Summer may
have arrived two months late this year, but now that it’s here you get to enjoy
Moscow’s outdoor activities. Our pick for this weekend is a trip to India — in
Sokolniki Park.

On Saturday
and Sunday the SITA Indian National Cultural Center will celebrate 70 years of
diplomatic relations between India and Russia with a huge party in the park.

On stage
will be Russian and Indian singers and performers, a real Indian wedding, and
Indian film classics. Kids can take part in a chess tournament, drawing classes
and traditional games. For the adults — yoga classes, Ayurveda healing, cooking
and dancing classes, and henna designs on your hands. Bring an extra bag to
stock up on traditional Indian spices, teas and other delicacies at the market
place. Don’t worry about lunch — there will be plenty of real Indian food on

and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 1st Luchevoi Prosek in the center of the
park. Entrance is free.