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Artivism Documentary Premiere

The Artivism Documentary Premiere will showcase the various student projects that took place during April 2022 Vacation. 

The Artivism Student Project is an initiative that focuses on the power of youth voice and art as a tool for social inquiry. The project was birthed out of the Mayor's Office of Resilience & Racial Equity in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture and artist collective, The Artist Initiative for Revolution. This program granted young artists across the City of Boston from ages 13-17 to engage in meaningful art-making that was rooted in storytelling and social justice. At Artivism, students learned  how to use their art (music, dance, creating writing, & visual art) for social change. Each student was paired with a leading teaching artist who advised and mentored  them in the work of “Artivism”. 

The result was a documentary that highlights the burgeoning artistic talents of Boston youth and juxtaposes their talents with the unique challenges that faced established, seasoned artists as they sought to create and live in the City of Boston.

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Artivism Documentary

  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Strand Theatre
    543 Columbia Rd, Boston
    Boston, MA 02125
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Susan McCollin
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Posted:
2022-07-01T19:00:00 - 2022-07-01T22:00:00
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Downtown Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks.

A poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory in his town. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character, with a marvelous reward if he passes muster. (Year: 1971; Rating: G)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment. Additional support provided by Soxcessful.

No pre-registration is needed to attend!

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Boston Common - Frog Pond
    38 Beacon Street
    Downtown, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Parks and Recreation
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2022-09-01T19:30:00 - 2022-09-01T21:00:00
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Jamaica Plain Movie Night: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

After Katie Mitchell is accepted to the university of her dreams, her father, Rick, decides that it will only be fitting for the whole family to drive her to school and have an adventure. However, their plans are ruined when technology — phones, appliances, and personal robots, among others — stages a revolution against humanity. They now find themselves with two malfunctioning robots working to save the world from destruction. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-02T19:45:00 2022-08-02T19:45:00
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Hyde Park Movie Night: Encanto

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

Deep in the Colombian mountains, the Madrigal family possesses an extraordinary secret. Each member of the family is able to perform magic. Yet at the heart of the family is 15-year-old Mirabel, who does not seem to possess any unusual abilities. Faced with this harsh reality, Mirabel struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-22T19:45:00 - 2022-08-22T21:00:00
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Charlestown Movie Night: Encanto

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

Deep in the Colombian mountains, the Madrigal family possesses an extraordinary secret. Each member of the family is able to perform magic. Yet at the heart of the family is 15-year-old Mirabel, who does not seem to possess any unusual abilities. Faced with this harsh reality, Mirabel struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-25T19:45:00 - 2022-08-25T21:00:00
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Roxbury Movie Night: Space Jam: A New Legacy

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

NBA athlete LeBron James forges an unlikely friendship with the Looney Tunes to overcome the shady Goon Squad basketball team after being trapped in a computer simulation of a basketball league by a nefarious artificial intelligence. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-17T19:45:00 - 2022-08-17T21:00:00
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Dorchester Movie Night: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

Based on the Marvel Comics character, this film follows the superhero's transition from childhood to adulthood. Trained in hand-to-hand combat by his infamous father, he begins to realize his final battle may be against the man that raised him in this action adventure. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG-13)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-16T19:45:00 - 2022-08-16T21:00:00
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East Boston Movie Night: Luca

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

The 13-year-old boy Luca Paguro finds himself in the beautiful seaside town of Portorosso on the Italian Riviera for the summer. There, he meets Alberto Scorfano, a fellow teenage boy, and together, they spend their days eating pasta, downing gelato, riding scooters, and going on endless adventures. Their fun, however, is constantly threatened by their fear of the townspeople finding out about their little secret: that they came from the depths of the sea. (Year: 2021; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-15T19:45:00 - 2022-08-15T21:00:00
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South Boston / Seaport Movie Night: Soul

Mayor Michelle Wu's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

Joe Gardner is an average guy teaching music in middle school whose real dream is to be a jazz musician. When he finally earns the chance to perform onstage, he has an accident that leaves him in a near-death state. As his soul is scheduled to proceed to the afterlife, he discovers that his body is still not dead. He escapes to a before-life place where he tries to negotiate a deal so he could return to Earth — before it's too late. (Year: 2020; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by Highland Partners Charitable Fund and hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment. Additional support provided by Soxcessful.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

2022-08-30T19:45:00 - 2022-08-30T21:00:00
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Suitcase Stories: Reflections from the School Year

Immigrants storytellers share their experiences about the 2020-2021 school year.

There has never been a school year like 2020-2021. Due to the pandemic, computer screens became classrooms, parents became teachers, and graduations became online events. Immigrant families navigated multiple, and often unique, challenges. They'll share their experiences during "Suitcase Stories: Reflections from the School Year" on Thursday, June 3, from 7 - 8 p.m. The free virtual event will be on Zoom and Facebook Live. Register to attend:

Register for the event

This is the second event hosted by the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) and the International Institute of New England (IINE). Watch our January event "Suitcase Stories: Boston Immigrants Unpack 2020" and learn more about our storytellers on our My Immigrant Story website.

Read the press release.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Virtual
    Boston, MA
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-06-03T19:00:00 - 2021-06-03T20:00:00
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