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9th RHM

9th Annual Russian Heritage Month®


            Bukharian-Jewish Heritage Festival

          Community Heritage Festival

The Bukharian community of Queens celebrates its heritage and talents. Best health care centers, fair, gifts and much more.

June 26, 2011

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


Memory of Time and Space: Russian-Jewish Artists in Diaspora

Art Exhibition

This group exhibit will showcase the diversity and excellence of contemporary Jewish artists of Russian descent. The exhibit will offer an occasion for viewers to meditate on connections between contemporary art and Jewish identity. The participants of the show are well established, award winning artists and sculptors, whose work has been on display in galleries and museums in the U.S. and around the world. Among them Vasily Kafanov (USA), Alexander Okun (Israel), Adomas Jacovskis (Lithuania), Matvey Basov (Belarus) and others.

June 20, 2011

The Harriman Institute, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street #12, New York, NY 10027

Annual Battles on Ice®

Friendly Hockey Matches

Charitable friendly hockey matches between New York team “FDNY Firefighters”, Russia’s team “EMERCOM Firefighters” and team “Legends of the USSR”. Games will feature many icons of hockey, such as: Gymajev, brothers Golikov, Kasatonov, Lutchenko, Lyapkin, Makarov, Shtalenkov, and Yakushev. The spectators will come to see the legends and support teams with all their heart! Proceeds to benefit FDNY Widow’s and Children’s Fund in honor of 9/11 10th Anniversary. 

June 18 and June 19, 2011

Aviator Sports & Events Center,
3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

 “From Chernobyl to Fukusima Through 9/11”

Russian American Health Coalition Breakfast & Forum

he event is presented by the Russian American Foundation in cooperation with Project Chernobyl – Project 9/11 and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York with the support of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to UN. Among the topics of discussion: Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons on safety to be learned; Role of media and responsibility of governments to inform public on technogenic and natural disasters risks; Challenges to Nuclear Security through the prism of 9/11; Medical, psychological and environmental consequences.

June 17, 2011

The United Nations
760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Ukrainian Avant-Garde Art: The Odessan Parisians

Art Exhibition

The distinguished collection of Boris Fuchsmann, Andrei Adamovski and Alexander Suslenski showcases works of members of the “Society of Independent Artists” – an avant-garde group based in Odessa in the 1910s. Until recently it was believed that works of “Independents” disappeared without the trace during the Revolution and Civil War. In 2002, however, it was discovered that in 1919 Yakov Pereman, the chairman of the Odessan Jewish radical party “Workers of Zion” and a generous patron to young Odessan artists had shipped his entire collection to Palestine, thus rescuing for posterity this unique grouping of early twentieth-century art from Odessa. 

June 14 – 29, 2011

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

Pieced Together: Moscow Meets Harlem

Quilts and Patchwork Exhibit

This cross cultural exhibition marks the first time the Russian-American and African-American communities have joined forces to present this unique display of cultural identity. Over two dozen quilts showcase the diversity and exuberance of some of the most talented Russian and African-American crafts and fiber artists.

June 12 – June 27, 2011

National Arts Club, Grand gallery 
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003

9th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair

Concert program includes appearance of stars of off-Broadway show “ImaginOcean”, Yevgeni Shapovalov. Best of the youth groups from the Russian American community perform. Entertaining events and ethnic performances by local and international artists, carnival attractions, and mouth-watering foods. Representatives of health care centers educate visitors and provide free medical testing.

June 12, 2011

Oceana Hall
1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn 11235

World Premiere of “Downtown Express” Directed by David Grubin

Film Premiere

A collection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and other artworks given as gifts to the Birobidzhan Museum of Contemporary Art will be on display at the Harriman Institute. These gifts were given to Birobidzhan shortly after the Soviet government established it as a new Jewish homeland, by American artists who united to support the new settlement. From the collection of the Russian Ethnography Museum.

June 7, 2011

Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

Siberian Virtuosi. Concert of Tomsk Chamber Orchestra Under the Baton of Maestro Sergey Khanukaev

Music Concert

Maestro Sergey Khanukaev performs with the outstanding American musicians of Russian descent – pianist Vladimir Pleshakov and violinist Philippe Quint. The concert program of the Russian premiere orchestra includes Serenades by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra – Vladimir Pleshakov soloist (piano), Waltz and Melody by Tchaikovsky – Philippe Quint soloist (violin).

June 7, 2011

Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

“Designer To The Stars” – Slava Zaitsev Retrospective

Fashion Exhibition

Slava Zaitsev, also known as the“Red Dior”, is Russia’s preeminent Haute Couture designer. The exhibit includes the preview of the winter collection 2011-2012 and presentation of vintage pieces from museum collections that span Slava’s 30-year illustrious fashion career. Original Slava Zaitsev’s costume sketches and photographs of his runway shows will be also on display.

June 2 – June 10, 2011

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

Trail Of Treasures: From Ancient Days To Modern Kazakhstan

Art Exhibition

The exhibition dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The collection features original art-work by Krym Altynbekov, based on archaeological finds of jewelry and artifacts created by nomadic tribes who inhabited Kazakh Lands. The exhibition celebrates the rich simplicity and elegance of the Kazakh steppe nomadic tradition.

June 2 – June 10, 2011

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

“New York – Moscow – Jerusalem”

Photography Exhibition

The Photo Exhibit showcases the three great cities seen by photo artist from three countries.

June 1 – June 10, 2011

Citigroup Center
Lexington Avenue and 54th street, New York, NY 10022

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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