The Ukrainian-American Civic Center, also known as the "Narodnij Dim," Buffalo’s Oldest Ukrainian American community center established at the turn of the 20th century. The current building located at 205 Military Rd. Buffalo, NY was built in 1914 to serve the needs of the growing Eastern European immigrants centered around the Black Rock neighborhood.

The club provided an opportunity for newcomers to America to practice their culture, meet potential friends and mates, and it provided a venue for Ukrainian cultural events. In addition, the club provided a way for these new Ukrainian-Americans to learn about job opportunities from other Ukrainians. 

At the time, the neighborhood was bustling with industrial activity, with a multitude of factories in the neighborhood, including Pratt and Letchworth Steel, Pratt and Lambert Paint, and Pierce Arrow. By the mid-2000, club membership was nearing only eight members.

Under new leadership, The Ukrainian-American Civic Center, as it is currently known, has welcomed a new generation of patrons with a series of special events including a raucous Oktoberfest celebration. Be sure to sample a bottle of Ukrainian Obolon beer or one of the other Slavic selections. The club is open to the public on Thursday and Friday evenings.

For more information, call (716) 877-7200.

URGENT - Action Items

Upcoming Events - #SupportUkraine

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
Гуманітарна Допомога

 The Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation (UAFF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. UAFF has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to accept online donations to provide Humanitarian and Medical Aid to War Victims in Ukraine. 

Donate with PayPal Giving Fund

Or you can mail donation with check payable to: "Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation" or simply "UAFF", 562 Genesee St. Buffalo, NY 14204 USA. In the check memo section write "Humanitarian Fund" - Questions: (716) 847-1281

Click HERE to download, print and share a PDF flyer for donations 

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to her heroes! Слава Україні! Слава Героям! 

Ukraine needs YOUR Help

We must fight the war against Russian lies and disinformation.

Click the links below for sample letters, addresses, phone numbers and emails:  

  1. US President and White House
  2. US Senator Charles Schumer
  3. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  4. US Congressman Brian Higgins
  5. US Congressman Chris Jacobs
  6. Local and National Media

Click here for samples and details.

If you want to volunteer or donate something, click CONTACT FORM