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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
(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