2PM – 8PM, Boston University
BU Beach, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02215
Contact: Natasha Sky or Olga Lisovska
(857) 919-4832, (781) 929-8077
Sky Philanthropy, Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with Sky International Center, Music, Arts & Fashion Productions, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the international communities present the first ever Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day, which will take place on August 27, 2022. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at one of the largest universities in the country – Boston University.
Experience Ukraine’s rich culture: “sopilka” ( a type of Ukrainian flute) and “bandura” are some of the oldest musical instruments of Ukraine; national “hopak” dance; Ukrainian folk, classical and modern songs; traditional folk clothes, decorated with ornamented handmade embroidery – vyshyvanka, and much more.
The Festival’s main goals are to raise awareness of Ukraine’s culture, to support the Independence of Ukraine, to showcase solidarity of many different nations with the Ukrainian people, and to preserve national traditions, especially during these difficult times, when Russian totalitarian regime is attempting to erase Ukraine from existence.
Funds, raised during the Festival, will be donated to several humanitarian causes, including the Children’s Hospital and The Sociо-Psychological Rehabilitation Center in Kyiv, and to help Ukrainian refugees in the United States of America.
Audience will be able to enjoy an open-air summer concerts on two stages, folk dance and folk/classical/pop Ukrainian music, fashion show, Ukrainian pastries and traditional cuisine, fun activities for children, exhibitions of decorative and applied arts, and much more. The visual artists and craftsmen have donated beautiful items to the silent auction, during which the guests will be able to own a “piece” of Ukrainian culture for themselves.
The festival will be broadcast live on several social media platforms and YouTube channels.
The Festival’s special guests are: the dance ensemble “Syzokryli”, the winner of “The Voice Kids” Oleksandr Zazarashvili, the famous Ukrainian soprano Olga Lisovska, the Lyudmila Koval Music Group, virtuoso violinists Olga Patramanska, Oleksandr Vavilov and Natasha Dukach; popular singers Mykhailo Shirpal and Ilya Demba; renowned baritone David Gvinianidze, MAF children’s studio, dancers Zhenya Didenko and Leon Turetsky, fashion designer Svitlana Rozghon, a big international chorus under the baton of the famous Polish-American conductor, Joseph Olefirowicz to perform the Ukrainian State Anthem, and others.
This festival would not be possible without the integral contribution and support of our sponsors: Boston University; Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Mass Cultural Council; Music, Arts & Fashion Productions; Sky International Center; Sky Philanthropy; Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, The Friendly Toast, and Tony Russo.
Join the Ukrainian festival and you can become a part of Ukrainian culture, when the whole world watches the heroic and determined struggle of Ukraine for its freedom and unification of the democratic world.
Come support Ukrainian culture and enjoy its beauty, bring your family and friends!
For free tickets and to make donations, follow one of our official social media links: Facebook – Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day; Instagram – Boston_ukrainian_festival or on the website www.SkyPhilanthropy.org.
When you register for free tickets you get a pleasant bonus in the form of a parking discount, plus you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a prize – a unique piece of Ukrainian art.
Please mail to: 42 Newbury St., Newton, MA 02459
We all love you and appreciate your support !!!
Natasha Sky, Olga Lisovska, and George Svedloff
As of the date of your contribution, Sky Philanthropy, Inc. has not yet received recognition of tax-exempt status under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We will inform you when we receive such recognition. MAFPRO, a 501 (c) 3 is acting as Sky Philanthropy’s fiscal agent for the time being.