Preview of Events
- Sat28Jan2017Sat03Jun2017NEW YORK
Registration is open for The Ukrainian Museum’s popular weekend traditional folk art courses. Try your hand at embroidery, an eight-session course for all levels open to adults and children age 10 and over, or learn bead-stringing (gerdany) in a four-session course for adults and children age 12 and up. Both start January 28. Join us for the very popular pysanka and Easter traditions baking workshops from late March to April 9 (check dates online). Tapestry weaving, a fun introductory four-workshop course for ages 12 and up, starts April 22. Pre-registration is necessary – details may be found on the museum website’s section on Education. Fees include all materials and access to the exhibition galleries. The Ukrainian Museum is located at 222 E. Sixth St,; telephone, 212-228-0110; website, www.ukrainianmuseum.org.
- Sun19Mar2017Fri30Jun2017SOMERSET, N.J.
Welcome spring and the Year of the Rooster with a special exhibit of folk painting from the Petrykivka area of Ukraine, presented by the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center and collectors Yuri Mischenko and Natalie Pawlenko. On exhibit are 38 works of noted artists from the 1980s to the present. The exhibit, “Petrykivka Spring,” goes “beyond the canvas” and explores the historical context of this distinctively Ukrainian art tradition, which was put on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2013. Learn about its origins in folk spirituality, its connections to the Ukrainian Kozak state and its recent transformation into a brand of independent Ukraine. The exhibit opens with a reception and gallery talk on Sunday, March 19, at 1-4 p.m. Hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or by appointment for groups. The exhibit will be on view until June 30 at the UHEC Library Gallery, 135 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873. For information call 732-356-0090 or visit www.ukrhec.org/exhibits.
- Thu27Apr2017Sun30Apr2017NEW YORK
Don’t miss UMFF 2017, The Ukrainian Museum’s Film Festival of new, independent film. This year’s line-up includes documentaries from the Babylon’13 series directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy, the Best of National Competition from Kyiv IFF Molodist – short films curated by Damian Kolodiy, the feature drama “Nest of the Turtledove” directed by Taras Tkachenko, and a new documentary by Volodymyr Artymyshyn, formerly co-producer and editor of the TV show “Kontakt.” Join us for the panel discussion with filmmakers on opening night. Seating is limited. Check our ad in this newspaper for ticketing information. The Ukrainian Museum is located at 222 E. Sixth St.; telephone, 212-228-0110; website, www.ukrainianmuseum.org.
- Sat29Apr2017NEW YORK
The Shevchenko Scientific Society invites all to a lecture, “Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s Political Ideas and Tactics during Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence in the Opinion of Russian Intellectuals,” by Prof. Anna Procyk (CUNY). The lecture will explore the reasons for the high marks a number of leading Russian intellectuals (among them the historian Pavel Miliukov and the jurist Baron Nol’de) gave to Hrushevsky, the leader of the Ukrainian Central Rada during Ukraine’s struggle for independence. In their estimation, the sophisticated Ukrainian historian towered far above the heads of the political dilettantes in the Russian Provisional Government of 1917. This was the reason, they argued, for the success of the establishment of firm foundations for Ukraine’s independence. The lecture will take place at the society’s building, 63 Fourth Avenue (between Ninth and 10th streets) at 5 p.m. For additional information call 212-254-5130.
- Sun30Apr2017WHIPPANY, N.J.
Please join the New Jersey Regional Council of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America for “Den Soyuzianky,” celebrating the theme “Working in America, Helping Ukraine” at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60 North Jefferson Road. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will include appetizers and desserts, a PowerPoint presentation by UNWLA President Marianna Zajac, a cultural program and an exhibit of works by five Ukrainian women artists: Krystyna Kozyuk, Oksana Tanasiv, Christina Saj, Dianna Shmerykowsky and Anna Zayachkivska. A limited number of their art pieces will be available for purchase. Admission is $20; spouses are welcome. For information call 973-687-6946. The event is sponsored, in part, by Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union.