50th Ukrainian Day Festival

Dear CT State Ukrainian Day Committee Members & Clergy:

The first meeting for the 50th CT State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 beginning at 6:30PM. His Excellency, Bishop Paul, will be in attendance.

The meeting will be hosted by:
SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
105 Clifton Ave.
Ansonia, Ct.

Refreshments will be served before the actual meeting.

Because of time restraints and conflicts, the committee could not schedule a final meeting of the 49th Festival and distribution of proceeds. Therefore, at this meeting we will be providing the final report for last year’s festival, as well as voting and presenting the distributions.

We hope that everyone can make this very important meeting. Everybody is welcome to attend, so please invite others from your parish to join for this meeting especially those who contributed to last year’s festival by volunteering that day and/or preparing food for the event. New members and ideas are always welcome.

Save the Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 50th CT State Ukrainian Day Festival

We ask all clergy to please make the announcement about the meeting and 50th Festival in your parish bulletin and during liturgies.

Sincerely Yours In Christ

Donald K. Horbaty
Roman Stanislavskyy
Festival Co-Chairman

Serhiy Zhadan in New Haven


On Thursday, April 20th at 4 pm, New Haven will have a visit by the Ukrainian poet and novelist Serhiy Zhadan.

There will be a poetry reading in Ukrainian and English, then a conversation (most likely in English and Russian), followed by a reception.

Location: seminar room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven.

Here are some English-language links about Zhadan:






Thanks to Marci Shore!!!


Bitter Harvest to shown

On Sunday, March 19th, there are 2 FREE showings of the recent film, “Bitter Harvest” on the Holodomor at St Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall (569 George Street, New Haven, CT) at 12:30 and again at 2:30pm.
Some Ukrainian food will be for sale before the 12:30 showing of the film.
The film, “Bitter Harvest,” is a love story set in the time of Ukraine’s Holodomor (1932-33). It is directed by George Mendeluk. Visit: bitterharvestfilm.com

****Note to parents: The film is rated R (violence and brief suggestive scenes).

 The showing of “Bitter Harvest” is sponsored by St Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, The Ukrainian Heritage Center of New Haven, and Knights of Columbus Council 16253.

Kyiv Chamber Choir performs November 2

mykola-hThe world-renowned Kyiv Chamber Choir will perform on Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Church (47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford).

Tickets available online: www.ticketweb.com or call Platinum Concerts International at  844-466-2557.

Concert information: www.platinumconcerts.com.

This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s great choirs here in Connecticut performing some hidden treasures from 1,000 years of Ukrainian sacred and folk music. Mykola Hobdych conducts the Choir.

“The Kyiv Chamber Choir has only 21 singers, but what singers
they are – big marvelously focused voices. They sung wonderfully clean
unisons and the basses have low E’s to die for.”

(The Washington Post)

Music of Survival

The New England Regional Council of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America will be presenting the film, “Music of Survival” on Sunday, October 16th at Noon in the Church Hall. Admission for youths is free; $10.00 for adults which includes a small, tasty lunch. The film is in Ukrainian but the presentation is easily understood.

This film documents the famous Bandurist Chorus.