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Join us at The Plaza Hotel in New York on February 9, 2018 for the 53rd Annual Petroushka Ball to benefit the Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) chartable programs.


Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York’s most elegant charitable events, attended by over 700 guests representing business, artistic and diplomatic spheres. Past Petroushka Ball events have featured leading soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Theater, and other prominent companies.

Founded in 1926, the Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) is focused on improving the lives of children at risk in Russia. All net proceeds from the 53rd Petroushka Ball will be directed towards RCWS’ charitable programs. Among them are college scholarships for orphans (currently over 120 students), medical treatment for children with severe facial deformities (annually over 200 patients receive surgeries), assistance to orphanages, rehabilitation programs for children with special needs, a “Yelka” (New Year and Christmas tree) party in Moscow for over 1,000 disadvantaged children visiting from many areas of Russia; and other programs.

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

Reserve tickets on-line http://www.rcws.org/events/53rd-petroushka-ball

Sponsorship of the Petroushka Ball is a unique avenue to entertain clients, employees, network with prominent Russian-American businesses, and provides an exceptional opportunity for corporate visibility. More importantly, sponsorship of the Ball provides companies with a compelling way to have a meaningful and far-reaching impact on a child’s life. Visit to learn more http://www.rcws.org/sponsorship-opportunities

For sponsorships and other contributions, please contact us at 212-473-6263 or main@rcws.org. To learn more about the 53rd Petroushka Ball visit http://www.rcws.org/events/53rd-petroushka-ball . Please email us at main@rcws.org to join our mailing list. 

53rd Petroushka Ball
Benefiting the RCWS charitable programs
Friday, February 9, 2018
The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom & Terrace Room
Dress Code: Strictly White or Black Tie, Long Ball Gowns
Age Requirement: 21 years and older

Reception – 8:00 pm; Dinner & Performance – 9:00 pm;
Dancing – after 10:00 pm

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Special Guest Stars
TBA

Music by
The Lester Lanin Orchestra
Barynya Balalaika Orchestra