Looking for a unique opportunity to travel to Europe and immerse yourself in Ukraine’s old world history?

Lviv is a Sister City to Corning, NY.  This began as a cultural, business and educational exchange through the local government after Corning Inc. built a light bulb factory there 31 years ago. Over the years, we have had students, musicians, educators and business people visit between the Southern Tier of New York (Corning, Elmira, and Binghamton) and Lviv, Ukraine.

Modern Lviv is recognized through its exquisite art and rich folk traditions.  More than 50 % of all architectural monuments are located in Lviv. Museums, universities, churches, opera/ballet house are but a few historical places to visit and experience their long rich history. It is noted for its unforgettable views, architecture and European traditions.  The Carpathian Mountains are nearby for hiking, skiing and camping. While visiting there you might experience the feeling of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is the biggest industrial center of Western Ukraine because of its geographic location. This makes Lviv favorable for both business and tourism.  

Plans are being made for a fall trip in October 2019 to visit Lviv.  If you are interested in traveling to Ukraine contact the Lviv, Corning Sister City at, attn.: Rose Ann Ewanyk or call 607- 739-4287.  

  • You must become a member of Corning Sister Cities - Lviv Group. 

             Student $10.00       Individual $15.00      Family  $25.00

  • Air fares change daily, but total cost of trip is estimated to be about $2,500 to $3,000.  It is recommended to purchase Trip Insurance due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Due to limited space in the homes and apartments of our hosts in Ukraine we will stay in a local hotel.

  • Future dates and times TBA

January 2019 -  Due to a great demand , lessons in making Pierogi using Varenyky dough.

February 2019 -  Pysanka – Local artist to tell history of pysanky and a lesson in egg decorating

March 2019 – SC Annual Meeting 

April 2019  - attend Trip Information Meeting

May 2019 - submit application by May 1, 2019

June 2019  - Trip orientation, interviews, copy of Passport, Photo Release, Sister City 

                       membership required

July 2019 - Book Trip

August/September 2019  –  meet to review trip itinerary

October 2019 – Trip

November 2019 – Trip Debriefing / Report

March 2020 – SC Annual Meeting – presentation of trip  

2020 Update

It does not seem possible that the new year of 2020 has arrived.  Last year in 2019,  we had many exciting things happen.   We offered 3 different pierogi making classes that were very well attended.  A small delegation went to Lviv, Ukraine in October for a week.  A slide show of the trip was presented and light refreshments were served.  We participated in the Corning Gaffer District “Parade of Lights”.  We had a 30th anniversary shirt made and if you are interested in purchasing a shirt, we have a few left.We are currently working on a possible egg decorating class for the spring.   I will send out the information when it is finalized. We have had a request for a delegation of 8
people from Lviv to visit the city of Corning in the fall, including the new mayor of the City of Lviv, Ukraine.

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