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

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

This East Village lot is now home to this 60-foot-long photograph of a car cemetery in Ukraine

Photos by Steven

Photographer Phil Buehler created this 60-foot-long installation on display (as of Saturday) on the NW corner of Second Avenue and Second Street.

Here's more about the work that he created after a trip to Ukraine:
"Irpin Ukraine: Please Don't Forget Us" is a 60-foot-long photograph of the cemetery of civilian cars destroyed by Russian forces at the beginning of the war. Some were those of civilians shelled as they tried to flee the city in an attack the Human Rights Watch labeled a likely war crime.
Per Buehler's Modern Ruins website:
This installation is up-close and visceral. It serves as a witness to just some of the horror and destruction Ukraine has experienced, a memorial in life-sized detail. It was stitched together from over 30 high-resolution images
... and an up-close look at some of the sections...
The work will be here along this empty lot through Nov. 30. 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Learn the art of decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 1), from noon to 5 p.m., the Ukrainian American Youth Association is hosting its annual event for decorating pysanky — Ukrainian Easter eggs. Attendees use dyes, beeswax and a stylus (all provided) to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. You can take what you make home with you. 

There will also be food for sale from Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. The event occurs 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 for Ukraine.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

A community art project honors the resilience of Ukrainians; will be on display at Veselka

Top photo by Mike Krautter for Citizens

This past Saturday afternoon, the Citizens branch on the SW corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street hosted a neighborhood art event ... where residents participated in the creation of a large-scale art piece and wrote personal messages of support to Ukrainians abroad. 

Citizens collaborated with Ukrainian-born, New York-based artist Misha Tyutyunik to create a canvas with members of the neighborhood that will be installed tomorrow (March 3 at noon) at Veselka, which became a hub of community-led relief efforts for Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. 

The event raised funds for World Central Kitchen to aid Ukrainians impacted by the war. 

Here's more via the EVG inbox... 
Citizens also began collecting postcards with messages of support from New Yorkers to be sent to Ukrainians displaced by the war. The postcards feature the mural Citizens installed in Little Ukraine in 2022, and were available at the event and will continue to be available for the next month at the Citizens branch in the East Village. New Yorkers can fill them out with their own messages of hope, resilience and love... The aim is to collect 365 postcards to mark each day of the war. 
Tyutyunik's new work for Veselka is titled "An Evening in Kyiv 2023." 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A mural representing the Ukrainian spirit at the Standard East Village

Last evening, the Standard East Village officially unveiled a new mural in support of Ukraine outside the hotel's Fifth Street side. 

Kyiv-based artist Waone Interesni Kazki created the work. Titled "From Legend to Discovery," the mural "represents the resilience, life and spirit of the Ukrainian community."
The hotel on Cooper Square held an opening party for the unveiling, with proceeds said to be going to the Ukrainian Museum nearby on Sixth Street and Palianytsia, a Ukrainian charity initiative based in Lviv, Ukraine, that helps refugees and war victims.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Art and a fundraiser for Ukraine

The Art + Ray Gallery is hosting an art exhibit and fundraiser for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

"Peace and War: Stand With Ukraine" opens tomorrow (Sunday) from 3-6 p.m. at the space, 305 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

There's food courtesy of neighbor Veselka ... with a portion of sales to benefit

The exhibit is up through Aug. 31.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

A benefit concert for Ukraine at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer

The Most Holy Redeemer/Nativity Parish on Third Street is hosting a benefit concert for Ukraine on Saturday. 

Details via the invite:
Please join us for an evening of classical music to support an important cause! This concert will include works by Ukrainian classical composers Mykola Lysenko and Myroslav Skoryk, plus others. Performers will include opera singer Elena Heimur, violinist Lea Lang, the choir of St. George's Ukrainian Catholic church, and pianist Clara Bartz. 
Free admission; suggested donation $25. All proceeds go to Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). Donations may be made in-person at the event...
The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church, 173 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. 

Find more details here.

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...