National Symphony of Ukraine in CT

The National Symphony of Ukraine will be touring the USA. Volodymyr Sirenko is the conductor and performing at UCONN’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The NSU was founded in 1949.

Pre-concert lecture ( included in the ticket price) by Dr Glenn Stanley at 6:15 p.m.

University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104, Storrs.

The program includes:

~American Rhapsody, composed by UCONN 2019 Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs
~Brahms Double Concerto with Sophie Shao, cello and I as soloists
~Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Ticket prices $15.00 – $45.00
Tickets may be purchased online.

New Britain Ukrainian Festival

Festival at St Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1:00pm-10:00pm, at Polanka-Falcon Field Farmington Avenue, New Britain, CT

Ukrainian Kitchen: (pierogies, stuffed cabbage, borscht…).
Featuring assorted Ukrainian, American, Polish Beers.
Concert, Dance & Zabava by Ensemble “Cheremosh”.

Ticket donation: Advance Sale $5.00 (12 and over).
Purchased at the Gate $8.00

I-84 to Exit 37 at end of the exit turn to New Britain.
Continue straight on Farmington Avenue for about ¾ mile.

Field is on left after Pulaski School.
For more information please call: (860) 225-7340.

Honoring Ukraine on anniversary

On Sunday, August 25, we will be having a ceremony in observance of the 28th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. This will take place after the 2nd Divine Liturgy beside the statue of the Blessed Virgin.

We need to keep the Ukrainian nation in our hearts and minds as we place the great nation under the protection of the Holy Pokrova.

Coffee and cake will be served in the church hall after the ceremony.

Whale Watch

The Menunkatuck Audubon Society and members of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church (New Haven) is sponsoring a Whale Watch from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The trip is a beautiful event and experience to see whales in their native habit. To register and to purchase tickets online @ (you can also send a check to the Menunkatuck Audubon Society)

The Whale Watch is Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1-5pm

More information:

OR, email Carl Harvey:

The Field Afar: The life story of Vincent Capodanno

Not to be missed! The Field Afar: The life story of Vincent Capodanno, a Catholic Priest who received the Medal of Honor for his valor as a chaplain to the Marine Corps during some of the most harrowing battles of the Vietnam war and whose Cause for Canonization is currently open in Rome.

Showing as part of the New Haven International Film Festival on Thursday, May 16 – 8:35 PM at Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven.


The St. Nicholas play at the parish

Children received Christmas gift bags prepared and distributed by Gloria Horbaty, UNA advisor and financial secretary of Branch 414 in New Haven. The children participated in the annual St. Nicholas play on December 23, 2018, that was presented by St. Michael School of Ukrainian Studies.

Posted in The Ukrainian Weekly, March 8, 2019.

Iryna Friz to visit New Haven

Luncheon-Fundraiser honoring  Iryna Friz
Ukraine’s  Minister of Veterans Affairs

Ukrainian American Veterans Posts 33, 14 of Connecticut and St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven invite everyone to a luncheon/ fundraiser honoring Iryna Friz, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs to be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in St. Michael’s church hall. Minister Friz will arrive in Connecticut on Saturday, March 2nd to visit the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, the New Haven VETS Center in Orange,  and the CT Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. She returns to Ukraine on Monday, March 4th.

On Sunday March 3rd, there will be only one (1) Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon/fundraiser will begin at 12:00 p.m. in  St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George Street, New Haven. In addition to lunch, a brief concert will be presented. Brief remarks by Minister Friz will follow.

There will be an update on the Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers Project and on the veterans’ recent trip to Ukraine. All proceeds will be used to benefit Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Admission for youth under 18 is free.

We invite everyone to this special event. We ask for your support for Ukraine’s wounded heroes.

For information and tickets please contact Post 33 Commander Carl R. Harvey by calling 203-389-6076; e-mail: or Myron Melnyk 203-397-2087; email: