Holiday Boutique a la Russe 11/18-11/29/2017
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE A LA RUSSE- a taste of Russia

The Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Parish will once again host a Holiday Boutique event! 

Dates and hours:

  • Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • Sunday, November 19th, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Come and enjoy Russian delicacies, culture, dance and music. Local arts and crafts vendors will be present.

 

Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled afternoon!!!

 

Two interactive Church tours will be held each day. The tour guide will focus his talk on Christian Orthodoxy, Russian Church architecture, iconography, iconic murals, hymnology, symbolisms and Service structure. Questions during the tour are encouraged!

See you soon!

Holiday Boutique a la Russe: 11/22-23/2014

It is that time of year...again! The Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Parish will once again host a Holiday Boutique event! Peparations are in full swing!

Dates and hours:

  • Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Once again we want to see you but now bring your friends and family with you this time!!!

Come and enjoy Russian delicacies, culture, dance and music. Local arts and crafts vendors will be present.

Two interactive Church tours will be held each day. The tour guide will focus his talk on Christian Orthodoxy, Russian Church architecture, iconography, iconic murals, hymnology, symbolisms and Service structure. Oh yes,  questions during the tour are encouraged!

See you soon!

 


Russian Boutique A La Russe- November 23, 24th, 2013

Once again the Parish will be hosting a Russian Boutique event. Preparations by the committees have already begun. The event will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 from 10AM until 5:30 PM and Sunday, November 24th, 2013 from 11;30 AM noon until 5:30 PM.

Mark your calendars accordingly and come join us to enjoy Russian delicacies, culture, dance and music. There will be arts and crafts vendors from the local area as well. Also church tours will be conducted each day, discussing the architecture, iconography, murals, Orthodox faith and service structure.

Hope to see you then!


Holiday Boutique a la Russe - A Russian Festival: 11/19-20/2011 - 11/20/11

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2011 Holiday Boutique
 
On November 19 and 20th, the Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Sisterhood held once again its Annual event. Again, it was a resounding success! Repeat customers as well as new ones came to our Buffet, bar, and bookstore. Over one hundred people in total, participated in the Church tours.

The music players - comprised of accomplished guitarist and balalaika player provided fantastic music during the two days. The musicians walked around the dining guests and played their lively Russian folk music. The atmosphere was gay and no one wanted to leave the cozy, lively ambiance. Many have expressed their joy for the music, splendid Russian fare, decorations and the overall joyful festive feeling.

The photos in this section hopefully will give you the essence of the Boutique, its charm and success. We hope that all of you will come back next year and spread the word to your friends that this gala event is worth coming to.

2010 Boutique a la Russe - 11/21/10

The photos were taken on Saturday November 20th and Sunday November 21st, 2010. Enjoy!

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2010 Boutique a la Russe
On November 20 and 21st the Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Sisterhood held its Annual event. It was a resounding success! Many-more than ever- solicited our Buffet, bar, bookstore and participated in the four Church tours.

The music players - comprised of accomplished accordionist and violinist provided fantastic music during the two days. The atmosphere was gay and no one wanted to leave the cozy, lively ambiance.

The photos in this section hopefully will give you the essence of the Boutique, its charm and success. We hope that all of you will come back next year and spread the word to your friends that this gala event is worth coming to.


Holiday Boutique a la Russe - 2010


 
Time: Saturday, November 20, 2010. 10AM-6PM
           Sunday, November 21, 2010. 11:30 AM - 7PM.

Place: Holy Virgin Protection Orthodox Church Hall
          51 Prospect Street
          Nyack, NY 10960

Church Tours

Saturday: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1:30 PM and 4: 30 PM



Time for the Russian Boutique Event is fast approaching!

Here is an article that was written in Nyack's "Rivertown" periodical.


A Touch of Russia in Nyack!

 

 

 

One doesn’t need to travel to Moscow or St. Petersburg to indulge in authentic Russian cuisine and pastries or to hear the strains of Russian music. The annual Holiday Boutique a la Russe at the Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack is hosting our all-around Russian cultural festival on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 10AM-6PM, and Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:30AM-7:00PM.  The church is located at 51 Prospect Street (corner of Cedar Hill Avenue). Tel: 845-353-1155.

 

 

 

As you enter the church hall, you feel as though you have been transported to a square in Russia where colorful booths abound and vendors sell handicrafts and other gift items. The parish Gift Shop stocked with beautiful imported novelties from Russia is open.

 

Enjoy traditional live Russian music featured throughout the day and the performances of young Russian dancers.

 

 

 

The Merry Matryoshka Bistro (named for the brightly painted, wooden nesting dolls) is definitely the focal point of this three-day event! Your mouth will water with the fragrant aromas of traditional foods. As you rest at one of the bistro tables, you can enjoy the atmosphere and wonderful dishes such as Boeuf Stroganoff (named after the distinguished Stroganoff family); Borscht (the hearty beet soup served with dollops of fresh sour cream) and either meat or cabbage piroshky (individual savory pies); Golubtsy (stuffed cabbage); Shashlyk (pork or chicken shish kebobs grilled over hot coals) and Pelmeni (Siberian meat-filled dumplings served with sour cream). Enjoy a glass of cold imported Russian beer with your meal. This is just a small sampling of what the menu offers. 

 

 

 

If tea from a samovar and Old World sweets beckon you, the Russian Tea Room Café on the stage of the church hall serves napoleons, poppy seed rolls, honey cake, or apple cake topped with fresh apple slices under a lattice crust among other delicacies. One can always have a cup of coffee but the drink of choice is hot black tea sweetened with cherry preserves.

 

 

 

During the festival, the church is opened for tours. Apart from the distinct glowing golden dome, the inside of the church is beautifully decorated with colorful icons and frescos depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments and the life of Christ. All are welcome!

Church tours during the Russian Boutique - 2010
The Church tours will be offered on Saturday November 20th at 1:30 PM and again at 4:30 PM. On Sunday, November 21st, the church tours will also be held at 1:30 PM and again at 4:30PM.

The church architecture, and structure will be explained. A discussion of the icons and symbolism will explain their significance in Orthodox worship. Comments and audio examples of Orthodox chants will be offered. Every one is urged to "come and see"!

Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church
38 South Mill Street
Nyack, NY 10960