A benefit concert was held Feb. 24 at the Oceana Theater in Brighton Beach on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Stand With Ukraine 365” featured ballet, opera, theater and other performances, with all proceeds going to help Ukraine’s children and wounded soldiers. A reception and art exhibition took place before the show.
U.S. and Ukrainian war veterans attended, as did Mayor Eric Adams and Assemblymembers Alec Brook-Krasny and Lester Chang.
“This is one of the largest Ukrainian populations in the country,” Adams told the crowd. “This concert means so much to all the artists who are performing. This concert means so much to the Ukrainian people. Your proceeds will go to continue to give the support that’s needed. You may not be able to fight the war there, but you can support the war here.”