Thursday, November 2, 6:00-8:00pm Free drop-in program and free admission to the Museum from 4:00-8:00pm
The debut session of Russkie Posidelki is a special two-hour program that includes tea, vodka, smoked salmon, and other zakuska (Russian hors d'oeuvres). This program is based on the rural Slavic custom of posidelki (“to sit a while”), a traditional fall and winter evening gathering when peasants shared conversation, food, and handicrafts.
The Museum’s Posidelki series will focus on conversation: an informal discussion and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions, culture, history, language, literature, and the arts. Attendees are encouraged to bring their knitting, whittling, embroidery, or other lap-size projects to work on while we talk!
Hostess Mila Subbotina, the Museum’s Russian Community Liaison, will lead a conversation about Russian and American sayings, idioms, and other linguistic quirks, and will also invite ideas for shaping the Posidelki series.