NEW YORK – The St. George Ukrainian Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year by offering a splendid display of Ukrainian dance and music, a variety of Ukrainian culinary specialties, and a colorful display of wares sold by festival vendors.
In addition, various Ukrainian community organizations – ranging from St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church (the festival host), the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, the Ukrainian American Youth Association, Razom and the Lemko Research Foundation to Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union and the Ukrainian National Association – set up their booths and information tables. There was also a special Kid Zone featuring special activities for youngsters.
The photos on this page present merely a sampling of the extraordinary sights of the 2016 St. George Ukrainian Festival.
The annual festival began back in 1976, when the Ukrainian American community staged the event to pay tribute to the Bicentennial of the United States of America.