New York Mills plans evening of music, activities, food

The June 2 event will offer music and activities for kids and adults.

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The New York Mills Cultural Center's Spring into Summer event will take place at the New York Mills Sculpture Park and Barn. (Contributed)

A Wednesday, June 2 event at the New York Mills Sculpture Park & Barn will offer free children's activities, community mural painting, live music, food trucks, cash bar, adult projects and a live auction.

Called "Spring into Summer," it's hosted by the the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and will run 5-8 p.m. In case of rain, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, June 3.

“Spring into Summer” will feature free children’s activities including music with Rebecca Imsande from 5-6 p.m., ECFE sensory fun with dirt and flowers, artist Brad Wegscheid’s Scribbletastic Fun-O-Matic Command Post, and interactive make-and-take projects by ECFE, the New York Mills Library, and the Cultural Center.

Adults can take their pick of four $8 workshops, or pay $25 for all four: floral arranging, succulents, found object owl art, and dying a bookmark, notecard, or other item using natural flower-pressed dyes.

Nate Luetgers of Park Rapids will lead a “Paint with Nate” community mural project for all ages. There will be live music throughout the event by Rebecca Imsande, with children’s music from 5-6 p.m., Elisa Korenne from 6-7 p.m., and Dave Virnala following the live auction until 8 p.m.


At 7 p.m., the live auction will feature artist-made items, including a one-of-a-kind quilt, a variety of outdoor and gardening items, and donations from local businesses and individuals. This auction supports the Center’s summer programming such as the Think-Off, Fish House Fest, Puppet Pageant, Art in Your Park.

For more information, call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339.

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