Kings Bay Library invites you to interesting autumn events

Kings Bay Library invites you to interesting autumn events

In September and October, the Kings Bay Library will host several events that may be of interest to Russian-speaking New Yorkers. We offer you their schedule.

September 9: digital photo of Zinovy ​​Genkin

The season will open with the presentation of a new exhibition by Zinovy ​​Genkin “The Art of Digital (Digital) Photography”.

This event was organized by the Jewish Guild of Fine and Applied Arts. The exhibition runs from August 28 to September 15 at the Kings Bay Library in Brooklyn. And the presentation and meeting with the author of the works will take place on Saturday, September 9, at 12:00

Zinovy ​​Genkin was born in Leningrad (Russia), worked as a leading engineer in several research institutes. He moved to the USA in 1989, worked in his specialty for some time, and then for 11 years in several schools in New York. In retirement, he completed courses in computer graphics, design and digital photography at Kingsborough Community College.

Details of the event are here.

September 23: music

On Saturday, September 23 at 14:00, a concert by Mikhail Bulychev-Oxer “Great Romantic Composers” will take place. You will hear works by Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt.

On the subject: Ukrainian prima ballerina Katerina Kukhar will perform in New York this fall

Michael Bulychev-Oxer is a world-famous American pianist, composer and producer. He has performed at the most prestigious stages in the world: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kennedy Center, La Salle Pleyel (France), Wigmore Hall (London), Rachmaninov Hall (Russia), Suur Saal (Estonia) and Centermex Theater ( Mexico).

Details are at the link.

Photo: IStock

September 30: meeting with Russian human rights activist Alexander Podrabinek

On Saturday, September 30 at 12:00, a meeting will be held with the well-known Russian human rights activist and author Alexander Podrabinek. Theme of the evening: “From Stalin to Putin and back.”

An opponent of lawlessness under all authorities, a legendary dissident, a fighter against punitive medicine, a writer and publicist – all this is Alexander Podrabinek.

The guest will analyze the post-Soviet events that led to Putinism and the war between Russia and Ukraine, and will also present his new historical and biographical book, The Third Life.

Meeting topics:

  • Situation in Russia. Restoration of totalitarianism, total propaganda, the state of society and civil resistance to it.
  • Parallels between the Soviet Union and Putin’s Russia and differences between these two systems.
  • What went “wrong” in the 1990s and whether Putinism was inevitable.
  • Funny stories from the life of an eternal oppositionist.
  • Memories of famous dissidents (Sakharov, Bukovsky, Grigorenko, Chornovol, Dzhemilev, etc.)
  • Presentation of the book “Third Life”.
  • Questions and answers.

Event details are here.

October 14: the power of the word

On Saturday, October 14 at 14:00 we will meet with Irina Chaikovskaya, editor of the Chaika magazine. She presents not only her journal and her writings (she is the author of 20 books on literary criticism), but also another interesting researcher and person – Olga Trifonova-Tangyan, daughter of the writer Yuri Trifonov.

Irina Chaikovskaya – Writer, critic, playwright, Slavic teacher, editor-in-chief of the American Russian-language magazine Chaika. Irina will talk about her writing work, about the new book “Around Turgenev”, published by the Moscow publishing house “Academic Project” and containing several “breakthrough articles” that allow you to take a fresh look at some of the facts of the writer’s biography.

Olga Trifonova-Tangyan – the daughter of the writer Yuri Trifonov and the soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Opera Nina Nelina. She is the author of publications on American and Danish literature, as well as historical and biographical essays.

Meeting details are here.

October 28 at 14:00 a concert will be held with the participation of Mikhail Bulychev-Oxer and the Italian pianist Giovanni Calabrese. More detailed information will appear later. Stay tuned to the Kings Bay Library website for updates.

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