Bilingual Russian-English speaking Wedding Master of Ceremonies (MC), and tamada Mikhail provided entertainment in both Russian and English languages during wedding reception on November 22, 2014 at the Romanoff Restaurant and club in Brooklyn, New York. Exact address: 2670 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235.
Wedding entertainment included "First Dance" (первый танец), Queez for the guests "How Well We Know The Newlyweds" (викторина «Как хорошо мы знаем молодожёнов»), "Secrets of the Newlyweds" (игра «Секреты молодожёнов»), announcements of the toasts from parents (тосты от родителей жениха и невесты), Best Man (речь свидетеля), and Maid of Honor (речь свидетельницы), "Garter" («ЦЕРЕМОНИЯ СНЯТИЯ ПОДВЯЗКИ»), "Bouquet Tossing" («СВАДЕБНЫЙ БУКЕТ»), and "Cutting the Cake" («ЦЕРЕМОНИЯ РАЗРЕЗАНИЯ СВАДЕБНОГО ТОРТА»).
Russian Themed Surprice Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, Russian dancers, musicians, singers, MC, Tamada, October 24, 2020
On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 five members of ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) - provided entertainment during Russian themed Surprice Birthday Party at the Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305. The company met the Guest of Honor Сергей Владимирович at the door with Bread and Salt ceremony followed by CHAROCHKI (величальная для именинника) dressed in traditional costumes with live music, and the Russian Bear. When guests were seated inside dancers and musicians provided a program with musicians playing the balalaika, garmoshka, balalaika contrabass, singing popular Russian songs, dancers performing several dance selections including Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, Tatar with multiple costume changes. Artistic director of ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov took care of Tamada/MC entertainment introducing toasts, and doing couple of games and trivia with guests, Guest of Honor and his wife.