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.
Is volunteering on your bucket list? Combine your passion for travelling with making impact.Here’s a program that you can be a part of right now: GoCamp.
The Association of American Youth of Ukrainian Descent (known by the Ukrainian-based acronym ODUM) has held summer camps for over 50 years. ODUM offers several camp experiences: counselor camp, recreational camp, sports camp and bandura camp.
The most exciting time for a Plast scout is in the summer months, and this year Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization has a variety of camps and activities planned for its members.
The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) will hold its 49th annual session at Harvard University’s main campus on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., for upper-level undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, particularly those of Ukrainian heritage, as well as university students from Ukraine and professional, government and military specialists who need to hone their skills in the field of Ukrainian Studies.
As another summer approaches, the membership of the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) prepares for a fantastic summer full of festivities, recreation, camping and concerts at “Oselia CYM,” its camp/resort property in Ellenville, N.Y.