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We Grow and Develop. Celebrating our five-year anniversary at the new location.

Fall of 2007. The scenic Glen Head area hosts Long Island’s first and only Russian center – Educational and Cultural center "Sunflower." Within a year of hard work our center  proudly hosted the US first Russian Cabinet and Library of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, with a rich library (books, movies, CDs), computer facilities, teaching materials, allowing teaching Russian at the highest level.

Five years of interesting projects in several areas

1) educational pre K programs and Saturday Russian school;

2) cultural programs - children's theater festivals, celebration of important dates, like the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Borodino (September 2012) and 50th anniversary of the Fist Manned flight to Space, and events - the day of the Russian language in the United Nations in June 2010;


200th anniversary of the Battle of Borodino

Two centuries have passed from the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia, but the memory of the Russian generals and of the soldiers’ bravery is still alive. And New York is not an exception.


Not-for-profit organization “Shostakovich Cultural Programs” together with the Sunflower Educational Center and Institute for the English-Russian Bilinguism are happy to announce and invite you and your friends to the musical and literary evening to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Borodino.



September 7, 2012   





165 East 88 Street (between Lexington & 88)


The Bust of Yuri Gagarin unveiled at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Sunflower Educational Center in cooperation with Russian Center, Cradle of Aviation museum and Dialogue of Cultures - United World Foundation is honored to announce that today - June 30, 2012 the bust of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, has been unveiled at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY.

Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin - a 28-year veteran of the Soviet and Russian space programs - said the bust was more than just a likeness of the first man in space. It was a symbol of the new era of understanding between US and Russia, he said, as cited by Newsday.