Welcome to the Official Website of Ukrainian Association of North Carolina

The Ukrainian Association of North Carolina is united by the love of, an interest in and a desire to support an independent Ukraine, as well as a wish to preserve, develop and nurture Ukrainian cultural heritage and traditions as a distinctive contribution to the culture of North Carolina.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 – Holodomor Remembrance Day

Ukraine and Ukrainians throughout the world commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor – Stalin’s genocide of the Ukrainian people. During the famine 16 percent of Ukraine’s rural population was starved to death and at the height of the famine 28,000 persons, one third of them children, died of hunger each day.

Please join this commemoration by lighting a candle this weekend.

The Ukrainian Association of North Carolina thanks the Hon. Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, for his recognition of this tragic event.

Субота, 23 листопада 2019 — День Голодомору

Україна та українці в усьому світі в цей день відзначають 86-ту річницю Голодомору на Україні – геноцид Сталіна супроти українського народу. Під час голоду 16 відсотків сільського населення України голодували до смерти, і в розпал голоду, 28 000 осіб щодня гинули, третина з них дітей.

Приєднайтесь до цього вшанування, запаливши свічку.

Українська Асоціація Північної Кароліни дякує шановному Рой Купер, губернатор Північної Кароліни, за визнання цієї трагічної події.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (Click Image to see full size)


Join us for an afternoon of celebration on Saturday,  August 24, 2 pm – 8 pm at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (Shelter 7, Sandling Beach Shelters), 14813 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

The UANC is pleased to have Ukrainian musician, Vlad Kary, perform again at this year’s event, beginning at 3pm.

The Association will provide kovbasa cooked on the grill, soft drinks, paper goods and utensils, but we ask you to please bring a dish to share.

We will also have raffles of Ukrainian items and children’s activities.  There is a $7 park entrance fee.  Alcoholic beverages, firearms, and fireworks are prohibited.



Любі друзі! Чекаємо вас на святкуванні дня Незалежності України, яке відбудеться у  суботу, 24 серпня, між 2 та 8 годиною у парку біля озера Фолс Адреса:

Falls Lake State Recreation Area (Shelter 7, Sandling Beach Shelters), 14813 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587

За запрошенням ассоціацї для нас знову буде грати талановитий гітарист Володимир Карий (з 3 до 6 вечора)!

У нашій програмі  також : співи – танці – розиграш лотереї, забави для дітей та багато іншого.  

Приносьте свою улюбленну страву та добрий настрій, щоб розділити з друзями. Чекаємо всіх на нашому святкуванні!


NEW PUBLICATION: “Atlas of Ukrainians in the US” by Oleh Wolowyna, 264 pp., 342 color maps

Director, Center for Demographic and Socio-Economic Research of Ukrainians in the US, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Inc. and Fellow, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Advance offer: $45.50 ($40.00 and $5.50 shipping and handling). Send check payable to: Shevchenko Scientific Society, Inc. to:
Oleh Wolowyna, 935 White Cross Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27516. Notify by E-mail or text message when sending the check: olehw@aol.com, 919 923-1316.

From reviews of the Atlas: “indispensable reference source for years to come “, ”… provides the first and comprehensive picture of Ukrainian settlements in the US”, “tremendously useful in all kinds of social planning and an aid in community and business development”, “invaluable resource to a wide array of readers, from historians and sociologists to business planners, marketers and community and religious leaders.”…View More


Job opportunity – NEW



Alex Gowen, founder and Director of the non-profit relief organization The Fishermen in Raleigh, has received a request from the children’s hospital in Lysychansk, Ukraine, for an endoscopic device (gastro and colon) for a field hospital in the war zone:




Olympus OTV-S6 Video Processor – Alternup Medical

This device is urgently needed and will save many lives. If you know of somebody who can donate this device, used but in good shape, please contact Alex as soon as possible: trinity.oak@prodigy.net.



Carolina Navigators Program Includes Ukrainian cultural kits

Carolina Navigators is a service-learning program at the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC CH). The program provides free global education resources to educators and students from across North Carolina. Carolina Navigators welcomes NC educators and students to explore its digital resources and will ship culture kits, free of charge, to any educator in North Carolina.

The association member, Maryna Kapustina, worked in partnership with Carolina Navigators program to create two Ukrainian cultural kits that will facilitate and support learning about Ukrainian culture and history. The creation of these kits was only possible with generous donation of Ukrainian items from Association members and our friends from Ukraine including: Anna Solyanyk, Мария Ясинская and Kiev Gymnasium of Oriental Languages number 1.

If your child is interested in expanding their knowledge about Ukraine, please, encourage them to ask their teacher to request the Ukrainian kit from this program. These kits are designed to support a teaching unit or an individual student project on Ukraine.



Ukraine Kit #1 is filled with interesting items that are perfect for teaching elementary school students about Ukraine. These items include a traditional flower crown, hair accessories, and a sample of Ukrainian embroidery. There are also Ukrainian alphabet books, textbooks, colorful maps, folk tales, prints, photos and postcards. Many items such as pens, dolls, wooden eggs, whistles, and other decorative household objects feature the beautiful Ukrainian artistic styles ingrained in the country’s culture. Check out this kit and explore Ukraine!


Ukraine Kit #2 allows students to explore items such as a traditional flower crown, soccer scarf, textbooks, photos, postcards, maps, currency and more. Items such as wooden eggs, dolls, trinket boxes, and other decorative objects that display the beautiful painting and carving styles of Ukrainian folk art. Listen to samples of Ukrainian music and read informative books of facts and photography. Perfect for students in middle and high school students!