Gorky Park marks its 90th anniversary with an online flashmob

Gorky Park marks its 90th anniversary with an online flashmob
Social network users can upload photos of the park from various times.

Photos taken at various times will be collected for the 90th anniversary of Moscow’s Gorky Park. The campaign was launched a month before the actual anniversary.

Anyone can take part by uploading archive photos to social media and telling a story related to Gorky Park with the hashtag #90историйпаркагорького.

Dozens of users have joined the flashmob, but there is no rush: the results will be summed up on 12 August. The organisers will pick the 90 best images and stories that will be included in a postcard series to mark the anniversary.

Music, theatre, charity

In late summer, the celebration will go offline: between 25 August and 2 September a major festival will be held to mark the anniversary. Nine park venues will host themed days focused on music, sports, theatre, charity, dance, children, knowledge, recreation and art.

For instance, on Music Day visitors will be treated to performances by DJs from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. Gold Mask winner, actor, choreographer and director Anton Asadinsky will be one of the guests on Theatre Day. He and his DEREVO Theatre will present a light dance performance. On Charity Day, people will be able to do good deeds together with the Meet for Charity project, as well as meet actors and journalists and donate to a charity fund. On the same day, the programme will feature a performance by the St Petersburg Upsala Circus, which employs people with disabilities.

On 2 September, the festival will conclude with a concert. The name of the headliner is a secret.