Julia Blue was shot entirely in Ukraine and beautifully depicts the country and her people in the post-Maidan era. It is the first American Independent narrative feature film to be entirely shot in Ukraine with an all Ukrainian cast and crew. The team is currently in the final stages of finishing the film and preparing for a top US festival world premiere in 2018.
With the end of World War II, William Dzus founded the Ukrainian Institute of America in 1948, for the purpose of promoting Ukrainian art, culture, music, and literature in the United States. At that time, the Ukrainian Institute was located in the Parkwood Mansion in West Islip. With increasing membership and growth, Dzus authorized Francis Clarke, treasurer of the Dzus Fastener Company, to look for new, larger quarters in New York City. The capacious Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, with its prestigious address and unique architectural style, was purchased in 1955 by the Ukrainian Institute of America, with the generous support of William Dzus.
Do not miss an award-winning immersive guerrilla folk-opera about the 2014 Maidan. Counting Sheep in New York only until December 17th.
Born on this day in 1722, he was educated at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Hryhoriy spent over 10 years in Kharkiv, teaching poetics, syntax, Greek, and ethics. After his dismissal from the college, he abandoned any hope of securing a regular position and spent the rest of his life wandering about eastern Ukraine. Financial support from friends enabled him to devote himself to reflection and writing. Most of his works were dedicated to his friends and circulated among them in manuscript copies.
Since 2006 it takes place every year on the fourth Saturday of November. On this day people in Ukraine and all over the world are lighting candles in memory of those killed during the genocide of 1932-33.
November 21, 2013, was the start of the Revolution of Dignity – people came to Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square for a peaceful protest against the then government’s decision not to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union. Read more
As we look towards the holiday season, it’s important to not forget about an amazing day solely dedicated to giving back: #GivingTuesday. We invite you to join the movement on November 28, 2017 and help the Ukrainian Institute to support its mission!
This Saturday, November 18, the Ukrainian-American community in New York will mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, Stalin’s 1932-1933 Famine Genocide in Ukraine.
Today, November 16, Ukrainians mark 65 years since the death of “the unforgettable Aida,” “the enchanting Cio-Cio San,” and “the ideal Brunhilda” – Solomiya Krushelnytska.
Art at the Institute announces a special exhibition of forty intaglio prints by Ukrainian artist Oleh Denysenko, introducing recent works and archetypal selections from his graphic oeuvre of the past decade. The exhibition will open Friday, November 10, 2017 and continues through November 29. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute, this exhibition marks the artist’s second solo show with The Ukrainian Institute of America.