Within an hour's drive of Albany, the Grazhda Music and Art Center of Greene County offers Ukrainian culture through music and the arts entertainment. Open from July 1 – September 4, the Grazhda is the first, and oldest, classical music summer concert series in the Catskills.
Established in 1983 by Dr. Ihor Sonevytsk, a Ukrainian-born composer and musicologist, the center's international acclaim continues to attract eminent artists from around the world, including Metropolitan Opera bass Paul Plishka, pianist Alexander Slobodyanik, composer Miyroslav Skoryk, and Kyiv Opera tenor Anatoliy Solovyaneko.
The Grazhda's unique architecture includes the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, which hosts a summer art exhibit featuring the works of Ukrainian artists with ties to the Hunter area. The exhibit opens annually on July 4 and is on display through Labor Day Weekend. Live musical performances are offered throughout the summer on Saturday evenings, starting at 8 pm.