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On February 13 and 14, lovers are expected at the Robostation, City Farm, skating rink, as well as at the Moskvarium, the greenhouse of Pavilion No. 14, craft workshops, cafes and restaurants of the exhibition.
You can arrange a romantic date or just have a good weekend with friends at VDNKh on February 13 and 14. Residents of the country’s main exhibition have prepared a special program for those who are ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Excursions, master classes, quests, shows, concerts, as well as free skating rink tickets are waiting for guests.
See the wedding at the ice rink and check the feelings in “Robozags”
For lovers planning to create a family, the Wedding Palace at VDNKh has prepared a real surprise. The first 10 couples who come in person on February 13 to apply for marriage registration will receive skating rink tickets. They can be used once, any day until February 28th. The tickets will also include skate rental.
Those who so far only dream of a real wedding, but are ready to test the strength of their feelings, are expected on February 14 at the Robostation in pavilion 2. There Robozags is located. This is a special robotic complex. It scans how strong the emotions of a couple in love are, and registers a virtual marriage using “love” sensors. “Robozags” even makes a special entry in the robotic office, issues a certificate and rings.
In addition, guests of VDNKh on February 14 will be able to witness an unusual ceremony. On Valentine’s Day, for the first time, a solemn registration of marriage will take place at the skating rink of the country’s main exhibition. The bride and groom, an employee of the Wedding Palace at VDNKh, as well as guests of the event will be on skates and in original looks combined with an ice setting.
By the way, for those in love who cannot imagine their winter holidays without ice skating, VDNKh has prepared special gifts: the first 50 couples who contact any information center of the ice rink on February 14 from 17:00 to 21:30 will receive a ticket for a free visit to the largest ice rink in Moscow at evening session.
Attend concerts and find out if there is romance in the oceans
On February 13 and 14, guests of the Moskvarium at VDNKh will enjoy free thematic lectures “Love in the World Ocean”, creative master classes and the premiere of the underwater show The Little Mermaid. A spectacular photo zone with hearts will appear in the complex and romantic music will sound. Visitors named Valentin and Valentina will be able to enter the Aquarium exposition free of charge. The events will be held in compliance with the glove and mask regime and social distance.
In addition, those wishing to make an unusual declaration of love or a marriage proposal will be able to do so during the holidays. At the agreed time, the diver will be able to dive into one of the aquariums with an underwater postcard. A detailed program is available on the website Moskvarium…
Over the weekend, the City Farm will host Valentine’s Days. From 11:00 to 18:00 master classes “Animal Love” and “Cupid’s Arrow” will be held in the greenhouse, where they will create a valentine in the shape of animals and a pendant in the shape of an arrow. At 13:00 and 15:00 near the barn of the farm, the quest “Artist in love” will begin, during which the participants will help the master, who has lost his head from love, to save the exhibition and make a valentine. The farm tour starts at the main entrance at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Guests will be told about the inhabitants of the complex.
The residents of the Crafts Park prepared master classes on creating valentine hearts in different techniques and from different materials. At the caramel factory on February 13 at 14:00 and at 16:00 and on February 14 at 14:00, under the guidance of caramel, you can learn how to make sweet hearts from natural ingredients. The workshop “Porcelain Symphony” will offer to decorate porcelain hearts using hand overglaze painting technique. Participants can choose a lettering and font, or create their own. Pre-registration is required at workshop instagram account… And in the glass workshop and school on February 13 and 14, every hour from 11:00 to 19:00, they will teach how to create hearts using the fusing technique – sintering colored glass at a high temperature in a muffle furnace. At the master class, participants will get acquainted with the technology of high-temperature glass processing, which allows you to create artworks with a unique texture that are not subject to aging and color change.
On February 13, hits by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin and other jazz legends will be performed by Trio Forte Bella in the greenhouse of Pavilion No. 14 (Exhibition and Trade Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan). On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the audience will see vivid improvisations, as well as the premiere of exclusive arrangements created especially for the ensemble by composer Sergei Prokudin-Lemeshev, laureate of the “Score” competition. The next day, February 14, there will be a festive concert with music from the “Friends” series performed by the virtuoso Simple Music Ensemble. The musicians will present a special selection from different albums with a soundtrack, the first of which was released in 1995, and the last in 2005.
Fans of cognitive walks will be able to combine them with a romantic date. So, on February 14 at 15:30 and 18:00, two free excursions around the territory of VDNKh will take place. Guests will learn about the creative and marriage unions that have adorned the history of the exhibition. For example, the guides will tell you that Rina Zelenaya, the screenwriter and actress of the film The Foundling, filmed at VDNKh, was the wife of the exhibition fountain architect Konstantin Topuridze. Participants will also get acquainted with male and female images that adorn the pavilions. The route will end at the Wedding Palace and the “Alley of the newlyweds”. To participate, a preliminary check in…
Those who do not have time to visit the country’s main exhibition can create an unusual postcard with a 3D effect without leaving their homes. The video of the Slavic Writing Center “Slovo” will help in this. The poem by Robert Rozhdestvensky “It all starts with love” will be written down with the favorite tool of calligraphers – a sharp pen. Anyone can repeat what they saw using ordinary gel pens. The content will be available on February 14 from 14:00 in the official VDNKh groups on social networks “In contact with”, “Classmates”, Facebook, “Instagram”…
VDNKh is a unique public space with more than 80 years of history. Today, the exhibition brings together 49 cultural heritage sites, and its total area exceeds 325 hectares. The pavilions and other exhibition facilities are now open to the public after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, guests are advised to continue to comply with sanitary and epidemiological rules, use masks, gloves, and maintain social distance.
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