The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will host two adapted events to celebrate the winter solstice on Monday, Dec. 21. The event will include an outdoor event at the New York Mills Sculpture Park and Barn, and a virtual concert online. 

Longest Night 

outdoor event

On Monday, Dec. 21 from 5-6:30 p.m., community members are invited to the New York Mills Sculpture Park to enjoy a self-paced luminary walk around the sculpture park. There will be hot cocoa and music playing.

NY Mills students are invited to decorate luminary bags that will be lit and placed throughout the Sculpture Park. Bags are available at the Cultural Center and NY Mills School and must be returned by Friday, Dec. 18. Families are encouraged to come and find their child’s luminary during the walk on Dec. 21.

While this is an outdoor, non-structured event, COVID-19 safety guidelines will be observed by staff and encouraged by attendees, including spacing and masks. People who do not feel well are asked not to attend. For questions, or more information, contact the Cultural Center at 385-3339.

Longest Night 

virtual concert

On Monday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., the Cultural Center will be sharing an exclusive virtual concert by regional musicians. At the time of publication, the musician line-up for the virtual concert includes Corey Medina & Brothers, Survivor Girl Ukulele Band, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala, Kevin Mastel, Crystal Clear Resonation, Day Gun and Good Morning Bedlam. To find more details on the virtual concert, visit the Cultural Center’s Facebook page @ccnym or their website

Both events are free and open to anyone to participate. 

Annually the Cultural Center hosts a Longest Night Music Festival during the darkest night of the year with intimate performances from local musicians. Due to COVID-19, the annual in-person event has been cancelled for 2020.