Head downtown and check out what's going on. York City's Continental Square will host Second Saturday activities on — you guessed it — the second Saturday of each month this summer.

Here's the preview the Dispatch published earlier this week.

Think of any town or city square.

See people talking, sipping coffee and reading the newspaper?

That image of the square as a community hub has evaded York City's Continental Square for years.

But two community organizations have partnered to bring Continental Square back to life — a life beyond its purpose as an intersection for cars hanging a right or left from Market and George streets.

"We know the history of the square has that exact feeling. The square has had that at points in its life, and we know it can happen again," said Doug Knight, marketing director for Downtown Inc.

On Saturday, Downtown Inc and the Cultural Alliance of York County will introduce Second Saturday.

Creative: Each second Saturday of the month from May through October, Continental Square will transform into a casual, artsy hub of activity.

"The idea for this is just to showcase the space, the idea of the space and what it could be," Knight said. "What better part of the community to showcase than the arts?"

The initiative ties in with an ongoing project called Reclaim Continental Square, which aims to revamp the physical features of the square. The York County Community Foundation has been working on plans for the square for several years.

Each Second Saturday event will feature a different creative theme — music on June 14, visual arts on July 12, spoken word on Aug. 9, voice on Sept. 13 and theater on Oct. 11.

"It's going to put eyes on both the artistry and the location," Knight said.

Saturday's event will feature the Unforgettable Big Band playing swing music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Greater York Dance will host a dance class for kids from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

All ages are invited to a presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. about the history of modern dance, followed by a class.

From 2 to 2:30 p.m., there will be demonstration of the Cha Cha slide and a hip-hop dance class.

Downtown Inc is looking for artists of all types to get involved.

For more information, contact Knight at (717) 849-2331 or dknight@downtownyorkpa.com.

— Reach Erin James at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.