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Whiskey Festival & 'Zhopkin Chorus': How to Spend a Weekend in New York (May 20-22)

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What: The Whitney collection exhibition

When: Friday-Sunday, May 20-22

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

More: Comprising over 120 works, this exhibition is entirely from the Whitney collection and is inspired by the history of the museum's founding. The Whitney was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor and patron of the arts, to advocate for the work of American artists. Mrs. Whitney recognized the importance of contemporary American art and the need to support the artists who created it. The collection she amassed showed how these artists bring out the complexity and beauty of American life in a unique way.

Cost: $ 0-25


What: Performance “Animal Farm”

When: Friday-Sunday, May 20-22

Where: Pushkin Hall 165 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024

More: Artists from the Russian Art Studio Theater stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and present Animal Farm, a stage adaptation of George Orwell's caustic satire about the Soviet Union and its hidden fall to the level of totalitarianism. Ticket proceeds will go to help Ukraine.

Cost: $ 40


What: Performance "Zhopkin chorus" in New York

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When: Friday, May 20, from 19 p.m.

Where: Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

More: 25 years ago, a group of artists from different countries and a director, playwright Slava Stepnov, created STEPS. Now this theater occupies a worthy place in the cultural space of New York, it is loved by the audience, it is known in many countries.

In its anniversary year in 2022, the theater presents the premiere of Slava Stepnov's play Zhopkin Choir, a sad comedy about the life of immigrant actors.

The play takes place in Brooklyn, in a Russian-language radio studio. The day before, the Maestro dies - the director of the theater in which the heroes of the play serve.

The artists, having gathered to record an advertisement, learn about the last will of the director: in the moments of farewell, instead of traditional applause, he asked to sing his favorite song. Chorus! Not everyone likes such an unexpected desire of the Maestro - the artists, reflecting and conflicting, cannot decide what to do. In dialogues and disputes, characters appear, destinies and families collapse, the secret becomes clear.

The performance is in Russian.

Cost: $ 35-40


What: Human chain in support of Ukraine

When: Saturday, May 21, from 12:00

Where: The Brooklyn Bridge

More: This Saturday, May 21, at 12:00, the Razom for Ukraine charity organization invites you to join the Human Chain in Support of Ukraine action, which will be held on the Brooklyn Bridge.

People will link Manhattan and Brooklyn in a human chain to show their support for Ukraine and demonstrate the power of unity. Join the "chain" and take with you a flag or banner that will show your support for the Ukrainians.

After the action, participants are invited to the Ukrainian festival near the Church of St. George.

Cost: Free options


What: whiskey festival

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When: Saturday, May 21, from 13:00

Where: Tanger Outlets Deer Park 152 The Arches Circle Deer Park, NY 11729

More: More than 100 different types of whiskey will be presented at this festival. Guests will be able to enjoy not only their favorites, but also new spirits - from American bourbon to Irish whiskey. In addition, leading industry experts will tell visitors a lot of interesting things about whiskey.

Cost: From $ 15


What: Silent disco

When: Saturday, May 21, from 17:00

Where: Highland Park Art Sculpture Upper Highland off of Vermont Place Brooklyn, NY 11208

More: Fans of nightlife are invited to a quiet disco, where guests can choose from several options a dance tune that suits them. Visitors will be offered various directions in music, and each of those present will be able to choose what he likes.

Cost: Free options


What: Charity Dinner

When: Sunday, May 22, from 15:00

Where: Church of the Precious Blood 72 Riverdale Avenue Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

More: “Childhood Without War” is a charity concert in support of Ukrainian orphans, after which a similar dinner will take place. Absolutely all the funds raised from this charitable event will be used to support Ukrainian orphans resettled in Turkey. A short documentary about these children will be shown at the reception.

Cost: From $ 25


Dear readers! Please note that due to the epidemic of coronavirus infection, some activities may be canceled or rescheduled for other dates. Therefore, before visiting, we recommend checking the information on the sites of the organizers.

But we have collected many interesting events for you online:

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In addition, look for interesting events for every day of the week in our calendar... Come in, find out, share with your friends. Before visiting, check the organizer's websites for details and locations of events, as they may change.

Keep us informed about what is happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora by mail

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