America Days in Lviv

U.S. Embassy Kyiv is proud to sponsor “America Days” in Lviv on May 25-29, 2016: a four-day cultural festival highlighting American films, music, education, art, business and U.S. Embassy programs here in Ukraine.

U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt will be in Lviv to take part in the celebrations.

As part of America Days, the Embassy is sponsoring an open-air stage on May 28-29 in front of the Opera Theater, which will host performances of American-style music, and a fair featuring U.S. and local businesses.

In addition, the Embassy is cooperating with GoGlobal and the British Council to organize an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest English language lesson in the world, to take place simultaneously at 13:00 on May 28 in Lviv and all around Ukraine.

Other events include a festival of American independent film in “Kinopalats Copernic,” American film classics in the park, exhibitions of Native American artifacts and U.S. political cartoons, and performances by Potomac Fever, an a cappella group from Washington, DC, and by the Lviv Youth Symphonic Orchestra INSO.

Admission to most events is free. 

AMERICA DAYS LVIV: SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 25

15:00   Launch of American Independence Film Festival in Lviv (documentary program)
“Alive Inside”, “Overnighters,” followed by Q&A with the Director Jesse Moss
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.
Free entry 

Thursday, May 26

9:30 Teacher training “Go Camps” on best practices in organizing EL Camps, by U.S. English Language Specialist in cooperation with GoGlobal and Ministry of Education of Ukraine
Hotel Lviv, 7 V. Chornovola Ave, Conference Room
Professional event, by invitations

14:30   Education in the U.S. Day.  Presentations on U.S. higher education and exchange opportunities for secondary school and university  students, researchers and professionals
National University “Lviv  Polytechnic,” 12 Stepana Bandery Street
Open to the public

15:00 Round table “English Language Clubs and other interactive language learning in libraries: just a trend or a real need?”
First Lviv Mediateka,  Lviv, Mulyarska St., 2a
For librarians and English teachers

American Independenсe Film Festival

15:40  «Keep on Keepin’ on» (documentary program)
Free entry

17:15 «James White»
Tickets available

20:50 «James White»
Tickets available
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.

21:00   Open-Air Film Screening  Khmelnytsky Park
“Grease”
Free entry

Friday, May 27 

9:30     Teacher training “Go Camps” on best practices in organizing EL Camps, by U.S. English Language Specialist in cooperation with GoGlobal and Ministry of Education of Ukraine
Hotel Lviv, 7 V. Chornovola Ave, Conference Room
Professional event, by invitations

15:00 Exhibit of American Political Cartoons
Lviv History Museum, Italian Yard
6 Rynok Square
Free entry

17:00  Opening of the exhibit “A Tale of Three Tribes: American Indian Arts & Crafts of the South West”
Museum of Ethnography and Crafts, 15 Svobody Ave.
Free entry

19:00   Grand opening concert with a cappella group Potomac Fever
Lviv Philharmonic
7 Chaikovskogo Street
By invitations

American Independenсe Film Festival

14:50 “Meet the Patels” (documentary program)
Free entry 1

6:30 “Radio Dreams”
Tickets are available

20:20 “Radio Dreams”
Tickets available
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.

21:00   Open-Air Film Screening  Khmelnytsky Park
Forrest Gump
Free entry

Saturday, May 28

12:00   Opening of American street fair
Svobody Ave
Free entry

12:30   Attempt to set the record for the world’s largest English speaking club
Open Stage in front of the Opera Theater.
Free entrance

14:30   Concert of Ukrainian and American music.
Open Stage in front of the Opera Theater.
Free entry

American Independenсe Film Festival

17:20 “The Last Patrol” (documentary program)
Free entry

19:00 “Hello, my Name is Doris”
Tickets available
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.

19:00   Concert: “Broadway and Hollywood.”
“INSO-Lviv” Academic Symphony Orchestra.
Lviv Philharmonic, 7 Chaykovsky Street
Tickets available

21:00   Open-Air Film Screening  Khmelnytsky Park
“Back to the Future”
Free entry

Sunday, May 29

12:00   «Spelling bee»  for kids and adults
Open Stage in front of the Opera Theater
Free entry

13:00   Concert of Ukrainian and American music
Open Stage in front of the Opera Theater.
Free entry

American Independenсe Film Festival

17:20 “American Nurse” (documentary program)
Free entrance

19:00 “Too Late”
Tickets available
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.

Monday,  May 30 – Wednesday, June 1

American Independenсe Film Festival

May 30, 19:00
“Hitchcock/Truffaut”
Tickets available

May 31, 19:00
“King Jack”
Tickets available

June 1, 19:00
“Radio Dreams”
Tickets available
Kinopalats “Kopernik,” 9 Kopernik St.