Take a tour of the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 17th Annual Open House New York Weekend, America’s largest architecture and design event.
Do not miss them in your city!
Journalist and The New York Times bestselling author Adam Higginbotham (“Midnight in Chernobyl”) who presented his book at the Ukrainian Institute of America was interviewed by Terry Gross today on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” You can listen to the interview on the WNYC website.
Congratulations to Ukraine’s under-20 national soccer team that on June 15 in Poland defeated South Korea, 3–1, in the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals, winning the first-ever gold in this tournament for Ukraine.
We congratulate all of our newly-appointed Officers and welcome our newly-elected Directors.
Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award (the “IPPYs”) gold medal recipient for her book Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children in the European region, non-fiction category.
A collection of forty stories told from first-hand experiences of the Ukrainian terror-famine of 1932-33 by survivors who later migrated to Western Australia, Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children is edited by Lesa Melnyczuk-Morgan, PhD and Philip Webster, and published by Carina Hoang Communications (Subiago, Western Australia).
Soyuz Ukrainok Ameryky – The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America announcing the launch of their new website on Monday, April 15th. The website features a history of the organization, news articles and all of the projects in which they are engaged in the sphere of social welfare, culture and education.
«Human with a Stool» – an adventure documentary film about the last trip of a traveler and director Leonid Kanter. In 2004, in the casual Kyiv apartment, a group of film students came up with a simple but insane adventure «With a stool to the ocean»: to bring four wooden stools to the shores of four oceans.
The film documents the final, fourth trip to the Pacific Ocean, which lasted a year. Leonid recorded everything that surrounded him, and turned his life into cinema. Having returned to Ukraine travelers were met with war.
The documentary «Human with a Stool» should have been a manifesto for eternally strong human dreams and its powerful actions toward them. However, life itself changed the scenario.
Conductor Mykola Hobdych and the world-renowned Kyiv Chamber Choir return to North America in May of 2019, for concerts in high quality musical venues in both the United States and Canada. They will perform in New York, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Detroit and Rochester as well as in Toronto.
Today we celebrate the life and art of Lesya Ukrainka who was the foremost woman writer in Ukrainian literature and a leading figure in its modernist movement. She was also known as an activist for the advancement of political, civil and women’s rights.
The daughter of intellectuals, Lesya Ukrainka had a number of influential people to mentor her from a young age. Her mother, Olha Drahomanova-Kosach, was better known by her penname Olena Pchilka, and was a publisher, writer, interpreter and civil activist, and her mother’s brother (Lesya’s uncle) was renowned scientist, philosopher, historian and public figure, Mykhaylo Drahomanov. Lesya’s father, Petro Kosach, was a strong advocate for the progress of Ukrainian culture, providing financial support for publishing Ukrainian literature. Her brother, Mykhaylo, also gained recognition in the literary world where he was known by the penname of Mykhaylo Obachny.