The calendar says it’s May, so here we go with the 19th (nineteenth!!!) issue of our annual supplement “A Ukrainian Summer.” An extensive listing of Ukrainian festivals is our first feature – after all, what would a Ukrainian summer be without these events held practically anywhere there is a significant Ukrainian community. “Summer” in this case is a relative term, as the high season for festivals is May through October, and we’ve tried to include all the festivals in North America. (N.B.: If your festival is not here, it’s because you didn’t let us – and, therefore, our readers – know!) At the back of this supplement you’ll find a useful calendar of sports events held under the aegis of the Ukrainian Sports Federation of the U.S.A. and Canada (known by its Ukrainian acronym that is pronounced “ustsak”). In between, there are stories about a variety of camps, courses, workshops, and cultural and social events – happenings sure to please various segments of our community. The paid advertisements, too, are informative, offering even more details about upcoming summer events. Thank you to all who submitted materials for this year’s supplement. Remember: our invitation to be a part of this special section is open to all, and we hereby repeat that invitation for 2016, when we will release our 20th edition of “A Ukrainian Summer.” (Readers may recall that last year we said we’d try to release our summer supplement in mid-April in view of the earlier deadlines for some summer programs in North America, as well as Ukraine. But, frankly, the two Easters in April made that unfeasible. So, we will just stick to the original plan: the special supplement appears in May.) In the meantime, have a great summer in 2015!
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.
Welcome to the 2019 edition of “A Ukrainian Summer” – our 23rd annual seasonal supplement. You’ll find calendars of Ukrainian festivals and Ukrainian sports events, as well as information about a variety of activities and pursuits.
The Department of Architecture and Conservation of the National University Lviv Polytechnic, in conjunction with U.S.A. facilitators Myron Stachiw (architectural historian) and Yuri Yanchyshyn (furniture conservator), is hosting a two-week workshop from June 24 to July 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.