ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 2021

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Dear YBVNY Friends,

As the calendar year nears its end, we take a moment to remember the time we spent together in 2021 as part of the Young Bulgarian Voices New York. The last 20 months taught us all some important lessons and made us rethink our values and priorities in a unique way. At YBVNY, we learned that we can do without many things in our everyday life but not without our cultural community. Despite the challenges this year presented us with, YBVNY never stopped creating a safe educational environment online every Sunday for all of us to enjoy.

We have enrolled in our classes more than 150 people coming from different backgrounds and ages, from 2 to 102 years old. We have successfully incorporated new modes of teaching working with more than 35 bilingual children, introducing them to their Bulgarian heritage and the power of learning in a new and participatory way. We performed at the first ever digital edition of the Golden Festival – singing and playing Kaba Gaida in front of thousands of Balkan Folk Music lovers who received us with enthusiasm. We received our first ever public grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Our children made Martenitsi, colored Easter Eggs and created their own unique Bulgarian speaking puppets in our creative workshops. We have added to our offerings a new class “Bulgarian for Beginners” for children 9 to 18. Our beloved 101 KABA GAIDI NEW YORK (Bulgarian bagpipe) expanded its reach all the way to the West Coast, and our TUPAN (double-sided drum) class never stopped keeping the rhythm for them. Our unique BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE CLASS “Na Megdana” and our MIXED CHOIR draw people from all ages and backgrounds. At the end of December of 2021, our semester will culminate in a public event that recreates the traditional Bulgarian winter rituals.

Going forward, we have planned to expand our reach and our activities. In 2022, we will continue our Bulgarian music, dance, arts and language education and we’ll continue to share the richness of Bulgarian culture with others by organizing Bulgaria Spring Rituals workshop series, recreate the Spring Ritual “Lazarki”, celebrate the day of Bulgarian literacy, May 24th and many other exciting events. YBVNY would be grateful if you could help us financially to achieve our goals together.

Thanks to you and against all the pandemic odds our enrollment keeps growing and our community becomes richer and more colorful than ever. Please support us in our effort to keep our good work going! Donate, volunteer or join a class today!

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH YBVNY!

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OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE NEW 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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Dear friends,

Bulgarian School and Cultural Organization Young Bulgarian Voices New York opens its doors for the new school year on September 19th! Below is information on the ONLINE classes we offer for the upcoming school year in both adult and children categories.

Bulgarian School and choir for children 1 to 18 years old which uses integrated education, small classes with lots of individual attention and tailor-made curriculum.

Our curriculum includes public performances of the children’s choir, community gatherings, creative workshops and recreating of Bulgarian cultural traditions. We also offer Math classes based on the Bulgarian full curriculum.

In adult categories we offer Kaba Gaida for beginners and intermediate players, Bulgarian singing and Bulgarian folk dancing and Bulgarian Tupan class for beginners and intermediate players.

First day of classes will be on September 19 at 10:30AM for children’s classes and 12PM for adult’s classes. True to our sixteen year tradition, we will start the year together as a community with a small online celebration.

All classes take place every Sunday online for the Fall semester from 10AM to 3PM.

Please feel free to call and write to us for more information. We will be more than happy to chat and explain all the details.

ybvny@ybvny.org Zora Boyadzhieva C: 617-872-7414 Yana Kalinkova C: 516-395-2569

Adult classes schedule Fall 2021/2022 :

Kaba Gaida with Kiril Ketev- intermediate /advanced 12:00AM to 2:00PM EST

Kaba Gaida -Beginners Call us for times – we have multiple sections

Bulgarian Singing with Petya Maglova 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Cathie Springer 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Bulgarian Tupan with Bonnie Silver and Mersid Mustafov Semka 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ЗАПИСВАНЕ ЗА НОВАТА УЧЕБНА 2021-2022 ГОДИНА

“Млади Български Гласове Ню Йорк” отваря врати за поредна учебна година! Богат набор от дистанционни класове за деца от 1 до 18 години, техните родители и приятели! Предлагаме бутиково образование съобразено с нуждите на децата родени в САЩ базирано на 16 годишен опит. Началото на учебната ни програмата датира от далечната 2005. Предлагаме малки класове с индивидуално внимание, преподаватели с най-висока квалификация-Българска филология и педагогика от СУ “Климент Охридски”, начална педагогика, професионално музикално образование и приятелска атмосфера в една задружна общност.

За контакт: ybvny@ybvny.org

617-872-7414

516-395-2569

Golden Festival – Classes

We are at Golden Festival again this year! Young Bulgarian Voices New York is a non profit cultural organization that offers a variety of instrumental, voice, dance, language and traditions classes and workshops for every age and every background.

Want to learn:

Bulgarian Kaba Gaida (bagpipe) for beginners and advanced players with Kiril Ketev

Bulgarian Tupan (double sided drum) for beginners with Bonnie Silver and Mersid Mustafov

Bulgarian Traditional Singing with Petya Maglova

Bulgarian dancing with Cathie Springer

Bulgarian language and singing school for children 1 to 21 years old

Cultural workshops for every age with teaching artist Merglena Zapreva

Let us know! Become one of us! Classes take place every Sunday online. You can also write to ybvny@ybvny.org or call 617-872-7414 for more information

Follow us on Facebook: YBVNY and 101 Kaba Gaidi and Tupani

Visit our Martenitsa make along sedenka workshop at Golden Festival and learn how to make a beautiful ancient charm that brings health and luck to you and your loved ones!

Support us and Bulgarian culture!

YBVNY Annual Fundraising Campaign 2020

As we stand at the threshold of another exciting year ahead of us, we fondly remember the time we spent together in 2020, as part of Young Bulgarian Voices New York.

The last 10 months taught us all some very important lessons. The shared reality of a global pandemic made us rethink our values and priorities in a unique way. At YBVNY, we learned that we can do without many things in our every day life, but not without our cultural community. Despite the challenges, YBVNY never stopped creating a safe educational environment online every Sunday for all of us to enjoy: we keep learning Bulgarian, dancing, singing, playing Kaba Gaida and Tupan, participating in workshops and being together. Thanks to you and against all odds our enrollment keeps growing every week.

This year we have worked with twenty five bilingual children, introducing them to their Bulgarian heritage and the power of learning in a new and participatory way. We sang Bulgarian songs at the Golden Festival in front of thousands of Balkan Folk Music lovers who received us with open hearts and big smiles. We organized the first ever recreation of Bulgarian custom “Surva” on stage. The children made Martenitsi, Kukerski masks and Surovachki in our Bulgarian craft workshops. We have expanded our offerings with our new class “Mommy, Daddy and me” for children 1 to 3 years old.

For adults and older children, we offer 101 KABA GAIDI NEW YORK (Bulgarian bagpipe class), the TUPAN (Bulgarian double-sided drum) class, and Bulgarian folk singing and folk dancing classes. Going forward, we have planned to expand our reach and our activities. In 2021, we will continue our Bulgarian music, culture, language education and we’ll continue to share the richness of Bulgarian culture with others by performing in the digital edition of the prestigious Golden Festival 2021 Folk festival. In the Fall semester of 2021 you will be able to participate in our “Winter Holidays Recreation” – a series of creative workshops culminating in a celebration in December, and many other exciting events.

Please support us in our effort to keep this good and important work going!

DONATE TODAY – Click Here!

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF YBVNY!

Opening of the New School Year with the children, teens, and adults from Young Bulgarian Voices New York

Happy first day of school, Young Bulgarian Voices New York! Welcome back to school dear children, families and friends! We look forward to a school year full of adventures and achievements, new friendships and a lot of new knowledge! A big thank you goes out to our talented teachers and leaders for organizing today’s wonderful celebration! We can not wait to see you all next Sunday, September 20th and start the classes together! If you still need information how to enroll or about our unique classes, please write to ybvny@ybvny.org or call 617-872-7414 or 516-395-2569.

Честит първи учебен ден от Млади Български Гласове Ню Йорк! Добре дошли, мили деца и родители, и нека ви върви по вода! Очакава ни една учебна година пълна с прикючения и постижения, нови приятелства и много, много нови знания!Благодарим на усмихнатите и талантливи учители и ръководители за прекрасно организираното тържество! И нямаме търпение да се видим отново другата неделя!

ENROLLMENT FOR THE NEW 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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Dear friends,

Below is information on the ONLINE classes we offer for the upcoming school year in both adult and children categories. First day of classes will be on September 13 at 11:00. True to our 15 year tradition, we will start the year together as a community with a small online celebration.

See detailed schedule at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to cal and write to us for more information. We will be more than happy to chat and explain all the details.

For those of you who are beginners, we offer instruments on loan.

ybvny@ybvny.org

zora@ybvny.org

617-872-7414

516-395-2569

Classes take place every Sunday online.

Kaba Gaida with Kiril Ketev- intermediate /advanced 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Kaba Gaida -Beginners Call us for times – we have multiple sections

Bulgarian Singing with Petya Maglova 12:00Pm to 1:00PM

Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Cathie Springer 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Bulgarian Tupan with Mersid Mustafov Semka beginners 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Bulgarian Tupan with Mersid Mustafov Semka intermediate/advanced 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Bulgarian School for children 1 to 18 -multiple teachers starts at 10AM and finishes at different times depending on the age and how many different subjects you choose. Please call us for detailed schedule, tuition and more information.

We offer also Bulgarian Singing for children with rich performing schedule, Bulgarian Math, Creative workshops based on the Bulgarian Cultural Traditions. Please call us for detailed schedule, tuition and more information.

Записване за новата учебна година 2020-2021

“Млади Български Гласове Ню Йорк” отваря врати за поредна учебна година! Богат набор от дистанционни класове за деца от 1 до 18 години, техните родители и приятели!Предлагаме бутиково образование съобразено с нуждите на децата родени в САЩ. Началото на учебната ни програмата датира от далечната 2005. Предлагаме малки класове с индивидуално внимание, преподаватели с най-висока квалификация-Българска филология и педагогика от СУ “Климент Охридски”, начална педагогика, професионално музикално образование и приятелска атмосфера в една задружна общност.

За контакт: ybvny@ybvny.org

617-872-7414

516-395-2569

YBVNY ONLINE CLASSES SCHEDULE SPRING SEMESTER 2019/2020

DEAR COMMUNITY PLEASE FIND BELOW OUR ONLINE CLASSES SCHEDULE

PLEASE EMAIL US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AT YBVNY@YBVNY.ORG OR ZORA@YBVNY.ORG

BULGARIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 18 YEARS OLD STARTS AT 11:00AM

BULGARIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL PREPARATORY CLASS 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD STARTS AT 10:00 AM

BULGARIAN ‘MOMMY, DADDY AND ME’ STARTS AT 10:30 AM

BULGARIAN MATH CLASS WITH STELA MIHNEVA 2:30 PM

BULGARIAN DANCE CLASS WITH CATHIE SPRINGER 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

BULGARIAN SINGING CLASS WITH PETYA MAGLOVA AND EVEGENI NINOV – LEVEL 1 STARTS 12:30 PM TO 1:30 PM

BULGARIAN SINGING CLASS WITH PETYA MAGLOVA – LEVEL 2 STARTS AT 2:45PM

BULGARIAN KABA GAIDA ADVANCED WITH KIRIL KETEV 11:00 AM TO 1:00PM

BULGARIAN KABA GAIDA BEGINNERS WITH RALPH KNAG 1:00PM TO 2:00 PM

BULGARIAN TUPAN CLASS WITH MERSID MUSTAFOV-SEMKA 12:00PM TO 1:00 PM

YBNVY COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear YBVNY community,


In response to the rapidly changing news on the spread of COVID19, we held a YBVNY leadership meeting on March 14th. Your health is our utmost priority. Because of this and and to help slow down the spread of the virus among the general population, we are cancelling all in person classes until the end of April. We are going to do all our activities online starting on March 22nd.


It seems that now, more than ever, it is important for us to stay together as a community, support each other and keep sharing our love for Bulgarian culture, literature and music.


Our love and admiration goes out to all medics and other professionals among us, that will be on the front line of the fight against the epidemic, taking care of our health and safety.


Stay safe, stay home if you can, wash your hands and don’t forget to sing a little bit whenever you have a little time

See you online on March 22nd , 2020!

YBVNY Abbreviated Schedule for Online Classes, March, 22nd, 2020

If you’d like to join for the first time please email us for information at ybvny@ybvny.org

Bulgarian Language – Rossi’s class 11:00 to 11:45
Bulgarian Language – Myana’s class11:00 to 11:45
Mommy, Daddy and me – Evgeni Ninov’s 11:00 to 11:30
Music Evgeni Ninov (Myana’s calss) 12:00 to 12:30
Bulgarian Singing 12:45 -1:15
Math Stela Mihneva-Chotalal 2:30 – 3:45
Bulgarian Dance Catherine Springer 1:30 to 2:30
Kaba Gaida with Ralph Knag and Kiril Ketev 10:00 to 1:00
Tupan with Mersid Mustafov NO class this Sunday March 22nd, 2020

COME SEE US AT GOLDEN FESTIVAL 2020

COME TO OUR PERFORMANCE ON JANUARY 18TH AT GOLDEN FESTIVAL 2020!

YOUNG BULGARIAN VOICES NEW YORK MIXED CHOIR

Perfoming authentic and arranged village songs form Shopski, Phodope and Macedonian regions. Special guest Nedyalko Ketev on Kaba Gaida

6:30 PM Rainbow Room

101 KABA GAIDI AND TUPANI NEW YORK

Authentic Kaba Gaida melodies from the Rhodope region.

9:10 PM Grandview room.

In addition our music director PETYA MAGLOVA will be performing with LYUTI CHUSHKI

11:50PM at BALLROOM

COME JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING EVENING OF BALKAN MUSIC!!!

FIND TICKET AND VENUE INFORMATION ON GOLDEN FESTIVAL WEB SITE