Take the F or Q to the West 8 St - NY Aquarium station.View map.
ArtOnBrighton is a multidisciplinary festival taking place on September 8, 2012 at the NY Aquarium and the adjacent beach. Putting the post-Soviet Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants in the spotlight, this celebration recognizes that this is a community of individuals from innumerable walks of life who have themselves or with their families restarted their cultural histories in America and cultivated identities that integrate past, present, and a vibrantly-colored future. We are rooted in our past stories, worldly in our interests, recontextualized in the American landscape, hybrid and unlike any breed the former Soviet states and America have seen before, sexy in our playfulness with the je-ne-sais-quoi aura assigned to us by others, and outside-the-box in what we bring to the table in professional, community, and social settings. Now let us show you how we get down.
Daytime visitors are encouraged to participate in the Brooklyn Museum's GO artist studio tour and vote for their favorite Brighton Beach-area artists. The evening program is comprised of live music, art, and comedy at the NY Aquarium, followed by a DJ-spun dance party on the adjacent beach, where a large-scale site-specific art installation saluting Brighton Beach will be set up.
Tickets include entry to NY Aquarium, Amazing Water exhibit, Live Performances, Open Bar, Food, Video show, and DJ-spun dance party on the beach.
$10 in advance, $15 on day of festival. Doors open at 7PM. Get your tickets today.
1 in 5 Jews in New York City are Russian-speaking. COJECO is the central coordinating body of the Russian Jewish community of NY, established in 2001 to facilitate enduring participation of Russian-speaking Jews in the mainstream Jewish community, while acknowledging the distinctive cultural heritage. Today. COJECO not only continues to support its 33 member organizations, but also strives to represent and advocate for the community’s needs. With 90% of the Russian-speaking Jewish population in America residing in New York City, ArtOnBrighton is truly at the throne of the empire.
The Blueprint Fellowship is a program of COJECO that provides support to innovative individuals 25-40 who receive a grant from $1,000 to $5,000 to develop projects that engage with the Russian-Jewish community on a meaningful and significant level. Now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of fellows, past projects still alive and well include children's theatrical presentations, annual family camping excursions, art exhibits, documentaries, orchestral events, experimental art, environmental initiatives, social justice campaigns, and fundraising.