2019 Fall & Winter Yoga in New York Mills, MN

Join us for Senior/Gentle Yoga every Wednesday morning starting September 11, 2019 through December 18th, 2019. This yoga class is meant for those seeking to build strength and flexibility through yoga flow, positioning, breathing, and balance. Class is taught by...

POP UP Private Eye Research Workshop

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 FREE 1-hour workshop Open to all! This pop-up workshop has been rescheduled! We are excited to welcome artist Chris Marcotte back to New York Mills. Research ~ Thinking like a Private Eye POP UP EVENT!!! Tuesday September 3, 6-7 pm. Call to...

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra returns to NYM!

Friday September 6, 2019 7:30pm @ Cultural Center Fall Concert Series Kick-Off High energy & amazing musicianship in a fusion of newgrass + rock Come kick off our Fall Concert Series at the Cultural Center’s intimate listening-room style space with this...

2019 Summer Concert Series at the NYM Cultural Center

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Good Morning Bedlam | Wednesday August 7 | 7:30pm Make your Wednesday night a fun one! $10 adult / $5 student Get tickets at the door or click here: GMB Tickets Folk | Blues Listen to “Dancing Fool” by Good Morning Bedlam Snacks and...

Feelin’ Alright! A Tribute to Woodstock 1969

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 Begins @ 7:30pm Held @ Cultural Center in New York Mills, MN Feelin’ Alright! is an entertaining multi-media musical variety show that pays tribute to Woodstock 1969 – a historic event that defined...

Open Mic Night On Hold as of July 2019

UPDATE | Open Mic Night ON HOLD As of July 2019, the remaining 2019 Open Mic Night dates are ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. While we love the opportunity that Open Mic Night provides to local artists, our current staff and budget does not have the capacity to continue...

‘Snapshots of Italy’ Gallery Exhibit

In the Gallery Aug 7 – Sept 14, 2019 Reception Friday, September 13 @ 4:30pm Window to the World Show The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show features photos from Italy as seen through the eyes of local travelers. “Snapshots of Italy” is on...

2019 Art in Your Park

Celebrate Summer with Art in YOUR Park! Join Cheryl, the Cultural Center’s Education & Outreach Coordinator, at any of the dates/times/locations below for fun art projects for kids this summer! Recommended for school-aged children; ages 7 & under must be...

Kalevala Puppet Pageant 2019

11th Annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant Fri, Aug 16th in New York Mills Sat, Aug 17th in Perham Workshops begin Mon, Aug 5th! The Puppet Pageant is an original large-scale street theater play based on stories from the Finnish national epic poem, The Kalevala. Adults and...

2019 Fish House Festival in New York Mills, MN

6th Annual Festival Friday, July 12, 2019 Held in conjunction with NYM Summer Celebration and Lund Mania Fishing Tournament! Come join the fun of artists painting in the street, outdoor games, sidewalk chalk, food, drinks & music, and inside gallery exhibit and...

2019 Summer Yoga in New York Mills, MN

Workshops provided by Michel Le Gribble-Dates and hosted by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. CANCELLED: Monday, July 8 @ 1-2pm: Kids Story & Stretch Workshop Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled due to lack of registrants. Please check out...

Art for Lunch 2020

SECOND Thursdays @Noon-1pm $5 fee for supplies Open to All! Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with all events postponed or canceled. At this point we are taking a responsible, safety-first...

2019 Adult Regional Art Show – Distinctly Minnesota

In the Gallery: May 22 – June 29, 2019 Reception June 7 @ 6:30pm All are invited to our annual Adult Regional Art Show! Admission is always free to view Gallery exhibits at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, and all ages, abilities and backgrounds are always...

2019 America’s Greatest Thinker Goes to…

Jennifer Nelson is the 2019 America’s Greatest Thinker! 27th Great American Think-Off Held June 8, 2019 Debate Details Follow Jennifer is a native of Morris, MN who currently lives in the Twin Cities where she works as a research consultant for the DFL Caucus at...

2019 Think-Off Finalist Essays

27th Great American Think-Off Congratulations to all 4 finalists! Read the winning essays below The four finalists for the 2019 Great American Think-Off are (in alphabetical order): Rick Brundage of St. Paul, MN; David Lapakko of Richfield, MN; Louise Mengelkoch of...

2019 Think-Off Honorable Mentions Essays

27th Great American Think-Off Announcing Honorable Mentions Read Essays Below Read the 2019 Honorable Mention Essays Below, OR you can: 2019 Think-Off Results 2019 Think-Off Finalist Essays Michael Denny, Journalist from Staples, MN No Voting does not matter. It...

Philosophers and Artist Reception

Celebrating Philosophers & Artists We are making yet another connection by hosting both the Great American Think-Off Reception and the Distinctly Minnesota Artist Reception as one big party! Help us Kick-Off the Think-Off in style! Join us June 7th at 6:30-8:30pm...

NYM 2019 Pool Mural Project

Welcoming our artist in residence, Adam Spaeth from St. Cloud who is going to be working on a mural at the pool.  We will have After School Art days where students can work with him. Dates for pool painting will be May 21, 22, 23, 24, after school from 3:15-4:30. Ages...

Think-Off Debate June 8, 2019

27th Great American Think-Off Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 7pm Held @ NYM School Auditorium Reception to follow @ Cultural Center The 2019 Think-Off debate will be held at the James Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Auditorium) at the New York Mills School on Saturday,...

Paper Parlor in NYM

Monday June 10, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. Live, local, rock & roll Who says you can’t have fun on a Monday? Join us Monday June 10th at 7:30pm for this impactful and lively rock and roll band! Paper Parlor is a traditional rock & roll band to the core, and the...

Teho. Finnish Fiddle Duo in NYM

Thursday June 13, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. Not a Violin Duo. On Tour from Finland! Don’t miss this opportunity to see Finnish Fiddling Live by Teho.! Join us Thursday, June 13fth at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center in New York Mills for this power-fiddle duo on tour from...

2019 Great American Think-Off Finalists

Final Four Announced “To Vote or Not to Vote: Does it Matter?” Essay Finalists to Debate Topic June 8, 2019 @ 7pm The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces four finalists from the essay contest portion of the 27th Annual Great American Think-Off....

Discover Rescued Treasures in NYM April 13th!

Rescued Treasures found in NYM, MN! Enjoy this folk concert with us on April 13th, 2019 @ 7:30pm! Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear Arna Rennan, Georganne Hunter and Loretta Kelley performing music from Telemark and Ballads from the Middle Ages. Every song and dance...

2019 Great American Think-Off Essay Deadline Extended

You heard right, folks! The new deadline to enter your opinion essay for the Great American Think-Off is April 15th, 2019! To vote or not to vote: does it matter? Historically, groups of citizens have fought hard for the right to vote, only to have more than half of...

2019 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 5:30pm Meet up with the Cultural Center Board of Directors and Staff at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Cultural Center. All are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting! We will be covering the following 3 tasks: 2018 year in review...

2019 MSHSL Visual Arts Exhibition

You’re invited! Each Spring the Cultural Center hosts the annual Minnesota State High School League Arts Festival for Region 6A North. This year the show will be in the gallery April 10-24, 2019. The festival will be on Wednesday, April 24th from 9am-2pm. During...

2019 Garden Party in New York Mills, MN

Annual Spring Fundraiser Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fun for everyone with the following activities: Brats & Beers & More Garden Party Bucket Drawings Plant Grab Head or Tails Split the Pot Green House Goody Grab Live Auction @ 7:00 p.m....

Little Big Year Birding Presentation & Workshop May 2, 2019

Presenter: Ben Eckhoff, MN DNR Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. The Little Big Year is offering a workshop on May 2, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills presented by Ben Eckhoff, the Area Interpretive Naturalist for the Minnesota Department of...

Window to the World: Italy Workshops

These workshops are open and FREE to everyone (16+) who is craving a cultural dynamic right here at home! March 5:  Architecture of Italy.  We will look at the development of architecture in Italy and then have some fun building our own structures out of paper and...

Cultural Center Spring 2019 Workshops

“For the Birds” Workshop Saturday, May 11, 2019 @10:30am – 1pm Make an Up-Cycled Bird Feeder with Cheryl Bannes Parents and children are welcome to come create an up-cycled bird feeder of recycled materials and found objects. Children under the age...

‘Nocturne’ by Ragamala Dance | New York Mills, MN | May 17, 2019

@ NYM School Auditorium Friday, May 17 @ 7:00 p.m. Ragamala Dance Company is based out of Minneapolis, MN and is run by the mother-daughter duo, Ranee (mother) and Aparna (daughter). Ragamala is inspired by the south Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam. Ragamala...

The Lost Forty play American Irish concert in New York Mills, MN

We are thrilled to present: The Lost Forty March 22, 2019 | 7:30PM Purchase Tickets Here! The Lost Forty is native to the cold Midwest winters and understands how truly grueling they can be. Add them and their love for American Irish music to your wintery mix!  The...

2019 Visiting Artist Pop-Up!

Friday, March 29 | 7-8pm Brooklyn Violinist performs in New York Mills.   Come meet our current Artist in Residence, Jeffry Young, a composer, violinist, and electronic musician from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental, rock, and classical music. This...

Comedian C. Willi Myles brings humor to NYM, MN!

Ready to bring the funny, we welcome with open arms: C. Willi Myles Friday April 5, 8-9:30pm Buy Tickets Here A veteran performer and an extremely funny guy, C. Willi Myles has the gift of connecting people with each other through humor. After surviving his childhood...

Braided Rug Workshop – Arts Learning – NYM, MN

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @5:00-7:00 p.m. Instructor Heather Cassidy @ Cultural Center Fee: $20 ($15 for members) Learn to make your own beautiful braided rugs! Heather will teach you the skills to get you started, and you can finish your rug at home. Participants...

Lehto & Wright Concert – Live Folk Rock – NYM, MN

Lehto & Wright Concert at the NYM Cultural Center! Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm Join us for an evening of fabulous live music at the Cultural Center in NYM! Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues...

Kip and Eric Peltoniemi Perform – NYM, MN – St Urho’s Day

Peltoniemi Brothers to perform a St. Urho’s Day Show! March 16th, 2019 7:30PM Kip and Eric Peltoniemi’s long relationship with folk, country, Finnish and Nordic music began in Wadena, Minnesota in the early 1960s when as a teenagers they began performing at...

Visiting Artist – Trevor Dawson, Reading – New York Mills, MN

Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 | 6-7pm Free to Attend | Open to All   Our visiting artist goes by Trevor Dawson. Trevor is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Enjoy a reading of his writings analyzing Bob Dylan’s better known song Mississippi from the 2001 album...

Corey Medina & Brothers Concert

2019 Winter Concert Series Kick-Off Saturday, February 16th @ 7:30pm Corey Medina was born and raised in the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation. In 2012 he relocated to another small town called Bemidji in Northern Minnesota. His early...

Open Mic Night – 2019 – New York Mills, MN

As of July 2019, Open Mic Night is ON HOLD until further notice.  CLICK HERE for more info.   UPDATE | Open Mic Night REVAMP | WIP THANKS to those who joined us on May 9, 2019 to help determine the FUTURE OF OPEN MIC NIGHT! It was a productive discussion and...