Save the Date

50th Petroushka Ball
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom & Terrace Room

Reception — 8 pm
Dinner and Performance — 9 pm
Dancing — After 10 pm

Special Guest Stars

Anna Netrebko
Photo credit: Dario Acosta

Piotr Beczala
Photo credit: Kurt Pinter

Appear by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera

Music by
The Lester Lanin Orchestra
Barynya Balalaika Orchestra

Dress Code:
Strictly White or Black Tie, Long Ball Gown

The Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) invites you to participate in the 50th Annual Petroushka Ball, which will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York’s most vibrant and elegant events. One of its unique features is its two distinguished orchestras — The Lester Lanin Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom coupled with the Barynia Balalaika Orchestra in the Terrace Room. In the past decade many of the world’s greatest artists have appeared in the Petroushka Ball including Anna Netrebko, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Olga Borodina from the Metropolitan Opera and principals from the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. We are humbled by the excellence of artists who have performed at the Ball solely to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

PerformanceAll net proceeds from the 50th Petroushka Ball are directed towards RCWS’ charitable programs. Among them are educational scholarships for orphans, medical treatment for children with severe facial deformities, 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 vital programs.

You can support these programs and be a part of the Petroushka Ball in one or more of the following ways: purchasing tickets to the Ball; placing advertisements in Petroushka Ball program; donating prizes for the raffle; making a cash donation; supplying products for the gift bags.

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

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact us at 212-473-6263 or


Book a room at Le Parker Meridien (119 W 56 St) between now and January 22nd for February 6th’s Ball and receive a special rate of $199/night.

Click here to redeem the offer

Le Parker Meridien

Click to download the 2015 Petroushka Ball invitation

Click to download the 2015 Petroushka Ball payment card