HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
RUSSIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE WEEKEND
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF SOUTH FLORIDA ("RAC") CONTINUES BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
PHOTO ALBUM 2 OF 2
Russian American Heritage Weekend: Concert in the Park
and Art & Culture Showcase
The First Annual Russian America Heritage Weekend took place on April 28 and April 29, 2018, hosted by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to honor the many Russian speaking people who live in our community and the contributions they make to South Florida. The initiative by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to engage with the Russian speaking community and honor them with this special two-day celebration marked an unprecedented milestone for the Russian speaking community.

More than 1,500 people joined in the festivities over the weekend which celebrated Russian cultures and traditions with live music, special performances, delicious food, dancing, arts and crafts and more. The sponsors included Russian American Chamber of South Florida, Sunshine State Academy, Hughes Group and Ana Monroe Production. Special acknowledgement to Hughes Group and Ana Monroe Production for producing two unforgettable shows. 
Saturday night, popular local artists took the stage at Gateway Park in Sunny Isles Beach and delighted the crowd with some of their favorite songs and dances. The performers included: Oleksii Avdiievskyi, Pavlo Novikov, Larisa Moskaleva, Maria Kharakhash, Anastasia Skachkova, Viktor Boo, Sergei Smirnoff, Andrey Dolgin, Vyachelav Kobelev, Anna Salnikova. (Photos of this event are contained in Photo Album 1 of 2)
Sunday night, local schools showed off the talents of their young students who performed for the crowd at Heritage Park in Sunny Isles Beach. Proud parents with cameras circled the stage to capture the perfect picture of their little ones in the spotlight. The showcase included: Biana Pinchuk , Sunshine State Academy, Natalie Dance Academy, Sky Dance Academy, Mad Monkeys Events, Rhythmic Art and Larisa Moskaleva’s students.  
Many local businesses and restaurants participated in this momentous two day event: European Delights * Sultan Restaurant * Bianco Taste * The Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman , P.A. * Radio Miami 102.7 FM HD2 * Miami Me* Zesty Brands Foods * Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida * Mad Monkeys Kids Events * Empire Title Services, Inc. * ASA College * Miami Floatation * CompuMAX * Mozgo * Sky Dance Academy * Europa Food Distributor * Osorio Art & Framing * Dmitri Ivnitski * South Florida Center for Couples and Families * Next Level Basketball .
Thank you to all our friends who joined us for this unforgettable weekend. Russian American Chamber of South Florida was proud to partner with the City of Sunny Isles Beach in honor of the growing Russian community.  
PHOTO CREDIT: ALEXEY OLIVENKO and ILIA SHIVRINSKII

A very special thank you to our resident photographer, Alexey Olivenko who is always there at our events to capture our special memories through his camera. Special thank you to our guest photographer, Ilia Shivrinskii for the beautiful photos.
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Many people visit Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for it's distinct beauty and breathtaking location, but for many others it's the comfort of home! Over the last 20 years visitors have become residents of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Florida drawn by the idyllic location, walkable space, family-friendly atmosphere, A-rated school, and a plethora of outdoor activities. The City of Sunny Isles Beach acknowledges that the Russian culture plays an integral part in the community and the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida created these special events to honor the contributions of the Russian speaking community and showcase their talents, heritage, culture, and language. THANK YOU City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for hosting the 1st Annual Russian American Heritage Festival!!!!  
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