9th Annual Russian Winter Festival 2017

Russian Winter FestivalObjective: To expand the public understanding and appreciation of Russian folk art, traditions and culture. 

The first Russian Winter Festival 2009, one day event,  was a huge success.  The second Russian Winter Festival 2010 was featured a few events - art exhibition, piano competition, film forum and we had the visitors from Tula, Russia. The third Festival 2011 featured Russian Poetry Recital Contest. The 3rd Rifle Division of Red Army, a reenacting group, joined the fourth Winter Festival in 2012. The fifth Winter Festival featured Nadezhda Obukhova Classical Vocal Competition and Best Braided Hairdo Contest in 2013. Art-trio "Volnitsa" from Moscow was a headliner for the Festival 2013 and 2014.  The Rachmaninoff Music Competition had established in 2016. It includes piano, vocal and violin divisions.   The Festival Flyer is here 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Russian Winter Festival - February 2017

Rachmaninoff Music Competition:
Piano, Vocal and Violin Divisions
rachmaninoffSaturday, February 11-10:30 AM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
125 Eagle Street, Abany NY 



Art Exhibition "Remembrance of Russia": 
cat aleksandrovaSaturday, February 18 - 3:00 PM
New Russia Cultural Center
1550 Broadway Rensselaer, NY



Russian Poetry Recital Contest: 

Saturday, February 25  1:15 PM-1:45 PM
New Russia Cultural Center
1550 Broadway Rensselaer, NY


Grand Finale: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
red division 2013Time: 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: New Russia Cultural Center
               1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 

 It's a day of traditional Russian food, music, dance, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and contests.
A wide variety of arts, crafts and merchandise related to the Eastern European style is available at the festival.  If you are interested in participating, please review our rules and complete the vendor agreement.  2017 Craft Vendors Application Form