“Adriatic Dream Cruise” enjoyed by group of 64 travelers

As loyal readers of The Ukrainian Weekly know, each year for over two decades, we have produced the special supplement called “A Ukrainian Summer.” This popular feature of our newspaper usually includes travel stories from Ukraine and beyond. This year’s supplement, which was scrubbed due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, would have included the travel story below. We publish it here for our readers’ enjoyment. (Let’s all hope for a better summer next year.)

The departure gate at Newark Airport for the flight to Rome was teeming with friends and acquaintances greeting each other with exclamations of welcome as this group of travelers gathered for the first leg of the 12-day “Adriatic Dream Cruise,” organized by Zenia Brozyna of Zenia’s Travel Club. We were the contingent that chose to arrive in Rome on September 24, 2019, for three days of extra sightseeing in Rome before we joined the rest of the 64 tour members to begin our cruise.

Come to Tryzubivka for a summer full of events

Tryzubivka’s festival grounds, sports pub, banquet hall and forty-two beautiful acres of parks, streams, picnic groves, natural and artificial turf sports fields in Horsham, Pa., beckon to be a part of your Ukrainian Summer. Become a club member for only $25 annually ($35 for a family membership). Enjoy a cascade of heritage, cultural, fraternal and sporting events throughout the spring, summer and early fall. 

Spend your summer at Soyuzivka Heritage Center

The 2019 summer season at Soyuzivka is almost here, and exciting things are happening at this Ukrainian heritage center in Kerhonkson, N.Y.! This summer, guests will have the opportunity to use the newly added spa facilities in the Poltava building. 

Appreciate live classical music at the Grazhda – in its 37th year

The oldest, acclaimed classical music festival in Greene County will open its 2019 summer season with a fund-raising concert on July 6. The young, up-and-coming soprano Antonina Chehovska will make her debut at the Grazhda, located in Jewett, N.Y., in works by Barber, Puccini, Dvorak, Saprun and Sonevytsky. Ms. Chehovska participated in a concert at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria” this past May. The artistic director of the Music and Art Center of Greene County, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, will be at the piano. 

See what’s new at the Ukrainian Homestead

Visit the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, Pa., this summer and enjoy our newly renovated facilities, take in the Ukrainian cultural events or stop by the nearby town of Jim Thorpe for historical tours, train rides, bike tours, shopping and more. 

Celebrate 30 years of the UAHF folk dance workshop

The Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF) will celebrate 30 years of song and dance at the annual folk dance camp and workshop, Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 5. The camp is held at the Ukrainian Homestead of CEC, ODWU, Inc., located at 1230 Beaver Run Drive in Lehighton, PA 18235, and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.