Join Village Preservation to learn about the history, significance, and craft of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs.) Explore this cultural craft that reflects the East Village’s Ukrainian culture. We’ll discover about the process of creating a pysanka as well as getting a look at one Ukrainian-American family’s pysanky collection. You’ll see several tools and techniques used for writing pysanky and have an opportunity to ask Emily Robbins questions about the history, meaning, and influence of pysanky from pagan times to now.

On her mother’s side, Emily Robbins (She/Her) comes from a Ukrainian Orthodox clerical family. Her great grandfather Metropolitan John Theodorovich founded what is now the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA ( She has practiced the art of pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, since age 7. She has taught the craft since 1986 at institutions ranging from Cornell University to the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Born in Manhattan, she now resides on the Upper West Side and works as an editor.

Thursday, April 14, 2022
6:00 pm
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