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2012 Chervona Kalyna Debutante Ball
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Watch, as our youth carry on with our tradtions.

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Welcome to the Official Rochester Червона калина Debutante Ball Website. Every two years, the Rochester Debutante Ball Comittee is honored to present Upstate New York's young Ukrainian women to the surrounding Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse Ukrainian communities. Our next Debutante Ball will be in February 2016. In each Non-Debutante Ball year we sponsor and organize зимова забава (Winter Zabava). This years зимова забаваа will be held on February 7th. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION!


About Us

The Rochester Debutante Ball Committee consists of various members of the Rochester Ukrainian Community, and are active members of numerous Ukrainian Organizations.(Plast, CYM, UAFGR, ETC).

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Debutante Ball

Every 2 years we host a debutante ball in Rochester for all of upstate New York. Whether you are coming as a guest or as a debutante, you can find more information about the Debutante Ball here.

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Winter Zabava

Winter Zabava

Because our Debutante Ball is every two years, the committe has started a new tradition, зимова забава. Every other year we hold a Winter Zabava which is used as a fundraiser for future debutantes.

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Join Us for зимова забава!!!

Dinner, Dance, Entertainment, and Silent Auction. All proceeds go toward continuing and supporting future debutantes.



Come join us for an evening, as the Rochester Ukrainian Debutante Committee hosts a beautiful and elegent evening in downtown Rochester. The зимова забаваа occurs every opposite year to the debutante ball. Its purpose is to not only continue our strong Ukrainian Zabava traditions and have a good time doing it, but to also fundraise for future debutantes. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, as well as a zabava band. All proceeds go to helping keep costs down for future debutantee's expenses.


Thank You to everyone who attends the Winter Ball, and a special thank you to all the companies and indivuduals who donate to the silent auction. We appreciate everyones support as we move forward and continue our traditions. The зимова забава is a fantastic event, and we hope you all can continue to come out and support the youth of our community. Thank You!

Katya Kaleta , Chairperson of the Rochester Ukrainian Debutante Committee

The 2015 зимова забава will be held on February 7th, 2015 at the Raddison Hotel in Downtown Rochester. We have already started to gather items for our silent auction. If you have items you would like to see, or would like to donate, please contact us! We are always searching for new items, and every donation is greatly appreciated. Shortly, we will be providing a sneak peak at some of the items which will be auctioned. Note, you must be present at the time to bid on any item. Please visit the зимова забава page for more details and make reservations. THANK YOU!!!

About Us

The Rochester Ukrainian Debutante Committee, operated under the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester, was created for the purpose of preserving Ukrainian Culture through Ukrainian Events such as the Debutante Ball. Our goal is to teach the next generation of Ukrainian-Americans, specifically the young ladies of our community, traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Recent News

Relaunch of Червона калина & Зимова Забава Website
November 21st, 2014

Relaunch of the Kalyna Website!


Welcome to the new Червона калина & Зимова Забава Website. It is a huge improvement over the old one and as we enter our fourth year together as a committee we continue to grow our following and provide the community with traditional zabava's each Winter. Please, explore our new website. You will find information on upcoming events, as well as documentation for any girls interested in participating as a debutante.

The Rochester Червона калина Debutante Committee has some big plans for the future of our organization. We plan to continue hosting our Winter Zabava. We will have our silent auction again, and our donated items are even better than last time. Please return to this website as we come closer to the Zabava date, we will be providing updates to auction items.

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Launch of our New Facebook Page
Octber 15th, 2014

Rochester Debutante Ball Facebook Page


We have a new Facebook Page! Please join and like the "Червона калина & зимова забава Facebook Page" to get all your latest updates. We will be posting pictures, videos, and be posting items for this years silent auction. We welcome you to join us, and encourage you to post your comments on photos and videos.

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Announcement of зимова забава 2015
Oct 1st, 2014

Winter Zabava, 2015

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The 2015 зимова забава will be held on February 7th, 2015 at the Raddison Hotel in Downtown Rochester. We have already started to gather items for our silent auction. If you have items you would like to see, or would like to donate, please contact us! We are always searching for new items, and every donation is greatly appreciated. Shortly, we will be providing a sneak peak at some of the items which will be auctioned. Note, you must be present at the time to bid on any item. Please visit the зимова забава page for more details and make reservations. THANK YOU!!!

Future Debutantes

For all future debutantes, please review the information provided on our Debutante Ball Page. We encourage all young ladies in 10th - 12th grade to be Debutantes. We promise its a night you will never forget. You will find application forms and our guidelens on the information page. We look forward to making your Debutante and spcecial experience, and do not hesitate to contact us with anyw questions.

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