Gorky New Year shows
«Gorky New Year shows» have been revived in Nizhny Novgorod. The tradition of charitable Christmas or New Year show, which later would be called Gorky ones, appeared in Nizhny Novgorod in 1900. 116 years ago, the writer Maxim Gorky decided to bring joy to the poorest children and to arrange a New Year show for them. Today, the administration of Nizhny Novgorod has decided to revive this tradition.
On December 24 the action starts at Maxim Gorky Square. One of the main events will be a charity auction for children from socially dysfunctional families. On this day, there are going to be charity events in many public institutions such as culture centers, art schools, leisure centers, museums, and theaters. They will conduct free New Year shows, performances, and exhibitions for children whose parents can not afford to have such a holiday.
26 municipal cultural institutions and three city park have joined the auction. They are ready to have more than 3,000 children. All the events will be organized by the institutions at the expense of the ongoing funding. A single ticket and invitation has been designed for the auction. Children can get with help of cultural institutions. Children will take part not only in New Yearshows, but also in film shows, theater performances, and workshops. Each institution decides for themselves on children participating, cooperating with foster homes, orphanages, institutions of social protection, and other organizations. For example, Maxim Gorky Literature Museum cooperates with the Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod; theater «Faith» will show a performance for little patients of City Clinical Hospital No. 13; Dobrolyubov museum will delight children from the center of rehabilitation for minors «Swallow».
In total, during the New Year holidays there will be more than 8,000 events in which, according to preliminary estimates, more than 400 thousand people will be able to participate. Almost all microdistricts will organize New Year shows in the yards, theater performances, contests, and games for the residents. New Year's shows, sporting events, competitions and discos will take place in all parks for recreation and leisure. In Autozavodskoy and Sormovo parks as well as in the park named after May 1 there are skating rinks with changing rooms and hire.
The main urban venues for public festivals will become the traditional «Wintering at Rozhdestvenskaya» and Gorky Square. In Rozhdestvenskaya street there are going to be a free skating rink and a fair.
In the park on Gorky Square durin all festive weeks New Year fair and sale of souvenirs and gifts, handmade goods, interior items, and musical instruments. Tent of workshops for children, animation at the Christmas tree, the residence of Santa Claus and children's complex forms the single area. They will show cartoons and paint kids with aqua paintings. And of course, children will be able to talk with Father Frost. Festive decorations and amusements will delight residents and visitors to the end of January
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