STAMFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Committee will sponsor the 51st Ukrainian Day Festival on Sunday, September 9, on the grounds of St. Basil Seminary, 161 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06902.
The day begins at 9 a.m. as the outdoor Ukrainian arts and crafts bazaar will be open. Over 15 vendors will offer a kaleidoscope of Ukrainian souvenirs for purchase: ceramics, wood carvings, shirts, books, paintings, pysanky, embroidery, CDs, novelties and more. Coffee and donuts are also available at this time.
Priests will be available for confessions before the 11 a.m. pontifical divine liturgy that will be celebrated by Bishop Basil H. Losten, eparch emeritus of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford.
After liturgy, at 12:30 p.m. and throughout the day, guests can continue visiting the vendors as well as the Ukrainian kitchen: varenyky (potato and cheese dumplings), holubtsi (stuffed cabbage), kovbasa (sausage) and kapusta (cabbage) along with desserts. Picnic food and liquid refreshments will also be available.
At 2:30 p.m., there will be a lively program at the outdoor pavilion featuring Ukrainian dance groups, singers and musicians. At 5-8 p.m. visitors will be able to enjoy dancing to a live Ukrainian band.
This event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets are available at $5 per person (age 12 and older) and $10 per person at the gate. Funds raised from this event benefit the Ukrainian Catholic seminary and the eparchy.
For additional information, advance tickets or to volunteer, readers may contact Gloria Horbaty, Festival Publicity Committee chairperson, at 203-269-5909.