House of Ukraine
invites you, your family and friends to celebrate
UKRAINE'S INDEPENDENCE DAY & IVANA KUPALA
Friday August 29th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay
San Diego, CA 92109
PLEASE COME DRESSED IN A VYSHYVANKA TO CELEBRATE
THE UKRAINIAN SUMMER FOLK HOLIDAY IVANA KUPALA
Bonfire festivities include Vinky/wreath making, singing and dancing, drowning Marena, burning Ivan, jumping over the fire, floating the vinky on the water, baking potatoes, and fireworks!
Please bring your own flowers for vinky making and potatoes for baking in the fire.
Directions & Parking
From South or East San Diego, Take I-8 to the Sports Arena Blvd. exit make a right onto West Mission Bay Drive and continue straight to Ingraham Street. Cross over 2 bridges then turn right onto Crown Point Drive. Several large parking lots will be on the right-hand side.
From North San Diego, take I-5 to the Sea World Drive exit, make a right onto Sea World Drive and continue straight to Ingraham Street. Cross over 2 bridges then turn right onto Crown Point Drive. Several large parking lots will be on the right-hand side.
Parking is free in these lots.
August 31, 2014,
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
House of Ukraine, Balboa Park
Chervona Kalyna dancers from LA, Kobzar choir, San Diego Ukrainian youth dancers and Ukrainian food!
House of Ukraine is a cultural museum in San Diego providing
information to the public about the country of Ukraine.
Our purpose is to promote and cultivate the art, history,
customs, language, and traditions of Ukraine. We sponsor educational
presentations, demonstrations, and events devoted to Ukrainian culture as well
as organize various cultural and fund-raising events. In the museum you can find displays of cultural artifacts,
books, pictures, maps, and ethnic costumes.
The museum is open to the public every Sunday from noon to 4 pm, and is
located in Balboa Park, within the city of San Diego, California,
alongside many other art, science, and cultural museums, and is also
just a short walk from the San Diego Zoo.
Members of House of Ukraine are organized to offer
hospitality to all people of Ukrainian birth or descent, as well as to foster
and cultivate a spirit of understanding, goodwill, and cooperation among the
various national groups represented in the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages (HPR), and to exert continuous efforts to bring
Ukrainian culture to the attention of thousands of California residents and
tourists every year.
Do you know the connection between house of Ukraine and the House of Pacific Relations?
Not only does your membership give you access to member’s only events, wonderful volunteer opportunities, camaraderie and friendship, it also ensures the preservation of the House of Ukraine for future generations.
For over fifty years, the members of the House of Ukraine have shared Ukrainian culture with thousands of visitors from around the world.
Cultural and social events celebrate Ukrainian culture and foster a community with shared interest in Ukraine. To ensure the future of the House of Ukraine, we count on our members.
We cannot exist without you! If you haven’t done so yet, please renew your membership (form).
For all House of Ukraine and Ukrainian community events
please check our Calendar of Events
Hosting at the House of Ukraine is the most important service our cottage volunteers provide on Sundays from noon to 4pm. If you are interested but would like a confidence booster, consider asking us if you could host with a seasoned volunteer. A little practice and you will soon be a mentor to someone else.
House of Ukraine would like to remind you that your membership dues may be past due.
Please contact us to check on your current status.
Adults $20/yr, Seniors & Students $15/yr. Your dues help pay for Ukrainian cultural events, cottage hosting supplies, newsletter supplies, educational programs and more.
Thank you for your continued support.
HPR LADIES AUXILIARY LUNCHEONS
Did you know that the HPR Ladies Auxiliary has a monthly luncheon at the Hall of Nations?
The luncheons are hosted by a different cottage each month. This is a great way to experience new foods. The luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm. Lunch is $3.
Bring a friend and enjoy a beautiful day in Balboa Park. All are welcome.
House of Ukraine will host the luncheon in the month of October.
UKRAINIAN CHILDREN’S DANCE GROUP
The San Diego Ukrainian children’s dance group will soon start practicing for its festival performance. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Practices will be held at the House of Ukraine.
Ukrainian / French / English Richard Scarry Dictionary for Kids
If you have young children you won’t want to miss this interactive website!
You can see and hear every word from the 80 pages of the book using your mouse, as well as playing games on this site. Enjoy! http://www.infoukes.com/scarry/