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New York Mills Cultural Center
24 Main Avenue North
New York Mills, MN 56567
Named one of the top five culturally cool towns by USA Today Weekend Magazine in 1994.

July 10-August 24 we have our Decoy Show in our gallery. Local carvers have created fish and duck decoys (they are working decoys) for display in our show.

July 12th, Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, we will have a tank on our back deck and actually test each decoy in water. This is part of NY MIlls Summer Celebration & Lund Mania Fishing Tournament. There will also be family art activities from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

July 28th, Judi Siirila Concert with Jim Uselman. Both are from California, both have ties to this area. Judi's family is in NY Mills and Jim is from Wadena. Judy has performed in opera and films. Jim is a vocal instructor. This wonderful concert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We have three standard programs that continue through the summer.

Mondays, 6:00 pm Sit n' Stitch Work on your own project or learn to knit, crochet, embroider, weave on a loom. We have needles and yarn available for you to take home at no charge.

Wednesdays 10:00 am July 7, 14, 21 & 28. Yoga Light and Easy for beginners and those who want a great group to exercise with. Beth Super is our instructor.

2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:00 pm Open Mic July 11th & 25th Share your talent or just listen as others share theirs. We welcome entertainers of any age and of any type of performance, singers, guitarists, pianists, readers of prose or poetry, etc.

Judi is the daughter of Madella and the late, Ted Siirila

  • Some of the timeless selections that you will hear: "The Sound of Music", "Memory", "Over the Rainbow", "Summertime", "Till There Was You" and many more!
  • A native of Los Angeles, Judith Siirila has appeared in leading roles in operas
  • Judi has toured Estonia and Russia with the Pacific Chorale
  • She has also performed lead roles in many musical productions

Judi was active for many years as a recording artist for television and films, including the feature films: Galaxy Quest, End of Days, The Astronaut's Wife, Wild, Wild West, South Park, A Bug's Life, Mulan, Good Will Hunting, The Postman, Anastasia, Flubber, Batman and Robin, Men in Black, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mission Impossible, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Hocus Pocus

TV: The Rockford Files, Quantum Leap, The Wonder Years

Commercials: Greyhound, Kayak, BMW, Unavoidable

She also can be heard as the singing voice, for Eve in the Sony Play Station game "Parasite Eve."

See more about Judi on our website: or

We will also have an additional presentation by Jim Uselman, originally from Wadena, now of California. Jim is a vocal instructor, who has traveled extensively. This is a real treat to have him share his music with us.

This performance is brought to you by:
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
24 North Main Avenue
Call for information 218-385-3339
This concert is FREE, for your enjoyment
Sunday, July 28th 2:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
There will be refreshments served after the performance.

Puppet Pageant

Join us for two weeks of fun and creativity! Learn to walk with stilts, children & adults. Help to make large puppets and perform in our theatrical event!

For all participants

  • August 5, 7, & 9 Mon, Wed & Fri 12:30-3:30pm
  • August 6 & 8 Tues & Thurs 12:30pm-2:00pm
  • August 12, 14 & 16 Mon, Wed & Fri 12:30-3:30pm
  • August 13 & 15 Tues & Thurs 12:30-2:00pm

For Stilters Only

  • August 6, 8, 13 & 15 Tues & Thurs 2:00-3:30pm

Adults and Children Accompained by Adults

  • August 5-8 (Mon-Thurs) 6:00-8:00pm

For all participants

  • August 16 (Friday) 4:00-5:30pm pre-performance

Grand Performance August 16 after the cornfeed. Both adults and children are welcome to participate.

Art in Your Park

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Art projects for kids through grade 6

FREE!! Call with questions 385-3339. Also check our website:

New York Mills 10am-12pm 1pm-3pm
Mon. July 8th Smith Park Lund Park
Wed. July 10th Southside Park Smith Park
Fri. July 12th Lund Park Lund Park
Mon. August 19th Smith Park Lund Park
Wed. August 21st Southside Park Smith Park
Fri. August 23rd Lund Park Southside Park
Perham 10am Pre-school 2pm School Age
Tues. July 9th Library Library
Tues. August 20th Library Library
Wadena 10am 1pm
Thurs. July 11th Sunnyside Park Sunnyside Park
Thurs. August 22nd Sunnyside Park Sunnyside Park