The 9th Annual Russian Winter Festival     Grand Finale - Saturday, February 25th 2017 

GRAND FINALE - final day of the Festival. It's a full day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and competitions.

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: New Russia Cultural Center
               1550 Broadway Rensselaer, NY 12144


12:00pm -12:30pm -  All Winners Concert/Rachmaninoff Music Competition 

12:30pm - 1:15pm  - Ensemble "Barynya"

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Russian Poetry Recital Contest 

2:30pm - 3:15pm - Ensemble "Barynya"

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Best Braided Hairdo Contest

4:30pm - 5:15 pm - Ensemble "Barynya"


The Ensemble Barynya - a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia.


Russian Poetry Recital Contest -  1:30pm-2:00pm


Art Show "Remeberance of Russia" - art works of local Russian artists
Soviet Posters - 15 copies of the historical Russian posters from the Soviet era. 
3rd Rifle Division Red Army  - 
Reenacting group portrays a typical squad of a Russian rifle division in the Great Patriotic War.
Photo Booth -
Russian traditional costumes to dress up for pictures taking.  


Children Craft Corner - kids make their own kokoshnik (traditonal head set) and paint matryoshka (nesting doll)
Craft Vendors - 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.  


Bliny - Russian Panckes with caviar, jam and sour cream.
Golubtsy - Cabbage leaf stuffed with beef & rice, served with baked pirozhki.
Kotlety a la Rus - Chicken grilled to perfection, layered with tomato covered with melted cheese.  Served with oven-baked pirozhki.