Cooking at home is a virtue for the ladies — almost always ladies, rarely men — who organize holiday affairs such as this. Once the labor-intensive work has been carried out in their private kitchens, the bazaar itself can be as much about catching up as about raising funds. During this event the museum's own small kitchen, on the lower level, across the hall from the meeting room that hosts a holiday boutique as well as a crowded display of baked goods, functions primarily as a conversational nook.
Shown, from various bazaars: honey cakes, apricot squares, and wafer cakes, whose eight crispy waffle-textured layers are painstakingly spread with chocolate before the confection is covered in crushed walnut, then cut into lozenges. Typical cost, for a pair of wafers or one slice of the larger items: $2, while they last.
Ukrainian Museum Christmas Bazaar
222 East 6th St. (Second-Third Aves.), Manhattan
(The 2016 bazaar is scheduled for December 3-4)