Novogodnyaya Yolka  highlights Russian traditions. Yolka, a family-friendly celebration of Russian culture and holiday festivities. 

Saturday, January 14  11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location: 1550 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144   
Tickets: $10/person
Buy tickets at the "Dnipro Deli", located at 898 Loudon Rd, Latham, NY.
Buy tickets online:

The Yolka advance tickets purchased online can be picked up at the box office on the day of the event, January 14, starting at 11:00am on premises. The Yolka starts at 11:30am.  Bring PayPal receipt with you.  

Baba Yaga 2016

The Yolka celebration starts with a theatrical show "New Year's Miracles or Baba Yaga is Opposing" adapted and directed by Yuri Naumkin and performed by the Russian Drama Club.  After the magic curtains closed children were singing songs and dancing around the Christmas tree, and receiving gifts from Grandfather Frost.
Parents bring small presents for their children.

Novogodnyaya Yolka January 2, 2016

(NEWS10) — The holiday celebrations continue in the capital region.
http://news10.com/2016/01/02/yolka-celebration-in-albany/

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The Russian community gathered for a traditional New Year celebration.  The Yolka celebration is a Russian holiday tradition where families gather around the “Yolka” or Christmas tree, exchange gifts and sing traditional songs.

(NEWS CBS 6) Russian New Year's tradition celebrated in Albany, N.Y.   http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/russian-new-years-tradition-celebrated-in-albany
news6 YolkaSaturday, January 2 2016, 11:48 PM EST ALBANY -- Families were treated to a celebration of Russian art and culture in Albany on Saturday. The New Russia Cultural Center held a New Year's Yolka celebration for children. The event included a theatrical show, singing, dancing and gifts from Grandfather Frost. Yolka, which means spruce tree, is a Russian New Year's tradition.

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Novogodnyaya Yolka December 27, 2014

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Members of the Russian Drama Club of the New Russia Cultural Center performed a theatrical show of "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" during the Russian New Year's Yolka Celebration for Children at the Mohawk Golf Club grand ballroom on Saturday Dec. 27, 2014 in Niskayuna, N.Y. 

Novogodnyaya Yolka January 11, 2014

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Members of the Russian Drama Club of the New Russia Cultural Center performed a theatrical show of "Frosty" (Morozko) during the Russian New Year's Yolka Celebration for Children at the First Methodist Church on Saturday January 11, 2014 in Albany, NY.