2nd Annual Utica Day – Presented by MVCC Cultural Series & Made In Utica
Saturday April 29th, 6-9pm at the MVCC Jorgensen Center
The event will celebrate all things Utica from arts and music to the unique businesses and eateries our city is known for, to the people that are causing growth and change. Join us for vendors, food, art, music and discussion panel!
Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Tickets are available online 24/7 at mvcc.edu/tickets, at the MVCC Bookstore, or at the Will-Call Window, next to Schafer Theater in the Information Technology Building. Unless sold out, tickets also will be available at the door.
VENDOR FAIR: 6-8PM
Food vendors, artisans, businesses, and community groups will be set up to showcase and sell their products and services. Guests will have the opportunity to sample local foods, learn about local businesses and services, and discover places and products they might not know about in the area.
The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad aims to preserve and restore rail service between the High Peaks region, Central New York and beyond via rail connections in Utica. ARPS partners with communities and businesses along the line to promote the railway and as an economic development driver while offering historic and environmental education opportunities. Our vision includes expanding rail and coordinated-trail based offerings, allowing for people of all ages and physical capacities to traverse remote areas of the Adirondack Park.
Our mission at BB Designs is to Dream, Create, and Inspire. Join us in getting messy, creating art, and making memories in our community through unique art experiences and events. We are also your local custom artwork destination we create everything from custom canvas to custom converse! Let us help you unleash your inner artist!
Creative Concerts Inc. is a concerts & events company who specialize in bringing the best musical & performance talent to audiences all over New York. We promote the Saranac Jams summer concert series at the FX Matt Brewing Co!
Creative Designs by Kim is a graphic design business serving CNY since 2008. Offering custom graphic design services such as logo design, business cards, business stationery, party and wedding invitations and much more!
Fine Art paintings and drawings by Julia Taylor and Matthew LaChapelle
Founded in 1979, the HomeOwnershipCenter (HOC) has been the area’s one-stop-shop for all things home related. Services include: Home Buyer Education – Required for Down Payment Assistance Programs, Financial Coaching – For ANY financial goal, Foreclosure Counseling, Financial Education – Available for groups, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Home Rehabilitation Programs and Community Engagement – The Empowerment Center! Whether you’re looking to save for a car, pay off your student loans or get out of mom’s basement, the HOC is here for you
For over 60 years, our employees at Human Technologies have provided superior products and services to the most demanding customers in commercial, New York State, and federal government markets. From total facilities management and supply chain management services to electro-mechanical assembly and apparel manufacturing, we demonstrate the Power of People with Purpose every day.
The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) assists Refugees, Immigrants, and Limited English proficient (LEP) individuals throughout the integration process and helps them achieve independence and self-sufficiency by developing products and services that enable us to build community with many cultures.
New York Life – Agent Mark Pizur and Josh Brown
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Utica will be celebrating its 22nd year of celebrating local cancer survivors, remembering those we’ve lost to cancer and fighting back as a community that cares at MVCC on June 10th & 11th. Stop by their booth to learn more about how you can get involved, honor a local cancer survivor or volunteer for this year’s event – plus, some neat giveaways, too! Utica’s event is one of the first Relay For Life events held in New York State and is still going strong 22 years later. Join us in making a difference in the fight against cancer!
Shelly’s Sweet Escape
Shelly’s Sweet Escape is a small company based out of Utica, NY. We produce Homemade lotions, body butters, sugar scrubs, candles and more all from the highest quality ingredients.
The Tramontane Cafe is the reincarnation of parts of a past venture called Virgo Bat & Leo Phrog’s Coffeehouse. With a diverse menu including new and traditional American food, Breakfast, Brunch, Vegan and Vegetarian dishes.
United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area’s mission is to promote individual well-being, strengthen families and improve the quality of life in our community by focusing on the areas of education, financial stability, health, and community safety-net/basic needs. When you invest in United Way, you are helping 1 in 4 people right here in the Valley and Greater Utica area.
Utica Chiropractic was originally established in 1966 by Dr. Herbert Sipp who was dedicated to treating the people of Utica and the surrounding area. In 2014 Dr. Bryan D’Aoust took over the practice and has continued providing spine health care to the people of the Utica area while evolving the practice into the field of sports chiropractic.
The mission of the Utica Public Library is to provide access to the entire sum of human knowledge, inside and outside the library building, and to provide people of all ages in the Utica community and Mid-York Library System opportunities for reading, learning, growth, and improvement.
Utica Soap makes all natural handmade soaps. Only scented with essential oils and colored with herbs, spices, and clays. We have one soap made with goats milk. The rest of our soaps are made with coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil. We also make men’s shave soaps, lip balms, lotions, laundry soap, and are expanding into liquid soaps soon.
LIVE MUSIC: 630-730PM
Still not out of his 20s, Matt Lomeo is a veteran of the live music scene who has been performing regularly from the age of nine years old. The youngest artist to ever perform at a Woodstock Festival (’99 at the age of ten), Matt continues to develop as a singer and harmonica player. Lomeo’s harmonica work takes the lead from players like Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield, and Sugar Blue, but with the sensibilities of a young man whose ears are open to the best of all genres. He currently resides in his hometown of Utica, NY, where he has inaugurated the highly successful running duo show, “Lomeo+1” on Thursdays from 6-9 at the Nail Creek Pub.
PANEL DISCUSSION: 8PM
Meet the panelists for our 2nd Annual Utica Day! Where Do We Go From Here will be a candid discussion with selected community members about the direction our city is headed and moderated by Made In Utica’s Erin Higgins.