On the City Day, 7 and 8 September, museums of the Moscow Department of Culture will offer free admission. Celebrations, concerts and exhibitions will be held at 80 venues. The special programme for Moscow’s 872nd anniversary includes walking excursions, performances, lectures and master classes.
Visitors to Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve will see a concert by Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony Orchestra and soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre on 7 September at 04:30 pm, and a jazz band concert on 8 September at 03:30 pm.
The State Museum of Vladimir Vysotsky has prepared a walking tour “In Bolshoi Karetny” (7 and 8 September, start at 01:00 pm) to show the places where the future poet grew up and where his talent sprang up.
On 8 September (start at 05:00 pm), Shilov Art Gallery will give a lecture 'The Lost Image of Moscow' about the works by Russian artists depicting buildings that have not survived to this day.
The Skriabin Memorial Museum will host classical music concerts, a walking tour, poetic performances and other events.
Museums offering free admission on the City Day
Museums are open free of charge not only on holidays. In April, the Moscow Museum Week permanent program was launched in Moscow. More than 80 Moscow museums, exhibition halls and galleries have joined. The next Moscow Museum Week will take place from 9 to 15 September.
The grand opening of the City Day celebration will take place on 7 September at VDNKh. Tverskaya Street, pedestrianised for the event, is to become the central celebration venue. The City Day will be centred around VDNKh's 80th anniversary. There will be four themed venues dedicated to Russia's major exhibition in Tverskaya Street, with their total area covering over 40,000 sq m.
On the evening of 7 September, city parks will launch fireworks.