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Ukrainian performance and master class on making gerdans: how to spend a weekend in New York (October 8-10)

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What: COVID-19 Science Program

When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024-5102

More: To understand the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to study the natural history of the emergence of a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It is necessary to understand where and how he lives, how he mutates and develops, how he interacts with people, how different peoples around the world react to him.

Among other things, it is important to understand how vaccines work, how they are developed and tested, and why vaccination is critical in the next phase of the fight against COVID-19.

Cost: $ 0-33


What: Exhibition on climate change

When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

More: Climate change is having a serious impact on indigenous communities across America, but the situation has a much older history, rooted in the legacy of European colonialism.

Consisting of over sixty works spanning 2800 years and the cultures of North, Central and South America, this installation is based on the Arts of the Americas collection to illuminate the complex worldviews of indigenous peoples, as well as explore their beliefs and customs, and understand how their lives were affected by the constant threat of environmental destruction.

Cost: $ 0-16


What: Exhibition of works by Ilona Sochinskaya

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When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: Ukrainian Institute of America 2 E 79th St New York, NY 10075

More: Art at the Institute presents an exhibition of the latest paintings by Ukrainian-American artist Ilona Sochinskaya: Sketches (2020–2021), Fugues (2016–2017) and Impromptu (2021). These three series of works played an important role in her creative path.

Ilona Sochinskaya has participated in personal and group exhibitions at the Ukrainian Institute of America (New York), Ukrainian Museum (New York), Noyes Art Museum (Atlantic City, New Jersey), Windham Fine Arts Gallery (Windham, New York) and the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery (Hunter, New York). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Ukrainian Museum (New York) and the Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey). Ilona is a member of the Ukrainian Institute of America.

Cost: Free options


What: Exhibition "Women, Fashion and Suffrage"

When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: Historical Society of Rockland County 20 Zukor Road New City, NY 10956

More: The struggle for the right to vote has impacted the lives of American women both before and after they achieved it. In this special centenary exhibition, we explore the Rockland County Historical Society collections to answer questions about how women's suffrage changed fashion, and how women's fashion and lives changed in response to suffrage.

Cost: $5


What: Ukrainian performance

When: Friday, October 8, from 19:00

Where: Ukrainian Museum 222 East 6th Street New York, NY 10003

More: The Ukrainian Museum and Yara Arts Group present a new theatrical performance "Scythian slap in the face" dedicated to David Burliuk.

David Burliuk is an artist, poet, energetic organizer of futurism. He was born in 1882 near Kharkov, studied in Odessa, Kazan, Munich and Paris. Burliuk's early paintings demonstrate a fascination with Scythian art; he took part in the excavation of burial mounds in the Kherson region, founded the art group Hylaea - the Greek name for this area. He admired the Ukrainian steppe culture, especially Mamai, in whom he saw the embodiment of self-sufficiency. Burliuk participated in most of the major avant-garde exhibitions in Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Munich. Together with Vladimir Mayakovsky, he traveled to 17 cities.

Cost: $ 5-15


What: Film about Afghanistan

When: Friday, October 8, from 21:00

Where: Cinema Village 22 East 12th St New York, NY 10003

More: This film follows women who risked their lives to achieve political, economic and social equality from the early 1970s to the present day.

Rare archival footage illustrates the amazing stories of women who participated in the 1970s revolutionary movement in Afghanistan. Among other things, viewers will see the political changes in the country that followed the revolution. The film will show all the important events that have occurred in it over the past 50 years.

These women shed light on the Cold War confrontation between the United States and the USSR, played out on Afghan soil, and on the role of the CIA in creating terrorist groups on the Pakistani-Afghan border, from which the world is suffering today.

Cost: $9


What: Master class on making gerdans

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When: Saturday, October 9, from 10:00

Where: Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

More: The Ukrainian Museum is reopening its folk art programs. This is a course of four workshops on making gerdans (necklaces from beads), which are traditionally worn with folk costumes in different regions of Ukraine. Programs are open to adults and children over 12 years old.


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.

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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.

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