The Petroushka Ball is a Black Tie charity ball held annually since 1965 to benefit  the Russian Children’s Welfare Society's charitable programs.

The 54th Petroushka Ball was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel and was attended by over 700 guests. 

The 54th Petroushka Ball featured a glorious performance by soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Francesco Demuro, appearing by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera.

The 54th Petroushka Ball, covered by "Time Out Weekly" on NTV America, hosted by Oleg Frish

We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the following sponsors and supporters: Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Access Industries, AMOREPACIFIC, BleuStorm Vodka, CLIVE CHRISTIAN counter at Saks Fifth Ave New York, GOURMANOFF, NetCost Market, NEW YORK DERMATOLOGY GROUP, Roland Peralta and NUTRACEUTICAL WELLNESS, Elena Orlukova and Confident Care Corp., Palais des Thés, Valerio 888 and Ultimate Risk Solutions.

RCWS would like to thank the 54th Petroushka Ball Junior Committee Co-Chairs: Katya Brody, Paulina Brown, Sophia Geringer, Adrian Fekula, Kira Jordan, Constantine Schidlovsky, Olga Timoshenkova and Yana Worthman. Their help was instrumental in making the 54th Petroushka Ball such a success.

All net proceeds from the Petroushka Ball go directly towards the Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) charitable programs. 


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The professional-quality portraits by Roman Makhmutov from the 54th Petroushka Ball are available on-line.