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!

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Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Tickets are available online 24/7 at, 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.


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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.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

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.


Antique Milk Glass Candles, Lamps & Reclaimed Goods!

BB Designs

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!

Beautiful Dream Yoga

After returning from an intensive Yoga Teacher Training in India, I, Sarah Nycole, founded Beautiful Dream Yoga in May of 2016. Myself, along with the talented Chloe Daemon and Beth Reilly, offer a variety of yoga classes ranging from traditional Vinyasa, Hot Detox, Aerial Yoga, and the relaxing style of Yin Yoga. Please join us and begin to discover or further explore your unique yogic journey!

Birch Bark & Berry Collectables

Jeneen Todd is the owner and operator of Birch Bark & Berry, a home based business that produces a variety of body butters, scrubs and bath balms with hopes to expand into soaps and lotions in the near future.

bonseye design

bonseye design was born of the love of creating beautiful yet functional items from fabric and trims.  I sew scarves, ponchos and other wardrobe completer pieces.  I love to combine prints and texture in unexpected ways.  I take basic fashion design shapes and use the print or texture in the fabric to make the final piece so much more than basic.

Creative Concerts

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

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!

D&O Print Solutions

Skilled at matching your printing needs with the most economical processes, D&O is ready to help you stay within your budget while providing the high quality work that makes you stand out from the crowd. We offer digital and offset printing for most projects as well as letterpress printing for those extra special jobs (invitations and social stationery). Wide format capabilities (banners, signs, vehicle graphics) and promotional products round out our services, making D&O Print Solutions your downtown destination for all things custom imprinted.

Dance With Utica

July 28-29, Dance With Utica is a 2-day dance and wellness festival aimed to support, educate, and enhance dance opportunities in the Utica community. This event will bring together local, regional, and professional artists, coming from a variety of performing arts backgrounds, to create a unique experience for the greater Utica area. Dance With Utica is open to all who would like to attend. We welcome you to come enjoy dance and fitness classes, educational seminars, as well as networking and performance opportunities. With the support from the community, sponsors and local dance instructors this event will parallel the revitalization that Utica is craving.

Dargon Jargon

Dargon Jargon is a community of creatives who share their ideas, stories, and art all while the exploring the world of Caeduin. We look forward to displaying our fantasy miniatures and art created by our team based in the Utica area.

Escape Away Massage

Escape Away Massage is your massage destination since 2005. Our Licensed Massage Therapists tailor each session to your massage needs. Offering services from Therapeutic, Sports, Pregnancy, Relaxation, Couples, Spa Treatments, & even Corporate events.

Fine Art paintings and drawings by Julia Taylor and Matthew LaChapelle

Assortment of fine art work offering highest-quality mediums on an array of material including canvas and plenty of paper choices to choose. Guaranteed to make the perfect gift for any special someone or yourself! Inquire within for custom commissions and pricing.

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FMN Creative

FMN Creative is a boutique digital marketing agency that is built for a social world.  We have helped local and national brands ‘speak social’ through our specialized services, including: Social Media Management and Advertising, Copywriting, and Consulting.

Grime Co

A Skate shop & Art Gallery located in Downtown Utica.

Gutsy Fashions

Gutsy Fashions offers wearable vintage clothing and accessories that can be mixed with your modern wardrobe.  In a world where you can be anything you want to be, be you, be Gutsy.

Hockey Fights TD1

We are an organization that uses our love for hockey to raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes.


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

Human Technologies

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.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Museum of Art, School of Art, Performing Arts

MVCC Cultural Series

100+ events each semester and most are $5 or FREE. World class entertainment. Something for everyone at MVCC!

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees

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

Whether it be for protecting yourself, your assets, your family, or your business; we are here to help. Providing a wide range of services and products that are unique to fit your personal needs. New York Life Insurance Company has been helping clients achieve their dreams for over 170 years.

O.B. Training & Sports Performance

O.B. Training & Sports Performance opened in December 2011 and for the last 2 years has been working to bring revolutionary fitness ideas to local residents and area athletes. We began with one coach, zero clients, and a whole lot of ambition for fitness and improving athletic ability. Now, we are a fully functional training business attempting to change the lives of our clients through fitness and sports performance training each week. We believe that deep down there is an athlete in all of us, no matter your age, and we train each and everyone one of our clients to perform like athletes. We pick heavy things up! We RUN, JUMP, THROW and everything in between to get the job done. Our formula is simple: Hard Work=Results


The O-D is the main source of print and online news in the Mohawk Valley area of Upstate New York.

Oneida County Public Market

Eat local, buy local, support local at the Oneida County Public Market at Utica’s historic Union Station in Bagg’s Square East.

Retro Sorrento

Retro Sorrento offers funky, colorful illustration, artwork and handmade designs. Much of owner, Maria Vallese’s work is inspired by local and regional architecture.

Relay for Life of Utica

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!

Rockin’ Jump New Hartford

Rockin’ Jump – is the Ultimate Trampoline Park. Fun for kids of all ages!


Saranac Brewery

Our attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality represent the signature trademark of the Matt Brewing Company and our award-winning Saranac Beers.

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.

12 Days of Christmas

Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge

Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge specializes in all things chocolate.  We offer artisan chocolates, delectable desserts and complementary beverages all made right on site and available to enjoy in our relaxing seating area or to take with you for your next event.

The Adirondack Ink

The Adirondack Ink is a boutique calligraphy business specializing in hand-lettered signs, chalkboards, logos, and home decor.  Owner, Sarah Dustin, is also the creator of and instructor for the signature INK AND DRINK™ workshop, which introduces locals to learning the art of modern calligraphy and chalk lettering at area breweries, wineries, and private events.

The Local Farm to Table

At The Local, you can buy grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, and organic vegetables all grown in Central New York fresh from one of our coolers or prepared in our cafe. We are open for breakfast, lunch, or whatever special event you have in mind in the historic East Utica Library.

The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center

The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center is a bookshop and learning center to inspire, promote, and support literacy goals in the community. The bookshop features a variety of high quality reading materials to share with children and their families. In addition, the Reading and Arts Center is a community center that provide literacy tutoring, literacy and arts enrichment activities, small group literacy activities, summer and school break camps, book and writing clubs, parent and teacher study groups, and much more educational programming.

The Wish Fairy

The Wish Fairy books are all about a little girl named Hope. She lives in Upstate New York with her Mom. She is a country girl with an active imagination and a firm believer in magic. You will also come to know her  as a  good friend of Misty, a sometimes not-so -perfect, always-getting-into-trouble kind of fairy. Whenever Misty is in trouble she goes to Hope for help. These books have a magical message of friendship, family & life lessons expressed within each story. From local author Sandra Reilly!

Tramontane Cafe (The TRAM)

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.

Uncle Gordon’s Gourmet Popcorn

There are lots of easy and convenient ways to put toppings on popcorn. But if you look closer, those toppings very often contain ingredients that we wouldn’t want for our gourmet treats. To Uncle Gordon, gourmet means taking extra time, using the best.

United Way

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 Bread

From the friendly folks who brought you The Tailor and the Cook, comes Utica Bread, the next in a long line of historic Utica Bakeries. Offering the finest European Bread and Pastry, located in historic Bagg’s Square! Open seven days a week – more info at 315.624.BAKE or

Utica Chiropractic

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.

Utica Cutlery Co

Utica Cutlery Company is America’s oldest same site cutlery manufacturer. We’ve manufactured at our Noyes Street location since 1910.

Utica Public Library

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

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.

Utica Zoo

Utica Zoo creates unique experiences and promotes public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation and recreation.


Blown Glass Demo

With Goofball Glass (outside the venue).

Live Painting

With MVCC professor Jed Kimball.

Jack and Mo Cooking Show

Recipes for parents and kids.


matt lomeo

Matt Lomeo

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.

Hear Matt on Episode 93 of The Uticast.


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.

carrie bostick

Carrie Bostick


Justin Parkinson

Made In Utica

Christina D’Amico

O.B. Training

Derek Crossman

City of Utica