**Official Press Release from the Indianapolis City Market and the International Center**
(INDIANAPOLIS – June 14, 2022) – The International Center will partner with the Indianapolis City Market to host a Ukrainian Day festival benefitting the Ukrainian Society of Indiana. The festival will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Indianapolis City Market, located at 222 East Market Street in Indianapolis.
The day-long event will promote Ukrainian culture and heritage and generate funds for Ukrainian Society of Indiana for its ongoing programming and community efforts. Ukrainian food demonstrations and tastings will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m. and select City Market vendors will offer special Ukraine-themed menu items.
Music and song performances and workshops will be offered throughout the day, including the U.S. debut performance of “Break the Silence” by theater director Maria Fokina-Rakotonarivo of the Swiss BELOE studio. Fokina-Rakotonarivo created the performance in response to the war in Ukraine to support Ukrainian efforts.
Visitors can also enjoy a happy hour at Tomlinson Tap Room, where $1 from each pint of Bier Brewery Special Kolsch will be donated to the Ukrainian Society of Indiana.
“It’s one thing to hear about a war on television and another to understand the culture of the people it affects,” said Svitlana Ramer, vice president of development and external affairs at The International Center and president of the Ukrainian Society of Indiana. “And with the help of our community partners and support from Hoosiers, the event will showcase the way of life that Ukraine is fighting to protect.”
Admission to the event is free. Learn more, including vendor details and programming schedule at www.facebook.com/events/400557158551083.###
About The International Center
For nearly 50 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape and as a catalyst to inform, convene, and connect public, private, and civic global objectives in Indiana. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and through convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S. Learn more at www.internationalcenter.org.
About Indianapolis City Market
The Indianapolis City Market’s history is as rich as the promise of its future. When opened in 1886, the market ushered in a new tradition: an open space for the sale of meats and produce, The Original Gathering Place, if you will. Indianapolis City Market is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a vibrant downtown event destination. Today, the City Market offers patrons an experience that combines the best of both yesterday and today with a wide variety of eateries, retailers, coffee, barber shop and an all Indiana craft beer bar. In 2021, the Indianapolis City Market hosted its’ 25th Season of the Original Farmers’ Market which runs annually from May through October. The City Market Catacombs tours, in partnership with Indiana Landmarks, runs May through October. www.indycm.com
About Ukrainian Society of Indiana
The Ukrainian Society of Indiana aims to bring together Ukrainian Hoosiers and their friends to honor Ukrainian traditions and foster connections between Indiana and Ukraine.