Vechirka is one of several words for party in Ukrainian!
All Ages Welcome!
Here's an interesting video about Malanka, or the Ukrainian New Year Celebration:
Monday, December 31, 2012
7PM: Cocktails • 8PM: Dinner • 9PM: Dance
Live Music by
Ukrainian Village Band
and Latvian Friends
Ukrainian Event Center
301 Main St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
|Dinner and Dance*|| Dance Only*
|Dance Only (Same Day)|
|Student / Senior||$40||$15||$20|
|*Reservations and prepayment required by Dec. 26||*Reservations and prepayment required by Dec. 26|
|**Dinner purchase includes free pizza for children under 8|
Table Reservations are recommended for parties of 8 or more with prepayment. Tables seat 8-10. Arrange your own table members.
Free Party Favors and Champagne Toast to ring in the New Year.
Midnight Appetizers and Desserts will be available.
Evening Attire Recommended.
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:
Reservations and Dance-Only Discounted Tickets
available until Dec. 26, 2012:
Garlic Roast Beef w/ Au Jus & Horseradish sauce
Roasted Cajun Pork Loin w/Pan gravy
Caesar salad, Roasted Herb Red Potatoes, Summer Vegetables
Cash Bar (Outside Liquor Prohibited)
Find DETAILS on our calendar page or
With your help we not only met but surpassed our online fundraising goal! We are now ready to head into the studio!
Your generosity warms our hearts to no end!
We will keep you updated about our progress through the recording process. Our goal is to have CDs ready to ship by the end of May.
By the way, our Kickstarter page will remain online, should you have any reason to visit it again in the future!
THANK YOU! Щиро дякуємо Вам!
~Ukrainian Village Band!
PS: About further contributions and advance purchases:
Several people have asked: Will we still accept contributions and/or advance purchases?
With such a successful conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we will no longer actively solicit contributions and advance purchases, but we certainly will accept them!
Contact one of us individually or via firstname.lastname@example.org, or come see us playing out somewhere, or send a contribution/advance purchase via post.
Please make out a check to Ukrainian Village Band and send to:
Accent Store Fixtures
c/o Ukrainian Village Band
434 Lakeside Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
All further contributions received will benefit from the same rewards as outlined on our Kickstarter page.
Again, thank you! Щиро дякуємо Вам!
In Ukrainian tradition, the New Year is an important time to clean your house & homestead and have them blessed, and to have all doors and thresholds marked with a cross using a natural, wheat paste.
It is also the time of year for singing shchedrivky or New Year's carols. Shchedrivky typically speak of the importance of generosity & bestow wishes of good fortune for all in the New Year. The melody of Carol of the Bells--a tune associated in the US with Christmas--is derived from an old, pre-Christian Ukrainian shchedrivka about a bird called Shchedryk (Generous One) who bestows good fortune on all he visits.
The New Year is also known as Malanka. Malanka is a holiday with roots in pre-Christian traditions that became associated in Christian times with St. Melania and with the New Year's festivities. See the collection of videos below of how Malanka is celebrated in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. Very interesting!
SO, without further ado:
May your crops be adundant, may your fortunes increase, and may your household always be bountiful and joyous in this new year!
We are grateful for the great turnout at our fund raiser on Friday, November 18. With the help of fans like you we have traveled a good distance toward achieving our goal of getting into the studio this winter. Your support & generosity is highly appreciated & lifts our spirits to new heights!
However, we still have a way to go! For those who could not attend but would like to contribute and help us raise the remaining funds, look for our Kickstarter page in the coming days. (We are waiting forfinal approval of our Kickstarter page by the website's administration; for now, have a look around at Kickstarter. It's full of many exciting projects!)
Again. . . Thank You! Щиро вам дякуємо!!
Courtesy of Bob Iwaskewycz