If you’re looking for ways to support Ukraine, here are several ways to do so on the UWS.
The NYPD’s 20th Precinct is currently collecting items for its Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Drive, which runs through Friday, March 11. The Precinct is collecting first aid supplies, Ibuprofen, gauze, Aspirin, bandages, tourniquets and Acetaminophen which will be sent to Ukraine. The 20th Precinct is located at 120 West 82nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.
Beginning on Friday, March 18, the Kaufman Music Center (at 129 West 67th Street) is co-presenting the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival. The three-day festival “will journey through the ancient Ukrainian landscape, mythologies of nature and centuries of agrarian life, to the modern city.” Tickets for the festival range from $15-$25 per show with half of the proceeds going to Razom for Ukraine’s Emergency Response. The other half will go to helping the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival showcase and support Ukrainian music and culture. Learn more here.
On Monday, March 14 at 6pm, the Metropolitan Opera is presenting a live benefit concert titled A Concert for Ukraine. The event has already sold out, but you can still tune into the 70-minute event on the Met website, on NPR and the Met Opera channel on Sirius XM (Channel 335). The event page states, “Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists … featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven.”
Another opportunity to help the citizens of Ukraine is booking their Airbnb rentals. CBS News reports that “people are booking Airbnb rentals in Ukraine – not to stay, but to donate directly to hosts.” This is a unique opportunity to get money directly in the hands of the people who need it most.
As outlined in a recent email from the Lincoln Square BID, these organizations are accepting contributions as well:
- Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
- Doctors Without Borders
- The UN Refugee Agency
- International Rescue Committee
- The United Ukrainian Relief Committee