Holodomor Remembrance Day

Holodomor Remembrance Day

Today, November 24, 2018, marks the Holodomor Remembrance Day and the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. 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.

Ukrainian Cultural Pavilion Shines at 92Y Street Fest ’18

Ukrainian Cultural Pavilion Shines at 92Y Street Fest ’18

On Sunday, September 30th, the Ukrainian Institute of America third year in a row has organized Ukrainian Pavilion at 92Y’s Street Fest.

92nd Street Y’s Annual Street Fest, a multi-stage event spanning 15 blocks along Lexington Ave (79th to 94th Streets) on New York City’s Upper East Side. 92Y’s Street Fest is a public outdoor festival with performances and activities for adults and children. It has over 50,000 people in attendance.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko laid wreaths before the recently unveiled plaque honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko laid wreaths before the recently unveiled plaque honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Ukrainian Institute of America, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko laid wreaths before the recently unveiled plaque honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin for his recognition of the genocidal nature of the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko congratulated the leadership of the Ukrainian Institute of America on the 70th Anniversary

Ukrainian President Poroshenko congratulated the leadership of the Ukrainian Institute of America on the 70th Anniversary

…The President congratulated the entire Ukrainian community, the leadership of the Ukrainian Institute of America on the 70th anniversary: “The inspiration is the fact that the cause of Volodymyr Dzus, the founder of this institute, is not only continued, but also flourished.” The Head of State also noted that he was impressed with the opinion of Americans about Volodymyr Dzus: “His life is a continuous struggle, a competition for an unattainable goal reinforced by a passionate belief in victory. His biography is a victory over the toughest living conditions due to intelligence, hard work and unchanging belief in his ideals”…

The Ukrainian Institute of America is organizing Ukrainian booth at the 92nd Street Y Festival

The Ukrainian Institute of America is organizing Ukrainian booth at the 92nd Street Y Festival

The Ukrainian Institute of America is organizing Ukrainian booth at the International Way section of the 92nd Street Y Festival. It will take place on September 30, 2018, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Booth #443 at 90th/91st Streets. This is the third year that Ukraine will be represented.

Booth location: 90th/91st Streets | Booth #443.

This year at our booth you will be able to taste Ukrainian food by Veselka :: Beceлкa, get acquainted with other Ukrainian-American organizations in NYC (Ukrainian Museum, Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Razom for Ukraine and more), and receive travel information for planning your trip to Ukraine provided by Lviv Tourist Information Center.

In addition, you will get a chance to speak with Crimean Tatar representatives on the current situation in Crimea.

There will be a raffle and free souvenirs for visitors.

Special thanks to the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York, Ayla Bakkalli, the Representative for the Crimean Tatar Mejlis in the United States, and Mariana Oleskiv, Director Lviv Tourism Development Centre for their support.