2013 Great American Think-Off question

The 2013 Great American Think-Off question:  “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being willing to compromise?” Click the link above to visit the Great American Think-Off website. The debate itself will be held on June 8th, a Saturday, at the James...

2013 Think-Off question published

The 2013 Great American Think-Off question: “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being willing to compromise?” The 21st annual Great American Think-Off announces its question for 2013: “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being...

Longest Night Music Festival this Friday

Longest Night Music Festival December 21st at NY Mills Cultural Center At the winter solstice the Center opens its doors to an evening of music, food, and conversation with friends and neighbors.  Musicians from the region gather and perform on the night of the 21st...

Artists’ Bazaar and Stock Up Sale

Artists’ Bazaar now through Saturday, December 15th Gifts for your holiday giving now through Saturday, December 15th in the Gallery.  Hours of the Bazaar are Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.  Over 40 local artists are represented in the...

Be an Art Adventure mentor in the schools

Each year community volunteers work with area schools to bring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts “Art Adventure” program into classrooms. The program helps children learn to enjoy art and to recognize the cultural and historical content it communicates. ...

Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser Thursday November 29th

We just had a visit from the musical culture of Ireland with the concert given by Paddy Keenan last Saturday.  Our next concert is by one of Minnesota’s best known singer-songwriters and guitarists, Michael Johnson.  And we’ll host music from a good bunch...

Michael Johnson Holiday Concert

Michael Johnson will give a holiday concert at the Cultural Center on Friday, November 30th at 7:30pm.  Admission is $12 advance reservation or $15 the night of the concert.  Members receive a $2 discount and anyone gets a dollar off by bringing a donation for the NY...

Shop local this holiday season

SHOP LOCAL this holiday season at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center! Following our annual holiday Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday November 29th at the City Hall Ballroom, the Cultural Center Gift Shop will be hosting two additional fun and exciting...

Dance and Yoga at year’s end 2012

Youth Ballet Classes Resume & Yoga Continues at the Cultural Center The NYM Regional Cultural Center dance studio will be a busy place on Tuesdays in November! Yoga with Tamara continues every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. through December 11th. Also, back by popular...

Artist in residence news in November and December

The Arts Retreat artist residency program is excited to host three new visiting artists during the months of November and December. Arriving in mid-November is Kelley Meister from Minneapolis. Kelley constructs interdisciplinary, multi-media installations that fuse...

2nd annual Holiday Stock-Up Sale

Save the date and join us on Friday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for our best discounts of the year at our 2nd annual Stock-Up Sale!        Buy 1-2 items, get 10% OFF!        Buy 3-4 items, get 15% OFF!        Buy 5+ items, get 20% OFF!        PLUS, Cultural...

Our Town – put yourself into the picture

This community participation gallery show at the Cultural Center will be featured from November 14 until December 29. Everyone in town or outside of the city is invited to help create images of their vision of individual, family, and community identity on the walls of...

Paddy Keenan, king of pipers, Saturday, November 17

Enjoy a musical odyssey to Old Ireland with the Paddy Keenan Concert Saturday, November 17th in New York Mills at the Cultural Center.  Mr. Keenan plays the uilleann pipes, the Irish bellows-blown bagpipes.  This is one of the oldest of Irish musical instruments, and...

Swedish punk rock band Friday, October 26

From Sweden: all girl punk band “Kraa” 7:30 pm The Nordic Arts Alliance made the connections that bring this special band of six young women to New York Mills from their homes in Sweden. This concert promises to be an amazing introduction to contemporary Scandinavian...

October 2012 Artist-in-Residence

Visiting Artist Mark Pagan Mark Pagan has traveled from Washington DC to spend the month of October in NYM, working on his narrative short film “Raymond & Lina” which looks at the lives of a man and his granddaughter. This 11-minute short film received acceptance...

Dance classes are back 2012

Dance classes for children resume Tuesday, October 9th Learn Ballet Learn the techniques basic to all dance styles For children ages 5-12 years old* Tuesdays, October 9th through November 27th In the dance studio of the Center 8-class fall session $60 (family discount...

Diggity Dog Days – puppet show for dog lovers

October 12 – Margo McCreary Puppet Show Special note: Margo will give a “hands on” puppet workshop at the Elder’s Home in New York Mills at 2:00pm and a complete show at our usual performance time at the Center (7:30 pm). When I reflect on my...

Preparing now for a successful garden in 2013

Growing vegetables for fun and for health The growing season is at its end and the fall harvest is in process.  Now is also a good time to reflect on this summer’s growing season and to prepare for next year’s garden – planning, preparing the soil,...

Woodland Adventure – a walk in the woods

A walk through the fall color woods with Bob Sonnenberg Saturday, September 29th Everyone who participated in the forestry walk enjoyed the perfect fall weather at the Sonnenberg farm on Saturday. Bob touched on topics such as integration of agriculture and forestry,...

Introduction to mosaic art

Make a mosaic mirror or wall hanging Note:  Class has been rescheduled from October to November.  See below. Pam Collins, mosaic artist from Staples, Minnesota, will teach a class for the Folk School on two Saturdays in November:  the 10th (10am-3pm) and 17th...

Artist-in-residence during September

Visiting Artist for September Joining us for the last 2½ weeks in September is Cheryl Bannes, a mixed media artist from Lewistown, Montana. Cheryl is inspired to interpret the landscape and the natural shapes that she sees around her and create them in metal, paint,...

Yoga classes are back

Yoga with Tamara Resumes Tuesday Evenings Join us Tuesdays beginning September 11th from 7:00-8:30pm in the upstairs studio for Yoga with Tamara. This all-levels class includes gentle warm-ups and a flowing series of more athletic poses – building strength,...

Alison Scott band

Friday, September 21 – Alison Scott and her five-piece indie band Tickets:  call 218-385-3339.  Tickets purchased before the night of the concert $12; $15 at the door; students $5; members $2 discount. Click image to visit Alison’s website. Alison Scott is the...

Workshop on the business of being a musician

Making the music business work Alison Scott presents a one-hour workshop on the business side of being a musician on Friday, September 21st at the Center.  This workshop is free and will be given from 5:30pm-6:30pm just before the 7:30pm concert.  Musicians and the...

Using images from the past in writing fiction

The first session completed under the umbrella of the Continental Divide Folk School Using images from the past in writing fiction – Tuesday, September 4th Join us on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm to meet and welcome artist-in-residence Mark Wiederanders. He...

Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers are truly amazing.  Volunteer labor helped make the renovation of the two-story gallery building possible with limited financial resources.  And all along the 22 year history of the Center volunteers have brought the vision of the Center to life.  There...

Fall 2012 Concert Season

The 2012 fall concert series begins in early September.  Concerts all start at 7:30pm unless noted otherwise and are held at the Cultural Center gallery. Doors open at 6:30pm without reserved seating. Admission is $15 the night of the concert, $12 advance sale (call...

Halloween Party October 27th

Fall fun for kids Fun and games for kids from preschool through high school on Saturday the 27th. Preschool-2nd grade at the Cultural Center from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. In this preschool to 2nd grade session parents are asked to accompany their children. 3rd grade –...

Art in the schools

We’re fortunate to have three representatives from the New York Mills School serving as members of the 2017 Board of Directors of the Center. Rebecca Imsande is the Music teacher, Judith Brockway is the elementary Principal, and Matt Holtberg is the Technology...

Weaving class begins October 2nd

Weave a scarf and a table runner Lil McRae from At Loose Ends weaving and yarn shop in Perham will teach the basics of weaving on the rigid heddle loom on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm – October 2, 9, 16, & 23. Students will complete a scarf and a table runner during...

Decoy Show

Fish and Duck Decoys July 6-September 22 This exhibition of decoys made by six regional artists has been lots of fun.  Here are a pair of images, one showing boys swimming some of the fish decoys and the other catching three of the artists awaiting judging of their...

2012 Think-Off Contestants

“The Nature of Humankind: Inherently Good or Inherently Evil?” is this year’s Great American Think-Off question, reprising the first annual Think-Off when the same question was asked and, for the only time in Think-Off history, resulted in a draw. Think-Off...

20th Annual Great American Think-Off Question

Press Release New York Mills Regional Cultural Center P.O. Box 246 24 North Main Avenue New York Mills, MN 56567 (218) 385-3339 nymills@kulcher.org Contact: Jamie Robertson For Release January 1, 2012 20th Annual Great American Think-Off Question: “The Nature of...

“Work of Art” Series

Starting September 11th, Springboard for the Arts will present its entire ten-part Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists series in partnership with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s Business and...