PREVIEW OF EVENTS
Friday, August 22
- MAPLEWOOD, N.J.: Mayor Ellen Davenport will read and sign a proclamation
on the sixth anniversary of Ukraine's independence at Maplewood Town Hall,
Valley Street, at 9 a.m. Following the commemoration, flag-raising ceremonies
will be held outdoors with the singing of the Ukrainian and U.S. national
anthems. The public is invited. For further information call Andrew Keybida,
Saturday, August 23
- TROY, Ohio: The Troy Festival of Nations this year features Ukraine.
The festivities will take place at 4-9 p.m. in downtown Troy on the public
square. An exhibit organized by Tanya Osadca and Aka Pereyma will feature
folk costumes, objects of folk art, posters from Ukraine, pysanky and original
art objects. Activities will include demonstrations of pysanky decorating
techniques and a performance by the Kashtan dancers of Cleveland. All activities
are free and open to the public. Contact Ruth Jenkins, (937) 335-7843,
or Becky Pappas, (937) 339-9558, for further information.
- HUNTER, N.Y.: Vagram Saradjian, cello, and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano,
will appear in concert at the Grazhda in a program of works by Bach, Beethoven,
Boccherini, de Falla, Ravel and Sonevytsky. Concert time: 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 23
- WILDWOOD, N.J.: The Plast sorority Spartanky is sponsoring a co-ed
triples beach volleyball tournament in front of the Pan-American Hotel.
Team registration at 8:30 a.m.; games begin at 9 a.m.; $15 per player.
For further information, please call Oresta Bilous, (773) 772-534 (evenings).
Sunday, August 24
- COLUMBIA, Md.: The Washington Group, in cooperation with the Selfreliance
Baltimore Federal Credit Union, will present the sixth annual Ukrainian
Independence Day picnic. As in previous years, the picnic will be held
at Centennial Park, Pavilion H., in Columbia, Maryland, Route 108 and U.S.
29. Food and refreshments will be available and two sports tournaments
will be held. For the volleyball tournament, contact Youri Nizhnikevich,
(703) 519-3623; for the tennis tournament, contact Orest Poliszczuk, (410)
465-3698. Enjoy walking or bicycling by the lake. Music to be provided
by Daria. General toast at 2 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine.
For details contact Sophia Caryk, (301) 854-2062, or Michael Sidlak, (410)
- BUFFALO, N.Y.: The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America is sponsoring
"Ukrainian American Day," featuring speakers Andrew Diakun and
Ulana Moroz; the Yevshan Plast Dance Ensemble of Rochester, N.Y.; the Halychanky
trio from Ukraine; as well as a dance with "Starlit Nights,"
crafts, food, pastries, beverages, raffles and games. The event will take
place at 200 Como Park Blvd. (in case of rain, at the Ukrainian Home "Dnipro"),
with a moleben at 1 p.m. and a Ukrainian Independence Day proclamation.
For more information call Ulana Moroz, (716) 686-3114.
Monday, August 25
- BINGHAMTON, N.Y.: The Ukrainian community invites everyone to celebrate
the sixth anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine's independence by participating
in a flag-raising ceremony at Binghamton City Hall, preceded by the issuance
of a proclamation by Mayor Richard Bucci in honor of Ukrainian Independence
Day. The ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m.
Friday-Sunday, August 29-31
- ELLENVILLE, N.Y.: The Labor Day weekend "Zdvyh" program at
the resort of the Ukrainian American Youth Association (SUM-A) features:
the Ukraina Dance ensemble of Chicago, Baturyn Marching Band of Toronto,
the Lvivski Muzyky Quartet of Lviv and the SUM-A cultural arts and performance
camp; dances to the music of Burlaky, Na Zdorovya, Volya; and volleyball
and soccer tournaments. Divine liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday to
be followed by the annual "Zdvyh" manifestation. For more information
or room reservations call (914) 647-7230.
Sunday, August 31
- LAS VEGAS: The Ukrainian American Social Club of Las Vegas will hold
a Labor Day celebration. Participants are asked to bring their favorite
side dish (salad, dessert, beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic); the
club will furnish and cook meat entrees. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner
at 7 p.m. Place: 1437 Daybreak Road. Admission: $7. For reservations and/or
more information call Mary, (702) 228-2312.
- YONKERS, N.Y.: Ukrainian National Women's League of America Branch
30 of Yonkers will be starting its Ukrainian pre-school (Svitlychka) on
Saturday, September 13, for children age 3-4. This Svitlychka will meet
on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Michael's Church on Shonnard Place
at North Broadway in Yonkers. For additional information or to register
call Nadia Cwiach, (914) 949-7010.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August
17, 1997, No. 33, Vol. LXV
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