2019 Great American Think-Off Question

UPDATE! Essays are now due April 15th, 2019! The Great American Think-Off, now in its 27th year, is an annual philosophy contest held in New York Mills, MN (population 1,224), and hosted by the Cultural Center in New York Mills. This year’s question once again...

Contempo Physical Dance

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Wadena Memorial Auditorium FREE to attend! Contempo Physical Dance will present “SenZalma” at the Memorial Auditorium in Wadena on Friday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. Directed and choreographed by Marciano Silva dos...

2018 Winter Fundraiser

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @6-8pm Held @ NYM City Hall Ballroom, during NYM Christmas Tree Festival Free to Attend & Open to ALL!   We know you’re busy. So, we crafted a night to fit your schedule… In a hurry? Stop in, buy a RAFFLE ticket, and...

Niijii Radio Concert: T-Roy Anderson

Blues Concert Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Cultural Center in NYM Free to Attend! All are invited to this FREE Niijii Radio Concert at the Cultural Center in NYM on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 7-8pm! T-Roy Anderson was born in Duluth MN. At age 6, the...

Drawing for Beginners

Let’s Learn! Beginners Drawing Class Series 4 Wednesdays in October 2018 Local artist and Cultural Center employee Cheryl Bannes will guide you through lessons that will have you drawing like you always wanted to. This is a 4-week series with classes held...

Ukulele Class & Presentation

Friday, October 19, 2018 An evening with Survivor Girl Ukulele Band founder Laurie Kallevig Beginners Ukulele Class @6pm Music-Rich Presentation @7pm On Friday, October 19, 2018, Laurie Kallevig, founder of Survivor Girl Ukulele, will offer a beginners’ ukulele...

Ceramics Class

Saturday, October 20 @10am – 1pm Taught by Brad Wegscheid Create Coasters or Wind Chimes Join in a fun ceramic class with local artist Brad Wegscheid on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. Brad...

Memoir Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 25 @12-1:30pm Write Memory: Intro to Memoir Taught by Visiting Artist Glenda Reed Glenda Reed, current visiting artist from Minneapolis, will host a writing workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from noon-1:30 p.m. Perhaps you have a memory...

NYM Community Halloween Fun

Free Kids’ Party @ Cultural Center Saturday, October 27, 2018 @3-5pm All children age 10 & under welcome. Those under 8 must bring an adult. Costumes are encouraged, though not required. Fun activities for a variety of ages, including: Halloween-themed...

Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass–Illuminated

Saturday, November 3rd @ 7:30 p.m. Patrick Scully as Walt Whitman Solo Theater Performance On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, Patrick Scully will perform as Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass–Illuminated.  This...

Art For Lunch Fall 2018

First Thursdays @Noon-1pm $3 fee for supplies Open to All! Tired of the same old lunch routine? Come to the Cultural Center and try Art for Lunch! Bring your lunch–we provide beverages–and enjoy a short 45-minute art project! Classes will be led by Artist...

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: A Small Town Christmas

Minnesota’s Modern Old-World Sound Thursday, December 13 @7:30pm Held @ Cultural Center in NYM The Cultural Center is thrilled to present SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: “A Small Town Christmas”, an unplugged and shorter version of their full 2018...

Longest Night Music Festival 2018

A night for music and celebration Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7pm Free to attend & open to all! Join us for this free concert as the world turns toward the longer days of spring. A bevy of artists (including Dave Virnala, T-Roy Anderson, Ben Ranson, the NYM...

SongBlast Dueling Guitars to Rock NYM!

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8-10pm Cultural Center Mid-Winter Benefit Concert @ NYM City Hall Ballroom General Admission, VIP Tables & Sponsor Packages Available! SongBlast Dueling Guitars will be rocking New York Mills on Friday, January 18, 2019! The Cultural...

Culinary Archaeologist Daniel Serra

“Taste of the Past” Community Brunch Saturday, October 6, 2018 @10am-1pm Held at NYM Senior Center Daniel Serra is a Culinary Archaeologist who travels to archaeological dig sites where he explores old cooking sites to discover what our ancestors were...

Ken Burns’ Pianist Jacqueline Schwab Concert & Workshop

Piano Concert Tues, October 9 @7:00 p.m. @ Trinity Lutheran Church, NYM Featuring NYMHS Band & Choir Students Concert FREE to Attend & Open to ALL Improv Workshop Mon, October 8 @6:30 p.m. @ Cultural Center, NYM Explore Instrumental Improvisation Workshop...

5th Annual Little Big Year

The Little Big Year extends to 5th year 2017-18 Finale & 2018-19 Kick-Off Friday, September 14 @ 7pm The Little Big Year will hold its 2017-2018 finale event on Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center. This event will also serve as the Kick-Off of...

Window to the World: Italy Travel Experience

Travel Experience to ITALY! Trip Dates: June 21-July 2, 2019   Must Register by September 1, 2018* *If spaces remain, final deadline September 15, 2018. Initial meeting for travelers September 20, 2018. We are thrilled to announce this exciting opportunity...

Painters, Inkers, and Tattoo Lines

In the Gallery Aug 1 – Sept 15, 2018 A unique, fun and interactive graphic arts exhibit   On display is the work of Fargo print maker Troy Becker, St. Cloud painter Adam Spaeth, and painters Avery and Amy Nubson of Moorhead. This show also features...

Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail 2018

NYM Cultural Center is the “Top of the Trail!” Gallery Exhibit September 17 – October 27 2nd Annual Fiber Art Trail Weekend September 20-22, 2018 Weekend Activities Include Workshops, Quilt Documentation & Concert   Ripping the Seams: Unique...

Noa Fort Piano Concert

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @7:30pm Pop-Up Visiting Artist Concert Noa Fort is a musician from New York who will be in New York Mills as a visiting artist for two weeks in September and has offered to play a solo concert for our community. Click here for videos:...

Discovering Our Heritage: Finnish Log Construction-The Art

A Lecture by Frank Eld (Harkonen) Finlandia Foundation National Lecturer of the Year 2018-2019 Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 7pm Join us at the Cultural Center to hear a presentation describing Finnish log style construction, its history and uniqueness by Frank Eld on...

Bill & Kate Isles Concert

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @7:30pm Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Duo Held during Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances...

Preschool Creative Play Day

Music and Crafts with Eva Korentayer! Wednesday, August 29, 11am-12pm For Children Age 5 & Under Free to Attend! The Cultural Center in New York Mills is happy to host Eva Korentayer for a morning of music and crafts for children ages 5 and under. This lively...

Quilt Documentation Day

Bring your quilts! Saturday, September 22, 2018 By appointment: 10 am – 4 pm The Minnesota Quilt Project is searching for new and old quilts made in or linked to Minnesota. The Cultural Center in New York Mills is partnering with the Minnesota Quilt Project to offer...

Fall Yoga 2018

Fall Yoga at the Cultural Center! Join us for yoga amidst the art at the Cultural Center in New York Mills this Fall, September-December 2018. Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate. Wednesdays 9-10am. September 12 – December 12, 2018. $4 per class. Registered yoga...

2018 Open Mic

2nd Thursdays @7-9pm Back @ the Cultural Center this Fall Free to Attend & Open to All We are happy to welcome you back to the Cultural Center main floor gallery for Open Mic Night this Fall, 2nd Thursdays, 7-9pm: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Thursday, October 11,...

Kalevala Puppet Pageant 2018

10th Annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant Fri, Aug 17th @ New York Mills VFW Sat, Aug 18th @ Perham Pioneer Grounds The Cultural Center is pleased to present its 10th annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant performance in New York Mills on Friday, August 17th, in conjunction with...

2018-19 Just for Kix Youth Dance

PLEASE NOTE: Just for Kix has moved the location of NYM Dance Classes to the NYM School Auditorium Foyer for January-May 2019. Classes will no longer be held at the Cultural Center.  Please contact Heidi Swenson at perham_mn@justforkix.com or 218-766-1464 with any...

Volunteer Spotlight

First Volunteer Spotlight: Dorothy Eskeli To kick off our new “Volunteer Spotlight” recognition program, we would like to highlight and thank longtime volunteer, Dorothy Eskeli of New York Mills.     “Volunteering adds an extra dimension...

2018 Regional Art Show

Annual Regional Adult Art Show Gallery Exhibit May 23 – June 29, 2018 Reception Friday, June 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Featuring live music by Mary Marshall, Jazz Pianist The Cultural Center is pleased to announce its 22nd annual Regional Adult Art Show. This is a favorite...

2018 Fish House Festival

5th Annual! Friday, July 6, 2018 Get Raffle Tickets NOW! $10. On Sale at Cultural Center, F&M State Bank, & Cenex in NYM and at Gene’s Sports Shop & P.S. I Love You in Perham. GRAND PRIZE: Custom-made spear house, painted by artists @ Fish House...

Desdamona Concert & Outdoor Event

Spoken Word and Hip Hop Artist Friday, July 27th 7:30 pm New York Mills VFW Outdoor Stage NYM Education Foundation Bean Bag Tournament before concert @5pm Desdamona, a spoken word and hip-hop artist, will be performing outdoors at the NYM VFW Post 3289 on Friday, July...

Old Time Dance

Sesquicentennial Square Dance Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 7-10pm Live Music by Red Herring Stringband Family Friendly, Free & Open to All! “When you arrive at a dance, people are so welcoming, you feel like you are coming home.” -Dee Dee Dougherty To celebrate Otter...

Open Mic Summer 2018 Around Town!

For the Summer of 2018 Open Mic is Unplugged and Around Town! 2nd Thursdays @7-9pm Join us In June, July, & August at these Locations: June 14 @ Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill July 12 @ The Barn shelter in the Sculpture Park August 9 @ Backwoods BBQ Monthly...

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

In Concert at the Center! Friday, June 15 @ 7:30pm Sundae + Mr. Goessl are Seattle’s premier Vintage Jazz Duo featuring Earshot Magazine’s Vocalist of the Year, Kate Voss, and Seattle’s busiest freelance guitarist, Jason Goessl. Together, this dreamy...

Marah in the Mainsail

In Concert! Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:30pm Doors @ 7pm Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Marah in the Mainsail. The sound is dark and mysterious at it’s core. With layers upon layers of dynamic turns, from the hopeful highs of “Fox...

Hungrytown in Concert!

Presented in Conjunction with the Friends of the New York Mills Public Library Saturday, August 11 @7:30pm – Doors @7 After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo...

New Day & Times for Sit-n-Stitch 2018

Weekly Fiber Artists’ Gathering Now on Thursdays! Two Sessions @Noon-2pm AND 5-7pm Now with two times on Thursdays, the Center’s weekly fiber arts group, Sit-n-Stitch, offers time slots for everyone! Pop in over lunch or after work, and join the members of...