Friday, May 20, 2022

Reminders: The St. George Ukrainian Festival takes place THIS WEEKEND

As noted back on Monday, the St. George Ukrainian Festival returns to Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus. 

Here are some details via the EVG inbox... 
Following a 2-year absence due to COVID-19, this year's festival takes place during the worst period of violence the Ukrainian homeland has experienced since WWII. According to the United Nations, almost 13 million people are believed to have fled their homes in Ukraine since Russia began its war 
As the heart of the Ukrainian American community in the city with one of the largest Ukrainian immigrant populations in the United States, parishioners of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church have worked tirelessly to raise funds for their countrymen. 

Over 30,000 sought-after Ukrainian dumplings have been prepared in advance by church volunteers ... and in addition to these 'varenyky', there will also be plenty of cabbage rolls (holubtsi), beet soup (borshch), sausage (kobasa) and sauerkraut for sale. Veselka Restaurant will also be on hand all weekend long with some of their favorite Ukrainian menu items. A portion of these sales will be used for Humanitarian relief efforts.
And the schedule...
Friday 5/20
No stage show ... the vendors will be selling as they set up

Saturday 5/21 
Outdoor stage performance @ 2-4 p.m. 
Open-air Memorial Service for the Victims of Russian Aggression @ 4-4:30 p.m. 
Ukrainian Liturgy inside St. George Church @ 6-7 p.m. 
Outdoor stage performance @ 7-8:30 p.m. 

Sunday 5/22 
Ukrainian Liturgies inside St. George Church @ 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 
Concert inside St. George Church by Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York @ 12-12:45 p.m 
Outdoor stage performances begin @ 1-3 p.m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what time on Sunday vendors will pack up? I don't want to miss this year, but might not be able to get over there until Sunday afternoon.

<3 Ukraine!