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Petroushka Ball to be held in New York City on February 10

The Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) will be hosting the 52nd Annual Petroushka Ball on February 10, 2017 at the elegant Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.


8:00 PM – Cocktail Reception
9:00 PM – Dinner & Entertainment
After 10:00 PM – Dancing

Special Guest Star Performers
The Lester Lanin Orchestra
Russian Folk & Gypsy Music

Dress Code
Strictly White or Black Tie, Long Ball Gown

Age Requirement
21 years and older

All net proceeds will be directed toward RCWS charitable programs. Founded in 1926, the RCWS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children at risk in Russia. Among RCWS projects are educational scholarships for orphans (currently over 80 students), medical treatment for children with severe facial deformities (over 200 patients receive surgeries annually), assistance to orphanages, rehabilitation programs for children with special needs, a "Yolka" (Christmas tree) party in Moscow for over 1,000 disadvantaged children visiting from many areas of Russia.

The Petroushka Ball has made a tradition of featuring two distinguished orchestras – the Lester Lanin Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom, coupled with the Barynia Balalaika Orchestra in the Terrace Room. This year, the Moscow Gypsy Army, led by Vasily Romani, joined the roster for a series of thrilling performances.

You can support these programs and be a part of the Petroushka Ball by purchasing tickets to the Ball, placing advertisements in the Petroushka Ball program, donating prizes, making a contribution, and/or supplying products for the gift bags. All contributions are tax-deductible.


For detailed advertisement specifications, materials, submission deadline and shipping address, please download RCWS Sponsorship Form here.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the event page online here, or contact RCWS at (212) 473-6263 or main@rcws.org.

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