Recent Events at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center

The function of the UECC Program Sector is to organize, cooperate with and support fund-raising and friend-raising activities for the Ukrainian community at the UECC.  Each year, committees are formed within the Sector to accomplish these tasks.


All of these events were supported by not only the Board of Directors, but a dedicated group of volunteers who have the best interests of the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center and the Ukrainian community at heart.  Much effort and many hours were dedicated to bringing this wide array of programs to the Center.  They were geared to all ages and interests.  That is what we try to do – give everyone something to look forward to.

UECC Annual Meeting October 2014

The 35th ANNUAL MEETING of the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the UECC. Honored at the meeting was Borys Zacharczuk for his many years of service to the UECC as a Board member. Thank you to all of the members and volunteers for another year of successful events and programs.

UECC Wine Workshop Friday, June 6, 2014





The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center hosted a Wine Workshop on Friday, June 6th, 2014 in the Alexander B. Chernyk Gallery. Sommelier Marko Steinhagen introduced terminology to an intimate group who gathered for a sensory examination and evaluation of wine. 

UECC Membership Drive Saturday, May 31, 2014



The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center hosted a Membership Drive at Tryzub, Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham, PA on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Included in the membership drive was a basket lottery and a picnic for students of the Ukrainian Heritage School. Thank you to the Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the picnic.

UECC Easter Bazaar Saturday April 12, 2014

UECC Handicapped Lift Ribbon Cutting Tuesday March 25, 2014

UECC Commemorates Taras Shevchenko Sunday, March 9, 2014

UECC Rally in support of Ukraine Wednesday, February 19, 2014

UHS and UECC Holodomor Commemoration Saturday, November 11, 2013

Rally in support of Ukraine at the UECC Wednesday, November 11, 2013

UECC Annual Meeting Sunday, October 27, 2013

UECC Festival Saturday, October 12, 2013

MB Financial Community Meeting with UECC organizations Wednesday, May 8, 2013

UECC, Plast, Brotherhood of Veterans of the 1st-Division of the Ukrainian National Army Van Gogh'o Art Exhibit Friday, April 19, 2913

UECC Easter Bazaar Saturday, March 23, 2013

UECC and Yazykata Dzhezva Saturday, February 16, 2013

UECC & Ukrainian Community Commemorates January 22 - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UECC New Year's Eve Monday, December 31, 2012

UECC Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 8, 2012

UECC Festival Saturday, October 6, 2012

Festival article "Ukrainian Center in Philadelphia" America, Saturday, November 3, 2012
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USFCU and UECC unveil new Community Room in honor of Ivan Kuzemsky

On October 27, 2012 the Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union and the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center unveiled and dedicated the new Community Room in honor of Ivan Kuzemsky, a supporter of the Ukrainian community and a longtime and dedicated employee and member of the USFCU Board of Directors. Family and friends of Ivan Kuzemsky along with UECC Board and USFCU Board and staff took part in the dedication. This newly converted space, adjacent to the Ukrainian Library, allows UECC members a quiet area to work and provides an ideal space as a conference room. Future plans include furnishing the space with a computer lab. 

Oleh Mahlay visits the UECC and UHS

Oleh Mahlay, artistic director and conductor of the famous Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus based in Detroit, visited the Ukrainian Heritage School on Saturday, October 13, 2012 and met with students. Following a brief lesson on the bandura, students had a chance to listen to Mr. Mahlay perform on the bandura and were given the opportunity to ask questions. Students also learned of the their deep commitment to Ukrainian music and culture, their continuing hard work and devoted efforts in preserving, performing and popularizing Ukrainian choral music throughout the world.

International Music Festival April 22, 2012

UECC Annual Easter Bazaar March 31, 2012

UECC welcomes the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia


On Sunday, March 25, 2012, the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia became a member of the UECC. Roman Petyk, Chairman of the Foundation, presents a donation to Mark Tarnawsky, UECC Executive Director. Mr. Petyk stated,  “Creation of the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia is a manifestation of the Credit Union’s commitment to ensuring a secure and reliable source of funds for our local community organizations.  The Foundation’s exclusive mission will be one of engagement with and support for the community.”

"Slovo Tarasa" performed by the renowned Canadian Bandurist Capella - a tribute to our national poet, artist and humanist - Taras Shevchenko March 11th, 2012

Lviv Cabaret - Yazykata Dzhezva February 11, 2012

Remembering Unification Act - agreement signed on January 22, 1919 by the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian People's Republic January 22, 2012

Bequest from the estate of Dr. George R. Rybak awarded to the Ukrainian Center


In December 2011, a very generous bequest in the amount of $70,000 from the estate of the late Dr. George R. Rybak was awarded to Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) in the Greater Philadelphia Area for the preservation and promulgation of Ukrainian culture. He was a long-time member of the UECC and active in many Ukrainian American organizations for many years.
In addition to this gift to UECC, Dr. Rybak also established a scholarship to Manor College for tuition assistance given to Ukrainian students and students of Ukrainian descent who study business or business-related courses.
According to Mr. Zetick, Esq., executor of Dr. Rybak's estate and good friend, "Dr. Rybak was an extremely captivating man with many different interests. He was detail motivated which is evident in the legacy he left for his family and deeply devoted to the Ukrainian community."
Dr. Rybak was the beloved husband of the late Jaroslava (nee Besborodko) and died at his residence in Haverford, Pa. on December 8th. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Philadelphia and was buried at the St. Andrew Cemetery in South Bound Brook, New Jersey.

New Year's Eve December 31, 2011

UECC Annual Christmas Bazaar December 10, 2011

Patriarch Sviatoslav visits the UECC November 12, 2011

"Scratches on a Prison Wall" Book Presentation October 29, 2011