"The Dancers" photography exhibit by Nina Alovert

Nina Alovert, a native of Leningrad, received her master’s degree in history from Leningrad State University. She worked as a curator at the Comedy Theatre Museum, and photographer for the Komissarzhevskaya and Lensoviet Theatres. She began following the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky) with her camera in the early 1950s. Alovert’s photographs were featured in […]

The Roast of Israel @Standup NY

Message from ISRAMERICA & Artists4Israel: We lovingly roast Israel and mercilessly skewer its mindless critics. Too many people like to make uninformed attacks against Israel. We host the Roast to show just how silly they are and to point out some of the actually negative things about the country: the cab drivers, the tourists and […]

Marina Rubin's Stealing Cherries BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION

Join Marina Rubin as she reads from her new book of flash fiction “Stealing Cherries.” Stories in 150 to 300 words, flash fiction is a new and exciting genre in these fast-paced times. Marina will delight you with endearing characters, tales of Russian-Jewish experience, full of humor, charm, wisdom and sensuality. Q&A, book signing, wine […]

Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York

The sixth annual Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York From Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2013 At Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, Manhattan), DCTV (Downtown Community Centre – 87 Lafayette St., Manhattan), Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) and Russian Centre «Otrada» (Village of Chestnut Ridge, NY). All films screened […]

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, for the first time in the U.S., explores a significant but neglected period in the artist’s career from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile to New York. Marc Chagall (1887–1985), one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century, […]

12th Annual Russian Film Week in NYC

Every year, for more than a decade, New Yorkers have been introduced to the best of modern Russian cinema and the talent behind it. Since its launch in 2000, the film week has introduced New York to the latest works of Russian filmmakers, actors, and producers. Russian Film Week NYC has become the landmark cultural […]

Valera and Natasha Cherkashin: Khrushchev and Mao: an Exhibit

This exhibit features pieces by the artists Valera and Natasha Cherkashin. Nikita Khrushchev (1894–1971) had perhaps one of the most colorful personalities of all Soviet leaders. Lacking a formal education, he rose from a village shepherd to the leader of a world superpower, emerging by the mid-1950s as the country’s undisputed leader and Stalin’s successor. […]

Mad Meg Live

Mad Mag’s songs are energetic ballads that possess a fair amount of debauchery, tragicomedy, and nostalgia. Dark and awkward lyrics paint the disturbing picture of a daily life of a lone urban dweller set to the background of upbeat minor key melodies. Come early, stay late! Also on the bill are THE SMOKING FLOWERS, THE […]

10th Annual Shashlik in the Sukkah

Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot in style with food, drink, and conversation in the JCC’s beautiful rooftop sukkah. Engage with other Russian-speakers over holiday rituals and the shared connection of eating in a temporary shelter, much as our ancestors did. Generation R programs are generously supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Brooklyn Sukkot Festival and Block Party

Food Trucks, Performances by Debbie Brukman and Golem, Bouncy House, Photo Booth, Arts and Crafts and Social Action Projects Visit our Community Sukkah Rain location – 274 Garfield Place RSVP’s appreciated www.cbebk.org/sukkot