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The Annual Russian Heritage Month® 

 
June 1 - June 30, 2019

New York, NY

The Annual Russian Heritage Month® celebrates and honors the rich diversity of cultural traditions brought to the U.S. from the many countries of the former Soviet Union. The Russian-speaking community plays an indispensable role in the culture, economic and social life of New York, the US and the world. The Annual Russian Heritage Month® honors their contributions and affords the opportunity to showcase their talents. The Annual Russian Heritage Month® has become a unifying force of our community by allowing its members, who hail from across the former Soviet Union, to preserve their heritage, culture, and language while also expressing their cultural identity.

The annual celebration of arts and culture takes place throughout the month of June in New York City. The Annual Russian Heritage Month® is the only event of its kind in the U.S. and every year attracts large audiences to enjoy diverse cultural events, such as contemporary and folk music, dance performances, art exhibitions, public festivals, health and sports fairs, business expos, and more.

The Annual Russian Heritage Month® was established by the Russian American Foundation in collaboration with The City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The festival began as a week-long series of events, celebrating cultural and economic contributions of the Russian-speaking community of New York. Over the years, the international Russian-speaking community has become a vital part of the celebration by participating in events and attending as special guests from the art, fashion, and business worlds. RAF is honored to partner with the New York Post in presenting the Annual Russian Heritage Month® from 2012.

Over the past 17 years the Annual Russian Heritage Month® has grown into an internationally recognized month-long celebration dedicated to promoting cross-community awareness, as well as a valuable local, national and international dialogue between peoples and cultures. This year on June 12, 2019 Mayor of the City of New York Bill de Blasio and the First Lady Chirlane McCray generously opened the door of their historical mansion Gracie Mansion to welcome representatives of the Russian-speaking community and to celebrate their accomplishments. 

Presented as part of the Annual Russian Heritage Month®, the Russian Heritage Festival® continues the exciting tradition of celebrating the legacy and achievements of the First, Second and Third Waves of the Russian-speaking émigrés from former Soviet Republics to the United States through a variety of open to 

public cultural events – concerts, exhibitions, literature events and film screenings. While finding new home overseas, those generations of Russian-Americans kept deep ties with their home country and put forth tireless efforts to preserve their heritage and cultural identity.

To read more News about the Annual Russian Heritage Month®, please click here.

 

Schedule

17th Annual Russian Heritage Month®

6/1/2019 - 6/30/2019

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