Ethnic festivals, like model U.N. assemblies and piñatas stuffed with leprechauns’ gold, celebrate cultural diversity. Smell what’s simmering in the melting pot with today’s GrouponLive deal to the grand finale of the Russian Winter Festival at The Egg on Saturday, March 3, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For $20, you get a family pass (a $40 total value), which includes:
- Two adult tickets (a $7 value each)
- Two children’s tickets for children aged 5–12 (a $3 value each)
- $20 worth of Russian fare<p>
Children younger than 5 are admitted free.
The grand finale to the fourth annual New Russia Cultural Center’s Russian Winter Festival concludes a month-long celebration with the best food, dance, and crafts the sprawling Eurasian landmass has to offer. Guests stamp their passports at The Egg, where the humming of a bayan accordion, the strumming of gypsy guitars, and the twirling of Russian folk dresses will transform the venue’s iconic sculptural curves into frosty but friendly trans-Siberian terrain. At 1 p.m., judges in the Russian poetry recital contest will gauge wordsmiths on their delivery, articulation, and number of rhymes produced for “borscht.” Festival guests are welcome to arrive adorned in traditional Russian attire or related costumes.
Souvenirs efficiently nest on vendors’ tables, where crafts and handmade items present their artistry for admiration and purchase. At food booths, caviar dresses up the humble pancake in an order of blini ($5), grilled chicken layered with cheese broods alongside oven-baked pirozhki ($7), and mini cakes ($3) keep Russia’s pixie population gainfully employed as bakers.
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