The 5th Children’s Festival of Russian Culture in NYC
June 4, 2011
In keeping with “practice makes perfect,” RACH-C’s “Children’s Festival of Russian Culture” has been getting better year by year. This year’s Festival definitely was a great success! We would like to most sincerely thank all the volunteers, performers, vendors and attendees for making this year’s Children’s Festival so memorable.
As in previous years, the Festival was held on the Cloisters Lawn at Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan to which we once again brought folk ensembles of children from around the US and Canada to perform Russian songs, music and dances.
Like all of our 2011 projects, the festival was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight by the Soviet astronaut, Yuri Gagarin. An exhibition displayed many of the entries from our international children’s drawing competition, “My Dream of Space.” The winners were announced from the stage.
We are grateful for the support of our primary sponsors: the Russkiy Mir Foundation; the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City; the office of Andre Yushmanov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York City; the Russian Nobility Association in America; Council Member Robert Jackson; New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat; the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and many others.
Voice of Russian Radio / MSRS / ITAR-TASS /Russian Bazaar (No. 75)
“the Russian America” newspaper / Komsomolskaya Pravda / MTL Magazine
Samara Today” (July 5, 3011) / “Vyrastayka” Magazine /
“Komsomolskaya Pravsa” Canada / “Russian Express” (Weekly Newspaper, Canada)