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13th RHM

13th Annual Russian Heritage Month®


Photography Exhibition

The photographs of Ross Den (born in Ukraine) and Phillip Grossman (born in the U.S.) show their experiences in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Israel war zones. Presented in collaboration with Project Chernobyl.

June 29 - August 30, 2015

The National Arts Club, Marquis Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003


Philippe Quint & Friends: Hebrew Rhapsody

Second Annual Benefit Concert

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.

June 28 (6 pm – 8 pm), 2015

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall,

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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

Multimedia Exhibit

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.

June 22 – August 30, 2015

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

Bukharian-Jewish Heritage Festival

Community Heritage Festival

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.

June 21 (12 pm – 4 pm), 2015

Bukharian Jewish Community Center
10616 70th Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375

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

An Exhibit of the important Russian-Jewish and Soviet Artist and Ethnographer

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.

June 21 – Sept 30, 2015

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Collectively Independent: An Exhibit of Russian-American Women Artists

Art Exhibition

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.

June 12 – June 20, 2015

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

Leitmotiv in Russian Novels of the XIX and XX Centuries

Presentation by Dmitry Bykov

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).

Kennan Institute, Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

The New York Public Library, 5th Ave at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

Isaac Babel: Life and Works

Dmitry Bykov in conversation with Jonathan Brent

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.

June 7 (6:30 pm – 8 pm), 2015

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

13th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair

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 guests – internationally acclaimed  pop singer Avraam Russo and legendary folk ensemble Pesniary

June 7 (11am – 4pm), 2015

Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn

Film Premiere “Two Women”

U.S. Film Premiere

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.

June 5 (6.30pm – 8.30pm), 2015

The National Arts Club, Sculpture Court,
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY

Helen Yarmak: Treasure Realms. Unique Jewelry

An Exhibit of Jewelry by Helen Yarmak

Unique and highly personal collection on jewelry by world-famous artist Helen Yarmak. Her work is fresh, unexpected and inspired by the choice of distinctive and colored gemstones.

June 1 - June 10, 2015

Helen Yarmak International, The Crown Building,
730 Fifth Avenue, 23rd fl. Penthouse , New York, NY 10019

Mastering Myth and Connecting to Spirit

Drawings by Dashi Namdakov and Historical Photographs of Shamanism from the Russian Museum of Ethnography

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.

June 1 – June 20, 2015

Grand Gallery. The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY

The Memory of Time and Space:

Russian-American-Women Artists in Dialogue

Art Exhibition

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. 

June 1 – June 11, 2015

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

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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