Time travel to 60th: Almaty's day celebration at Central Park22 august 2014, 14:32
The Day of Almaty is an important event in the cultural and recreational life of the city. Various concerts and shows open in September to celebrate the city of apples. The Central Park of Culture and Recreation welcomes residence of the city and guests to dive into moments of history through thematic zones installed throughout the park grounds on September 21.
The attributes of the Soviet holiday will include soft ice cream cone kiosks and soviet0style soda drinks dispenses. Park personnel will dress into costumes from different periods. Special photo zones will help submerge the visitors into historical moments. The photo zones will portray the first flight to the moon, Almaty citing during the war and post-war periods, Stilyagi subculture known for contrasting fashion sense and unconventional lifestyle, legendary Beatles (Soviet Union's obsession of the time) and an influential Soviet rock star Victor Tsoy.
“The Central Park is a place where over 5 generations of Almaty folks met and fell in love. The origins of the park goes back to the 50th of the 19th century,” the organizers said.
During the day, young bands and children will perform at an outdoor stage. Old songs and scenes from numerous films of iconic Kazakh director Shaken Aimanov’s will be played throughout the day. In the evening, the visitors will dive into jazz melodies with a Russian band Shtrikh Kod, aGeorgian duet Jazz time, Sault Peanuts from Kyrgyzstan and Victor Khomenko’s jazz band.
Many more events are awaiting the residents and visitors of Almaty in September.
By Gyuzel Kamalova