Balls / Gala Events in Moscow

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November/December

MPC Harvest Ball

Organised by MPC (Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy) Social Services, proceeds go to financing MPC’s charity activities.
Contact: development@mpcss.org
http://mpcss.org/harvestball/

St. Andrew’s Ball

The St. Andrew’s Night Ball is the highlight event of the year. Held at the beginning of winter, it has become one of the most enjoyable and well-attended events of the pre-Christmas season. In the past, the ball has raised a maximum of $50,000 for charity.

This event is traditionally held at the end of November, beginning of December.
For further information, please refer to:  www.scottishmoscow.org/Ball.php

January/February

Polish Carnival Gala Dinner

The Polish Carnival Gala Dinner is held every year, and is the main social event of the year for the Polish community. Most of the participants are Polish. It is held at the beginning of the year, during the last weekend before the Easter fast begins. A Polish DJ is flown in especially from Poland, and guests dance the Polish national dance, the Polonaise, which is really lovely.
For up to date details, contact: balpolski@gmail.com or Moskodoskop@gmail.com
From November, more details can be found on: www.wielkamoskwa.ru

Moscow Dragon’s St. Valentine’s Ball

In 2015, this will take place on the 14th of February. This annual event raises money for charity. At the moment the Moscow Dragons are working with the Kind Heart Foundation, which supports children with cerebral palsy. Last year MDRFC fundraised 250,000 roubles.

Contact: committee@MDRFC.ru
www.mdrfc.com

March

Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball

The Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball is a unique fundraising event, which consists of two parts. First, guests are invited to have dinner in one of the embassies or ambassadors’ residences in Moscow. Each Ambassador usually hosts 8 to 20 people. Afterwards, everybody gathers at a central location in the city for an unforgettable evening of dance, music and live entertainment. This year 2014 Hotel Metropol welcomed all guests in its beautiful Art Deco ballroom.
Contact the IWC.  http://www.iwcmoscow.ru

April

Down Under Ball

The Down Under Ball is a prestigious event on Moscow’s social calendar; entertaining honoured heads of foreign Embassies in Moscow, accomplished industry leaders and distinguished guests.
Organized by the Russian-Australian Business Association, the evening is an Aussie treat with great Australian cuisine, music and entertainment.
All proceeds go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia child mentoring volunteers program, for at-risk children and adolescents.
For further information please contact Gabriel at: gabriel@auscc.ru

June

Diema’s Dream Gala Event

Diema’s Dream annual auction raises funds for disabled orphans and children in Russia, and has been held for the past 16 years. The gala event is held in June, typically the first Saturday.
If you are interested in attending, please email Debra Cockrel: debra@diemasdream.com.