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Longest Night Festival on tap Dec. 21

The Longest Night Festival, a free concert, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the New York Mills Cultural Center as the world turns toward the longer days of spring.

A bevy of artists including Lisa Winter, Fr. Peter Kirchner, John Perry, Dave Virnala, Dennis Happel, Lou Hoglund, Marie Nitke, Doug Eckes, Michael Dagen, Amber Fletschock, Adam Dagen, Jim Van Schaick, Amy Wallgren, Heidi Dresser, Ben Ranson, Nora Hyde, David Stoddard, Renita McGrane and Macelle Mahala will be at the Center to celebrate the solstice and the season of light.

The Center will introduce the coming "winter light" festivities to be held Feb. 2. This is a new project supported by a cultural heritage grant provided by Lake Region Arts Council and by the generous support of the members of the Cultural Center.