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Supporting Ukraine in Lincoln Square

Mar 11, 2022
performers at the met sing on stage together

There are a few ways to support Ukraine that have been widely publicized by elected officials, news outlets, and more. In addition to this, there are two different events happening here in Lincoln Square that you can attend to likewise support Ukraine.

On Monday, March 14, at 6:00pm The Metropolitan Opera will present, A Concert for Ukraine, a live benefit performance to support Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and other proceeds going to support relief efforts. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists in a 70-minute program, featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale on Wednesday, March 9 at noon EST. A Concert for Ukraine will be broadcast in the U.S. via many of the radio stations that regularly carry the Met’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts, as well as member stations of National Public Radio. Please check your local listing for details. The concert will also be broadcast internationally via the European Broadcasting Union, carried live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355, and streamed live on the Met website. Click here to learn more about the benefit performance and purchase tickets. The Met is still requiring patrons to be full vaccinated and/or boosted, so check the website for details on safety and attendance

Kaufman Music Center (KMC) is co-presenting a 3-day Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival from Friday, March 18 though Sunday, March 20. Each of the festival performances will have a different theme that engages the intersection of new music, contemporary events and the culture of Ukraine. The 2022 Festival will journey through the ancient Ukrainian landscape, mythologies of nature and centuries of agrarian life, to the modern city. The concerts will take place in Merkin Hall (129 West 67th Street) with ticket prices ranging from $15 - $25 per show. Ticket proceeds and donations for the Festival events will go to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Click here for details on the festival. Click here to view KMC’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival is also raising funds with Razom for Ukraine’s Emergency Response. Click here to learn about how to support the fundraiser.

Additionally, the NYPD 20th Precinct is hosting a Humanitarian Aid Drive to Ukraine through Friday, March 11. They are accepting aspirin, ibuprofen, gauze, bandages, and other first aid donations.

Here are just a few more organizations accepting contributions: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; UNICEF; Doctors Without Borders; The UN Refugee Agency; CARE; International Rescue Committee; GlobalGivingthe United Ukrainian Relief Committee; or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine website.

Photo credit: The Metropolitan Opera