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Boston Community Collaborative coordinated an amazing “Anthem Buddies” opportunity for 26 lucky kids ranging in age from 8-15 for the first game of the Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls playoff series. These kids got to stand on the court with the Celtics players during the singing of the National Anthem.

Several of the favorite things that these kids got to experience: Seeing the Garden from the perspective of the court; walking out onto the court from the tunnel is amazing. Being right next to Celtics during their warm ups, and noticing the size and athleticism of the players up close. While waiting in the tunnel prior to going on court, watching mascot Lucky practice fancy ball-spinning-atop-a-flag-pole-tricks, and watching acrobats and cheerleaders warm up, practice lifts and throws, and do all sorts of flips, handsprings, and amazing gymnastics. Running into Clarke Hazelwood at the Garden.

BCC was incorporated in 2013 and strives to create community by connecting people and resources.

BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids during the St John School afterschool program, courses in Drama in the North End, and at the Josiah Quincy afterschool program. BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, and an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park. For more information, contact becca0923@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Events:
June 2 and 3, 7 pm, – location TBA – “Alice’s Wonderland”. Our Youth Main stage Production featuring a cast of young people as well as professional actors.

June 11, 2 pm – “Twisted Tales; A Play on Perspectives” – Our next end of session presentation featuring collaborations between all of our students.

June 13, 5:30, Josiah Quincy School – “Campfire Tales”. Our presentation for the end of our next session at the Josiah Quincy School.

July 5-9, Dover NH at the Seacoast Fringe Festival. “Woman Writer’s Suicide Club”. Our adult main stage production from this year has been accepted into this regional theater festival. Ages 18 and up.

Wednesday nights all summer long. North End Movie Nights in the Gassy

August, 2017, Our week long summer intensive theatre offering. “Hairspray”. A musical theatre intensive based on the music and book of the Broadway hit “Hairspray”.

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