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Holiday events in Odessa to the City Day this year will last till September 3

September 1, 2017 г.

August 28 in the Museum of Modern Art was opened the 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art. Within the framework of the art forum, 50 works by authors from different countries will be shown on the sites of Odessa museums.

August 30, 2017 in the Museum of the Holy Archangel Michael Monastery, the project "Constantinople - Istanbul - Odessa: the connection of times and generations" was held. Cultural action, consisting of a concert program and an exhibition of works by Odessa photographers, will tell about the centuries-old spiritual ties of Kievan Rus and Byzantium, Ukraine and Turkey, Odessa and Istanbul.

More than 400 unique photographs depicting Odessa during the late XVIII - mid-XXI centuries will be presented on September 1 at the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art in the framework of the project "Odessa in Old Photos".

Also on September 1 in the City Garden with a concert "In Odessa everyone is an insider" will perform: the band "Jam Band" and the collectives of national minorities - the youth folklore ensemble "Zoretsvit", the dance group "Ludo-mlado", the folk group "FA-sharp" Dance group "Български сърца" and others.

September 1 starts the II Festival of Light, Architectural, Projection Technologies and Installations "Odessa Light Fest", the opening of which will take place with the participation of the variety symphony orchestra. Within three days Odessa citizens and visitors will be able to observe the light interactive show, during which central buildings and historical sights of the city will turn into unique artistic and light objects.

 September 3 in the City Garden will be a concert of memory of Yuri Kuznetsov with the participation of the Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Igor Shavruk), Tamara Lukasheva and others.

The main events for the celebration of the City Day will be held on September 2.

They start on the Dumskaya Square with a grand opening ceremony (10:00). On this day, flowers will be laid at the foot of monuments to the founders of Odessa.

Traditionally, Primorsky Boulevard will host a festival of arts and crafts and master classes of the winners of the city festival competition "Star Youth of Odessa".

Within the framework of the City Day on September 2 in the Shevchenko Park will be helde the project "USAID Town". This is an information fair where USAID representatives talk about their activities in a certain city and in the surrounding territorial communities. The guests will be able to get professional advice on energy efficiency, learn about the sources of clean energy and its application, develop projects to improve urban infrastructure, opportunities for participation in the lawmaking process, decentralization reform in Ukraine, etc.

Various games will be organized for children, in particular, for designing and operating mechanisms with help of clean energy sources, fun workshops for creating paper mills, drawing competition "My Beautiful City" and other events.

On September 2, the project "Odessa German Tram" will be held, dedicated to the anniversary of the construction of a tram electric line by residents of the German colony, which connected the village of Lustdorf with Odessa. On Starosennaya Square guests will be treated with national cuisine, will present a concert of creative collectives of German societies from different regions of Ukraine, will hold master classes and exhibitions of arts and crafts.

Another gift for the city will be the opening of new names on the Odessa Walk of Stars: Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov, Valentin Kataev, Kyriak Kostandi, Valery Obodzinsky and Konstantin Paustovsky.

The new exposition in the City Day will be presented by the Museum-Apartment of Leonid Utesov, and in the Greek park the opening of the stele of the sculptor Mikhail Reva.

Also on September 2 in the City Garden will perform the municipal philharmonic orchestra of Amphilochia (Greece).

The largest and most spectacular event of the City Day will be a gala concert on the Potemkin Stairs. It will be attended by Odessa artists, as well as Nino Katamadze, Celentano Tribute, "Ocean Elzy".

Celebrating the City Day will end with colorful fireworks.