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Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day
August 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sky Philanthropy, Sky International Center, MAF & Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University and the Ukrainian Community proudly present Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day.
The event will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 2PM – 8PM on the grounds of BU Beach at 270 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215.
Last year Ukrainian Festival drew over 3,000 people.
This festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine, featuring a wide range of performances, exhibitions, crafts, vendors and events.
Visitors to the festival will enjoy a variety of artistic performances, including classical and folk music, traditional Ukrainian folk dances, and authentic Ukrainian cultural experiences. The festival also features art exhibitions and fun activities for adults and children that allow visitors to learn more about Ukrainian culture and history.
One of the highlights of the festival is the authentic Ukrainian food that is available throughout the event.
In addition to celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine, the Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival also serves as a platform to support fundraising efforts for Ukraine’s ongoing struggle for freedom and protecting democracy in the world.
With ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine, many organizations and individuals are working tirelessly to support the country’s efforts towards freedom and victory. The festival provides a space for these efforts to be showcased and for visitors to learn more about the situation in Ukraine.
Visitors to the festival can also contribute to fundraising efforts through various activities and events. From donating to local charities to attending benefit concerts and auctions, there are many opportunities to support victims of the war: men, women, children and seniors both in Ukraine and refugees in the US.
Experience ethnic Ukrainian culture:
Thank you for your generous donations!
Please wear elements of Ukrainian national dress or Ukraine’s flag colors (blue and yellow); if you own Ukrainian national clothing, we encourage you to wear it!
Please make a donation to Ukraine by choosing one of the options in the Tickets menu:
General Admission – $15 donation
Children under 18 – free
Refugees from Ukraine – free (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your special code)
Supporter, Sponsor and Angel donations – please choose your ticket level to support Ukraine through Sky Philanthropy, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Sky IC and Sky Philanthropy Team
HOW TO GET THERE and PARKING
Parking around Boston University is limited. We encourage everyone to take the “T”, Green Line “B” train, “BU Central” Stop, which stops conveniently right outside of the Festival grounds, within 1 minute walk or less 🙂
There will be some parking lots open at discounted prices. You will have to present your Eventbrite receipt. The specific information is coming soon.
FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT:
Boston Annual Ukrainian Festival’s official stance is against the Russian war in Ukraine, and we condemn the criminal actions of the Russian terrorist state. We fully support the Ukrainian military operation to liberate Ukraine and to restore its pre-2014 borders, including the reintegration of Crimea. We do not support those who wish to compromise Ukraine’s integrity for the sake of a temporary peace. The Festival’s mission is to protect and promote Ukrainian identity and to raise awareness about the beauty of our culture and of the current situation in Ukraine.
We do not share the views of the media who support Russian or Soviet propaganda.
Sky Philanthropy, Music, Arts and Fashion Productions, Sky International Center and Boston University united to present Ukrainian culture to all other cultures in New England.
The unity of the Ukrainian community during these difficult times is a testament to their strength and resilience. Despite the challenges they face, they continue to stand together in support of their country and each other, demonstrating the power of community and solidarity in times of adversity