Lynn Shore Showdown Photos


On Saturday, July 23rd, wrestlers from all over and as far as Rhode Island competed in their respective weight and age classes in an amateur beach wrestling tournament organized by School Committee member Jared Nicholson. The Lynn Shore Showdown was sponsored by Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Boston Youth Wrestling, Massachusetts Department of Conservation…

Group Says “Let Us Live” at Frederick Douglass Bandstand


Organized by young folks including Raven and Arianna Jones and moderated by Darrell Murkison the peaceful gathering occurred by the historic Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. As it began to rain, the some in the crowd raised their umbrellas but none left. The names of victims of violence were read, signs were held and…

Razzmatazz 2016 Rocks the Woods


2016’s Razzmatazz Music Festival in Lynn Woods was Sunday, and in typical LynnHappens fashion, here’s a mega-gallery of images from the all-day event. This year’s lineup consisted of (not in actual order) Revolver, The Cheap Dates, The Dirty Floorboards, Set The Nation, This Day in History, Treading Water, Hot Fire, The Ruckus, Exit 18, and Kaela Fanelli. The annual festival is organized by Bailey Trahant, Chris…

Arts After Hours Hosts 5th Annual Meet Ball


On Saturday, July 16, 2016 Arts After Hours of Lynn hosted its 5th annual Meet Ball on the Allcare VNA roof deck downtown. The ticketed event, with raffles and drink sales, is an annual fundraiser to support the non-profit’s theatre programming. This year’s Meet Ball featured The Dirty Floorboards, food from Eastern Harvest (Check Bill…

The Force Awakens at Goldfish Pond


On Friday July 15th at Lafayette Park, more commonly called Goldfish Pond Park, Mayor Kennedy, Lynn DPW/Parks & Rec., Community Development and the Goldfish Pond Association sponsored a free family movie night with Star Wars, The Force Awakens.  

The Downtown Lynn Beautification Project Begins


On Monday, July 11th a group of volunteers and neighbors met in Central Square to begin work on cleaning up Central Square. Their hope to is to start there, and move outwards throughout downtown as more volunteers come on board. “The Blue Ox very generously donated $250 towards flowers, hanging baskets, mulch, or any other…

Topping Off the Mural

Yetti Frenkel working on the mural today

The Mural on the side of 25 Exchange Street, the LynnArts side of Lynn Museum / LynnArts, has only been partially complete. LynnHappens was covering the mural project in 2009 by publicizing community meetings where the public was able to share ideas with mural artists Josh Winer, whose work can be seen on Newbury Street and…

Yes to Peace, No to Racism


Organized by  A.J. Capano and Tyler Alicudo, the Lynn Police, city officials and clergy joined together in a peace march yesterday evening to demonstrate that they are together in condemning racism and violence. Hashtags #blacklivesmatter and #policelivesmatter matter were included along side each other in social media posts from the event. On Monday, July 18th, 6pm…