If the
Moscow weather has got you longing for another vacation in warmer, sunnier,
more colorful climes, head over to Sokolniki Park this weekend. On Saturday and
Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. the park will host the Thai Festival 2017 on
Festival Square.

There will
be a small market of arts and crafts, demonstrations of Thai cuisine, music,
dance, and tucked away in a private corner — just what you need: massages. Line
up to have all your aches and pains tapped and smoothed away.

When you’re
done, wander through the rest of the park. In addition to the Thai Festival, special
events include dance classes, an exhibit of old-time cars, and special
excursions into the hidden corners of the park. If that doesn’t suit, just
enjoy the everyday park activities: swim in the huge outdoor pool, wander
through the gardens, watch the kids spin themselves dizzy on rides, take in a
movie, rent a bike, and then refresh yourself in one of the dozens of cafes. It’s
the last weekend of the Moscow summer — enjoy it while you can.