Latvijas konsulāts Ņujorkā

Latvia’s 100th birthday is just around the corner …

“Welcome to Mercy” – IFC Cinemas, NYC, opens November 2, 2018

From the producer of THE OTHERS and SCREAM…. When an American single mother returns to Latvia for the first time in 25 years to say goodbye to her dying father, she is soon afflicted with visions and wounds that appear to be signs of the gift of Holy Stigmata. But after she is transported to an isolated island convent to seek the help of a mysterious religious order, Madeline discovers her affliction may not be a gift from God but something far more sinister. This international Thriller, introduces a never before seen thriller concept while implementing a strong theological based storyline about forgiveness, faith, and redemption.

Produced in Latvia, this supranatural thriller film features a U.S. and Latvian cast, including, Lily Newmark, Kristen Ruhlin, Juris Strenga, Dainis Grube, Ieva Seglina, Toms Liepajnieks, Svetlana Ivannikova.

Watch trailer here.

When: opens November 2, 2018.

Where: IFC Cinema, 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014.

For screening times, please visit theIFC website here.


Latvian Radio Choir at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival – November 13, 2018

Known around the world for its “miraculously cohesive sound” (Guardian, U.K.) and imaginative programs, the Latvian Radio Choir returns to the White Light Festival for a luminous evening of a cappella music. Pairing transcendent Mahler with contemporary Latvian composers and a beautiful meditation by visionary Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, the choir moves seamlessly between Latvian, Old Slavonic, Tibetan, German, and English texts to illuminate a universal yearning for inner peace.

When: Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm.

Where: White Light Festival – Church of St Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.

To purchase tickets please click here.

To learn more about the Latvian Radio Choirplease click here.


Inga Lacis at ArtsLink Assembly – New York City – November 16, 2018

Join us for the first annual ArtsLink Assembly in New York City, featuring Inga Lacis, a curator at the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art (LCCA)
When: Friday, November 16, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Where: Lenfest Center for the Arts
Columbia University School of the Arts
615 West 129th Street, New York, NY, 10027

The ArtsLink Assembly is a new public forum to share practices and ideas, to network and foster dialogue with international and U.S. artists, cultural institutions, foundations, and city and federal agencies.  The ArtsLink Fellows 2018 from Albania, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine will participate in presentations and focused dialogues.

Assembly Program – see here

Tickets – click here


Niagara Falls to be illuminated in the colors of the Latvian national flag – November 17, 2018

To mark Latvia’s 100th birthday celebrations, the iconic Niagara Falls will be illuminated in the colors of Latvia’s national flag at 9:00 pm on November 17, 2018. This is the time when people in Latvia will start celebrating Latvia’s 100th birthday (on November 18, their time). More details to follow on how to view this spectacular event here in NYC.

Happy Birthday Latvia ! Daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā mūsu Latvijai ! November 18, 2018

Pulcēsimies un svinēsim Latvijas Republikas 100.gadu proklamēšanas dienu ar koncertu, svinīgās sarunās, kopēju svētku tostu un ar Latvijas godu apli Centrālparkā.

Kad: 2018. g. 18.novembrī, plkst. 15:30

Kur: The Espisocal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128
(pie 90. ielas)

Biļetes: pirms 8.novembra $25. Čekus rakstīt uz vārda: “Council of the American-Latvian Organizations of New York Inc”, nosūtīt Imantam Kalniņam, 42 Hackensack Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07075. Klāt ielikt sev adresētu aploksni ar kuru jums var piesūtīt biļetes.

Pie durvīm: $30, Labvēļu biļetes, $100, Simtgades labvēļu biļetes, $200.

Bērniem zem 18.g.v. bez maksas.


Andris Nelsons and the BSO with Hakan Hardenberger – Carnegie Hall – November 19, 2018

Latvian-born conductor maestro Andris Nelsonsand the BSO returns to Carnegie Hall with Hakan Hardenberger on November 19, one day after Latvia’s 100th birthday.

Håkan Hardenberger is called on to play trumpet, piccolo trumpet, and cow horn—as well as sing and play simultaneously—in HK Gruber’s marvelously eclectic showpiece that opens the program. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a magnificent five-movement journey from despair to joy, is one of his most popular works. He believed that a symphony should embrace the world, and it’s all here: an opening funeral march, folk-inspired dances, a waltz, and exuberantly high spirits in the finale. The unforgettable and unsurpassable heart of the work is the Adagietto, a sublime love letter for strings and harp Mahler wrote for his wife, Alma.



MAHLER Symphony No. 5

When: Monday, November 19, 2018, 8 pm.

Where: Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.


Kristine Opolais in il Trittico – MetOpera – November 23, 2018

Jack O’Brien’s epic production of Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting: tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro; Latvian soprano Kristīne Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica; and the ageless Plácido Domingo takes an unusual comedic turn in the baritone title role of Gianni Schicchi. The performances mark the centennial of the work’s world premiere at the Met. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018, 7:30 pm.

Where: MetOpera, Lincoln Center.

For more information and to book tickets at MetOpera, click here.

To read more about Kristīne Opolais, please click here.


Latvia celebrates 100 years in 2018 … learn more

In 2018, Latvia celebrates a hundred years since it became an independent state on November 18, 1918. With festivities at home and all around the world, Latvia will present the best it can offer in culture, lifestyle and innovation. We will explore, create and celebrate – for the prosperity of Latvia!
For more information on the Centenary program, visit the official Latvia100
Events across the United States can also be located here:

2018 is a celebration year for the entire Baltic region. Our neighbors – Estonia and Lithuania – are also celebrating their centenaries of statehood. Lithuania celebrated the 100th anniversary of restored independence on February 16, 2018, and Estonia’s celebrated the centenary of its statehood on February 24, 2018.


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