The UHEC opened its latest exhibition, "Cultural Identity to Statehood: Ukraine 1917-1921" on May 20, 2018 with a well-attended reception and gallery talk. It will remain on view through the Fall of 2018.
On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), 2017 (ironically enough), the Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy initiative hosted its first-ever online workshop, based on popular demand from many individuals who are not able to travel to New Jersey for our in-person conferences.
On March 19, 2017, the Center opened its latest exhibit in its Library Gallery, entitled "Petrykivka Spring" to an audience of nearly 70 visitors. It presents the artwork and the history of the Petrykivka folk art tradition, which in 2013 was added to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
On February 4, 2017, the Center in conjunction with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA presented a screening of the film "Freedom or Death" by Damian Kolodiy together with a solemn commemoration of the anniversary of the Euromaidan Protests and the "Heavenly Hundred" who perished in the protests. A memorial Litia was celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop-Elect Daniel and local clergy, with responses sung by students of St. Sophia Seminary. A historical exhibit was also curated by the Center, including artifacts and photographs from the Maidan.
On Sunday afternoon, December 18th, 2016, Saint Nicholas visited the children and families gathered at the Heinrich Fisher Home. He was greeted with the traditional Ukrainian carol "O, khto, khto, Mykolaia Liubyt’" ( "Children who love dear St. Nicholas"). St. Nicholas met with each child and rewarded them for their good behavior throughout the year by presenting a goodie bag filled with treats and toys.
From October 2016 through January 2017, the Center presents the exhibit "From Social Realism to Church Art: The Work of the Ukrainian-Lemko Artist Nicholas Bervinchak", which for the first time Bervinchak’s secular artworks were shown together with large-scale examples of his church art.