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About Us

ARAA-Otrada is a nonprofit corporation committed to the cultural, educational and charitable activities of Americans of Russian descent community. Our 11 acre Cultural Center in Chestnut Ridge, New York is conveniently located just 40 minutes from Manhattan, easily accessible from the tri-state NY area.

ARAA-Otrada is a volunteer organization run by a dedicated board of directors and we are always welcoming new members who share our values and wish to help support our goals and objectives.

Together, we continue to deliver upon our mission as a non-profit organization, enhancing the quality of life for our membership, visitors, and the Americans of Russian descent community.

Cultural and Educational Activities

ARAA-Otrada is a forum for cultural and intellectual exchange. Every year we host lecturers, artists, singers, and performers from around the globe. Through these events, ARAA-Otrada aims to foster an environment of academic and artistic exchange between peoples of Russian heritage residing both in America and abroad.​

Aid and Outreach

To date, the charitable works of ARAA-Otrada have touched many lives.  Examples of ARAA-Otrada’s on-going humanitarian activities include the provision of clothing, medical equipment and food to the needy in the far corners of the world to support impoverished families, the homeless, sick children, orphans, and those impacted by natural disasters and military conflicts. 

The Facility

In addition to housing, ARAA-Otrada's 11 acre facility features a chapel, two reception halls, and a children's playground.


Numerous cultural events happen at our facility year-round, such as various musical, dance and theatrical performances, films showings, formal dances and other indoor and outdoor events.  

Get Involved!

ARAA-Otrada always welcomes new members, volunteers and donors who share our commitment to serving the Americans of Russian descent community. If you are interested in becoming a member, a volunteer, or would like to consider a gift to ARAA-Otrada please reach out to us.


ARAA-Otrada is recognized by the IRS as a registered 501(c) 3 non profit organization (NY Reg # 01-91-67 / EIN 237012075); our public disclosure documents are on file with the NY State Charities Bureau and available through their website. 

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