Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents Barynya!

P.O. Box 49
Yonkers, NY 10702
Telephone: 914-375-3435    ·    FAX: 914-375-3436

 Celebrating the Performing Arts Since 1976

 For Immediate Release
Contact:  Mary Hoar, President

 Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s World Fest 2020


Barynya Russian Music & Dance Ensemble

5:30 p.m.  Saturday, August 22nd 2020 at Historic Untermyer Park

& on the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Facebook Page

Admission by Reservation Only

All Attendees Must Wear Masks

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is presenting Barynya Music and Dance Ensemble 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 22nd at Untermyer Park.

World-renowned Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya is the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya will present a selection of their traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma dancing and songs at their performance at Untermyer Park.

Besides performing at the ceremony for President George H. Bush’s presentation of the Liberty Medal to Mikhail Gorbachev, Barynya has performed in some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Constitution Hall, the Smithsonian and the United Nations.

This definitely is another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council World Fest 2020 event in the park!

Although our events are admission free, our audience is limited to fifty people and reservations are needed.  All audience members must wear masks at all times in the park, and bring chairs.  Seating is only in designated seating areas. To reserve your spot, call 914-375-3435 after 11 am on Tuesday, August 18th. Reservations are limited to four people per call, and will be allocated in the order they are received.  No one without a reservation will be admitted to the park, and all attendees will be checked in and temperature scanned.

We ask people who attend a concert one week not reserve the following week to allow as many people as possible to attend our events.. In case of rain, we have no rain site.  Please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line, 914-375-3435, after 1 p.m. the day of the performance to confirm the program will go on.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers.  We rely on the generosity of our audiences to continue to bring professional, diverse and entertaining programs to the people of Yonkers.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers.  Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Shelley Mayer, Assemblymember Nader Sayegh, County Legislator Ruth Walter, and our generous supporters provide additional support for our programs.

For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435.  For updates, visit our website www.untermyerperformingarts.org, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/upac1976/, follow us on Twitter @UntermyerPAC, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Photo by Ms. Davis Photography.


About Untermyer Performing Arts Council, Inc.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) is an all volunteer organization devoted to sponsoring musical concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, cultural festivals and much more. These admission free performances are held at beautiful Untermyer Park, the crown jewel of the Yonkers\’ park system, which overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades. UPAC has a commitment to promote programs representative of the variety of cultures and ethnic groups represented in the City of Yonkers and Westchester County. During the summer months, the \”Untermyer on Broadway\” series of Free events highlights the diverse ethnic mux that is Westchester – Polish, Ukranian, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese cultures to name a few – with an eclectic variety of music, dance and orchestral performances, including those specifically designed for children. P.O. Box 49 Yonkers, NY 10702 (914) 375-3435

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) was formed in 1976 to promote the appreciation of the performing arts in Yonkers and beyond. UPAC’s mission was to foster and sponsor performing arts events at the historic Untermyer Park and other venues in Yonkers. UPAC is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that relies on public grants and private donations. To ensure accessibility and welcome the broadest public audience, all UPAC events are free and open to everyone.

In keeping with UPAC’s “WorldFest 2014” theme, this summer’s series includes performances representing nations and regions from around the world including Italy, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Korea…to name a few. See the full schedule online at www.untermyer.org.

In addition to its popular free summer performance series at Untermyer Park, a new program entitled “UPAC on the Road” was recently launched, with support from Arts Westchester to reach new communities and partner with a variety of neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations.

Now celebrating its 39th year, UPAC continues to grow and seek new ways to serve the residents of Yonkers and the surrounding region. The motto of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council can be summed up with three “E’s”…enlighten, educate and entertain.