Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, we invite you to experience the TWENTY- THIRD ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy a festival stage show, a public social dance, Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, kid’s fun area, and Ukrainian hospitality.
CONCERT & STAGE SHOW AT 1:30 - 4:30 P.M.: Enjoy VOLOSHKY UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (Jenkintown, PA) (www.voloshky.com); ISKRA UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (Whippany, NJ) (Facebook); Violinist INNESA TYMOCHKO DEKAJLO (Lviv, Ukraine) (www.innesa.com ); SPIV-Zhyttya (Living.inSONG) Chamber Choir and THE VOX ETHNIKA ORCHESTRA (New York City); (www.voxethnika.com).
4:30 - 8:00 P.M. -- A Ukrainian Public Dance (Zabava) to the live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music of the VOX ETHNIKA BAND will follow the stage show.
Ukrainian ethnic foods, baked goods, standard picnic fare and cool refreshments will be plentiful. Also enjoy a children’s fun area and a folk arts and crafts bazaar. Info: 267-664-3857; firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.tryzub.org.
Admission: $15.00; students - $10; kids under 15 free; Free Parking
The sponsor is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt charity: PROCEEDS BENEFIT CULTURAL & ARTS PROGRAMMING, ETHNIC HERITAGE PRESERVATION & YOUTH SPORTS & DEVELOPMENT.