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Do you want to meet up with fellow Europeans in New York City? Are you looking for European events to get to know the European community? Whether you are interested in meeting others from your home country, making new European friends or business networking: www.EuroCircle.com is a great place to meet up with nice Europeans living in New York City just like you. We have been connecting Europeans since 1999.  What goes in EuroCircle makes it good. What does NOT, makes it GREAT!!It is not cool to expose others to bad attitude, lack of manners etc 

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Romania - Bucharest Diary: An American Ambassador’s Journey Feb 21

Romanian Cultural Institute and The Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce Present Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alfred H. Moses In a Conversation on his new book, Bucharest Diary: An American Ambassador’s Journey   February 21, 2019 • 7:00 pm   at the Romanian Cultural Institute 200 East 38th Street (at 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016   President Bill Clinton appointed Alfred Moses as his first ambassador to Romania (1994 – 1997), where Ambassador Moses played a key role in helping the country move from its Communist past to democracy and to establish a free economy. In his new book, Bucharest Diary: An American Ambassador’s Journey, Moses includes first-hand accounts of the diplomacy, both public and private, that helped Romania recover from four decades of Communist rule. As ambassador, he facilitated negotiations between Romania and neighboring Hungary and Ukraine that resulted in treaties resolving border and other disputes. As a result, Romania was invited to join NATO and the European Union, and currently has the fastest growing economy in Eastern Europe. For his efforts, Moses was awarded the Marc Cruce medal by the Romanian Government, the only American to receive this distinction. Moses is Chairman of UN Watch, past President of the American Jewish Committee, the author of several books, and also served as special counsel to President Carter (1980 – 1981) and special presidential envoy for the Cyprus conflict (1999 – 2001).   In conversation with Mark A. Meyer, National Chairman of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce Moderated by Dorian Branea, Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute RSVP: Tel: 212-687-0180 or icrny@icrny.org
 

Czech Center - Window to Europe Film Series

WINDOW TO EUROPE FILM SERIES
Window to Europe presents one extraordinary European film each month, exploring the complexity and diversity of cinematic voices from across the continent. FILM: FILTHY A story of seventeen-year-old Lena. In love for the first time, Lena longs for freedom and adventure. Her magic world is shattered when her teacher, rapes her in her own home. It sets her on a journey through which she struggles not only with misunderstanding society, but also with herself. It is Lena who must grow up and realize that she is not the one who deserves punishment. In Slovak with English subtitles. Director: Tereza Nvotová, 2017, 87 min, Slovakia. RSVP
February 12, 7PM in the Cinema   CONCERT: KAREL RŮŽIČKA QUARTET PRESENTS GRACE & GRATITUDE An award-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Karel Růžička will be performing with acclaimed musicians Jon Cowherd (piano), James Genus (bass) and E.J. Strickland (drums) the music from his latest release Grace & Gratitude for the first time in New York. 
Grace & Gratitude is nominated for the Angel Award 2019 by the Czech Academy of Popular Music in the category The Best Jazz & Blues Album.
RSVP
February 21, 7PM in the Ballroom    
 

Feb 10 2019 - Conserving Ukraines' Cultural heritage

Recently, two conservators, Olha Yarema Wynar Ph.D., of the Metropolitan Museum Textile Conservation Department and Yuri Yanchyshyn of Period Furniture Conservation visited Ukraine on a Fulbright, introducing textile and wooden objects conservation approaches and techniques at various Ukrainian institutions. This presentation will focus on their experiences, while highlighting the little known art of Ukraine, and outline perspectives for preserving it for the future.

Free admission with RSVP.

OLHA YAREMA-WYNAR Ph.D., Associate Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is responsible for the conservation of textiles from the Department of Arms and Armor and the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Art's tapestries collection. She holds an MFA in decorative and applied arts from the Lviv National Academy of Arts and an MA in Digital Media Studies from the University of Denver. In 2012, Olha was awarded her Ph.D. in museology and cultural studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv. Her thesis topic was "Western European Tapestries of the 16th–19th Centuries from the Collection of the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art: Manufacturing Technology and Methods of Conservation, Preservation, and Museumification." As of 2017, she is a Fulbright Specialist in museology with a concentration in textiles. YURI YANCHYSHYN, Principal and Senior Conservator, Period Furniture Conservation LLC and Kensington Preservation LLC. Before founding his firms, Yuri worked as a consulting conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Cal Arts and received conservation training from the Amsterdam Academy for Restoration and the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education. He has treated wooden objects for over 30 years, and his firm's clients include museums, historical societies, auction houses, collectors, fine arts advisors, dealers, designers, architects, and other conservators. He was awarded Fulbright Specialist Status in 2016 and taught a six-week introduction to wooden artifacts conservation at the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine in 2018.  The Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
 

Ukraine - The Great Quintets | February 3 at 4:00 pm

The Great Quintets | February 3 at 4:00 pm   The Dazzling Duo concert featuring Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni, pianos has been rescheduled from February 2 to April 20, 2019. More details. 

Join us on Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m. for The Great Quintets concert.  THE GREAT QUINTETS Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

SOLOMIYA IVAKHIV, violin
JULIETTE KANG, violin
DANIEL PANNER, viola  
SOPHIE SHAO, cello
 THOMAS KRAINES, cello
REIKO AIZAWA, piano FRANZ SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C Major D. 956 Op. posth. 163;
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34. General Admission $25, Students & Seniors $10, UIA Members free.
BUY TICKETS
 

Touch Me Not - PRESENTED AT THE MoMA

GOLDEN BEAR WINNER

"TOUCH ME NOT"

PRESENTED AT THE MoMA   Adina Pintilie’s brave yet disturbing exploration of conventional notions of beauty and desire, awarded with the Golden Bear at Berlin Festival in 2018, is presented at the famous Museum of Modern Art together with a series of conversations with the director and part of her cast. The events are curated by Rajendra Roy and organized with the support of RCI New York. (Romanian Cultural Institute) January 11–17, 2019
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
Floor T2, Theater 2   PROGRAM:
January 11 - Screening and Q&A at 6 p.m.
January 12 - Debate, Screening and Q&A at 3 p.m.
January 13 - Screening and Q&A at 3:30 p.m.
January 14 - Screening and Q&A at 3:30 p.m.
January 15 - Screening at 6:30 p.m.
January 16 - Screening at 4 p.m.
January 17 - Screening at 4 p.m.
 
 

Friday - Romanian Cultural Institute

Dashing LAURA NICORESCU
sings for the
Romanian Centennial Celebration Romanian Cultural Institute, 30 November, 7:30 p.m. To mark the Centenary of Romania’s Great Union (2018-2019) as well as the National Day of Romania (1 December), the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York hosts a special evening, featuring impressive soprano Laura Nicorescu who will take us on a musical journey through the European capitals where the struggle for the unification of the Romanian historical provinces and its eventual fulfillment unfolded. Join us to celebrate the men and women who made the unification of Romanian historical provinces possible with scores by George Enescu, Tiberiu Brediceanu, Felicia Donceanu, Diamandi Gheciu, George Grigoriu and Mihail Jora, but also Claude Debussy, Franz Lehár, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms. Laura Nicorescu will be accompanied on the piano by highly regarded conductor and Music Director of the Salzburger Landestheater,Adrian Kelly. The event is organized with the kind support of the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations.   Opening remarks:

H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
Mr. Dorian Branea
Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York   Followed by a reception.
  Friday 30 November 2018, 7:30 p.m. Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
200 E 38th Street at 3rd Avenue, New York 10016 Free admission

Please RSVP: news@icrny.org  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

GALA RECITAL on the occasion of the NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA and the CENTENARY CELEBRATION of ROMANIA’S GREAT UNION  (1918-2018)

GALA RECITAL on the occasion of the NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA and the CENTENARY CELEBRATION of ROMANIA’S GREAT UNION 
(1918-2018) Irresistible Alexandra Dariescu, one of the best young pianists in the world, performs at the Gala Recital on the occasion of the National Day of Romania and the Centenary Celebration of the Making of United Romania in 1918. Hosted by the prestigious Merkin Hall on 26 November and jointly organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, with the support of RA-Entertainment, the much-awaited recital will offer a musical itinerary through 100 years of Romanian music with pieces composed by greats as George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti. Introductory remarks by H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga, the Romanian Ambassador to the UN, and RCI New York Director Dorian Branea.
Followed by a reception.

Dress code: Formal attire MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER, 7 P.M. Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street, New York, 10023

General Admission

PLEASE Reserve your seats here.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Award-winning Author Ioana Pârvulescu in New York City

Award-winning Author Ioana Pârvulescu
in New York City   Award-winning novelist, cultural journalist, translator and professor Ioana Pârvulescu, one of Romania’s finest writers, meets her New York readers in a series of events co-organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute between November 27-29. First time in the United States, she joins the first-rate line-up of the New Literature from Europe Festival, the biggest NYC showcase of European literature in translation, and reads from her latest work at Columbia University in an event co-curated with Harriman Institute, East Central European Center, and the Romanian Language Institute.   Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1219 420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027

“A Reading with Award-Winning Romanian Author Ioana Pârvulescu” An event moderated by Dr. Mona Momescu, the N. Iorga Chair for Romanian Language and Culture. Introductory remarks by Christopher J. Caes, Acting Director of the East-Central European Center, Columbia University.
  Wednesday, November 28, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017 “European Voices in O.V” An evening with Ioana Pârvulescu, Bruno Vieira Amaral, Theodora Bauer, Gabija Grušaite, Vladimir Poleganov, Ferenc Temesi, Chiara Valerio. Moderated by Sean Bye.  
  Thursday, November 29, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017 “Shaping Identities”
Panelist: Ioana Pârvulescu, Brit Bildøen, Gabija Grušaite, Sarah Meuleman. An event moderated by Violeta Kelertas.
All events are free. 
  RSVP required only for the New Literature from Europe panels at https://www.newlitfromeurope.com/nleprogram/       FESTIVAL WEBSITE

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Roman Romanyshyn November 15 – 28, 2018

Roman Romanyshyn, Yellow Submarine, 2013, etching Roman Romanyshyn: Miscellanea
November 15 – 28, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, November 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Please RSVP to attend.

The Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075

Art at the Institute is delighted to present “Miscellanea,” an exhibition of color etchings by the Lviv-based Ukrainian artist Roman Romanyshyn. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with the exhibition remaining on view through November 28. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, Ph.D., this exhibition marks Romanyshyn’s first solo showing with The Ukrainian Institute of America.

The city of Lviv, in western Ukraine, is synonymous with printmaking. Romanyshyn’s iconic and characteristic approach to narrative graphics, illustration and printing is practiced within the deep reaches of a centuries-old Leopolitan tradition that includes modern and contemporary peers the likes of Ihor Bilykovsky, Oleh Denysenko, Bohdana Fedorovych, Ivan Ostafiychuk, Volodymyr Pihinin, Ihor Podolchak, Bohdan Soroka, and Myron Yatsiv.

Romanyshyn draws much of his inspiration from literature, fables and folklore. As if from a youthful perspective, he rediscovers antiquated and familiar subjects — whether planetary and zodiacal, the story of Alice in Wonderland, or the Wives of Henry VIII — illuminating them with equal child-like abandon. 

His meticulous and dimensional multi-plate intaglio process certainly demonstrates an artisanal way to draughtsmanship and illustration. It is intimate. It is authentic. It is alive. It contains something irreplaceable from the now ubiquitous digital sphere. The figures that dominate his work are elaborate character reveries and his cosmic and earthly landscapes are complex, all of which make the worlds Romanyshyn creates so enchanting and engaging. 

Roman Romanyshyn is a graduate of the Lviv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts. Besides printmaking, he is also engaged in illustration, painting, and sculpture. His graphic works are widely exhibited and collected throughout Europe, and have won international awards for printmaking, among them, the 14th Mini Print International, Barcelona (Spain), 9th International Miniature Print Exhibition, Seoul (South Korea), 4th International Painting Biennial of the Carpathian Euroregion, Przemysl (Poland). He lives and works in Lviv.

Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 PM.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle's European Masquerade Party @ PHD Terrace - Dream Midtown

Join EuroCircle for our European Masquerade Party at this hotspot! No cover when you say EuroCircle at the door. When you arrive make sure to get a wrist band for the $10 Vodka drink special and you will be directed to an elevator to go to the rooftop. The rooftop is fully enclosed! Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 6pm-Midnight
Where: PHD Terrace @ the Dream Midtown,   210 W 55th Street, NY, NY Dress Code: A Masquerade Mask, dress for ladies and nice suit for men (dress code is recommended by not required) Food Menu available for purchase throughout the night! Featured hosts: Sonia Gradetzki, Bulgaria Ahmet Bodur, Turkey Katarzyna Czarnecka, Poland Diana Cristea, Romania Hope to see you on the 24th! Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

September at CCNY

View this email in your browser   DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO SEE THE EXHIBITION 'AUGUST 21, 1968' EXHIBITION 'AUGUST 21, 1968'
20 iconic photographs capture the dramatic events of August 21, 1968 in Czechoslovakia. An army of soldiers of five Soviet bloc states invaded the country with heavy military equipment.  
On view in the Gallery until October 5, 2018 Photo © Libuše Kyndrová   CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE AT LINCOLN CENTER TRIBUTE TO MILOŠ FORMAN:
SPECIAL SCREENING OF BLACK PETER Miloš Forman's first narrative feature - a wry, sensitive snapshot of an awkward young man stumbling into adulthood - laid the foundation for the Czechoslovak New Wave.
September 21, 7PM (6PM Reception)
September 23, 4PM 
Get your tickets HERE   THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS: 
BANNED FILMS FROM THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE Presented by Czech Center New York and Film Society of Lincoln Center.  DAISIES
Wherever they go, they provoke. A film about two Maries and the vicious circle of pseudo values and pseudo relationships. Directed by Věra Chytilová.

September 21, 9PM 
September 22, 6:15PM
Get your tickets HERE THE END OF A PRIEST This blasphemous black comedy charts the chaos that erupts when a lowly sexton is mistaken for a priest by a singularly sinful flock of country parishioners. Directed by Evald Schorm.
  September 22, 2PM
September 23, 8:15PM 
Get your tickets HERE CASE FOR THE NEW HANGMAN
This lost classic of the Czechoslovak New Wave is a hallucinogenic swirl of Gulliver’s Travels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Kafkaesque surrealism. Directed by Pavel Juráček.
September 22, 4PM
September 23, 6PM
Get your tickets HERE FRUIT OF THE PARADISE An experimental, densely symbolic retelling of Adam and Eve, Fruit of Paradise opens before "the Fall," as Josef and Eva wander nude through an Eden. Directed by Věra Chytilová.
  September 22, 8PM 
September 23, 2PM 
Get your tickets HERE
    REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH In honor of the late Czech President, Václav Havel, celebrate Central European theatre and his legacy as a playwright with live performances, Q&A panels, and exhibitions. Presented by VHLF, BBLA & CCNY.  THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FUNERAL
Family drama by Natálie Kocáb serves to examine modern Czech Republic's complexities. Presented by United Theatre Co. No. 61 & Švanda Theatre, directed by Edward Einhorn.  
  September 25, 7:30PM, in the Ballroom 
RSVP HERE PROTEST/DEBT
These dramas by Václav Havel and Marek Hejduk portray the era of transition from totalitarianism to democratic renewal with questions about society, politics, and the role of an individual. Presented by Švanda Theatre, Prague. 
September 26, 8PM, in the Ballroom 
RSVP HERE
  PANKRÁC 45
Drama by Martina Kinská encompasses the atmosphere of hostility during the "national cleansing." Presented by the New School for Drama, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried.
  September 28, 6PM, in the Gallery
RSVP HERE More information about REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Festival 2018 HERE

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle's Annual White Party

Join us for the annual fun summertime rooftop white party! Where: Royalton Park Avenue Rooftop Address: 420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016 Time: 7pm-11pm Attire: Wear white, head to toe (we encourage everyone to wear white - any shade is fine- but it is not required)
If you show up in a hat or fascinator, you’ll look even more fabulous!
Let’s  do what we do best - party in style. NO COVER with online RSVP by 4 pm on July 24 and saying EuroCircle at the door!
The drink special will be $10  Absolut drinks.  Food is available for purchase. There will be great music playing throughout the night! Join us – and bring a friend/s who have never met us!! Hosts: 
Diana Cristea, Romania
Natalia Kotroutsos, Greece
Ahmet Bodur, Turkey Martina Bankova Lana Madden
 

EuroCircle's Summer Soiree Hosted by David "Avocado" Wolfe

Join EuroCircle for our Summer Soiree hosted by David A. Wolfe one of the world’s leading authorities and proponents of healthy living. When: Thursday, June 28 Where: Megu  355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011 Time: 6pm-11pm We are excited to have David in town to host our summer soiree at the amazing Megu. No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the door and RSVP by 5pm on our website - http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-june-28-2018/ We will be celebrating his cover & feature in Industry Rules Magazine and his partnership with DilogR.com. There will be great happy hour drink specials from 6-8 pm as well as a specialty non-alcoholic healthy mocktail created by David himself that will be on special for $10. Food is available for purchase throughout the night. Dress Code: Dress to impress – summer colors We look forward to seeing you on the 28th! For any press & sponsorship inquiries please contact Alex @ aspirer@eurocircle.com Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle NY Team About Megu: Megu, the finest Japanese concept & Sushi Bar that left an enduring impression on New York’s dining scene, marks its highly-anticipated return reincarnated with a fresh culinary perspective and curated bar presentation, set amidst an evolving cinematic schema that exquisitely harmonizes the art and science of contemporary gastronomy. Situated in a posh subterranean setting beneath the iconic Dream Downtown, the infinity-mirrored staircase descends into the Kimono Room, Bar and Lounge, reminiscent of a slightly futuristic shoji screen. To the right, guests are greeted by a scroll-laden suite which offers a front row seat at the sushi bar or private dining room. To the left, the Main Dining Room is framed by a visual tapestry of exotic Asian motifs set against a backdrop of customizable lights and 3-D activated imaging, seamlessly transforming the room as diners indulge their senses. The metamorphosis of refined Eastern cuisine, seductive ambiance, and meticulous service, Megu introduces an unparalleled event and dining experience for even the most discerning of palates.
 

St. Barth's Hampton's 7th Annual Gala Hosted by Christie Brinkley

Join EuroCircle and Social Life Magazine on Saturday, July 21, 2018 for the 7th Annual St. Barth’s Hamptons 2018 Gala hosted by Christie Brinkley. This is a ticketed event and must be purchased in advance - http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-july-21-2018/ Buy Tickets Here Spend an unforgettable evening at the 7th annual St. Barth Hamptons gala in Bridgehampton, hosted by Christie Brinkley. Let us transport you to the ultimate luxury island destination. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ lee Kalt in a beautiful white tent, set among lush emerald fields where modern elegance meets old world glamour. Indulge in gourmet tastings while glasses overflow with champagne. One night only. The pinnacle of every New Yorkers summer social calendar. The Hamptons most anticipated soirée. St. Barth Hamptons 2018. Look forward to seeing everyone this summer in the Hamptons. Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team
 

EuroCircle's Summer Kick-Off Rooftop Party

Join us for our annual summer rooftop kick-off party at this brand new rooftop hotspot! RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-june-5-2018/

NO COVER with online RSVP by 5 pm on June 5 and saying “EuroCircle” at the door!
Attire: Summer Chic
If you show up in a summer color, you’ll look even more fabulous!

DJ Chris Bachmann will be spinning the hottest tunes for us throughout the night!
Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer at this great rooftop lounge! There will be great drink specials and a lite fare food menu available for purchase!

Featured Hosts:

Ahmet Bodur, Turkey
Diana Cristea, Romania

We look forward to seeing you on June 5th! Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier!
Best,
Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team

Sitting above the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in the heart of Midtown, the High Bar offers the most spectacular views in New York City with 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson. As you enjoy a signature cocktail from the unobstructed views of one of the lounges indoor tables our outside seating areas, High Bar is a perfect space for a pre-dinner theater cocktail, or a night on the town High Bar is a midtown destination not to be missed.
 

Ukrainian Institute of America - Oleksiy Lytvynenko: Silence March 23 – April 22, 2018

Oleksiy Lytvynenko: Silence
March 23 – April 22, 2018 Reception for the artist: Friday, March 23 from 6:00–8:00 PM
Please RSVP to attend. Art at the Institute is pleased to present Silence, an exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Lytvynenko. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition with The Ukrainian Institute of America. Mr. Lytvyneko will be present at the reception to discuss his work. Lytvynenko’s ethereal paintings combine organic representational elements with abstracted backgrounds in a way that is both decorative and modernist. His motifs include landscape, water, plants, insects, fish, and amphibians. He is not interested in a realistic representation of an object but in interpreting its spirit; these paintings exalt anthropocentric personality. The artist sees the human (himself) as an integral part of nature. The affinity between man and nature is what impresses him most, rather than their contrast. He suggests by the simplest possible means the inherent nature of the aesthetic object. He understands his duty as an artist to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of that object, which is in itself a work of natural art before he arrives. This search for spiritual transcendence continually influences his creative vision. He durably expresses our relationships with one another, with the natural world and with the infinite. Pulling cues from Western and Eastern schools of philosophy, Lytvynenko seeks to make works that are objects of contemplation. Having undergone a process of creation, destruction and finally preservation, the stillness of meditation is echoed in the quietude of the finished paintings. Plants and creatures that transform are arranged to symbolize the enduring pattern of regeneration. The results are both curious and sublime. Delicately nurtured by knowing hands, Lytvynenko’s use of subtle color harmonies and fluid drawing mark his belief in the importance of beauty in our lives. His subjects are used as links between the viewer and the artist’s feelings. And, the artist’s technique is used to create an illusion of the forms of reality. The eye can wander, and the mind can think unencumbered through visual realms that are expansively and emotionally rich — the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace. Oleksiy Lytvynenko’s work has been exhibited extensively in Ukraine, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. He studied at Kyiv State Arts Institute and is a member of the Ukrainian Artists Union. He lives and works in Kyiv. PRESS RELEASE Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment.
 

NYPL Now: The Library After Hours, Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

View in browser Forward Donate January 9–January 22, 2018 In this issue: The Library After Hours: Counterculture, Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival, Niall Ferguson with Gillian Tett, and more.  The Library After Hours: Counterculture New York City celebrates the 1960s this year, and the Library is in on the act with its first Library After Hours of 2018, Counterculture, presented in connection with our brand-new exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution. Check out the exhibition, meet the curator, watch avant-garde and experimental films, make your own album-cover art, and dance to the sounds of the 60s, courtesy of Felix Hernandez. Friday, January 19 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND Selected Events Schomburg Center 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival The extravaganza will feature panels and discussions on topics including diversity, social justice in comics, black comics in digital spaces, and much more. January 12 & 13 | 10 AM
Schomburg Center ATTEND The Square and the Tower: Niall Ferguson with Gillian Tett Niall Ferguson and Gillian Tett will examine the central question of Ferguson's new book: From the Freemasons to Facebook, how have networks been true sources of power and drivers of change throughout history? Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND Why? What Makes Us Curious: Mario Livio with Aatish Bhatia Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio examines the science behind human curiosity with Princeton University scientist and writer Aatish Bhatia. Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street ATTEND Bunk: Kevin Young with Rebecca Carroll The Director of the Schomburg Center will join Rebecca Carroll, Producer of Special Projects on Race for WNYC and Critic-at-Large for the Los Angeles Times, for a discussion on his most recent book about the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news. Tuesday, January 23 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND   Business, Career & Finance Mutual Funds vs. ETFs Certified Financial Planner Simon Brady will provide personal finance and investment management solutions. Wednesday, January 17 | 3 PM 
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND Picture Yourself Online Do you need a headshot to use on LinkedIn or other social media platforms? A professional photographer will take your photo for free and optimize it for online use. Tuesday, January 16 | 3:30 PM 
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND The Hottest Areas in the Job Market Today Kaiser Fung provides insights, tips, and educational recommendations to help you break into the fast-growing career areas of Data Science and Analytics. Tuesday, January 9 | 6 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND TechConnect Create a Website with HTML & CSS Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own webpage. Saturday, January 13 | 2:30 PM
Columbus Library ATTEND How to Use Lynda.com The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer free access to over 5,000 online courses. This class will cover the basics to help you get started on your self-paced learning journey. Wednesday, January 10 | 1 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND Computer Safety and Maintenance Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly. Tuesday, January 16 | 2:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street ATTEND More Events Community Conversations: Document Your Bronx Neighborhood Wednesday, January 10 | 3 PM
Hunts Point Library Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes Wednesday, January 10 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Historical Lecture: The FDNY on Blackwell's and Welfare Islands Thursday, January 11 | 6:30 PM
Roosevelt Island Library NYCitizenship Information Session Tuesday, January 16 | 4:30 PM
St. George Library Center Save the Date Orangutans: My Cousins, My Friends—Leif Cocks Wednesday, January 24 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Cultural Reporting and Criticism in the 21st Century Monday, January 29 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building An American Marriage: Tayari Jones with Isaac Fitzgerald Wednesday, February 7 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Stories from the Borders: Francisco Cantú & Lauren Markham Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building  

EuroCircle New York Team

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January 23, 2018 - Eurocircle's 19th Anniversary Party @ The Empire Rooftop

Join EuroCircle as we celebrate our 19th anniversary at this hotspot rooftop overlooking Lincoln Center.
No cover when you RSVP by 5pm on January 23, 2018 and say EuroCircle at the door! RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-jan-23-2018/ Our group has our own private section on the West Terrace and the rooftop is fully enclosed! Empire Sunset cocktails will be on special throughout the night!
Dress Code: Dress to impress in either black or gold (recommended but not required) There will be great music playing throughout the night.
A full cocktail and food menu are available for purchase. Featured hosts:  Ana Calvo de Luis, Spain Diana Cristea, Romania Katarzyna Czarnecka, Poland Looking forward to celebrating our 19th anniversary with you! Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier! Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle NY Team

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EuroCircle New York Team

 

Ukrainian Institute of American - Five Elements of War | Jan. 25 - Feb. 4, 2018

Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green: Five Elements of War
 
January 25 – February 4, 2018
Opening reception and artist presentation: Thursday, January 25, from 6:00 – 8:00PM
 
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The Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street, NYC 10075
 
Art at the Institute cordially invites you to attend the reception and presentation celebrating Five Elements of War, a dramatic installation of five multimedia artworks by Ukrainian artist-activists Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The artists will be present that evening to talk about the works on display reflecting their critical commentary on and reaction to the recognized causes, turmoil and consequences of the ongoing Russian military aggression and war waged in eastern Ukraine.
 
While the installation’s artworks are clearly political, most compelling is their material nature. The artists incorporate found objects including shell casings, documents and shrapnel, all gathered from the war’s front lines. They emerge as “metaphysical images,” meant to evoke a visceral — in your face — unrepeatable and purely original reaction in the viewer.
 
The exhibition’s iconic piece, the seven-foot high “The Face of War” (2015), unapologetically depicts the figure behind the calculated conflict in Ukraine — Russian president Vladimir Putin. It is cleverly created out of five thousand bullet casings gathered at the battlefront in Donbas. Depending on the play of light in the exhibition space, the “mood” of the piece changes. The “portrait” unveils a wide spectrum of emotions, from emphasizing developing socio-political complexities, Russian propaganda and lies generated of the conflict, to generalities of human nature in the time of war.
 
Daria Marchenko hails from Kyiv, Ukraine, where she attended and graduated from the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. Her artworks have been exhibited in Ukraine, Western Europe and the Middle East. A successful commercial artist, Ms. Marchenko is most known for her involvement as an advocate for public art in Ukraine, and the creation of both interior and exterior wall murals in over thirty countries.
 
Daniel Green is a Ukraine-born painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He is a graduate of the Kyiv State Secondary Art School of Painting, and a member of the Professional Union of Artists of Ukraine. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.
 
Underwritten and presented by Raymond F. Staples, Esq., Five Elements of War was arranged and organized for display at The Ukrainian Institute of America by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute.
 
Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, or by appointment.
 
The Ukrainian Institute of America thanks Raymond F. Staples, Esq., Self-Reliance NY Federal Credit Union and JRS Management Co. for their generous support in making this exhibition possible.
 
Read Press Release.

Read about this exhibition in amNewYork.

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December 21, 2017 - EuroCircle's New Year Eve Party @ The Ricky at the Dream Midtown

Join EuroCircle for our annual New Year’s Eve Party at this new midtown hotspot The Ricky at the Dream Midtown. Get Tickets Here Today This is a ticketed event and must be purchased in advance. This event will sell out so get them while they last! Ticket prices will go up closer till and some ticket options may not be available. All sales are final and there are no refunds. Featured hosts: Natalia Kotroutsos, Greece Katarzyna Czarnecka, Poland Μαρία Τσεβη, Albania/Greece Spend your New Year’s Eve amid the classic splendor of The Rickey at the Dream Hotel Midtown in Times Square, New York City. The Rickey is the latest addition to Midtown Manhattan’s refined nightlife environment and features an alluring, vintage-inspired design. Housed in the renowned Dream Hotel Midtown, The Rickey is a stylish reinvention of the classic cocktail bar and lounge and the perfect setting for a dashing NYE in New York’s Times Square. The Rickey at the Dream Hotel in NYC is opening this New Year’s in style with a 5 hour premium open bar serving top-notch cocktails, beers and wines. As Times Square bustles outside, the party heats up in The Rickey as one of the finest NYC DJs plays the most popular hits of Top 40, Hip Hop, Rock and 80s. This top-of-the-line event also offers complimentary amenities like an early evening serving of stationary platter bites, and festive party favors to turn up the party noise. As midnight arrives, join the DJ in a thrilling live countdown with the whole crowd that’ll start your New Year with an incredible energy. Now toast your complimentary glass of champagne to a brilliant New Year. Tickets to The Rickey’s NYE event will also grant access to another of Dream Midtown’s NYE venues, the subterranean bar Fishbowl. And with a variety of VIP packages offering bottle service and reserved seating, this NYE is bound to be an adventure. The Rickey at the Dream Hotel is an elegant and energetic rendition of the craft cocktail bar. The inviting lounge boasts an eccentric future-vintage design –emerald-hued velvet envelops oversized columns, intricate wallpaper add classic styling, while brass and copper lamps and other gold metallic accent pieces give a steam punk-chic allure. At once contemporary and steeped in Mid-Century tones, The Rickey is designed to provide elegance, class as well as comfort. With its intimate yet vibrant ambiance, Dream Hotel Midtown’s The Rickey sets the perfect setting for every occasion. Head to Times Square’s Dream Hotel Midtown for a NYE celebration with panache at The Rickey.  

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EuroCircle New York Team

 

NEXT WEEK AT CZECH CENTER NEW YORK

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MOVIE SCREENINGS AT CZECH CENTER NEW YORK
Over the past year CCNY has successfully screened 44 films and welcomed 2416 guests into our boutique cinema of 56 seats. Be sure to join us for our final movie screening European Shorts in America, all recognized by prestigious North American film festivals!    Come and celebrate with us! Drinks are to follow.   December 5, 7PM in the Cinema
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  THE NETTLE 
After wearing makeup for the first time, Nikola begins a process of self-discovery, just as he leaves to join his girlfriend at her father's house. 
Director: Piaoyu Xie,  22 min, Czech Republic, 2017  FLUFFY
While a family is dealing with the stress of packing up their lives to emigrate from Serbia to Canada, the 10-year-old daughter wins an impossibly large stuffed teddy bear.
Director: Lee Filipovski,  24 min, Serbia, 2016 GABI
Lately, Marco has begun rehearsing with Gabi how to break up with his girlfriend. Adapting his game to her own everyday life, Gabi tries to find a way to fight again the emptiness of her life.
Director: Michael Nathansky,
20 min, Germany, 2016 AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
No one knows cars better than Anja, yet management does not treat her with the respect she deserves.
Director: Mari Mantela, 35 min, Finland, 2017   PERFORMANCE: BEFORE DVOŘÁK: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD
Pianist Baron Fenwick will perform a series of concerto pieces by Bach, Smetana, Haydn, Dussek, and Dvořák to explore the musical elements that came before and inspired the works of Dvořák.
December 7, 7PM in the Ballroom
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2017 Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema: LINEUP ANNOUNCED. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

LINEUP ANNOUNCED: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! The 12th MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema
Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2017 BAMcinématek & Jacob Burns Film Center
Dear friends and supporters of Making Waves,  The Romanian Film Initiative, BAMcinématek and the Jacob Burns Film Center are proud to announce the lineup of the 12h edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema, to take place November 30-December 7, 2017. Find out more and purchase your tickets now, and join us for an amazing crop of films and filmmakers. Festival guests include directors Anca Damian, Adrian Sitaru, Iulia Rugină, Paul Negoescu, Emanuel Pârvu, director and DP Adrian Silișteanu, actor Anghel Damian, and producer Miruna Berescu.  Showcasing the best new releases from November 30- December 7, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, sees the return of audience darling Nae Caranfil, who gets to open this year’s festival at the JBFC with his new musical extravaganza, 6.9 on the Richter Scale. International film festival highlights, including Adrian Sitaru’s The Fixer and Calin Peter Netzer’s Ana, Mon Amour join the party; and so does a contingent of promising first-time filmmakers. It’s a hell of a ride, with The Gambler by Ignas Jonynas equally on board—courtesy of this edition’s guest country, Lithuania.

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November 30, 2017 - SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA

SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA Classical Music Partners International presents the New York solo debut recital of Spanish soprano Laura Alonso Padín accompanied by MET pianist Yelena Kurdina. For tickets and more info go here: https://www.spainculture.us/city/new-york/son-de-espana-soprano-laura-alonso-padin-and-pianist-yelena-kurdina/ This song recital samples Spanish folklore through the classical compositions of 20th century luminaries Rodolfo Halffter, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Eduardo Toldrá, and Xavier Montsalvatge. The program concludes with rarely heard works that highlight classical song and contemporary composers from Galicia in Galego, by Fernando Buide y Abe Rábade. PROGRAM El paño murciano by Nin. En el pinar by Obradors. Gerinaldo from 6 Canciones Portuguesas by E. Halffter. As froliñas dos toxos by Toldrá. Os teus ollos by Suárez. And works by Cristóbal Halffter, Ovalle, Baldomir, Barbieri, Serrano, Chapí, Giménez, Rodrigo, and Montsalvatge. PERFORMERS Spanish soprano Laura Alonso has toured throughout the United States, Asia and Latin America, performing pieces from Obradors to Schumann. She has sung under the batons of Maestros Ion Marin, Philippe Jordan, Karel Mark Chichon, Helmuth Rilling and Stefan Soltesz among many others. As an active recording artist, Ms. Padín has recorded for Naxos and for Orf disc labels, the later earning her a Diapason d’Or. Pianist Yelena Kurdina has been a specialist in Russian repertoire at The Metropolitan Opera for over 20 years, has partnered with many of the most outstanding singers of our time, such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. She has collaborated with Opera National de Paris, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (Spain) and both the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera in Washington, D.C.

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Oleh Denysenko: Etchings | Opening Night | Nov 10

Oleh Denysenko: Etchings November 10 – 29, 2017
Reception for the artist: Friday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Please RSVP to attend.   Art at the Institute is delighted to present a special exhibition of forty original prints by Leopolitan artist Oleh Denysenko, introducing recent works and archetypal selections from his graphic oeuvre of the past decade. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this exhibition marks the artist’s first return to The Ukrainian Institute of America since his 2003 solo showing. An innovative and prolific artist practiced in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, calligraphy, and book illustration, Mr. Denysenko is most recognized, internationally, for his intricate etchings on paper. An astoundingly inventive draftsman, due in part to years of studying the moralizing art of Northern European masters such as Bosch, Bruegel, Cranach and Dürer, among others, Denysenko developed a highly original framework and spatial base around which an alchemy of fantastical and metaphorical character narratives flourish—ultimately, suggesting both weight and whimsy. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Oleh Denysenko concentrated in graphics while studying at the National Academy of Printing (Lviv). He holds over thirty international honors for intaglio printmaking, including Grand Prize of the 9th Mondial Triennale for Small Prints (2014) in Chamalieres, France. He is an active member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists and is a full member of the Academic Senate of the International Academy of Modern Art (Rome). Mr. Denysenko lives and works in Lviv. Read Press Release Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, or by appointment.

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An Evening of Jazz with Earl MacDonald Quartet | Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm

EARL MacDONALD QUARTET “OPEN BORDERS” EARL MacDONALD, piano
FELIPE SALLES, tenor saxophone
GREGG AUGUST, string bass;
WINARD HARPER, drum set   Pianist-composer Earl MacDonald’s latest JUNO-nominated recording, Mirror of the Mind, embodies his ongoing search for new ways to express himself musically, while challenging the defining boundaries of jazz. His new album Open Borders is a combination of his original compositions and arrangements of familiar melodies, presented in new, interesting ways. General Admission $25, Seniors/Students $10, UIA Members free BUY TICKETS

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