EVENTS & CONCERTS: THE YOUNGSTOWN EXPERIENCE

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Youngstown Juneteenth Cultural Festival

Saturday, June 22 2024 - Sunday, June 23 2024

Juneteenth Cultural Festival
The Youngstown Juneteenth Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at Wean Park in downtown Youngstown. The two-day festival features vendors, food trucks and musical performances. Festival events include the Youngstown Youth Talent Showcase, R & B Only: Juneteenth Edition, Hip Hop Homage, and the Sunday Soulfood Cook Off Competition.
On Sunday, June 23, there will be fireworks at dark. Free parking at the Covelli Centre.

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Saturday, June 22 2024
End:
Sunday, June 23 2024
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Website:
https://www.youngstownjuneteenth.com/

Venue

Wean Foundation Park
201 S. Phelps St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Riverfest 2024

Sunday, June 23 2024 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Riverfest

Riverfest will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 11:00am-4:00pm. This is a free, fun, family-friendly event held at Spring Commons Park/B&O Station. There will be exhibits, food trucks, music, kids crafts, and the Komara Outdoor reptile display. Trumbull Canoe Trails will be there to offer kayak or canoe experiences on the Mahoning River! In addition, the Artists of the Rust Belt will be having a show inside the B&O Station from 11:00am-4:00pm.

For more information or if you would like to register as an exhibitor, please see Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/riverfest-tickets-881566859207?aff=oddtdtcreator) or go the the Friends of the Mahoning River website (https://friendsofthemahoningriver.org/) or Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MahoningRiver/).

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Date:
Sunday, June 23 2024
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

B&O Station
530 Mahoning Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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2024 Youngstown Summer Movie Series

Monday, June 24 2024 @ 9:00 pm

Youngstown Summer Movie Series

The Youngstown Summer Movie Series is back for the 2024 season. From June through August a series of movies will be shown on the lawn at Wean Park. Each movie is on a Monday and will start at 9:00pm. If there is a rainout, the movie will be shown the next day (Tuesday) at 9:00pm. Concessions will be for sale provided by Rayen Early College National Honor Society. This year the movie series is sponsored by The City of You, JAC Live, Wean Park, Appleridge Productions, and Penguin City Brewing Company.

The summer movie series schedule is as follows:

June 24 – Trolls Band Together (2023) – Season Opener
July 1 – Top Gun Maverick (2022)
July 5 – Barbie (2023) – First Friday Movie will be held at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
July 15 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
July 22 – Shrek 2 (2004)
July 29 – Jaws 2 (1978)
August 5 – The Little Mermaid (2023) – Season Closer

For questions, please contact Aspasia Lyras at 330-397-6296 or [email protected], or Melanie Clark-Penella, Downtown Events Coordinator, at [email protected].

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Date:
Monday, June 24 2024
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9:00 pm
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Venue

Wean Foundation Park
201 S. Phelps St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Summer Exhibitions – McDonough Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 25 2024 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Exhibitions

The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University’s Center of Contemporary Art, will open its summer schedule with three new and exciting exhibitions. Paper, Paint & Canvas by Sharon Dundee, CURIOSITIES by Ron Krygowski and I Just Like You: New & Inspiring Fiber Art curated by Heather Seno will be on display May 31 through July 20.  An opening reception for all the exhibitions will be held on Friday, May 31 from 5-7pm.

Sharon Dundee was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA from Youngstown State University where she followed two divergent paths – painting/art history and graphic design/desktop publishing – the latter became her main career focus for more than 30 years. Specializing in abstract-expressionist analogue collage and mixed media painting, she has exhibited her work nationally and won numerous awards. Of her art Dundee states, “My goal as an artist is to create new life from old forms. By mining a wealth of ‘decaying’ material (discarded photos, old newsprint, books stripped of their covers, etc.) I seek to repurpose it. Through my work, I aim to connect the past and the present and hope that it may inspire the future.”

In describing his work artist Ron Krygowski states, “I have always been curious and drawn to world cultures and art. I am inspired by fantasy, Catholic imagery, costume, and embellishment with a philosophy of ‘more is more’.” Krygowski grew up in Girard and received his BFA  from the Cleveland Institute of Art. While living and working in Houston Texas, he actively created and displayed artwork at Alpha 2 Omega Gallery, the Art League of Houston, and the Texas Renaissance Festival. Returning to Ohio, he has been working in clay at Studio 83 and Trumbull Art Gallery (TAG). Krygowski has shown in the area artist exhibitions at the Butler and TAG, had a one man show at The Hope Center for Art and Technology and is a member of Random Acts of Artists.

The I Just Like You: New & Inspiring Fiber Art exhibition is curated by Heather Seno. Currently studying User Experience Design at Kent State University, Seno is an arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts from Youngstown State University. She has and continues to be a major force in the arts community of Youngstown. Of the art and artists in the exhibition Seno states, “I Just Like You: New and Inspiring Fiber Art displays fiber artists working in a new way and often utilizing interdisciplinary backgrounds combined with innovative technology to assist with their creation process. These contemporary artists are expanding the tradition of fiber art with unique material use, production modes, and abstract compositions.”

The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. The McDonough Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am–4:00pm.

More information is available by calling the McDonough Museum at 330-941-1400.

 

 

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Date:
Tuesday, June 25 2024
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John J. McDonough Museum of Art
525 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Walk Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 12:00 pm

Walk Wednesdays

Mercy Health Stepping Out Program, The Healthy Community Partnership, and YSU Campus Recreation’s Community Recreation Graduate Assistant Dalton Campana are excited to invite the community to this year’s free walking class in downtown Youngstown. The Walk Wednesdays walking group will meet outside of The Mocha House in Downtown Youngstown and then walk together to Wean Park every Wednesday, weather permitting, and will continue until the weather becomes too cold to walk. The City of Youngstown’s YO! App will be providing Promo Codes to Walkers every month, which can be redeemed at over 20 city businesses.

This and several other free outdoor walking classes are part of the Healthy Community Partnership’s Walk the Valley Initiative in partnership with Mercy Health’s Stepping Out Program. Regular participation in outdoor walking activities will improve residents’ physical and mental health. Organized walks also connect walkers to their friends and neighbors through a shared activity, which helps to create a sense of community and belonging.  Walks like this are also ways to promote and use local park facilities that are often underused in local communities.

Anyone in the Mahoning Valley is invited and encouraged to attend and invest in their fitness and wellbeing one step at a time.

Questions or comments can be directed to Robin Perry, Network Coordinator at the Healthy Community Partnership ([email protected]), Doris Bullock, Mercy Health Stepping Out ([email protected] or 330-720-3293),  or Dalton Campana, YSU Community Recreation Graduate Assistant at the Healthy Community Partnership Parks and Green Spaces Action Team ([email protected]).

The Healthy Community Partnership of the Mahoning Valley is bringing together organizations and individuals who share a commitment to a healthier, more equitable Mahoning Valley and improving health, wellbeing, and health equity for residents in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. There are three focus areas through which HCP-MV is developing strategies to achieve long-term, sustainable change: Healthy Food Retail, Active Transportation, and Parks and Green Spaces. The generosity of the following funding partners support the efforts of the Partnership: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Western Reserve Health Foundation, the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, the William Swanston Charitable Fund, and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.

YSU Campus Recreation’s mission is to  provide creative and innovative, instructed, or self-led wellness, and recreational programming to meet the diverse needs of our students and the YSU community.

The mission of the Mercy Health Stepping Out program is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of Mahoning Valley residents by providing fitness programs, health screenings, informational programs, and food demonstrations. These are made possible by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, who provide funding so that programming is available without charge to any Mahoning Valley resident 18 years old or older.

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Date:
Wednesday, June 26 2024
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Venue

The Mocha House
120 East Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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