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Festival 2020

The 11th Annual Russian Winter Festival     
GRAND FINALE - It's a day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and contests.
Dates and Times: Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: New Russia Cultural Center
                1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144.  
Festival Poster: click here
 
PERFORMANCES

12pm -1pm Bilingual Theatrical Show "Frosty" (Morozko)

Morozko 6 2019The show is directed by an artistic director Yuri Naumkin and performed by the members of the Russian Drama Club of the New Russia Cultural Center.  “Morozko” is an old Russian folk tale about a self-important young man Ivan and a young girl Nastenka. They must overcome magical trials in order to be together.

1:30pm - 2:30pm All Winners of  10th Annual Tchaikovsky Music Competition

competion winners 2018

The concert of All Winners is a showcase of young performers of the Capital Region of New York State! This year, 40 young musicians aged 6 to 18 compete for the first prize, performing some of the greatest masterpieces of the piano, vocal and violin repertoire.  The winners of three divisions: PIANO and VOCAL will perform Saturday, February 16 2019 at 1:30pm during the Festival Grand Finale. On the photo: the Winners of 2018.

3pm - 3:30pm The Winners of Russian Poetry Contest

poetry contestants 2017

The winners of the Russian Poetry Recital Contest - children and adults recite in Russian one poem of their choice in two divisions: "Native Russian speakers" and "Non-native Russian speakers”. On the photo: the winners of 2017.
 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
Yusupov show 2019Sculpture and Paintings  - Festival guest - artist Timur Yusupov (St. Petersburg, Russia)  1st Floor.
 
 
photo boothPhoto Booth - Russian traditional costumes for dress up.  1st Floor.
 
 
 
 
CRAFTS
children cornerChildren Arts & Crafts - kids make their own kokoshnik (traditonal head set) and paint matryoshka (nesting doll). 2nd floor.
 
 
crafts smallCraft 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.  2nd floor.
 
 
FOOD
russian panckaesBliny - Russian Panckes with caviar, jam and sour cream.
 
golubtsyGolubtsy - Cabbage leaf stuffed with beef & rice, served with baked pirozhki.
 
 
 
 
 
 
kotlety ala rusKotlety a la Rus - Chicken grilled to perfection, layered with tomato covered with melted cheese.  Served with oven-baked pirozhki.
 
pirozhok smallOven-baked pirozhki
 
 
 
 

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