The Longest Night in December

The Center’s Annual Winter Solstice Music Festival is Back! Join us on Thursday, December 21st at 7pm for the 2017 Longest Night. Admission is FREE. Light refreshments served and cash bar available.   Artists include: Just announced! Visual artist Nate...

Art Adventure 2017!

Seeking groups looking for an Art Adventure presentation! If you’re an educator, a troop leader, a club manager, a service organizational head, a committee chair, an administrator, or just someone interested in getting your kids or students better acquainted...

Art education is happening at The Cultural Center at New York Mills!

New programing at the Cultural Center invites the community to join in the fun. Community Weaving:  Come in and add to our weaving.  Just as a community is made up of a variety of individuals that create the whole, so does a weaving take many components to create a...

Free Fall Concert!

Amanda Standalone & Mother Banjo Saturday, November 18, 7-9pm Niijii Radio’s MN Mixdown Music Series Held at the NYM Cultural Center The Cultural Center is happy to welcome back, Amanda Standalone, this time with Mother Banjo and special guest, visual artist...

Block Printing Class

Introduction to Block Printing with Cheryl Bannes Saturday, November 18, 2017 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn about block prints with the newest member of the Cultural Center staff, Cheryl Bannes. Cheryl is a metalsmith by training and inclination, but has worked for...

Vainamoinen and the Golden Goose

The 9th Annual Puppet Pageant in 2017 can now be seen streaming on our YouTube page! Click to watch: Cultural Center on YouTube

Halloween in New York Mills!

Free Kids’ Party @ Cultural Center | Saturday, October 28th | 3-5pm Children up to age 10 welcome. Those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Fun activities! Halloween photos with Impressions by Sarah 3-4pm FREE Pumpkin Decorating Cookie Decorating Games...

Pine Eyes By Zeitgeist

Thursday, November 9 @ 8pm In James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts in the New York Mills Schools A dark and delightful evening-length chamber work based on Carlo Collodi’s beloved The Adventures of Pinocchio, Pine Eyes is a rich mixture of music and words—a...

4th Annual Little Big Year

  The Little Big Year extends to a 4th year, 2017-2018 Eagles and hawks, songbirds and game birds, water fowl and owls, cuckoos and loons are just a few of the bird species found in Minnesota. Join the Little Big Year, a bird sighting competition, and learn about...

Fall Yoga 2017

Fall Yoga Choices! Two yoga options outlined below, to build and strengthen your practice this fall, now through December. The Cultural Center will be closed the month of January, with yoga returning in February 2017 (specific schedule TBA). A. Senior/Gentle Yoga with...

Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail 2017

The Cultural Center in NYM is the “Top of the Trail!” Join us for all these fun weekend activities: Annie Humphrey Concert – Saturday, Sept 23 @7:30pm – with special guest, The Long Hairz Collective Saturday, September 23 @7:30pm –...

Annie Humphrey in New York Mills!

Kicking off our Fall 2017 Concert Series, the Cultural Center welcomes Annie Humphrey after her successful concert performance with the Indigo Girls and Bonnie Raitt at the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, MN Saturday, Sept 23rd @7:30pm at the Cultural Center in New...

2017 Fall Classes

JUST ADDED! Intro to Block Printing Class Saturday, November 18 NEW class just added: Intro to Block Printing with Cheryl Bannes on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for all the details!     3 Classes Held as Part of...

In the Gallery – Fall 2017

Join us at the Cultural Center this fall to view our visual art gallery exhibits by talented local, regional, national and international artists working in a variety of mediums. Visiting the Gallery is always free and open to all. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 10am...

2017 Fall Performing Arts Series

Pine Eyes by Zeitgeist Thursday, November 9 @ 8pm @ NYM School Auditorium A dark and delightful evening-length chamber work based on Carlo Collodi’s beloved The Adventures of Pinocchio, Pine Eyes is a rich mixture of music and words—a compelling adventure for...

Unraveling the Thread Gallery Exhibit

Sept 21 – Nov 4, 2017 Reception Saturday, September 23, 5 – 7 p.m. The Cultural Center in New York Mills presents a new fine art exhibit of Midwestern fiber arts miscellany entitled, Unraveling the Thread. The show runs from Wednesday, September 20 to...

Puppet Pageant 2017

9th Annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant Friday, August 18th in New York Mills! Announcing second performance in Perham on Saturday, August 19th! The Cultural Center is pleased to present its 9th annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant performance in New York Mills on Friday, August...

Sometimes You Move the Puppet and Sometimes the Puppet Moves You

In August of 2016, Nik Nerburn, a filmographer originally from the Bemidji, MN area, came to New York Mills to the Center’s Artist Retreat Program. While here, Nik shot video of the Puppet Pageant workshops, the performance, and the New York Mills Corn Feed (on...

Through A Child’s Eyes

An original show, Through A Child’s Eyes, opens in the gallery at the Cultural Center in New York Mills on Wednesday, August 1. The exhibition presents the work of two regional artists, Alice Blessing of Bemidji, MN and Renee Danz of Fargo, ND. Blessing’s oeuvre is...

Join the Cultural Center Team 2020

Creative job opportunity for energetic and imaginative person at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Seeking individual for fun, challenging, and flexible job opportunity.  Duties include marketing, management of gift shop, weekly sales reconciliation, and...

2017 Open Mic

Monthly 2nd Thursdays Monthly at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, a local volunteer invites singers and speakers, bards and balladeers to perform prospective pieces for the crowd gathered.  Attend as audience or actor, orator or observer. Both literary lectors...

Taste of the Region

CLOSE-OUT! Discounted Gift Cards On Sale NOW @ The Cultural Center! Easy Summer Eats! As of July 2017, we are closing out our ‘a Taste of the Region’ local restaurant gift cards — gets ’em while you can!  Each $25 gift card will be sold for...

Fish House Festival 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017 Join us at the Cultural Center and outside in the street for the 4th annual Fish House Festival! Held in conjunction with New York Mills Summer Celebration and Lund Mania festivities. Schedule of Events for Friday, July 7 9am-4pm Artists painting...

Art In Your Park 2017

Join the Cultural Center 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 accompanied by parent or older sibling. Art in Your Park (AIYP) is free to attend. Join us in...

2017 Think-Off Honorable Mentions Essays

Beginning in 2016, the Think-Off Committee established the new category of Honorable Mention essays to provide a way to showcase additional excellent essays beyond the top four finalists. Five Honorable Mention essays have been selected from each side and printed...

2017 Think-Off Winning Essays!

Pamela Lewis – 2017’s Greatest American Thinker! Had he lived during the 2016 presidential election, Pontius Pilate might have asked his famous and mocking question, “What is truth?” For me, as well as for many of my fellow Americans, the...

Pamela Lewis is 2017 Greatest American Thinker!

2017 Think-Off Question Answered: 2016 Election DID Change Our Perception of Truth New Yorker Named Greatest American Thinker in New York Mills Saturday, four armchair philosophers faced off in the Great Debate portion of the Great American Think-Off philosophy...

Great American Think-Off 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

2017 is a special year for the Great American Think-Off, as it marks the 25th annual philosophical debate. Because of this milestone, the Cultural Center is hosting several weekend events; see the schedule below. Friday, June 9 6-9pm Think-Off Kick-Off at the NYM...

Sauna Reservations for 2017 Think-Off Weekend

Experience Finnish Sauna June 9th in New York Mills CLICK HERE to make reservations for “Sisu” the Finnish traveling sauna, in New York Mills on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Sculpture Park in New York Mills. On Friday, June 9, 2017, from 6-9pm,...

Reserve Free Rides to Think-Off!

Friendly Rider is offering FREE rides to the Think-Off on Saturday, June 10. Starting at 6pm, Friendly Rider will pick up patrons at their homes in these towns: Wadena, Deer Creek, Bluffton, Henning, Ottertail City, and New York Mills. Riders will be brought to the...

Elisa Korenne Book Launch

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Same day as Think-Off) @ 10am-Noon This event is sponsored by the NYM Library and the Viking Library System and held at the Cultural Center. New York City Themed foods provided by Friends of the NYM Library. Open House 10:00 – noon....

Raptors Rule – see live raptors!

Little Big Year Event At Cultural Center Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 7pm The Little Big Year, a project of the Cultural Center, welcomes Angie Morales, the raptor expert from the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, to the Cultural Center on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m....

FREE Writing Workshop!

June Artist in Residence, William Berger, Creative Content Producer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, offers a writing workshop at the Cultural Center. Using performance as a springboard and catalyst for wordplay and text construction, this workshop will...

2017 Regional Art Show

Annual Regional Adult Art Show Gallery Exhibit May 31 – June 24, 2017 Reception Friday, June 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Featuring music by The Jazz Committee The Cultural Center is pleased to announce its 21st annual Regional Adult Art Show. This is a favorite gallery exhibit...

Crazy About You

Crazy About You: Sifting for Sanity in the History of the Insane A Song & Story Concert by Elisa Korenne Plus, Workshop & Children’s Concert Saturday, June 17, 2017 After the success of her crowd-pleasing concerts “Madams, Matrons, and Madwomen” and “’Oy...

Call for 2017 Regional Adult Art Show

Submit your work and be a part of our Annual Regional Art Show at the Center. Everyone is welcome, all media are accepted, and this is a non-juried show. Each regional artist is invited to submit up to two works. 21st Annual Regional Adult Art Exhibit Wednesday May...

Mini Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit

Cultural Center announces Mini Pop-Up Polymer Clay Exhibit in the Gallery Opens Saturday, May 27, 2017 (10am-3pm) Come meet Visiting Artist Keith Andrews  Mini Exhibit features polymer clay figures created during workshop with Arts Retreat visiting artist, Dr. Keith...

Dr. Keith Andrews Teaches Ceramics

Artist in Residence at the Cultural Center holds a polymer clay workshop on Wednesday, May 17 @ 6:00pm. The class covers making small polymer caricatures and reviews these steps: building armature, bulking the figure, preparing and applying clay, sculpting and...

2017 Elementary “Best Of” Regional Art Show

Opening Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills is the annual Regional “Best Of” Elementary Art Show!   A twist on the perennial exhibition, this year’s show is juried by the art teachers so impressive works by the youngest budding...

Kids’ Wet Felting Class!

Required registrants not met. Rescheduled for the fall. Discount included for a same-day adult class. Saturday, May 20, 2017 Bring your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and neighbors’ kids to this fun “Bubble Hands” Wet Felting class with Lisa...