PAST EVENTS

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 – forukraine.com.ua – 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!!!
СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ! ГЕРОЯМ СЛАВА!

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. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 2PM till 5 PM

BORSCHT Family Day

LOCATION: Elm Brook Park, Contoocook, NH 03229

Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England invites you to join Borscht Family Day.

We welcome you to observe the Culture of Ukrainian Borscht cooking that is now on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding by UNESCO.

Come for a great family time, eat delicious Borscht and other Ukrainian food, kids and adult activities surrounded by the beauty of New Hampshire’s Nature.

Opportunities to make donations and help Ukraine will be available during the event (more details are available in the preregistration form).

!! Preregistration required: Registration form

Limited space available (50 adults) and the form will be closed once the place is filled.

Sunday, August 21, from 3 PM to 5 PM

Ukrainian Women's SILENT ACTION in Boston

LOCATION: Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116

📢 When silence is louder than sirens 🛑

We live in a world where the truth about Ukraine becomes unacceptable content on social networks. The truth and our reality is blocked or hidden.

All this makes us want to scream. But what to do when your cry is blacked out and deleted by the social network for h@te speech?

We will continue to scream, but this time without words and our silence will be louder than sirens, because it will be MANY. It will be a massive “SILENT ACTION”.


🗓 Sunday, August 21, at 3:00 p.m. on Copley Square – we invite you to join us in silence.

Our action plan is as follows:

•3:00-3:30 PM we will meet at Copley Square and form rows of 20 girls.
•3:30-4:00 PM we will stand in lines at Copley Square for 30 minutes.
•4:00-4:15 PM we will move towards Newbury Street and form a ONE living chain of women standing and holding hands.
•4:15-5:00 we will stand along Newbury Street with posters. We will stay on the sidewalk, so as not to obstruct the traffic on the road.

The attributes of our action will be:
🤍 white dresses,
📄 signs with inscriptions,
🇺🇦 blue-yellow ribbons on the hands of Ukrainian women standing in an unbreakable chain.
Nothing extra. But ALL are the same.

🤝 We will stand on the square holding hands in a living human chain, showing our unity, strength, indomitability and firm intention to defend our freedom.
Prepare to cry, write about everything that hurts and breaks your heart. About everything that is blocked by Internet. We will stand in silence, with taped lips, but with loud messages on paper.
We invite all girls and women who live in Boston and neighboring New England states to join us and contribute to the victory of Ukraine. Because such a strong idea can be implemented only together! Only if EVERY one of you comes, then this, perhaps even historic action, can become a reality. The first such action took place in Chicago and gained considerable resonance. On August 21, similar actions will unite Ukrainian women from different states and countries to support the wave of unity and fight for the truth.

🇺🇦 Glory to Ukraine! 🇺🇦

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 : ukraineforward.ticketspice.com/vyshyvankaday

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

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

GLORY TO THE HEROES:
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.

Program:
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 lisovska1@aol.com. 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

Friends,
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!: ticketstripe.com/UkieNight

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

CONCERT FOR UKRAINE

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 https://radiusensemble.org/pages/ukraine

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 https://ukrainianmission.org/ 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: yonkersukrainianfestival.org

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 Eventbrite.com or contact the church office at 617-773-6424 / office@quincypointcong.org. 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.

King Richard’s Borscht  A new take on the old Shakespeare tale.

Tatiana Gessen’s Lumina Theater Company, Center Makor, and BraVi Entertainment proudly present the live theater production: King Richard’s Borscht A new take on the old Shakespeare tale.

Sunday, June 19, at 3 PM
Sunday, June 19, at 6 PM

LOCATION: Center Makor, 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02135

Friday, June 24, at 7 PM
Saturday, June 25, at 7 PM
Sunday, June 26, at 7 PM

LOCATION: Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Stations St., Brookline, MA 02135

The 50-minute show is a new take on the old Shakespearean tale – King Richard.

The performance will be in English, except for a few Ukrainian words for which a translation will be provided.

All proceeds will go to the Inna Tsukrov Charitable Foundation in support of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war for Ukraine’s independence and integrity, the Inna Tsukrov Charitable Foundation has matched every donation and will continue to do so.

Any questions? Call Boris at 617-256-9652, Inna Tsukrov Charitable Foundation

Saturday, June 25, from 11 AM to 6 PM

Vermont Stands With Ukraine

LOCATION: 149 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8415, United States

Come join us for a unique opportunity for all Vermonters to help those suffering on the daily basis from the horrific war in Ukraine. You will hear from Ukrainian speakers, learn about Ukrainian culture and find out about various ways individuals can help: from donating to vetted organizations to signing up to help Ukrainian refugees in the US.

• All day Fundraising to benefit Ukraine through participating businesses on and around Church Street
• 11:00-6:00PM Silent Auction at information desks
• 1:00PM Rally in front of the Burlington City Hall
• 2:30PM March from the City Hall Steps to the top of the Church St
• 2:45 PM-6:00PM Cultural Program at the Unitarian Church featuring Ukrainian music, food, arts, workshops and more!

Show your solidarity by bringing Ukrainian flags, posters, wearing blue and yellow or Ukrainian shirts.

June 25, 12 PM – June 26, 11 AM

Kupala Night

МІСЦЕ: 427 Goboro Rd, Epsom, NH 03234-4106, United States
«На Купала – нічка мала. В нас на вулиці Купала»
Запрошуємо Вас приєднатись цієї суботи – 25 червня до святкування одного з найбільших літніх свят не тільки в Україні, а й у багатьох європейських народів.
Цього року Беларусы ў Бостане / Belarusians in Boston вже вдруге організовують автентичне святкування Купала і запрошують нашу українську громаду приєднатись.

Можна залишитись на ніч у власному наметі! (Будь ласка, беріть свої намети і все, що потрібно для ночівлі на природі, а також їжу).
Вхід: $30 за дорослого (готівка)
Діти безкоштовно!
Ми там будемо і Вас запрошуємо!
Давайте відроджувати та підтримувати наші традиції!

Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM

Ukraine and Friends Market

LOCATION: Derby Sq, Salem, MA 01970, United States

Let’s gather to demonstrate Salem’s support for Ukraine and its people. Artists, local businesses, creatures of all colors, shapes, nationalities, languages and religions, come together to celebrate life on the first Sunday of Summer, and send love and good wishes to Ukraine and the world.
She used to feed the world, now she needs our help to survive and heal!🙏

What to expect:
* awesome local artists displaying their work and support for Ukraine
* jewelry workshops by wonderful Sady with 💯% of profits supporting Ukraine
* merchandise representing Ukrainian artists with 💯% of profits supporting Ukraine
* jewelry, masonry and decorations made in Ukraine with 💯% of profits going back to Ukraine
Parking information: salemma.maps.arcgis.com

Local Nonprofits that help Ukraine directly and will be at the event:
Dobro
Ukraine Forward
Sweetanok
The Sunflower of Peace

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 6 PM

A Path to Freedom: Ukraine’s Role in 21st Century Geopolitics

LOCATION: WPI Seaport, 303 Congress St., Boston

For too long, Ukraine’s history has been altered and misrepresented by the Russian propaganda machine. In truth, for nearly a millennium, Ukraine has played a pivotal role in the geopolitics of Eastern Europe and beyond. It is the cradle of Eastern European civilization, a direct descendant of Kyivan Rus, and historically, the ongoing object of expansive policies by neighboring countries.

On June 28, Ukraine’s Constitution Day, join us for a conversation about Ukrainian history and Ukraine’s place on the contemporary world stage. The esteemed panelists will discuss a century of Russian aggression towards both Ukraine and its people, as well as explore the global implications of the current war.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A as well as networking opportunities.

Moderator:
– Rachelle G, Cohen, Assistant Editorial Page Editor, Boston Globe

Panelists:
– Emily Channell-Justice, Director, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program, Harvard University
– Leonid Kondratiuk, Brigadier General, Former National Commander of the Ukrainian American Veterans
– Oxana Shevel, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

Agenda:
6:00 p.m. – Meet and greet
6:30 – 8 p.m. – Panel and networking

Tickets: https://ukraineforward.ticketspice.com/a-path-to-freedom-ukraines-role-in-21st-century-geopolitics

Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 7 PM

BELARUS MUST BE FREE | Margarita Levchuk | Ilya Silchukou | Boston

LOCATION: Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Charity event with Margarita Levchuk (soprano) and Ilya Silchukou (baritone), Tatiana Loisha (piano).
Margarita Levchuk (soprano) and Ilya Silchukou (baritone) are Belarusian vocalists whose virtuosity and achievements have earned them international recognition in the world of opera. Levchuk and Silchukou are well-known in their home country for amplifying the voices of Belarusians and Ukrainians and resisting Lukashenka’s dictatorial regime.

This summer Levchuk and Silchukou will come to Boston with an exceptional program of Belarusian classical and folk music, as well as a few Ukrainian compositions. Talented Tatiana Loisha will be accompanying the vocalists on the piano.

As a part of Belarusian Culture Week 2022, charity concert BELARUS MUST BE FREE will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 7th, at Tufts University (20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155).

Friday, July 8, 2022, at 7 PM

Film Screening and Discussion: The Long Breakup

LOCATION: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St, Arlington, MA 02474

Please join us in the screening and Q&A with director Kaya Soldak.

Ticket price: $30
http://thelongbreakuparlington.eventbrite.com

100% of proceeds are going to Cash for Refugees. An amazing organization supporting those that fled the war in Ukraine as well as helping those that are still in Ukraine with food, medication and other necessities. Additional donations are welcome, any amount could save a life.

Donations can be made directly to Cash for Refugees, with cash or check, or Venmo @katya-soldak

Enjoy snacks and drinks from the concession stand, and bring your questions.

More information on Cash for Refugees can be found here https://www.cashforrefugees.org/

About the film

The Long Breakup is a feature length documentary about Ukraine’s struggle to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind and become a truly independent nation. Ukrainian-American journalist Katya Soldak, of Forbes Magazine, now living in New York City, tells the story of her home country as it exits the USSR, works through two revolutions, and endures a war with Russia—all through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv, a large Ukrainian city just 18 miles from the Russian border.

The Long Breakup takes viewers on an intimate journey that illustrates how big geopolitical changes affect people on a personal level, and explores what happens when democracy slips away and a nation must fight for the right to choose its future. The film offers insight into what it’s like for an immigrant to watch her country go through crises from afar; but, most importantly, it’s a personal tale about life in the young, former Soviet country, whose struggle forms the backdrop of so many lives

July 15 - 17, 2022

Soyuzivka’s Support Ukraine Festival

LOCATION: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St, Arlington, MA 02474

Join Soyuzivka for live performances this July 15-17, 2022, including vendors, arts & crafts, games, music and much more as we Support Ukraine!

For accommodations and scheduling information, please contact Soyuzivka.

More information to follow!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Carol Of The Bells

LOCATION: West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St, West Newton, MA 02465

Center Makor and The Boston Jewish Film are honored to present the screening of the movie “Carol Of The Bells”.

Set in pre- and post-WWII Ukraine, this ultimately life-affirming film centers on three families — Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish. Their peaceful existence is shattered by the Nazi and Soviet occupations. In order to ensure their survival, these families must learn to trust one another. The film’s emphasis on the resilience of the Ukrainian people is particularly resonant nowadays.

Please help us make sure that this screening will happen and as many people as possible will see it!

Let’s bring our communities together!

Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM

A Tribute to Queen featuring Queen Flash and Jordan Quinn

LOCATION: Dana Center, Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH

Blessed Virgin Mary Church of the Ukraine with RSVProductions is presenting a Music Concert with Jordan Quinn & Queen Flash For The Benefit of The Ukrainian Refugees.

Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 6:00 PM

FirstWorks Summer Beats Concerts: DakhaBrakha

LOCATION: Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

Join us in welcoming the group back for their first Providence performance since PVDFest 2019!
A PVDFest Summer Happening – FREE advance tickets are required – reserve ticket here: firstworks.org

HEALTH & SAFETY


All events at the Columbus Threatre currently require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. Masking is requested. 

Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 10 PM

UKRAINE AND UKRAINIANS ABROAD CHARITY CONCERT

LOCATION: Regent Theater 7 Medford Street, Arlington Center, MA 02474

Non-profit organization Ukraine and Ukrainians Abroad Charity Concert Tour!

The Legend Of Ukrainian Rock – Oleg Skrypka – Vopli Vidoplyasova

The Legend Of Ukrainian Pop – Iryna Bilyk and The Best Violinist of Ukraine Assia Ahhatt Will Perform on One Stage With One Mission to unite everyone to come together and show solidarity with the People of Ukraine.

Let’s Show Love and Support For Ukraine! Join Us for an unforgettable night of Ukrainian Music and Culture, a night of Great people bonded together for One Mission! TAKE A STAND WITH UKRAINE!

Tickets: https://eventcartel.com/events/ukraine-and-ukrainians-abroad-2-tickets-6541

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Valeriia Vovk

LOCATION: Kendall Center, 247 Main Street Cambridge MA 02142 United States

ADMISSION: Free

Valeriia Vovk is a producer, arranger, composer, and singer from Ukraine. She comes from Odesa, a city on the shore of the Black Sea, located in the south of the country. Valeriia writes and produces music in a variety of genres including jazz, pop, R&B, EDM, indie, folk, and musical theater. Valeriia’s biggest passion is Ukrainian poetry and folk music. She loves exploring her culture and currently is in the process of writing and releasing her first folk-inspired tracks.

Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 5 PM

JOURNEYS FROM UKRAINE: An Evening of Stories, Food, and Fundraising

LOCATION: Brewster Book Store, 2648 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

Join us for an evening of stories, food and fundraising for Ukraine Forward, a Boston-based nonprofit supplying the people of Ukraine with vital, urgently needed aid.

The event features Yelena Lembersky, Leningradian-raised author who will be sharing her family’s story, and discussing and signing copies of her recently released memoir, Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour: Memories of Soviet Russia. Sofiya Penek Klein, longtime Brewster Book Store customer with deep Ukrainian roots, provided inspiration for the event and will be sharing her story. Kim & Kostya, Ukrainian-born and Brewster-based private chef & sommelier company, will join the event with delicious Ukrainian treats for sale.

Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 6 PM

Fashion Gala & Fundraiser - Beauty From Ashes

LOCATION: Granite Links, 100 Quarry Hill Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

The Sunflower of Peace Fashion Gala and Fundraiser is a celebration of Ukraine’s beauty and boundless strength and resilience of its people. This professionally directed event will immerse guests and sponsors in the world of Ukrainian high fashion and creativity. World-renowned Ukrainian designers and artists – favorites of the global fashion weeks and top fashion magazines – will travel to this gala to present their curated collections in a magnificent multimedia performance. Guests and fans will be able to bid on designer items in the online and live auctions.

By purchasing tickets or one of the sponsorships for this event, you will announce yourself as a strong supporter of Ukraine in spirit and in action and will become a proud partner in our dedicated effort to save Ukrainian lives.

Confirmed Designers and Artists:
Lilia Litkovskaya, Yuliya Magdych, Olena Reva, Jamemme, Gasanova, Guzema Jewelry, Gudu, Gunia Project, Oberig Jewelry, Olk manufactory Carpets
Musical Guest: Angelina Statieva

Program
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome from the Gala Hosts & Cocktail Hour
7:00 – 7:30 pm Sunflower of Peace Founder’s Address
7:30 – 9:30 pm Fashion Show & Live Auction

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served
Dress Code: Business Casual/ Cocktail Attire/ Dress to Impress

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 7 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 7 PM

MOM ON SKYPE - Live Play by Ukrainian kids art school from Lviv

LOCATION: Center Makor, 384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 The play was created by a group of children from a Lviv theater “School of Arts of the Free and Caring”, directed by Oleg Oneshchak based on the book of the same name “Mom via Skype”. In a bomb shelter in Lviv, Ukraine, April 26, 2022 being a young soldier on duty, Oleg rehearses this play with a cast of 9 children between the ages of 10 and 14 including his own daughter. This story raises the irritating and ambiguous topic of social orphanhood as a consequence of labor migration and, more broadly, the communication gap between parents and children. Yet in the light of the russian aggression against Ukraine the play got a deeper meaning. Tickets: https://ukraineforward.ticketspice.com/mom-on-skype-play

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12 PM

INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE IN BOSTON

LOCATION: Downtown Boston

🇺🇦 Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Boston Branch invites you to join in the Observance of Ukraine’s 31st Anniversary of Independence to be held in Boston on Wednesday – August 24, 2022.

🕛 The program starts at 12:00 PM (noon).
❗More details to follow.

🟦 In 1991 on August 24 the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Act of Independence of Ukraine.
🟨 August 24, 2022, is the six-month anniversary of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine.

On THIS DAY, together with the free world, we celebrate UKRAINE’S INDEPENDENCE and its PEOPLE who are actively defending it and us.
SHOW your Support!! Come and be counted!
Make this a special day and join us to #StandWithUkraine and FOR Ukraine.

💙💛 Wear vyshyvanka or any Ukrainian attributes you have.
🇺🇦 Bring Ukrainian flags, cover your shoulders or waive them high up in the sky.

Let’s visibly display our support for the fight for the Freedom of Ukraine by the local Ukrainian diaspora and its friends.
Слава Україні! Героям Слава!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!


🇺🇦 Український конґресовий комітет Америки, Бостонський відділ запрошує вас приєднатися до відзначення 31-ї річниці Незалежності України, яке відбудеться у Бостоні в середу – 24 серпня 2022 р.

🕛 Початок програми об 12:00 (пополудні).
❗Детальніша інформація згодом.

🟦 24 серпня 1991 року український парламент прийняв Акт проголошення незалежності України.
🟨 24 серпня 2022 року — є рівно півроку з дня повномасштабного російського вторгнення в Україну.

У ЦЕЙ ДЕНЬ разом із вільним світом ми вшановуємо НЕЗАЛЕЖНІСТЬ УКРАЇНИ та її НАРОД, який активно захищає свою країну.
ПОКАЖІМО свою підтримку! Зробімо цей день особливим, показавши нашу єдність в підтримці України #StandWithUkraine.

💙💛 Одягайте вишиванки та українські атрибутику.
🇺🇦 Беріть з собою прапори України.

Давайте видимо засвідчимо нашу підтримку боротьби за волю України місцевою українською діаспорою.

Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 11:30 AM to 5 PM

Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration "Bread For Freedom"

LOCATION: Krakow Deli Bakery Smokehouse, 855 Social Street Woonsocket, RI 02895

Lets Celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day. We will be serving Potato and Cheese Pierogi with sautéed onions and bacon and “dirty” sour cream and Grilled Kielbasa. All proceeds will go to Ukrainian Refuges in Krakow Poland.

Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 2 PM to 10 PM

Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day

LOCATION: Boston University, 270 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215

Sky Philanthropy, Boston University, MAF & Sky International Center present Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day on the grounds of BU Beach, free and open to the public.

Soulful & captivating – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, song and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunder, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, & brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) with soulful folk songs in between, come to celebrate the homeland’s independence. All proceeds will go towards helping Ukrainian victims in the horrible current war.

Enjoy an outdoor summer concert and shows, a public social dance, Ukrainian foods and baked goods, fun children’s activities, vendors grove, arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, Live Reenactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.
We are marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of our People, their Struggle for Freedom, Prosperity and Dignity. The artists have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program.
Experience ethnic Ukrainian culture:
– food
– crafts
– fashion
– music
– dance
– art

We invite you all to experience the best of Ukrainian culture at a time when the world sees Ukraine strongly defending its freedom and uniting democratic world. Come to support and enjoy the beauty of Ukrainian culture and bring ALL of your friends:)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 12 PM

Annual Boston Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic

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

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Boston Branch invites you to join hundreds of Ukrainian Bostonians and friends in the Celebration of Ukraine’s 31st Anniversary of Independence!

FREE admission and parking. Everyone is welcome!
We encourage you to wear vyshyvanka and other Ukrainian clothing attributes.

DELICIOUS UKRAINIAN FOOD, MUSIC, ACTIVITIES, AND MORE!
(meals will be available for purchase a la carte. Cash only).

TRANSPORTATION:
The closest MBTA stops are Green Street station on the Orange Line and the 42 bus stop on Green St & Washington St.

Also, before the picnic, Divine Liturgies will be held at 10:00 AM at both Ukrainian churches in Boston for those who wish to attend:
📍Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church and
📍St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston
If you would like to help and/or participate, please, contact us at UCCABoston@gmail.com or message the Ukrainian Boston page.

❣ Thank you in advance for your help and participation.
Слава Україні! Героям Слава! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 1 PM to 4 PM

Day of Peace

LOCATION: Town Common, North Rd & Westford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Please join the Chelmsford Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Saturday, September 17, from 1-4 pm, in celebrating the Day of Peace.

The theme for this year’s event is “Build Bridges for Peace.” There will be beautifully decorated garden bridges displayed throughout the town common. Enter a raffle for a chance to win one of the bridges and support the children of Ukraine.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to the UNICEF “Protect the Children of Ukraine” fund.

The event will include musical and dance performances, activities and crafts for families, and dance instruction of Ukrainian Folk Dances.

 

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