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Events  2011


Holiday Festival of Trees House Tours Exhibit
November 15 to December 31, 2011

Пеарл Буцк Роом

The Manor College Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center together with Branch 88 UNWLA and the Manorly Bead Club present the world renowned children's tale The Mitten, in a Ukrainian Christmas display, at the Pearl S. Buck House Festival of Trees. The Christmas tree exhibit runs now through December 31, 2011.

Pearl S. Buck House celebrates the holidays by decorating the estate house. With over a dozen trees, beautifully decorated by community organizations, the House is something to experience during the festive season. Tours are conducted during the Festival of Trees, Tuesday through Saturday at 11, 12, 1,2, and 3 and on Sunday at 12, 1, 2, and 3. There is an admission fee of $9/Adults, $8/Seniors and Students.

Last year Manor's exhibit at the Pearl S. Buck Festival of Trees, A Ukrainian Christmas won first prize!!

The Mitten display organizers are thankful to Luba Chornodolsky for her inspiring story telling, and animal characters; and to Lydia Dychdala (Manor '55) for making the delightful Ukrainian children's costumes. The scenes on display plus the Christmas tree ornaments convey the magic of The Mitten and evoke both awe and humor.

The Pearl S. Buck ( estate house is located at 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944; phone 215-249-0100 ext. 110.  Please note, there will be a special Open House tour December 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm.


YM@UM Holds Inaugural Event
By Unia Knarvik

YM at th UM Group

The Ukrainian Museum in New York was "the" place to be on Friday evening, November 4, as the Museum held its first YM@UM (Young Members at The Ukrainian Museum) event, specifically for young adults aged 21 to 40.

Organized to introduce young adults to the Museum and its many exhibits and programs, the event attracted more than 55 attendees, the majority of whom became new members.

With music selected by DJ Matej Liteplo playing in the background, and surrounded by the art and culture of their ancestral heritage, guests mingled, reconnected with old friends, made new acquaintances, and feasted on a scrumptious buffet with many items provided by the East Village Meat Market and the Cloisters restaurant. New members received a voucher for the Veselka restaurant on the trendy Bowery as well as a raffle ticket; among the prizes: dinner for two at Soyuzivka (donated by the Ukrainian National Association) and gift certificates for Starbucks, Veselka, and the East Village Meat Market.

Among the highlights of the evening were guided tours of two of the Museum's exhibitions – Invitation to a Wedding: Ukrainian Wedding Textiles and Traditions and The Worlds of Sviatoslav Hordynsky.

Throughout the evening, the Museum's director, Maria Shust, the president of the Board of Trustees, Mykola Darmochwal, and several trustees and members of the Board's Public Relations and Membership committees circulated among the attendees, answering a wide range of questions. They were also pleased to hear so much positive feedback.

Katria Misilo, for example, said, "It's nice to have a group at the UM for us to get together, have fun, and support our culture."

Lida Doll felt that it's important to know what you're getting for your membership – and the UM offers a lot, including fascinating exhibits and great raffle prizes. (Among the many benefits of membership: discounted admission to future YM@UM events; free admission to exhibitions; invitations to members-only previews, openings, and other special events; reduced rates for film screenings, concerts, lectures, workshops, etc.; and a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases).

A young man from Brooklyn said he was moved by a Hordynsky painting and felt it truly spoke to his soul.

On her Facebook page, Larissa Nycz Montecuollo later wrote: "It's great that the UM is taking steps to reach our younger generation; all of us are interested in participating within the Ukrainian community, and the Young Members evening gave us an opportunity to visit the Museum, tour the current exhibitions, and catch up with friends. It was a great time, and I look forward to another YM@UM evening soon."

Indeed, everyone left the YM@UM event pleased and excited about the prospect of more events in the future. Many headed to the Veselka Bowery to redeem their vouchers for one of the newly opened restaurant's signature cocktails.

The YM@UM inaugural event was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lewko of Little Falls, New Jersey, and UNWLA Branch 131 in Hillsboro, New Jersey.

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YM at th UM Group

The inaugural YM@UM event was a resounding success, with more than 55 young adults enjoying the evening at New York's Ukrainian Museum.

YMat UM Tout

Among the highlights of the evening was a guided tour of the Museum's Invitation to a Wedding exhibition.

YMat UM Committee

The inaugural YM@UM event was organized by a committee consisting of (l-r): Stephen Misilo, Roksolana Misilo (Museum Trustee), Mykola Darmochwal (President, Board of Trustees), Zoriana Haftkowycz (Museum Trustee), Olia Basarab (Membership Committee), Unia Knarvik (PR Committee), Bob Knarvik, and (not shown) Tanya Temnycky (PR Committee).


Save the Date! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ukrainian National Women’s League of America
Branch #75, Morris County, New Jersey
invites you to a
Authorized Art Exhibition & Sale
of Original numbered Woodcuts, Linocuts & Etchings

 Jacques Hnizdovsky: McGuffey Ash 1982

Screening of the award-winning SLAVKO NOWYTSKI film
depicting JACQUES HNIZDOVSKY as he creates his woodcut

Sunday, October 16, 2011
1 PM – 4 PM
Main Hall
Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey
60-C North Jefferson Road
Whippany, New Jersey 07981-1030
(973) 585-7175

Admission $20. includes champagne welcome and hors d’oeuvres

preview the artwork of JACQUES HNIZDOVSKY:

Proceeds to benefit UNWLA #75

Nusia Denysyk
Event Co-Chair
Viddil #75 Imprezova


Save the Date! 

UNWLA Branch 27, Pittsburgh PA
Vyshyvani Vechornytsi
the Presentation of Debutantes
Saturday, October 29, 2011
 Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road  Coraopolis, PA  15108
5:30 P.M. cocktails
 6:30 Program and Dinner
 Music by "Mosiac" musical ensemble

Tickets $35.00 Adults, $15.00 Children,  $10.00 Dance

For information and tickets please contact Anne Konecky at  412-343-0309
If you have any questions please email me or call me at 412-215-5372.
 Dyzhe Dyakuyu
Marika Zaliszczuk


UNWLA Branch 8
Inviting the entire Ukrainian-American Community!!!

Lesya Ukrainka

Come celebrate One World Day 2011
 at the Ukrainian Cultural Garden
on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00PM
Featuring the rededication of the newly restored Lesya Ukrainka statue along with festivities
commemorating her 50th anniversary.

Delicious food and door prizes will be available.

Busses to the event will be available for the first 75 people who prepay
 by sending their checks payable to: UNWLA, Branch 8
Checks in the amount of $10.00 (round trip) should be sent to:
UNWLA, Branch 8
P.O. Box 34194
Parma, Ohio 44134

By Friday, August 15th, 2011

Busses will depart from St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
 on Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Leaving the Garden at approximately 4:30PM

Click here to read about the Ukrainian Cultural Garden in Cleveland ,OH. ( written in Ukrainian) .



Save the Date! 
Sunday, October 16, 2011

Authorized Jaques Hnizdovsky Art Exhibit and Sale sponsored by  Ukrainian National Womens League of America Branch#75 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey,

60-C North Jefferson Road, Whippany, New Jersey 07981-1030.

Nusia Denysyk
Event Co-Chair
Viddil #75 Imprezova


Revisiting Chernobyl
 … 25 years later
 Sponsored by Branch 12 in Cleveland, Ohio


Gerdany Ukrainian Exhibit
April 1 -3, 2011

Sponsored by Branch Eighty-Eighty, UNWLA,
 Philadelphia Regional Council &
Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center at Manor College

and their co-sponsors:
mb financial bank
Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, Pa
Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union, Newark, NJ
Har♦Man Importing  Corp.

Gerbany Exhibit

Click on the picture for more information


UNWLA Branch 75

Our next meeting will be this Fri. Jan. 21st, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the home of Ivanka Olesnyckyj:

201 Dey St   Unit # 119
Harrison, NJ 07029
Cell- 551-655-5149

See link to the location of the community's buildings but it might be more helpful to say that Olesnycky’s are one block from the Spanish Pavilion and two blocks from the Jackson Street Bridge.


UNWLA Branch 75
presents a
Oct. 29 at 8:00 pm
 at the UACCNJ Social Club

$10.00 Admission You must be 21 or older.
Door Prizes & Surprises!
Karaoke Impresario Taras Olesnycky
See you there!

Happy Haunting & Happy Singing!


Events 2010


UNWLA Branch 124
St. Petersburg, Fl
Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

You are Cordially Invited to the
   Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Branch #124
Ukrainian Women’s League of America
In St. Petersburg, Florida,
Which will be held on Sunday, October 17th, 2010
In the church hall of the Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian  Catholic Church
434 90th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, Florida  33702
Holy Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
Dinner and Program following the Liturgy
Adults - $15.00
Children 13-18 years - $5.00
Children 12 and under- Free
For additional information and tickets please call:
Olya Czerkas    –  (727) 576-0400  
Irene Popovich – (727) 576-1009
Advanced ticket purchases are requested. 


UNWLA Branch 101

 Embroidery,  Jewelry, Hand-Painted Silks,
Easter Eggs, Ceramics

October 16 and 17, 2010


2320 W. Chicago Ave
 Chicago, IL 60622

 Saturday, October 16th - 10:00 to 3:00
Sunday, October 17th - 11:00 to 3:00

Click here for the announcement


UNWLA Branch 27
Pittsburg, PA

is sponsoring
 Vyshyvanni Vechornitsi
 Presentation of Debutantes

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the
 Greentree Radisson Hotel.


UNWLA Branch 108
New Haven, CT

New Haven 40th

New Haven 40th


November 15-22, 2009

UNWLA Branch 64 presents
“The Enchanted World of Halyna Cigash”

 Natalia Cigash

The exhibit will open on Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm.
Jaroslawa Gerulak will make introductory remarks.

An exhibit discussion will be held on Friday, November 20 at 7pm.

The suggested donation is $5.

Gallery hours: Fri 5-8; Sat-Sun 1-5

203 Second Avenue (near 13-th Street)
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10003

Tel: (212) 260-4490



November 21, 2009

Benefit Gala

UNWLA – Branch 113 in New York, NY cordially invites the public to attend our Twenty-Fifth Anniversary gala on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian Institute of America  2 East 79th Street, New York, NY.Branch 131

Master of Ceremonies - Ihor Chuma
Buffet- Dancing- Entertainment

Gala Donations: $75.00
Please RSVP by November 7th, 2009

Make checks payable to:
UNWLA Branch 113
Mail to:
Luba Firchuk
30-12 44th St., Apt. 3C
Astoria, NY 11103

Proceeds to benefit The Ukrainian Museum


November 08, 2009

Children's Embroidery Dance
sponsored by UNWLA, Branches 76 & 132

Entertainment for Children ♦ Refreshments ♦ Dancing -■ GamesChildren's Emroidery dance
Sunday, November 8, 2009 ♦ 2:00-5:00 pm
Ukrainian Cultural Center, Warren, Michigan
Admission: Adults $10.00 ♦ Children $5.00

Click on the poster to read more about the Children's Embroidery Dance


October 25, 2009

Halloween Party and Children's Masquerade BallHalloween

Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch #85 proudly invites you and your family to our Halloween Party and Children's Masquerade Ball on Sunday October 25th, 2009 from 3 to 6 pm At ST. JOSEPH THE BETROTHED UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Hall, 5000 N. Cumberland Ave. Chicago, IL : .

Enjoy with your family and friends a fun-filled afternoon with:

  • Performances by the Ukrainian Children’s Dance Ensemble “Vyshyvanka”
  • Poems between dances from Ukrainian Children’s Theatre School “Dyvo”
  • School of “Boyovyj Hopak” – Ukrainian Martial Dance
  • Face Painting by Roksolana
  • Costume Parade for all Children
  • Children’s Games, Songs, Candy for all Children with Halloween Costumes
  • Lottery with Prizes
  • Tasty Food & Refreshments for Everyone

Entrance fee $6 for Adults & $3 for Children

Proceeds to profit the UNWLA Svitlychka “Sadok Vishnevyj”


October 25, 2009Fashion Show

Luncheon and Fashion Show

Branch # 86 in Newark, NJ invites you то а Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by Karen’s Boutique of Spring Lake, NJ
on Sunday, October 25, 2009 аt 1:00 in the afternoon.  The Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at
The Ukrainian American Cultural Center, 60 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Donation : $50/person, or $55 at the door
Cash Bar

The proceeds from the Luncheon and Fashion Show will be donated to The Ukrainian Museum in New York

Order your ticket by October 16 from: Myrosia Hrab 172 Old Indiana Rd., West Orange, NJ 07052 Telephone: 973-736-5609 Email: Please make the check out to: UNWLA, Inc. Branch 86


October 4 2009Ukrainian Women in Education

Women in Ukrainian Education

UNWLA Branch 64 in New York, NY presents a program featuring a lecture by Prof. George Gajecky who will talk about women who funded education in seventeenth-century Cossack Ukraine.

The lecture will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at 2pm at the UNWLA Art Gallery, 203 Second Avenue (between 12-13 Sts), Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10003.

The program will include a slide presentation as well as a performance to the accompaniment of the bandura of the traditional koliadka “Murmurs of the Greenwood” by Lavrentia Turkewicz. Featured in the Gallery is the “Life in seventeenth-century Ukraine” exhibit (reproductions).

The suggested donation is $5.

For additional information, call (212) 260-4490; email; or log on to


September 13, 2009

Annual Vyshyvani Vechornytsi with presentation of Debutantes

The UNWLA Branch # 27 in the name of Olha Basarab, sponsored the Annual Vyshyvani Vechornytsi with presentation of Debutantes at the Radisson Hotel, in Pittsburgh, PA, on Sunday September 13, 2009.

President Mariyka Zaliszczuk greeted the guests in both languages, welcomed the debutantes, and congratulated their parents wishing them all a great time at the Vechonytsi. Luba Hlutkowsky, who was in charge of the debutant presentation called upon members of the executive committee to help introduce the debutantes.

DebutantePictured - from left to right:

1. Luba Hlutkowsky, Secretary
2. Olia R. Lysak and Andryi Lasuichuk
3. Halyna Smereka and Fank Napolitano
4. Larissa M.Spak and John Harbist
5. Chrystyna O.Hlutkowsky and Antony Chirovsky
6. Larisa K. Bodnarchuk and Justin Cole
7. Mariyka Zalizsczuk, President

The first to enter the ballroom was Larisa K.Bodnarchuck and her escort Justin Cole both students at Shadyside Academy.  Larisa is the daughter of Paul and Lesley Bodnarchuck of Ross Township.  Chrystyna O. Hlutkowsky a student at Upper St. Clair High School was escorted by Antony Chirovsky, from Central  Catholic. Chrystyna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Hlutkowsky and Shari Adams Hlutkowsky.  Olia R.Lysak and her escort& Andryi Lasyichuk both attend Carlynton High School and both were born in Ukraine.  She is the daughter of Roman and Tatyana Lysak of Carnegie·Halyna Smereka attends Chatham University, she was escort ed by Frank Napolitano.  Halyna is the daughter of Reverent Ivan and Pani Oksana Smereka of Carnegie.  Larissa M. Spak is a student of Chartiers Valley High School and she was escorted by John Harbist of Duquesne University.  Larissa is the daughter of Myron and Barbara Spak of Scott Township·

After the introduction, each debutant presented her mother with a red rose and spoke a personal message of love and gratitude.·Msgr. George Appleyard, Dean of the Central Deanery of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, delivered the Invocation Rev.. Father Timothy Tomson, Pastor of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, delivered the Benediction.  The Debutantes began the Zabava with a waltz, and the guests danced to the great music of the Ostap Stakhiv Orchestra.


August 23,2009

Concert Celebrating the 18th Year of Ukrainian Independence

The Brotherhood of St Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in South Bound Brook, NJ and UNWLA Branch # 125 in New York City invite you to a concert celebrating the 18th anniversary of Ukrainian independence.  The concert will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2009, at The Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ.  The concert will start at 2:30PM; the buffet will open at 2:00PM.Concert

The concert program includes Rostyslav Vasylenko, Erko Palydowycz, Odarka Polanskyj (harpist), and the musical groups “Barvinok” and “Nadiya”.  Singers are Ludmila Hrabovska, Anna Bachynska, Alla Kutsevych and others. Also participating is the musical group “Chetverta Hvilya”.

Tickets are $15, for seniors and students, $10.  There is no charge for children under 14 years of age.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Volodomyr at (908) 788-7870.



July 12, 2009

The Board of the New England Regional Council  invites you, your families and friends to “ Den’ Soyuzianky”which will be held July 12,2009 @ 1:00PM in Millwoods Park in Wethersfield, CT.  IF IT RAINS, 'Den’ Soyuzanky" will be held at the Ukrainian National Home in Wethersfield.
This will be a picnic style event where you can enjoy delicious food and great company . Admission is only $3.00 for youth and $ 5.00 for adults.  On a serious note, plans include honoring our Ukrainian bard Taras Shevchenko, while on a lighter note we expect much singing and fun activities.  Please remember to bring your own chairs!
For further information, please contact Zoryanna Mishtal, President of RC @ 860-676 1738, or Vice President Halyna Shulewskyj @ 860-828 3289
We’ll be happy to see you there!


June 26, 2009

UNWLA - Chicago Okruha is having "Den Souyzanky" on Sunday June 28th from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm.  It will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago. 


June 13, 2009

To:  UNWLA Regional Councils Presidents and Branch Presidents

The Ukrainian Museum is having its Annual Meeting to elect Board of Trustees for 2009-2010.  The meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2009, at 11:00 am, at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th Street (between. 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10003.

As every year, in addition to the elections, other important decisions are made at the Annual Meeting.  Please remember that the UNWLA has a voting majority of 51% on the Board and thus we need to show our strength and solidarity by each Branch participating.  Please send a representative to the annual meeting or, if not possible, forward a completed Proxy Form by email ( or US Postal Service to the UNWLA office.  The Proxy Form should also be filled out and brought to the meeting by attending Branch representatives.

Please be aware that only individuals who have paid their Ukrainian Museum membership dues for the year 2009 have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting.  The Ukrainian Museum membership fee is $40.00.  If your Branch has not paid its Ukrainian Museum dues for the year, we urge you to do so promptly.  Branch dues are $100.00.  Also, please ask your Branch members, who are also members of the Ukrainian Museum, to remit their annual Ukrainian Museum dues, if they have not already done so.  Please let the UNWLA office know how many members of your Branch are members of the Ukrainian Museum.

UNWLA is the founder of The Ukrainian Museum.  It needs our support.  Please remember that The Ukrainian Museum as every other small museum is faced with financial crisis due to the government cutbacks, the economy, etc.

Please watch the UNWLA Website,, for updates about the Ukrainian Museum Annual Meeting.

Click here for The Ukrainian Museum Annual Meeting Agenda Click here for copy of Proxy Form in English Click here for copy of Proxy Form in Ukrainian


June 7, 2009

UNWLA BRANCH 98 Holmdel / Middletown, New Jersey Proudly invites you to a celebration honoring its 21st Anniversary

WHEN JUNE 7, 2009  at 1:30 pm to 6 pm

WHERE The Sisterhood Hall St. Andrew's Memorial Church Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Main Street South Bound Brook, NJ (directions on back) Tel. # 732-356-0090

COST: $30/per person

PROGRAM: Luncheon (family style) History/Acknowledgement of founding members former presidents Raffle of Art (see  enclosed chance) 4pm Chinese Auction

Click here for Response Form

Seating is limited at the Sisterhood Hall and all reservations will be on a first come first serve basis. RSVP by May 22, 2009. For more information contact:

Tel. - 732-671-1914 Mrs. Victoria Mischenko, President Email: Mrs. M. Orysia Jacus, Treasurer

Click here for the Raffle Ticket Form


May 16,2009

UNWLA- Branch 86 of Newark, NJ, held an event showing of the film "The Soviet Story" on May 16, 2009-

Myrosia Hrab, the branch events organizer, opened the evening with the greetings and introduced Natalka Buniak, president N Buniakof the UNWLA- Branch 86, who, after expressing her gratitude to the audience for attendance, briefly talked about the film and its director and producer Edvins Snore.

Edvins Snore is Latvian descendant, who spend 10 on the production of this documentary film.

The Soviet Story” is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now…

“The Soviet Story” also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. Here you can listen to experts and European MPs discussing the implications of a selective attitude towards mass murder; and meet a woman describing the burial of her new born son in a GULAG concentration camp. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and “realpolitik”.

Before the showing of the film, Mrs. Natalka Buniak read her own poem   : Holodomor -Ukrainian Holocaust. The audience warmly applauded the author of this touching poem.

At the end of this interesting and informative event, coffee and cakes has been served.


May 10, 2009

UNWLA Branch 64 presents “Roxolana Khurrem”

The Ukrainian National Women’s League Branch 64 presents a program featuring a lecture by Prof. George Gajecky who will talk about the Ukrainian wife of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. The lecture will include a slide presentation. Lavrentia Turkewicz will perform the traditional koliadka “There was a widow” to the accompaniment of the bandura.

In the Gallery: the "Bird Kingdom" exhibit, featuring ritual creations by «Workshop—64” and folk artist Maria Pryimachenko (reproductions).

Time: 2 pm Donation: $5 UNWLA ART GALLERY 203 Second Avenue (12-13 Sts) Fourth Floor New York, NY 10003 Tel (212) 260-4490.

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May 9, 2009

The UNWLA Branch 125 presents “A Mother’s Day Celebration”

The UNWLA Branch 125 in New York  invites the public to a program celebrating Mother’s Day featuring Victor Gribenko, M.D. PhD who will speak on "Women’s Health".  After Dr. Gribenko’s lecture, there will be a concert.  Also, refreshments will be served.

In the Gallery: the "Bird Kingdom" exhibit, featuring ritual creations by "Workshop—64" and folk artist Maria Pryimachenko (reproductions)

Time: 5 pm Donation:$10 and free admission for children
UNWLA ART GALLERY 203 Second Avenue (12-13 Sts) Fourth Floor New York, NY 10003


May 8,2008

The World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations

and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc.

Have the honor of inviting you to a meeting with HANNA KAPUSTYAN, PhD Professor at Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University

Time: 5:30 PM
Place: UNWLA  Inc. HeadquartersWFUWO
203  2nd Ave, New York, NY


Program Moderator: Marianna Zajac, President of UNWLA, Inc.
Greetings: Maria Szkambara, President of WFUWO
Presentation by Dr.Hanna Kapustyan

“ Words of Eye-Witnesses and Words of a Historian”
Video of Dr.Kapustyan’s Conversations with Eye-Witnesses of the Holodomor
Questions and Discussion
Informal Meeting with Guest of Honor  and Refreshments


April 2, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, 2009 from noon to 3:00 PM. at Bloomingdale's (Children's Department) White Plains, NY, Olia Rudyk, Adrianna Odomirok and Iryna Hoshovskyj will exhibit and demonstrate the traditional art of making Ukrainian Easter Eggs -- Pysanky. Spread the word and stop by to visit the exhibit.


April 11- April 30
Ukrainian Month at Hazard Library - SYRACUSE,NY

The UNWLA, Branch 68, will be hosting an Exhibition of Ukrainian Kylyms from the collection of Didi Butenko, Zorianna Dombchewsky and Slava Gudziak at the Hazard Branch Library in Syracuse, NY. On April 11th at 2PM Anna Perun will be demonstrating the art of Pysanky decoration.

When: Month of April
Where: Hazard Branch Library
1620 West Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours: Mon, Wed ,Fri & Sat 9AM-5PM
Tue and Thurs 9AM-9PM
Telephone: 315-484-1528
Contact Person: Didi Butenko 315-492-9696
Email for event info: Julia Sydorowych
Submitted by: Julia Sydorowych


March - mid April
UNWLA Branch 30 in Yonkers, N.Y. is sponsoring a pysanka exhibit at
the Eastchester Public Library until mid-April. For directions, call -


March 14, 2009

The Chicago Regional Council is having their annual conference, at  9:00 AM at the Cultural Center, 2247 w. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL.


March 15, 2009

The New York Regional Council - Branch 64 invite the public to a program featuring the bird cult in Ukrainian spring tradition as represented through bread-baking, pysanky and song.  Jaroslawa Gerulak and Natalia Sonevytsky will provide commentary, illustrated by a slide presentation.  Ritual songs and acts will be performed by members of UNWLA Branch 64 and Branch 83.  In the Gallery: the "Bird Kingdom" exhibit, featuring ritual creations by "Workshop—64" and folk artist Maria Pryimachenko (reproductions).  Time: 2 PM.  Donation: $5.


March 20-22, 2009

The Philadelphia Regional Council, Branch 88, is sponsoring a three day Embroidery Exhibit and a two day seminar.  We picked March, in celebration of National Women's Month in America.  The Exhibition will take place at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown.

Branch 88 is doing this exhibit with Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center at Manor College (our Cultural Chair is the director of the center), and are happy that the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is lending us support in this effort.  For more information click on the poster.


UNWLA - Branch 97 in Buffalo, NY is presenting "A Kingdom Reborn: Treasures from Ukrainian Galicia," a documentary film by Dani Stodilka.  The film will be shown twice on Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in English and 5:30 p.m. in Ukrainian at the Ukrainian-American Civic Center, 205 Military Road, Buffalo, NY. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for students. Contact C. Konowka at 716-984-4886 for further information.

Visit for a synopsis and reviews.


March 29, 2009

The New Jersey Regional Council, Branch 75, is sponsoring "An Artful AAn Arful Afternnonafternoon,"  an art exhibit and sale at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60 N. Jefferson Rd.,  Whippany, N.J..  The exhibit and sale will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 1 to 5 PM. 

Featured artists: Krystyna Marchuk-Baransky, Dora Homann, Gregory Hywel, Mary Kramarenko, Alexandra Macyk, Alexander J. Motyl, Lydia Piaseckyj, Taras Schumylowych, Bohdan Tytla, Halyna Tytla, Michael Varshavsky, Wolodimyra Wasiczko,

The afternoon includes: welcome cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet the artists. Donation: $20. Proceeds benefit UNWLA fund drives for Our Life/Nashe Zhyttia magazine and orphanages in Ukraine.


February 15, 2009

Branch 64 of New York presented “Ukrainian Queens in Medieval Europe

Prof. George Gajecky talked about Kyivan princesses in eleventh-century Western Europe. The lecture included a slide presentation. The presentation took place at UNWLA ART GALLERY, New York.


November 16, 2008

New Jersey Regional Council presented Ukrainian wedding traditions as the theme of UNWLA DayWedding Traditions

WHIPPANY. N. J. - 'Ukrainian Wedding Traditions "was the theme of the community gathering sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA) New Jersey Regional Council here at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ) on Sunday, November 16, 2008.

The program consisted of a display of items related to wedding traditions in Ukraine, such as icons, embroidered ritual cloths, traditional wedding breads (singular 'korovai'5 plural: 'korovayi'), decorative bridal headdresses, embroidered wedding gowns, embroidered men's shirts and other items. The wedding table was beautifully displayed with traditional wedding dishes.

Click for the article in the Ukrainian Weekly, written by Bozena Olshaniwsky


November 29, 2009

The members of 86th   UNWLA branch in Newark, NJ, held a special event of book presentation of two of their members.Branch 86 Book PresentationLiubomyra Boyko- Hajovska “Moja Pekucha Nastalhija” (Mine Burning Nostalgia), (Printed in Lviv, Ukraine ) and
 Natalka Buniak “Koly Schodylo Sonce” (When the Sun Was Rising), (Printed in Kyiv, Ukraine)

Both poetesses presented their books by reading some of their works. The invited performers: well known honored artist in USA and in Ukraine, Rostyslav Wasylenko, sisters: Oksana and Liana Buniak, Ms. Ella Maziar and Mr. Wolodymyr  Maziar, participated in this event.

Liubomyra read a very warm poem dedicated to her mother, artist  Rostyslav Wasylenko, read two of her short novels “Bat’ko”, (Father) and “Kalyna”. Both were very touching and public reacted to them with the tears in their eyes.Natalka Buniak presented her book with the opening of the “Montazh”. -Composition of poems and stories of her deep devotion and love to Ukraine, God and her family.-In one of her poems Ms. Buniak wrote- “My poems are my soul in rime”- And that is exactly how it was presented to the audience and was warmly welcomed by all. 

Grand daughters of Ms. Natalka Buniak , Oksana and Liana, beautifuly sang a duet “Lviv” and “Kyjeve mij”, followed by Wolodymyr and Ella Maziar singing a patriotic song “Chom, Chom. Chom Zemle Moja” 

At the conclusion of the program coffee and cakes were served, while the sale of the books to benefit orphans in Ukraine and autographing of the books followed.  

The branch President, Natalka Zmyj, presented flowers to the participants and thanked everybody for coming and making this evening a wonderful success. 
The books of Bojko and Buniak are for sale at $10.00 each + $2.00 for shipping 
Requests could be sent to: - Natalka Buniak- 115 Woodmont Drive, Randolph NJ 07869 
Liubomyra Boyko- 1962 Long Terrace, Union, NJ 07083


May 23-26, 2008    

XXVIII UNWLA Convention, Troy, Michigan (PDF)