Culture

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts 2

The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Summer Day Camp

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents "My Town Your Town Youngstown Summer Day Camp, Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day. Summer Day Camp, for children age 7 - 14, is at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. More information at mahoninhistory.org.
This is an opportunity to explore local history and culture!

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Hands-On-History Open House

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Hands-On-History Open Houses, every Wednesday from July 6 through August 10 at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities will include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more! More information on the open Houses and the weekly theme at 330-743-2589 or education@mahoninghistory.org or online st mahoninghistory.org.

Lit Youngstown: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

Lit Youngstown will host a workshop on spoken word, taught by performance poet Rhonda Miska, on Sunday June 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown. No previous experience is required. Participation is free with registration. Registrations can be made at the Oak Hill Collaborative, at (330) 406-4448, or at LitYoungstown.Wordpress.com.

First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana: Gospel Concert and Strawberry Festival

The First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana presents a free southern gospel concert featuring Columbiana County's own God's Quad, followed by local strawberries and ice cream, on Sunday, June 12, at 6:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. The Church is located at 28 East Park Avenue, in Columbiana.

WYSU Summer Membership Party

WYSU is hosting a summer membership party on Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Fifth Floor Restaurant in Youngstown. The party features live music by Just Two Guitars, and is free to current supporting members of 88.5 WYSU. If you aren't a member, you can join that night. More information and to to RSVP for this free event at 330-941-3363.

SMARTS: All In One Campaign

SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, is making a Public Announcement for its"All in One" Campaign. This arts-filled experience takes place on Friday, May 20 at 10:00 am, at the Ohio One Building, 25 East Boardman Street, in Downtown Youngstown.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: The Billy Goats Gruff Opera Performance

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of the opera The Billy Goats Gruff, on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:45 pm by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve. This operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale is adapted from music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. The performance is free and will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy available at 330-707-2144.

Simply Slavic Festival - Youngstown

Simply Slavic is a celebration of the Mahoning Valley’s Slavic culture, on Saturday, June 18th in downtown Youngstown from noon to mindight. The festival includes music, Slavic food, folk dancers, workshops, vendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot org.

Lit Youngstown reading: Three Poets

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Dianne BOR-senik, John Burroughs, and Matthew Minicucci on Wednesday May 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

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