Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Getting ready for the St. George Ukrainian Festival

Photos by Stacie Joy 

The annual St. George Ukrainian Festival got underway yesterday on Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square. 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, where volunteers were busy prepping for the festivities...
... and on Seventh Street (before the rain arrived)...
Hit this link for the festival highlights today and tomorrow.

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.

Monday, May 16, 2022

The St. George Ukrainian Festival returns to 7th Street this weekend

After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the St. George Ukrainian Festival returns to Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square this coming weekend. (The 2019 Festival was the 43rd edition.) 

The three-day festival celebrates Ukrainian culture, music, and food with various performances and vendors selling traditional arts and crafts...
This has long been the neighborhood's best annual event. With Ukraine in the hearts and minds of so many people worldwide, this promises to be an especially emotional festival. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saturday's parting shot

An EVG reader shared this from East Ninth Street — blue and yellow flowers with two peace doves in a flower planter. 

Per the reader: "After the rough news week we had this week, a reminder that beauty and peace exist seemed like a mental health break to me."

Monday, April 11, 2022

New York magazine pays homage to the East Village with 'Tales From Little Ukraine'

Via the EVG inbox... 
New York magazine's annual "Yesteryear Issue" celebrates the magazine’s 54th anniversary by paying homage to the East Village's Little Ukraine. 
"The issue tells the neighborhood’s story through successive waves of immigration, and shows how the neighborhood retained its identity and culture," says features director Genevieve Smith. "These stories are told through a deeply reported history by city editor Christopher Bonanos, as well as first-person accounts and archival photographs and illustrations." 
And the cover? 
The cover features a painting by Yaroslava Surmach Mills (1925–2008), who grew up in the East Village (her father was the proprietor of Surma Book & Music Co.), attended Cooper Union, and became a well-known children's-book illustrator in the 1970s. 
You can find the issue here.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Learn the art of decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) from noon to 6 p.m., the Ukrainian American Youth Association is hosting an event to help learn the art of decorating pysanky — Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. You can take what you make home with you. 

The event takes place at the Ukrainian National Home, second floor, 140 Second Ave. between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street. Details are on the above flyer. All the proceeds will go toward humanitarian aid.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday's parting shot

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the linocut style of David Barthold ... a recent arrival on Houston and the Bowery... 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A look at the just-finished mural 'Ukraine: A History in Solidarity'

Photos by Steven

Yesterday, Ukrainian-born artist 
Misha Tyutyunik finished his mural at the Citizens Bank branch on Ninth Street and Second Avenue.

Here's a look at the final work...
He started the piece, titled "Ukraine: A History in Solidarity," on Saturday... which included a public participation segment. Read our previous post for more details.  

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday's parting shots

Photos by Mike Krautter

As reported earlier todayUkrainian-born artist Misha Tyutyunik (above, right) started painting a large-scale mural at the Citizens Bank branch on Ninth Street and Second Avenue.

The piece is titled "Ukraine: A History in Solidarity." From noon to 2, there was a public participation portion ...
In addition to the mural, Citizens is matching $25,000 in funds donated directly to the East Village-based Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA). 

Tyutyunik is expected to finish the mural tomorrow. 

H/T Steven!

A mural ' to honor the indomitable spirit of Ukraine'

The new Citizens Bank branch on Ninth Street and Second Avenue is marking the one-month anniversary of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine with a new mural. 

Via the EVG inbox... 
Ukrainian artist Misha Tyutyunik will be painting a large-scale mural with public participation at the Citizens Bank branch in Little Ukraine, East Village. This mural was designed with the people of Kyiv during Tyutyunik's time in Ukraine during his Fulbright program. The mural is a gift from Citizens to its neighbors to honor the indomitable spirit of Ukraine. 

The bank opened branches across New York City in February with a mission to support the neighborhoods they are in. In addition to the mural, Citizens will announce a donation to UNWLA, a women-led organization [based in the East Village] that has taken extraordinary efforts to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees. 
Signage shows that the work will take place between noon and 2 today...

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

DeColores Community Yard collecting books for displaced Ukrainian families

The volunteers who run DeColores Community Yard on Eighth Street are collecting Ukrainian-language books for displaced families who fled to Europe to escape the Russian invasion...
You can drop off books anytime at the garden, 311 E. Eighth St. between Avenue B and Avenue C. 

Looking for Ukrainian-language books? You could try Arka on Second Street or the Ukrainian Museum on Sixth Street.

Images via Instagram

Monday, March 21, 2022

Monday's parting shots

The second "HONK! for Ukraine," led by Stephan Said, took place this evening... the musicians met on Astor Place at 5:30 before moving on to Veselka on Second and Ninth Street for a sing-a-long. The procession ended in Tompkins Square Park... 
Find out more about the song "Glory To Ukraine/Слава Україні" — "a Global Call to Action to uplift and support the people of Ukraine." Per the HONK! website
The melody of the song is adapted from the Ukrainian folk song "Oy Marichko," and features renowned Ukrainian trumpeter Semjon Barlas (now in Berlin). All proceeds go to Ukrainian-American organization Razom For Ukraine, playing a vital role in relief efforts.
Thanks to Steven for the top photo and Eden for the shot in the Park...

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday's parting shot

As seen on Stuyvesant at 10th Street (there are others)... photo by Steven...

Support for Ukraine at Archie's Press

Photos by Stacie Joy

Archie's Press, one of the neighborhood's newest businesses, is showing its support for Ukraine. 

Owner Archie Archambault, an East Village resident, is donating the proceeds of his Little Ukraine print (available in-store only) to humanitarian aid for the war-torn country. (He was also going to distribute them to any shop to display in their windows)...
We featured Archie's Press this past week in a post here. Since EVG contributor Stacie Joy's previous visit, Archie created the Ukraine flyers. 

Meanwhile, while Stacie was at the shop yesterday, Archie worked on a new flyer with his Vandercook SP-15 letterpress...
Watch your fingers!
 

... and the final product...
Archie's is at 219 E. 10th St between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

Store hours: 
Monday 1-6 p.m. 
Tuesday-Wednesday Closed 
Thursday-Friday 1-6 p.m. 
Saturday-Sunday noon- 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Report: Relief supplies for Ukraine stolen from 2nd Avenue nonprofit

Updated 3/19: The Post published a surveillance video showing two vans and masked thieves taking boxes from the building.

Donations destined for Ukraine have been stolen from an East Village building, according to police and media sources.

The supplies, including 400 bulletproof vests, were taken from the offices of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Ukrainian National Women's League of America on Second Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street. 

Police responded around 9:15 a.m. to a call of a burglary, the Associated Press reported. 

Per the AP via ABC 7
Andrij Dobriansky, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, said last week that the plan was for donated gear to be shipped by air to Poland and then transported into Ukraine. 

The items were most likely to be used by civilian security and medical teams, including citizens who have joined the fight against the Russian military, not Ukrainian soldiers themselves, officials said. 
The Post noted that the used vests were donated by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. Officials there were working to confirm the report.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tuesday's parting shot

Photo by Derek Berg 

Outside Veselka late this afternoon ... Honk NYC today assembled a group of musicians for "HONK! for Ukraine — A Public Singalong," which started in Union Square ... before making its way over here to Second Avenue and Ninth Street. The assembled musicians included Phoebe Legere on the accordion (center of photo).

Meanwhile, Veselka continues to serve as a drop-off point for donations for Ukraine relief efforts. 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thursday's parting shots

Thanks to EVG reader JOY for these photos... Hektad painted this mural in support of Ukraine in First Street Green Art Park this week...