Save the Date

52nd Petroushka Ball
February 10th, 2017
The Plaza Hotel

Join us at the elegant Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel for the 52nd Annual Petroushka Ball, an unforgettably magical evening and New York City's premier event to benefit the Russian Children's Welfare Society charitable programs.

8 pm — Cocktail Reception
9 pm — Dinner and Entertainment
After 10 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 from the 52nd Petroushka Ball will be directed towards the Russian Children’s Welfare Society (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 "Yelka" (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.

PerformanceYou 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 sponsorships and other contributions, please contact RCWS at 212-473-6263 or main@rcws.org