Ok boys and girls, it's time to get your clicker ready and click like on all these buttons. It will help you to follow what is going on in Downtown Lynn and show your support for the businesses and organizations that are doing such great work bringing our Downtown to life. Some of them are in Downtown and others are simply incredible supporters of everything happening Downtown. Either way, they are worth a Like from all of you. Just click down the list.
We'll start with us. If you haven't liked this yet, what's wrong with you?
Arts After Hours is producing one night events in Lynn with visual artists and musicians as well as a full season of theatre. Next up for them is Bourbon Street Fundraiser on February 18th followed by the musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown from May 24-June 9. If you're an actor, sign up for the auditions which will be held on Feb 27th and 29th.
LynnHappens is run by Seth Albaum and is a phenomenal resource for the latest happenings, calendar, and some great articles about the city as a whole. He religiously records all city council sessions and covers important committee meetings as well.
Lynn Auditorium is on fire if you haven't noticed. I mean that in a good way. A sold out Frampton will be followed up with the incredible Pink Floyd Experience this weekend.
Lucia Lighting & Design is a gem of a lighting store located on Western Avenue. The owners, Lucy Dearborn and David Solimine, Jr. are phenomenal supporters of the Downtown and all things Lynn. If you need to brighten up your life, just stop by this store and talk to Lucy. You can't help but be happy in there.
EDIC is turning up the heat on creative economy. Recently purchased 33 Central to convert into artist lofts and have led an effort to unite all the arts organization in an effort to obtain a state designation as an Arts & Cultural District in Massachusetts.
Centerboard is in the middle of their busy tax preparation season. Free tax prep for low income families. An incredible service. They are also diving into the arts head first. Next up for them is the 2nd in a 3 part film series on the urban hero. Check out the movie "Falling Down" on Feb 23rd.
LynnArts houses two great galleries, a black box theatre, and several artist studios as well as the radio station, WFNX. Right now they have an exhibit called "On or Of Paper". They also show several professional visual artists throughout the year and house a very equipped Black Box theater available for rent for your next show or event.
Lynn Museum is a great resource for Lynn history and also houses the Historical Society and all the records and archives that go along with that. It has been an incredible hot spot for some of the most amazing events downtown in the past few years. Recently they went through an entire renovation making their first floor even more attractive for event rental!
Tatiana's is a neighborhood favorite. A lot of the downtown residents go there for brunch. It's also a great spot if you want to play darts or pool while you grab a drink or some food. The menu is very diverse meaning there is something for everyone. Every single dish makes you wish Tati was your mom.
Check out Girl's Inc. Lynn. An awesome organization that has done amazing things for the Lynn youth. Great new building up on Essex at the bottom of the hill from High Rock Tower.
Love the folks at RAW. They do wonderful things for the youth in Lynn and surrounding communities but they also run a mad awesome event every May. This year's BASH is on May 21st.
CSI Lynn is about conversing, socializing, and interacting about Lynn with Lynners past and present.
LotsaShots Photography is a wonderful photography studio right in Downtown Lynn for headshots, portraits, events, collateral, etc. They are also very generous when it comes to the arts scene in Downtown Lynn. There hasn't been an event yet that the owners haven't bought tickets to. Show your love with a like.
Nest Forward is a great local real estate company that has done a great deal of work in Downtown Lynn. Most of our friends have found apartments and condo thanks to this gem. They are also extraordinarily philanthropic giving a portion of every commission to a local charity. Very cool!
Turbine Wine Bar is located right in the heart of Central Square. A great place for late night drinks and dinner/dessert.
Northern Nights is a new night club and restaurant catering to alternative lifestyles on The Lynnway.
Cirque (formerly 47 Central and still called that on the sign out front) is a great place for drinks, beer, and their kitchen is soon to re-open, I hear. Cast and crew of Arts After Hours I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change enjoyed many a Thursday singing karaoke at Cirque.
I could go on and on. Put your favorites in the comments!