Past events

On July 7, 2019 the UHEC was privileged to host the world-renowned master of Petrykivka painting Halyna Nazarenko for a sold-out hands-on workshop. The participants work was pretty amazing!

This year's traditional adult and youth spring pysanka workshops broke records, with what is probably the largest group of youth students to date. It was a little unweildy, but it worked!

The UHEC opened its latest exhibition, "Cultural Identity to Statehood: Ukraine 1917-1921" on May 20, 2018 with a well-attended reception and gallery talk. It will remain on view through the Fall of 2018.

Teen making a pysanka

UHEC had another successful series of spring pysanka workshops.

Attendee locations for Nashi Predky 2018 online Ukrainian genealogy conference

On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), 2017 (ironically enough), the Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy initiative hosted its first-ever online workshop, based on popular demand from many individuals who are not able to travel to New Jersey for our in-person conferences.

Teachers and students of the St. Andrew Ukrainian School with Pavlo Podobev

In December, 2017, the UHEC was pleased to again welcome Pavlo Podobev from Ukraine.

On March 19, 2017, the Center opened its latest exhibit in its Library Gallery, entitled "Petrykivka Spring" to an audience of nearly 70 visitors. It presents the artwork and the history of the Petrykivka folk art tradition, which in 2013 was added to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

On February 4, 2017, the Center in conjunction with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA presented a screening of the film "Freedom or Death" by Damian Kolodiy together with a solemn commemoration of the anniversary of the Euromaidan Protests and the "Heavenly Hundred" who perished in the protests. A memorial Litia was celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop-Elect Daniel and local clergy, with responses sung by students of St. Sophia Seminary. A historical exhibit was also curated by the Center, including artifacts and photographs from the Maidan.

On Sunday afternoon, December 18th, 2016, Saint Nicholas visited the children and families gathered at the Heinrich Fisher Home. He was greeted with the traditional Ukrainian carol "O, khto, khto, Mykolaia Liubyt’" ( "Children who love dear St. Nicholas"). St. Nicholas met with each child and rewarded them for their good behavior throughout the year by presenting a goodie bag filled with treats and toys.

From October 2016 through January 2017, the Center presents the exhibit "From Social Realism to Church Art: The Work of the Ukrainian-Lemko Artist Nicholas Bervinchak", which for the first time Bervinchak’s secular artworks were shown together with large-scale examples of his church art.

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