YSU Cliffe College of Creative Arts: The Summer Festival of the Arts

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YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts presents the 24th annual Summer Festival of the Arts on July 9th and 10th at Wean Park in downtown Youngstown, near the Covelli Centre. Saturday hours are 10 to 6, and Sunday hours are 11 to 5. The Festival features an artists' marketplace, family activities, music, cultural groups, and theater and dance performances. More information is available at 'YSU dot edu slash S F A'.

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown: Guided Labyrinth Walks

 The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown present a Guided Labyrinth Walk each month from June through October.  Each walk is led by a different facilitator, either an Ursuline Sister or Associate, with the meditation centering on the theme of hospitality. Walks generally take 20 to 30 minutes. The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown  began their work in the Mahoning Valley in 1874.  More information at the

Sun., June 12, 2 p.m.
Thurs., July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

Opera Western Reserve: A Parisian Promenade

Opera Western Reserve presents A Parisian Promenade, a night of music, dinner, and drinks, on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 pm, on the Fifth Avenue Steps & Promenade at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown.  Opera Western Reserve’s Emerging Artists will perform excerpts from the upcoming production of Puccini's La Bohème. Tickets available online at, and at 330-259-9651.


YWCA: Lunch & Learn: This Land is Whose Land?

The YWCA Mahoning Valley presents a Lunch & Learn with Cynthia Connolly, Director of Programming at City Club of Cleveland on Tuesday, May 16 at noon, at the YWCA in Youngstown.  Connolly will be giving a presentation entitled This Land is Whose Land?.   Registration for this event is free and lunch will be provided.

McKinley Memorial Library & Public Library of Niles: The Marvel Universe: Origin Stories

McKinley Memorial Library & Public Library of Niles present the program The Marvel Universe: Origin Stories, on Thursday, May 26, at 6 pm, at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 South Main Street, in Niles. Greg Bartholomew of All American Cards & Comics will delve into the history behind some popular Marvel characters—and examine their lasting impact on popular culture. To register for the virtual program, visit

YSU Maag Library:Movie & Discussion: Holocaust Memorial Day

YSU's Maag Library is hosting a movie and discussion on Wednesday April 27th, at 6 pm, for Holocaust Memorial Day.  There will be a a viewing of the film Distant Journey by Alfred Radok, followed by a discussion with YSU's Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies Director Dr. Jacob Labendz.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor: Steel Museum Anniversary Series

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor presents a free lecture by Bill Lawson, director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 pm, at the Museum, on Wood Street, in Youngstown.  The title of Lawson's lecture is 30 Years of Youngstown Social and Political Identity.  The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook, @SteelMuseum.

YSU Dana School of Music: Harold Danko Concert

The YSU Dana School of Music presents YSU alumnus, and critically acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist, Harold Danko, in a free concert, on Thursday April 14, at 7:30 pm, in the Ford Theater, in YSU's Bliss Hall. An Evening with Harold Danko also features the YSU Jazz Combos and the YSU Jazz Ensemble. 

YSU Maag Library: Poetry & Storytelling with Dr. Manuel Iris

YSU Maag Library and LitYoungstown presents An Afternoon of Poetry with Dr. Manuel Iris, on Friday, April 1, 2 - 5 pm in the 3rd Floor Gallery, in Maag Library.  Dr. Iris is a recent Poet Laureate of the City of Cincinnati and the author of the bilingual book The Parting Present. Talk on Translation is at 2:00, a Roundtable on Culture, Arts & Immigration is at 3:00. and a Poetry Reading and Reception is at 4:00.

 Najor funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Rob Briggs & Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs.

United Nations Association of the United States of America, Youngstown ChapterThe War for Ukraine: What the Outcome Means for the United States and the World:

The United Nations Association of the United States of America, Youngstown Chapter, presents the panel discussion: The War for Ukraine: What the Outcome Means for the United States and the World, on Sunday, April 3, at 6 pm, at St. Maron Church, 1555 S, Meridian Road, in Youngstown. There will be three expert panelists and three expert responders. The moderator is Dr. Jamil Al Wekhian (WECK ee an), Kent State University Peace & Conflict Studies. This discussion is free and open to the public.


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