1954

Veselka is born.

1966

Veselka expanded in 1966, it took over a store front on East Ninth Street and the new additional space was referred to as the "Blue Room", it was a seperate dining room off the small front room, this area was often used by my grandfather/founder as his private meeting room for his cronies as well as of course dining area

1974

Wlodymyr Darmochwal passes away (1903-1974)

1980

Village Voice gives Veselka its first review.

1990

Veselka opens up 24 hours/7 days a week.

1992

Veselka wins 2nd Place in the National Restaurant menu awards for its creative design taken from our diverse clientele.

1996

Veselka expands into its current space after a 4 month renovation, nearly doubling the size.

2004

Celebrated our 50th anniversary with a dedication ceremony and a plaque marking the occasion.

2009

Veselka releases its Cookbook.

You can buy it here...

2014

Veselka celebrates its 60th anniversary.