Past UCCN events

Thursday – May 19th, 2022, from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

World Vyshyvanka Day in Boston

LOCATION: Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108

Dear Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine 🇺🇦,
Please join us on Thursday, May 19, 2022, starting at 4:30 PM at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common to celebrate one of the most prominent symbols of Ukrainian culture – vyshyvanka!

Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday that aims to preserve the original folk traditions of creating and wearing ethnic embroidered Ukrainian clothes called vyshyvanka.

🗓️ The Schedule of the event:

📣 The Fundraising tables will be set up starting at 4:30 PM at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common.

📷 From 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM we invite you to join us wearing your beautiful Vyshyvanka for a group photo with the Make Way for Ducklings Statue.
One day only – Ducklings will be wearing Vyshyvanka-style clothing to celebrate World Vyshyvanka Day in Boston.

🟦 At 5:30 PM we will start the “Vyshyvanka Walk” towards the Parkman Bandstand Boston Common.

🟨 At 6:00 PM we will gather at the Parkman Bandstand to celebrate one of the most prominent symbols of Ukrainian culture – vyshyvanka. We will speak about Vyshyvanka and how it became a spiritual armor for the people of Ukraine, unite to lift our spirits with Ukrainian songs accompanied by acoustic guitar, have food and beverages, and fundraise for Ukraine 🇺🇦.
We hope to see you there wearing your beautiful VYSHYVANKA!

Saturday – May 21, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 10:45 PM

Орест Лютий у Бостоні. Концерт на підтримку української армії! (18+)

LOCATION: Iron Wolf Theater and Event Hall South Boston Lithuanian Club, 368 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Шановне панство, приходьте у суботу 21 травня, 2022 об 19:00 вечора у Iron Wolf Theater and Event Hall South Boston Lithuanian Club & Kitchen на концерт Ореста Лютого з програмою “Пісні воєнного часу” у рамках всесвітнього туру на підтримку Збройних Сил України.

Квитки – – вибирайте місто Бостон.

Усі 100% коштів, зібраних під час виступу, будуть перераховані у Благодійний Фонд Сергія Притули/Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation для придбання військової амуніції, котра рятує життя та полегшує роботу захисникам України (бронежилети, каски, тепловізори, прилади нічного бачення, рації, аптечки тощо).

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 1:30 PM

День Дитини

LOCATION: Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church – 146 Forest Hills St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Дорогі українці, особливо дітки!
Рідна Школа спільно з UCCN запрошують вас на українські посиденьки, присвячені Міжнародному дню захисту дітей.
Захід відбудеться 4-ого червня о 1:30 на галявині біля церкви: Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church.

У програмі:
Дитячі розваги, активності, майстер-класи, читання, пісні українською, руханка та невеликий пікнік для дорослих.
Наша мета – створити дитяче свято, де дітки могли б поспілкуватись українською, знайти друзів, обмінятись своїми історіями та відчути, що вони не самотні в такий складний час.
Для батьків пропонуємо формат пікнік, тож одягайтесь зручно, беріть з собою килимки, гарний настрій та будь-який смаколик до спільного столу.
Українці нездоланні!!!

Friday - June 10, 2022, at 5:30 PM

The Kobzar's Prayer for Ukraine by Jurij Fedynskyj

LOCATION: Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116

🇺🇦 Dear Ukrainians, and friends of Ukraine,
We invite you all to join us for The Kobzar’s Prayer for Ukraine by Jurij Fedynskyj.

Jurij Fedynskyj will present:
🟦 unique national instruments of Ukraine: the traditional
torban, bandura, and kobza,
🟨 a prayer service of traditional Ukrainian sacred songs, epic psalms, historic songs, folklore, as well as related genres,
🟦 a lecture about the heart and history of Ukraine, through her greatest poets, statesmen, and blind singers,
🟨 a demonstration of what a traditional kobzar might be today!

Jurij Fedynskiy is a Ukrainian-American composer, torbanist, bandurist and singer-songwriter, producer, bandleader, luthier, cultural activist, and pedagogue. Jurij is a kobzar folk singer, a keeper, and a cherisher of a once lost Ukrainian tradition and folklore. This kobzar tradition was completely destroyed by 1933, through mass executions and starvation of all kobzars by Russia. Today, for Jurij it is important to save what’s left before it disappears forever.

For the first time in 100 years, the traditional torban, kobza, and bandura will be heard worldwide, as part of Jurij’s worldwide tour – Kobzaring the World!

Admission is FREE, any donations made during the concert will go to supporting the Poltava Kobzar Guild in Ukraine, and their efforts to revive the kobzar tradition in Ukraine and abroad, and defend Ukraine thereof. 

Past Community events

Friday – May 20, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Boston Vyshyvanka Day by Ukraine Forward

LOCATION: South Lawn Terrace at Encore Boston Harbor, 1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

Ukraine Forward would like to invite you to the Vyshyvanka Day charity event. Join us for the celebration of Ukrainian culture and help us raise funds for the purchase of urgent resources for Ukraine. Show your support for Ukraine, put on your best vyshyvanka and join us for a social night with friends!

What to expect:

  • Ukrainian music
  • Free appetizers
  • Charity auction
  • Raffle
  • Great people

100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Ukraine Forward.

Tickets :

Tickets are limited and non-refundable. No tickets sold at the door. With questions, email organization,

Sunday – May 22, 2022, starting at 11:45 AM

We Stand With Ukraine

LOCATION: 36 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938

Dear friends local to Ipswich, MA or if you are willing to come here and support Ukraine during the WE STAND WITH UKRAINE event.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for the war in Ukraine; present Ukrainian culture; lift up the spirits of both sides people in America and Ukraine, educate on Ukrainian reasons to fight for freedom, and how WE as a FREE people can be involved on different levels on everyday basis and in general helping the people in Ukraine.

Monday – May 23, 2022, at 5:30 PM

Fundraiser to Support Ukrainian Front Lines

LOCATION: Castle Island Brewing – South Boston, 10 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127

Glory to Ukraine. Glory to The Heroes.

Join us to celebrate, connect and support our Ukrainian heroes. Three amazing guest speakers will share their experiences working locally and abroad to support Ukrainian front lines and refugees. We’ll have delicious Ukrainian food, Castle Island beer for purchase and a fun raffle with great prizes. Your entrance ticket goes to help raise funds to purchase and ship medical supplies to the front lines, as all food and raffle prizes have been generously donated by local businesses.

Thank you for joining us to #standwithukraine.

Friday – May 27, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Concert for Ukraine

LOCATION: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join a fundraising concert to raise funds for medical supplies with Ukraine Forward. The concert is pay-as-you-wish, so everyone is welcome to attend and support the cause.

Faure Dolly Suite
Skorik Melody
Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess
Handel-Halvorsen Sarabande
Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style
Mozart Quintet
Levkovich Andante for Piano Trio
Debussy Cello Sonata
Smetana The Moldau

Monday – May 30, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Ukrainian National Anthem

LOCATION: Cambridge Common, Waterhouse St & Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

We are looking to put together a professional/semi-professional chorus of 15-20 singers of any nationality to perform the Ukrainian National Anthem at Cambridge Common for Cambridge Veterans Memorial Day, honoring America’s and Ukraine’s fallen heroes. For inquiries, please send an e-mail to Artistic Director, Olga Lisovskaya at Singers must having experiencing performing in chorus, be able to sight-read and prepare the materials on their own. There will be limited rehearsals (one or two). The music and pronounciation guide will be provided in advance. The event will have a large attendance, thousands of people. This is a volunteer position – the proceeds from fundraising activities will go to support Ukraine.

Wednesday – June 1, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Sanya Kroitor. High Voltage Violin. World sensation from Israel.

LOCATION: Center Makor, 384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

The extraordinary has happened! Sanya Kroitor, a world-class violin virtuoso, is coming to Boston for his anniversary concert.
Each performance of Sanya is unforgettable, virtuoso and expressive.
Famous klezmer, Israeli and Ukrainian melodies and jazz compositions will be presented to your attention. The famous pianist, composer and arranger Aleh Gold will also take part in the concert. Other musicians will also perform.
Producer of the event – Margarita Kagan.

Thursday, June 2, 2022 – Friday, June 3, 2022

Slava Ukraini Comedy Festival

LOCATION: The Rockwell, 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Comics in Boston are coming together to help Ukraine.

On June 2-4 we’re performing benefit comedy shows across the city and the region to raise money for Ukrainian refugees in Poland. All comics are donating their time and talents. All our host venues are chipping in, too, with reduced rates. Now it’s your turn.

Pick a show. Heck, pick two! Grab your friends and help raise money for millions of Ukrainian refugees. All proceeds from the festival will go to Poland Humanitarian Action, a non-profit in Poland that has been responding to human tragedy for 25 years.

Friday – June 3, 2022, at 7:00 PM

Ukie Night: Sustain Ukraine

LOCATION: 184 Boston St, Coventry, RI 02816
The Ukrainian American Youth Association of Boston is hosting Ukie Night at Club Jogues in Coventry, RI! All proceeds from the event will help continue our work to support Ukraine.

Dinner and dessert served at 7:30 is included with the purchase of a $30 ticket. Entry after dinner is $10. Cash bar will be open from 7 to midnight.

Get your tickets here!:

Friday – June 3, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Saturday – June 4, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Sunday – June 5, 2022, at 7:30 PM

The Guide (Film) | Ukraine Relief Fundraiser

LOCATION: The Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St, Norwood, MA 02062

This June, The Norwood Theatre will be screening the 2014 Ukrainian film “The Guide” to raise money for Ukrainian relief. All ticket sales will go to the Ukraine Relief Fund. All concessions sales will be donated to Direct Relief’s Ukraine Relief.

The story of this two-hour drama is set in the 1930s and revolves around an American boy who is visiting Ukraine with his father. Young Peter becomes caught up in events connected to Soviet efforts to exterminate millions of Ukrainians.

Tickets are available at the door only. General Seating.
Tickets: $10.00

Tuesday. June 7, 2022 AT 7 PM


LOCATION: Online event

Please join us for a concert to support medical aid efforts in Ukraine, featuring the award-winning musicians of Radius Ensemble

At 7pm on June 7, Boston-based Radius Ensemble will host a livestream concert to benefit Ukraine.
All proceeds go immediately to the purchase of life-saving medical supplies in Ukraine via Ukraine Forward, an initiative of the Ukrainian-American Educational Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Leaders from the Boston Ukrainian community will also be speaking briefly about their work and other ways to contribute to the support effort in this unprovoked war.

The ticket is $50 and tax-deductible. The livestream will be available for one week for those unavailable on June 7.

For more details, please visit Radius Ensemble webpage at

Saturday – Jun 11, from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Day for Ukraine (Rain or Shine)

LOCATION: La Salette Shrine of Enfield, 410 NH-4A, Enfield, NH 03748

DAY FOR UKRAINE: Ukrainian Crafts, Food and Entertainment Raising Funds for Humanitarian Aid
7:30 to 10:00 am – Pancake Breakfast
7:30 am to 4:00 pm – Silent Auction
10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Bake Sale
9:30 to 10:30 am – Interfaith Service
10:00 am to 4:30 pm – Ukrainian Crafts, Arts & Entertainment including Yunist Dance Group, from Stamford, CT
11:30 am to 1:30 pm – Lunch (Ukrainian Cuisine)
4:00 to 5:30 pm – BBQ Dinner
6:00 pm – Catholic Mass co-celebrated with Ukrainian Priest

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Benefit Concert for Ukraine - Supporting Ukrainian Relief Mission

LOCATION: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Massachusetts 28, Harwich, MA 02646

Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port will present a concert to benefit Ukrainian refugee assistance work in Poland. The concert will be an interweaving of music and readings on the theme of Hope and Resilience.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Ukrainian Relief Mission, an organization created by Harwich native Tom Johnson who has been working closely with refugees in Poland. Visit for more information.

The musical program will include members of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, soprano Kristin Howard, pianist Ana Glig, students from the area, and Pilgrim Church and Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Music Director Dr. Matthew Scinto. Performed will be music of Brahms, Faure, Ukrainian Folk Music, as well as music by Ukrainian composers Vasily Prisovsky, Theodore Akimenko, and Milena Shivotovskaya.

General Admission: $30

Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June Ukrainian Cultural Fair

LOCATION: Londonderry Town Common, Londonderry, NH 03053

The famous Ukrainian Cultural Fair is back on

We will have plenty of varenyky and other yummy Ukrainian food for you and your family to enjoy!
We also invited talented Ukrainian artists to give you a masterclass in Petrykivka, Pysanka and other arts.

Schedule to be posted a week prior to the event.
Shop Ukrainian-themed items made by Ukrainians and supporters of Ukraine.
All proceeds will be used for humanitarian help for Ukraine 🇺🇦

Friday, June 17, 2022, from 6 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 1 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 1 PM to 7 PM

Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival

LOCATION: 501 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701

3 day festival celebrating Ukrainian heritage. 100% of all net profits going to humanitarian aide for Ukraine.

More information:

Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 6 PM to 9 PM

Picnic in the Parking Lot - Outdoor Concert and Cookout

LOCATION: Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington Street, Parking Lot, Quincy, MA 02169

Picnic in the Parking lot.
Outdoor cookout and Concert featuring Southern Rail
Cookout starts at 6:00 PM
Concert starts at 7:00 PM.Cost for meal and concert: $25 adult. $20 student, free for children under five,

$20 per person for a family of 4 or more.
To purchase tickets visit or contact the church office at 617-773-6424 / Your wristband will be waiting for you at check in on the night of the concert.
Rain date June 19
Concert benefits Interfaith Social Services and World Central Kitchen

Food options included with ticket price: hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, veggie burgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and mac and cheese
Frozen Freddies Ice Cream Available for purchase for the causes (Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel sea salt and Moosetracks)
Raffles: BBQ basket, Cornhole game, Sunflower decoupage container, gift cards and more!

Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 8 PM

Vadim Neselovskyi Presents Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City

LOCATION: David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH), 921 Boylston Street Boston MA 02115

Admission $20
Discounted admission with Berklee ID $10

The world at large has been inundated with news from the recent Russian incursion into Ukraine. While the storms of war gather, pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi chooses to remind people of the country’s beauty and cultural legacy. More specifically, Neselovskyi looks to his hometown on the Black Sea to inspire his new solo recording on Sunnyside Records, Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City.


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