Poliakov
May 31 – June 11
(Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm)
The National Arts Club, Trask Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
Free admission

 

Two distinguished photographers, Leonid Lubjanitsky and Lev Poliakov, document Brodsky and his contemporaries during various periods of poet’s life.