Art in the Park

9.19.16 On Saturday, September 17th Wreck Shop Movement held its first Art in the Park by the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. Local artists Keith Gulla of Gorilla Militia,…

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A Night at Walnut Street Cafe

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9.23.16 The Secret Sea was headlining a night of music at Walnut Street Cafe last Saturday, one of six performers, some from nearby, one from New Hampshire, and the furthest distance traveled was by The Secret Sea, who Matt Minigell met touring the West Coast this summer. The Secret Sea is Portland Oregon resident Amit…

Take a Class With the Greater Lynn Photographic Association

9.23.16 From the Greater Lynn Photographic Association – The Greater Lynn Photographic Association’s annual course in photography will start in October for 2016. The content of the course is devoted to digital cameras – dSLR (interchangeable lenses), mirrorless and “point & shoot” and covers the operation of each. Hands-on training and the use of post-processing…

The Dressmaker

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9.23.16 Film Review by Steve Duffy – The Dressmaker (based on the book by Rosalie Ham) tells the story of the beautiful and talented Tilly Dunnage (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet). After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with…

Lydia Pinkham House a National Landmark

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9.22.16 On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 people gathered in front of a home on Western Ave. not too far from the *Lydia Pinkham factory. The home is where Lydia Pinkham once lived and where she began making her Vegetable Compound for women. Since 2001, it has been the residence of Karen and Michael Malionek, who have…

5 Questions: Justice Stephen Breyer

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9.21.16 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, Justice Stephen Breyer is known for his pragmatic approach to constitutional law. At his upcoming engagement with the Boston Speaker’s Series, he will explore themes from his book, “The Court and the World:…

Lynn Museum to Host “A Place For All People”

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9.21.16 From Lynn Museum/LynnArts – “We are pleased to welcome “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” from Saturday, September 24th-Saturday, November 12th. Please join us on Saturday, September 24th at 10AM as we formally welcome this historic poster exhibit to the Lynn Museum. A Place for…

‘Off The Grid’ Exhibit Opens at LynnArts

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9.20.16 It was a capacity-crowd at LynnArts Saturday night for Off The Grid, a photography exhibit and fundraiser for the Lynn Shelter Association. Over the course of five months, residents of the homeless shelter took photos using loaned cameras and received training from volunteer photographers, such as Isaac Subillaga of Isaac S. Photography, (who is…

S.M.P. Drops La La La (track inside)

Lynn artist S.M.P. (an acronym for his name, Shaquille M. Pinckney) released this track 4pm today, produced by and also featuring Scrolla. Before you click the play button, please be advised that the language is not safe for work or children. Overall, the track is critical of racism in America. S.M.P. says he’s inspired by…

Volunteer Opportunity at Operation Bootstrap

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Operation Bootstrap in Lynn seeks volunteers to help in their ESL classes for local adults. Co-teach an English conversation class or assist in an ESL classroom. Morning, afternoon, and evening openings Monday-Thursday. Other opportunities may be available for teaching math, computers, or helping with administrative tasks. Contact Kristen Beebe, Volunteer Coordinator, to apply kbeebe@operationbootstrap.org or 781-599-8543…

Photos from the 2016 World Music Festival

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9.19.16 The annual World Music Festival, “Celebrating the Music of the Multicultural North Shore,” was held on Saturday on the waterfront park adjacent to Seaport Landing. This year’s event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and labor ‘troubadour’ Joe Hill. LynnHappens was there for Cape Cod African Dance and…

Filming to take place on Verona St. and in Central Square

9.19.16 There are two film productions in Lynn that have filed notices to alert the effected communities. On Thursday, September 22nd, Verona Street from Euclid Ave. to Verona St. Ext. will become Detroit for an upcoming Kathryn Bigelow movie. The Verona Street scene will include interior and exterior shoots and will require the closing of…

Art in the Park

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9.19.16 On Saturday, September 17th Wreck Shop Movement held its first Art in the Park by the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. Local artists Keith Gulla of Gorilla Militia, Salam MC, SWERLS and others shared tips and techniques with eager kids wanting to learn to paint murals. Instructors also talked ethics with the kids,…

The G.A.R. was open for Trails & Sails

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The Grand Army of the Republic in downtown Lynn was open for tours this weekend as part of Essex County Trails and Sails. Over one-hundred people toured the landmark. Also open for Trails and Sails, the Lynn Museum, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for its Tiffany windows, and guided walks in Lynn Woods and Pine Grove…