SWINGIN' PENGUIN Jazz, Swing, Electro

Very special night with incredible musicians and a very special guest DJ. Featuring: FORTE – live band featuring Rocksteady Freddie ( NY Ska Jazz Ensemble ) and Kevin Batchelor ( ex Skatalites ) with special guest musicians …. AUDIOPROPHECY – was one our first Swingin’ Penguin DJ Guests couple of years back. Since then his […]

The Jewish Body in Art Presented by Marc Michael Epstein

Lecture presented by the Art Story Foundation and Marc Michael Epstein, PhD, a renowned scholar, author, lecturer, and a Professor of Religion at the Vassar College.. The display of the human body and its representation in art are both topics that have the potential to be taboo in traditionally observant Jewish contexts. And yet bodies […]

Pavel Lapygin (ABVIOTURA, Russia)

Бессменный лидер группы Абвиотура (Ростов/Москва) и выдающийся этнограф современности Паша Лапыгин выступит в Даунхаусе с акустической программой. Вход свободный. Шляпа по кругу.

STEPS Theater's "Ask Joseph" Premiere

By Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud The play will be performed in Russian with English Subtitles Theatergoers of New York will be presented with a unique drama in which the distinct echo of Chekhov’s “Seagull” is in a peculiar intertwine with the life and artistic career of the Noble Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Even though […]

An Evening in Memory of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

The great Russian experimental poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko passed away on September 12. Dragomoshchenko, who lived in Saint Petersburg, was instrumental in establishing ties between American and Russian poetries during perestroika. The American critic Marjorie Perloff wrote that “for Dragomoshchenko, language is not the always already used and appropriated, the pre-formed and pre-fixed that American poets […]

Voices of Immigrants, Voices of New York

Not like any other festival, this will be a cultural mix of New York residents. From Spanish to Russian, from English to Hebrew, from Africa to Balkan countries, this festival will stand for Unity and Freedom of Artistic Expression.

Kinofest NYC Presents: Movie Night

A presentation of Ukrainian and Post-Soviet short films, representing audience favorites from the spring 2012 Kinofest NYC Film Festival! Program schedule: “Cradle of Destiny” by Serhiy Siliava “Boyarka Serenade” by Svitlana Tymoshenko “Treasure Seekers” by Angieszka Bak “Home” by Ruslan Magomadov “Almost Love” by Julia Shashkova “The Beard” by Dmytro Suholytkyj-Sobchuk “Ambitious” by Aynur Askarov […]

Ljova and the Kontraband

LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND make a debut at Symphony Space’s intimate Thalia Theatre, inaugurating their “REBELS & REDS” series. Tickets are $30, and include a complimentary drink of Armenian Cognac — but chances are that I’ll be on stage swigging a bottle of Polar Seltzer. LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND is a band that swings and […]

Opening Reception: Strange Pilgrims No More Public Event art of Irina Sheynfeld

Message from Irina Sheynfeld: Dear Friends, Come to see my new series of painting: Strange Pilgrims No More, have some wine and enjoy wonderful performances by Inna Barmash, Nika Leoni and Dina Pruzhansky. RESERVATIONS Half of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to Generation R at The JCC in Manhattan Special thanks to […]