Upcoming events

Rummage Sale for Charity ​

  October 14th (9-5)

  October 15th (9-4)

  October 16th (12-4)


ARAA-Otrada is holding a Rummage Sale to support our St Elizabeth Charitable Fund. Come and see what kind of treasures you may find. All proceeds go to charity!!!

An Evening of Dancing ​

 November 11, 2022 from 7-10PM


Details coming soon...  

Ballroom Dancing for Youth

 September 25  from 3-5 PM

 October 2  from 3-5 PM 

 October 23 from 3-5PM

 November 6 from 3-5 PM


Back by popular demand, ballroom dance lessons, led by Master Professional Instructors, will be held at our Cultural Center on four afternoons. 


These events are for youth participants (10+ years and older).  Learn the Vienesse Waltz and Salsa. 

$25 per student per session.  


To pre-register or for more information, contact Lena at

203-671-5779 or email metateach@yahoo.com.  


New contest coming soon!


After a tremendously successful contest to commemorate the 800th birthday of St. Alexander Nevsky, ARAA-Otrada has decided to hold another contest - stay tuned for more information!! 

Congratulations to ROCOR's newly elected Metropolitain!


ARAA-Otrada would like to express our prayers and well-wishes to the newly elected First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, who is very familiar to our members and who actively supports our organization and mission, was elected by his brother bishops and will serve as the Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York. On Saturday (9/17/2022), His Grace will be elevated to the rank of Metropolitan and will receive the blue mantle and white klobuk. On Sunday (9/18/2022), His Eminence will head the liturgy in the Cathedral of the Sign and will be enthroned and will receive his First Hierarch’s staff. The board and membership of ARAA-Otrada proclaim the traditional greeting of support: Axios, Axios, Axios.  


АРСП- Отрада молится и посылает все наилучшие пожелания новоизбранному Первоиерарху Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей. Епископ Николай Манхэттенский, хорошо известный нашим членам и который активно поддерживает нашу организацию и её цели, был избран своими собратьями епископами и будет Митрополитом Восточно-Американским и Нью-Йоркским. В субботу (17 9 2022), Его Преосвященство будет возведён в сан митрополита и оденет голубую мантию и белый клобук. В воскресенье (18 9 2022), Его Высокопреосвященство возглавит литургию в Знаменском Соборе и пройдёт настолование и вручение Первоиераршего жезла. Совет директоров и члены  АРСП- Отрада провозглашают традиционное поздравление: Аксиос, Аксиос, Аксиос.