United States Census 2020

2020 is a census year. The US Department of Commerce needs your help to count everyone in the United States by providing basic information about all adults, children, and babies living or staying at a particular address. This will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress, your political representation at all levels of government, and the distribution of federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America encourages all members of the Ukrainian American community to focus on Question No. 9 — “Race.” When answering this question for the category “White,” there is an option below to fill out the space for ancestry. Write the word UKRAINIAN.

Respond by April 1st at my2020census.gov.

Citi Bike – Give It a Ride

In February 2020, Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky celebrated his 820th ride on Citi Bike and is feeling lucky to be able to turn a part of his daily commute to the office into such an enjoyable experience. Cycling is truly the most convenient transportation mode on the borough of Manhattan. 245 happy commuting hours “behind bars” 😉 … and counting.

In perspective, the distance traveled to date, i.e. 1834 mi or 2952 km, roughly equates to a round-trip starting from his hometown Lviv, Ukraine, through major metropolises of the country, such as Odesa, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, and back to Lviv. There is always a place for Ukraine in Volodymyr’s heart!

Many thanks to former (2002 – 2013) Mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg for reimagining transportation in the Big Apple and enabling cycling infrastructure for all New Yorkers to share and enjoy.

If interested to learn about the uncertainty and excitement of the launch of Citi Bike programme in May 2013, please refer to the article in The New York Times.

Річниці у 2020 році | 2020 Observances


34-та річниця Чорнобильської катастрофи
34th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Tragedy [1986]*


100-річчя з дня народження Слави Стецько
100th Anniversary of Birth of Slava Stetsko [1920]


День пам’яті жертв геноциду кримсько-татарського народу
Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide [1944]*


80-річчя заснування Українського Конґресового Комітету Америки
80th Anniversary of Setting the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America [1940]*


95-річчя заснування Спілки Української Молоді
95th Anniversary of Setting the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) [1925]*

Continue reading “Річниці у 2020 році | 2020 Observances”

Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Ukrainians around the world mark February 20th as Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day, when over 100 brave individuals, whose lives were tragically cut short in clashes with security forces in Kyiv on this date in 2014.

This innocent group of protesters – who have been dubbed “The Heavenly Hundred” – had been protesting human rights and fundamental freedom abuses, and the backsliding of Ukraine’s pro-European course in 2013. Six years ago, they took the fate of their country in their own hands. Their sacrifice is a reminder of the Ukrainian nation’s eternal aspirations for freedom.

UCCA and the entire Ukrainian American community pays tribute to those brave heroes whose lives were tragically taken during the Revolution of Dignity.

Heroes Never Die!

Вічная Пам’ять!

Annual Easter Paska Fundraiser

Dear Friend of St Josaphat’s Monastery,

As the blessed Easter Season approaches, St Josaphat’s Monastery is reaching out to you for support with our Annual Easter Paska Fundraiser. This year we will feature:

  • Cherry & Walnut Paska for $12
  • Raisin Paska for $11
  • Plain Paska for $8

Last year our response was so successful that Newsday’s Food Editor caught wind and fell in love. Our story was featured in Newsday’s part 2 food section. Our Paska is so delicious, and is made from the highest quality ingredients.

Because of the high demand we ask you place your orders early. Your orders should be placed with Mary Sydor via e-mail [email protected] (please include your phone number), phone 516.334.8385 or text 516.642.4188. Order form can be found here.

The restoration and upkeep of our Ukrainian National Historical Treasure is a very large undertaking and requires an enormous amount of money. Through the great response of last year’s Paska Fundraiser we were able to replace the crumbling kitchen counter tops with long lasting granite.

This year our goal is to complete payments on our new boiler and replace two commercial failing ovens, which have exceeded their life expectancy. We ask if you would join several other generous donors, and donate money for ingredients. This will ensure that 100% of all sales will directly benefit St Josaphat’s Monastery. For donations in lieu of orders please also contact Mary Sydor. Please open your heart and give generously. We really need your help.

Remember, this is a once a year event, we kindly ask that you order early due to the great demand. The Paskas can be frozen and will taste fresh and delicious when defrosted, so please stock up! We ask that you share the word about our delicious Paska. They make wonderful gifts for family, friends, and/or colleagues.

Thank you and we very much look forward to hearing from you!

In His service,
Fr Eugene Khomyn, OSBM

UCCA: Marry Christmas & Happy New Year

Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки

бажає Вам

Божого благословення,
радісних Свят Різдва Христового
і щасливого Нового Року!

Нехай цей святковий час принесе
благословення Боже всім українцям,
а Новий Рік — здоров’я, щастя
і сповнення всіх наших
мрій та прагнень
і миру в Україні.

Христос Родився — Славімо Його!


Заупокійна Меса За Жертвами Голодомору У Парку Ейзенхауера

UCCA, Long Island Chapter

В суботу, 13-го жовтня 2018 р., біля Меморіалу Ветеранів у парку імені Ейзенхауера, що у місті Вестбері, штату Нью-Йорк, відбулася заупокійна Свята Меса за жертвами Голодомору.

Панахиду відчитали Отець Ярослав Думанський і Отець Василь Гриньків, та прозвучали промови голови Лонг Айлендівського відділу УККА, Степана Куницького, і генерального консула України у Нью Йорку, Олексія Голубова.

Ukraine 27th Independence Flag Raising Ceremony

(Pictured, from left to right; front row; back row) Nikolas Michaliszyn, Sofia Michaliszyn, Ihor Dekajlo, Stanislav Tsyalkovsky, Solomia Boutcha, Sara Mariya Tsyalkovska, Olha Pyszczymuka; Peter Zapryluk, Iryna Boutcha-Kovalska, Stepan Kunitski, Sylvia A. Cabana, Laura A. Gillen, Anna Caputo, Nataliya Blidy, Bruce A. Blakeman

Olha Pyszczymuka

The raising of the Ukrainian flag in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence began with a ceremony on the steps of the Executive Building in Mineola, NY on August 23rd. Continue reading “Ukraine 27th Independence Flag Raising Ceremony”