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"Who Are The Rusyns?"

Saturday, June 14, 2008 2-4pm

St. John Chrysostom Church
70-29 45th Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Please join us in welcoming John Righetti, President of the C-RS, as he
presents the topic of "Who Are The Rusyns?". Many aspects of Rusyn history
is shrouded in myth and tales. John will take you to aspects of Rusyns history
that is known and will explore areas which are little known by the Rusyn
audience. The Chapter will introduce its organization and future programs
for the year. Come and join us for a most interesting afternoon of Rusynicana.

For more information email: or phone 609-882-4872



Opening Welcoming Ceremony:

Welcoming Greetings:
Jerry Chanda

Opening Prayer:
Fr. Daniel Degyansky

Introduction of the Chapter and Planning Committee

Welcoming Greetings:
Orestes Mihaly: President of the New England Chapter
Joyce C. Barr: President of the New Jersey Chapter

Keynote Speaker:
John Righetti, President of the C-RS,
Presentation: "Who Are The Rusyns?"

Traditional Folk Performance by Vychodna Dolina
led by Stephanie Salony

Fr. Daniel Degyansky

Closing Ceremony:
Singing of "Ja Rusyn Byl


From Brooklyn

Take Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Rt 278) EAST across the Kosciusko Bridge. DO NOT get on Long Island Expressway. Get off at Exit 36B (65th Pl). Turn left at the traffic light, on to 65th Pl, stay in the right hand lane. Turn right onto Queens Blvd, making sure to go into the center express lane. Go down Queens Blvd, across 69th St. Turn left onto 45th Ave. Church will be on the left.

From Manhattan

Take the Queens borough/59th St Bridge to Queens Blvd. Proceed down Queens Blvd; when the road expands to a center express lane, get on it. Keep going until you cross 69th St, then turn left onto 45th Ave. Church will be on the left.

From George Washington Bridge / Cross Bronx Expressway

Take the Cross Bronx Expressway (Rt 95 north) and go right on Exit 6A (Rt 678 - Whitestone Bridge). Follow signs to the Whitestone Bridge and cross it. Stay on Rt 678 (Whitestone Expressway) and as you approach Shea Stadium, exit right to the Grand Central Parkway. Go on the GCP past LaGuardia airport and exit right to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Rt 278). Take the BQE to exit 40 (Broadway-Roosevelt Ave). DO NOT TURN at the exit--go straight across Broadway on to 69th St. Cross Roosevelt Ave (you will see the elevated subway) and go across 41st Ave and Woodside Ave. Turn left on 44th Ave (just before Queens Blvd) and go up to 72nd St. Turn right on to 72nd St, go one block, and turn right on 45th Ave. Church will be one block down hill, on the right.

From Long Island

Take 495 (Long Island Expressway) west to exit 19 (Queens Blvd). Turn right onto Queens Blvd, stay in the right-hand, local traffic lanes. Take Queens Blvd to 70th St (1st traffic light after going under overpass), make a VERY SHARP right hand turn onto 45th Ave. Church will be on the left.

By #7 Subway

Take #7 train to 69th St/Fisk Station. Walk down 69th St past 41st Ave and Woodside Ave. As you walk down hill turn left at Queens Blvd and go up 45th Ave.

By E, F, or R Subway lines

Take Jamaica-bound trains to Roosevelt Ave Station. Cross Roosevelt Ave and go up 73rd St to Woodside Ave. Walk over one block to 72nd St, and turn left. Take 72nd St to 45th Ave and turn right. Church will be one block down hill, on the right.

By Long Island Railroad

Get off at 61st St Station. Walk up Woodside Ave to 69th St, turn right. As you walk down hill on 69th St, turn left on to Queens Blvd. Go up 45th Ave.

by Q 60 Bus

Stops at 70th St going both directions, on both sides of Queens Blvd.