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Play 'White on White' and Bagels Festival: How to Spend a Weekend in New York (October 1-3)

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What: Exhibition of Slavic exhibits

When: Friday-Sunday, October 1-3

Where: Harriman Institute Atrium 420 W 118th St, 12th Floor New York, NY 10027

More: Columbia University Libraries have been collecting materials in Slavic and Eastern European languages ​​since 1903. This exhibition and accompanying essays published in Slavic & East European Information Resources provide an overview of the history of collecting over the past 115 years.

Cost: Free options

 

What: Exhibition "For the Freedom of Ukraine"

When: Friday-Sunday, October 1-3

Where: Online

More: For the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II presents a large-scale international exhibition, which was attended by 20 museums, archives, as well as libraries of Ukraine and the United States.

The exposition presents 250 artifacts that cover the years 1914-1923 and cover the periods of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, the Ukrainian Central Rada, the UPR, the ZUNR, the reign of Hetman Pavel Skoropadsky, the Directory of the UPR. Most of the exhibits had never been shown to the public before - they were known only to a narrow circle of specialists.

Cost: Free options

 

What: Play "White on White" - in New York

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When: Friday-Sunday, October 1-3

Where: Goddard Riverside The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025

More: STEPS Theater invites viewers to the premiere of the play "White on White" based on the play by the modern Bulgarian playwright Maya Pramatarova.

The author of the work explores the fate of a modern woman against the background of a portrait of Emily Dickinson. The heroine of the play is a homeless actress, unwinding a tangle of past and unfulfilled passions, intertwining her own memories and stories with the biography of the poet she adored. Life and poetry are inseparable for the heroine ...

Maya Pramatarova - playwright and art critic, worked at the Bulgarian National Theater and the Sfumato Theater Laboratory. She is a visiting professor at the National Academy of Theater and Cinematography, as well as a visiting professor at the New Bulgarian University and Moscow State Linguistic University. Her plays in different languages ​​are staged on the stages of the USA, Russia, Canada, Bulgaria, Belgium.

STEPS Theater was founded in 1997 in New York by director and playwright Slava Stepnov. The theater, staging performances in different languages, organically balances at the intersection of different cultures with actors of different nationalities and theater schools. STEPS is a participant and winner of many international theater festivals. For more than 20 years, STEPS has been surprising audiences with unexpected and expressive performances based on the plays of modern playwrights, as well as subtle and lively touches to the samples of the world classics.

The performances "White on White" will take place in New York on October 1, 2, 3 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday - at 19:30; Sunday - at 14:00 and 18:00).

Cost: $ 35-40

 

What: Seminar on Soviet Perestroika

When: Friday, October 1, from 18:00

Where: Online

More: Life in the USSR was actually turned upside down by a package of reforms known as "perestroika", initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985. Central Asia was also expecting big changes, although some observers noted that some reforms in Central Asia were carried out slowly and hesitantly. There is no doubt that their cumulative impact has been transformative, fueling hope and anxiety both in the region and beyond.

Young Central Asians have actively taken advantage of new opportunities for discussion, criticism and entrepreneurship, questioning the confidence of a bygone era, as well as betting on political careers and nascent businesses. Some have even founded new political parties or movements. This roundtable invites two prominent personalities of that era - Davlat Khudonazarov and Zamira Sydykova - to share their experiences in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Cost: Free options

 

What: Gathering pumpkins

When: Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3

Where: Aviator Sports and Events Center 3159 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234

More: This is one of the most visited pumpkin harvesting locations in New York City. Here you can visit the farm zoo with very friendly animals, have fun in the haymaking, collect some pumpkins and get some unique autumn decorations.

Cost: $ 12

 

What: Bagel festival

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When: Saturday, October 2, from 09:30

Where: BKLYN Studios at City Point 445 Albee Square West Brooklyn, NY 11201

More: Bagels are a symbol of New York. The city has annual festivals dedicated to almost everything. Yet BagelFest has never been organized in New York before. Now it will be held annually.

Brooklyn BagelFest will be a unique culinary and cultural experience featuring the best bagels, themed events and entertainment.

Cost: From $ 35

 

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When: Saturday, October 2, from 13:00

Where: Saratoga Farm 2046 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11233

More: Traditionally, an annual harvest fair is held in the fall - a holiday of local farmers. The fair offers live music, fresh snacks and drinks, as well as all kinds of entertainment: making pumpkin decorations, painting faces, flying kites and much more.

Cost: Free options

 

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:

  • offer to go to one of 11 virtual tours of New York
  • if you have long wanted to visit the best museums and theaters, now now, without leaving your home, do it - just go at this link
  • Get Free Access to US University Online Courses here
  • on how to usefully spend weeks at home during quarantine, read in this publication
  • here - 50 free courses on a variety of topics
  • by going to this link, visit the most famous castles in Europe
  • dozens of free resources for fun boring self-isolation we have collected here

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 ad@forumdaily.com.

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