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02.07.2015, 15:54

Moscow parks to mark Russian Olympic Day and Apricot holiday

Moscow parks to mark Russian Olympic Day and Apricot holiday

On 4-5 July, Moscow parks will host the Russian Olympic Day, the Back to the 60’s festival, Apricot holiday, the Sushka photography event, an extreme sports festival, and more.

The main venue will be Sokolniki Park. The events there will include trainings with Olympic champions, a relay race, and a football gala match between teams comprised of the winners of summer and winter Olympics.

From noon to 5 pm, Izmailovsky Park will hold a fitness workout, ping pong and Russian draughts tournaments, and a cheerleading festival. Visitors will also have the chance to see the Olympic torches from the 1980 Moscow and 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.

Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora will feature a roller skiing relay and roller sports classes.

Severnoye Tushino Park will offer trainings conducted by Olympic champions and a dance and football freestyle show.

Gorky Park

On 4 July, visitors at Gorky Park will be able to attend workshops on roller sports (at the Large Mass Field at noon, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm) and in longboarding (at Fountain Square at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm), classes in street dancing from 2 pm, and workshops on face painting, scarf knitting, cardboard furniture assembly and from 3 pm a master class from Pilot Studios on shooting a claymation cartoon.

Muzeon Art Park

On 4 July at noon, Muzeon Art Park will host an open-air class called Create like Monet as part of the multimedia exhibition From Monet to Cézanne — French Impressionists.

On 5 July from noon to 9 pm, the Apricot holiday will take place in the park. The park will host performances by Armenian and other national bands, and workshops on carpet weaving, martial arts and baking lavash. An Oriental bazaar will be open. A special program called Visiting a Fairytale has been prepared for children.

The Hermitage Garden

On Sunday, the Sushka photo event will open at the Hermitage Garden with the support of the Photo Academy and the online publication. People will be able to share their best photos by fastening them to strings with clothespins. In return, participants will then be able to take with them any photo they like from the string of photos. On 5 July, free classes in body ballet will be given from 1 pm to a group for mothers and children and from 3 pm to a group for girls older than 14.

Krasnaya Presnya Park

On 4 July, the Back to the 60’s festival will take place at Krasnaya Presnya Park. It will include vintage and vinyl markets, a beauty bar where images from the 1960s are created, Soviet carbonated water dispensers, and an exhibition of retro scooters. Workshops in boogie-woogie, swing and rock’n’roll will be held.

Sadovniki Park

On 5 July, Sadovniki Park will host an extreme sports festival, featuring skateboarding, outdoor cycling, free skating and scootering. Visitors will be able to see competitions and exhibition performances at the skate park as well as streetball. A workshop in deejaying and street dancing will also be conducted.

Moreover, other activities will include the charity classic music concert, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Tagansky Park, graffiti workshops in Perovsky Park, a wind orchestra performance at Babushkinsky Park, a one-day quest club in Fili Park, and a festival of Indian culture at Izmailovsky Park. On 4 July, Patt Patt golf club will open and on 5 July an equestrian show will take place at Vorontsovsky Park.