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12th Annual Russian Winter Festival

GRAND FINALE - It's a day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and contests.
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $7, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: Polish Community Center
                225 Washington Ave Ext Albany NY

Barynya 2The festival’s headliner is a folk ensemble “Barynya” from New York, NY. It’s a well-known group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion), Gypsy guitars, domra and violin. Founder of the group Mikhail Smirnov is hosting all performances by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English. The ensemble performed at the Russian Winter Festival in the Capital Region in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017.


kaleidoskopeChildren Dance ensemble "Kaleidoscope", Brouklyn, NY, provides a selection of thrilling and colorful Russian folk dancing, enchanting Russian folk music. Group performs Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Armenian and Georgian folk traditional dances.




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