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Save the Date for CCTV's Back Lot BBQ Fundraiser

CCTV - 3 hours 48 min ago
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016! The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award to City Manager Richard Rossi. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 5:30 pm at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Street and Sidney Street).

As always, all funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community.

Are you interested in supporting this great community event? Early bird tickets available now! cctvcambridge.org/bbq

Neighborhood & CommunityFundraisers$75.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

Youth Media Screening Next Week

CCTV - 4 hours 13 min ago
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

You are invited to a screening of films produced by teens in CCTV's Youth Media Program. Prior to the start of the screening, teens will host a reception in the Karen Aqua Gallery, where their photography will be on exhibit through June 22.

6 pm- 6:30 pm: Reception in the Gallery
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm: Screening of Youth Films

Neighborhood & CommunityExhibits$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

In memory of Marcie: Dance project continues in honor of Cambridge creator - Wicked Local


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In memory of Marcie: Dance project continues in honor of Cambridge creator
Wicked Local
Following the death of Cambridge resident Marcie Mitler, who was struck by a car in Porter Square in February, it was uncertain whether her co-creation, the Across the Ages Dance Project, would continue another year. But after an overwhelming show of ...

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This Week on TV: A guide to Live shows on CCTV

CCTV - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:04pm

About 50 Live programs are broadcast each week from our studio at 438 Mass Ave., on a diverse mixture of topics, issues, personalities, and content. Shows may involve discussion, music, videos, pictures, and/or anything else you, as producer, dream up! CCTV's Live shows take place Sundays 4:30pm - 9pm, Mondays through Thursdays 1pm - 9pm; and Fridays 1pm - 6pm. All shows are broadcast on Comcast Channel 9 in Cambridge and also stream live on our website, here. For a complete and up-to-date list of what shows you can watch when, click here.

Interested in hosting your own show? Anyone who lives in Cambridge can sign up for a slot. Click here for more info, or call or stop by the station.

New CCTV Member-made videos play each week on Channel 8 Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm, and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11am.

This week: Dolores and Evan, a project produced in CCTV's Spring 2016 Narrative Filmmaking class by Sergio Bianco, Monthyna Genece, Michelle Lu, Alain Mimran, Nick Perry, and Todd Rapisarda -- about a woman who finds herself with the chance to pocket a lot of money.





Coverage of music and bands at the most recent Boston Calling music festival -- Boston Calling Volume Two -- by David Barsir, Alec Shmitt, and Nate Cantajupo.





And Get Dumplinized, from producer Aliaksandra Ilaryonava, featuring an interview with Patty Chen, owner of the Dumpling House restaurant in Central Square.







Science How! productions by the Fairfax Network and Smithsonian Institution will play on Channel 8, 5-7pm Tuesday May 24 and Sunday May 29, and 9-11am Wednesday May 25 and Thursday May 26.

The newest episode in the series is called Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions. Meet Dr. Tim McCoy, geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered how we study asteroids and other bodies in our solar system without sending spacecraft to all of them? Meteorites, pieces from space that hurtle to Earth, turn out to be great sources of information. Take a meteorite-filled journey with Tim McCoy to outer space and back in time to the formation of our solar system and learn how meteorites contain the very building blocks of life on Earth.




Other programs from the series -- Reading Ocean Fossils, The Natural History of the Cellphone, and Mummy Science -- will follow.

Arts & Entertainment

Hot Property: Spacious living near Porter Square - Boston Herald

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:05am

Boston Herald

Hot Property: Spacious living near Porter Square
Boston Herald
A new 46-unit loft-style apartment building has risen out of a former bread bakery two blocks from Cambridge's Porter Square. The Hathaway Lofts are named after a wholesale breadmaker that operated for 40 years in a pair of 1910- and 1913-built brick ...

This Weekend on TV: Nerd out with 18 hours full of Science

CCTV - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:13pm

Science for the Public is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage public understanding of, and appreciation for, science. The program aims to make accessible the best information in many areas of science and engineering and features a variety of Boston-area scientists doing presentations and interviews regarding a diversity of topics as a public service.

CCTV will be marathon-ing episodes all weekend long on Channel 9, Saturday May 21 noon till midnight, and Sunday May 22 noon-4:30 and 10pm-midnight.

This weekend's lineup will include:

How the Brain Orchestrates Motion, Saturday at 12pm.
Reading the Clouds Understand Climate Change, Saturday at 1pm, Sunday at 11pm.
Mapping the Milky Way, Saturday at 3pm, Sunday at 12pm.
ADHD and the Long-Term Effects of Medications, Saturday at 4pm, Sunday at 10pm.
How Environmental Pollutants Impact Brain Development, Saturday at 8pm.
How Solar Systems Form Puzzles and Possibilities, Saturday at 11pm.
What the Public Needs to Know About Fracking, Sunday at 1pm.

These programs, and many others: Check out our full online schedule for even more titles.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge Calendar July 2016 Edition

CCTV - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:07pm

The July 2016 edition of the Cambridge Calendar features Garrett Cloer of the Longfellow House who describes how you can meet a younger General George Washington than you have come to know from the image on the one dollar bill. Mark Anastasio form the Coolidge Corner Theatre also joins us to talk about their Sounds of Silents series where you can see the classic Metropolis with a live performance of an original score by the Alloy Orchestra. We can also tell you how to ride around on your bike without any clothes, or how to attend a world wide dance party without any music, both on the same day!

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. If you would like to learn more about our other programs, visit cctvcambridge.org

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This Week on TV: Films from the Boston Palestine Film Festival

CCTV - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:07pm
CCTV is showcasing films this week from the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

Watch Letters from Al Yarmouk: Director Rashid Mashawari spent eight months in 2014 Skyping with Palestinians trapped in al-Yarmouk, the besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria. On Channel 8, Sun. May 15 and Tues. May 17 at 9pm, Weds. May 18 at midnight, and Thurs. May 19 and Fri. May 20 at 10am.

And, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!: Local queer Palestine solidarity activists successfully lobby the City of Seattle's LGBT Commission to drop an Israeli-government-sponsored tour featuring gay and lesbian activists that was slated to visit the area. The documentary by Dean Spade sheds light on what pinkwashing is and how activists are fighting back. On Channel 8, Sun. May 15 and Tues. May 17 at 10pm, Weds. May 18 at 1am, and Thurs. May 19 at 9am.

Cambridge Overcoming Addiction

Watch Kristina Kehrer's interview with Pat Madeiros, who founded Cambridge Overcoming Addiction after her daughter died of a heroin overdose. The program is scheduled to play this week on Channel 8, Sat. May 14 at 10pm, Sun. May 15 at 8:35pm, Mon. May 16 at 6pm, Tue. May 17 at 8:35pm, Wed. May 18 at 6:10pm, and Thu. May 19 at 11am.

The organization will hold its annual vigil next Wednesday, May 18, 6-8pm outside of City Hall. Madeiros also hosts a Nar-Anon group for families at the Cambridge Salvation Army, each Wednesday evening at 7-9pm; she invites anyone who has a family member struggling with addiction to attend.

A week of Game Shows on Channel 9

This week's Channel 9 theme starts with a Saturday marathon: The program will begin at noon with The Drawing Board, produced by CCTV member Susan Chasen, a series devoted to friendly competition among Boston-area comic and graphic novel creators.

At 2:30pm, The Wikiest Link, also produced here at CCTV: The show is a wild ride across the pages of Wikipedia.org., in which contestants are given a start page, such as Jelly Fish, and must race each other to a destination, such as Kevin Bacon, before their competition beats them to it.

At 4pm it's Art Showdown, an artist-centric game show styled after the wild west, produced at Art Interactive in Central Square, Cambridge, MA.

And, starting at 8:30pm New England Candlepins, a candlepin bowling series made exclusively for Public Access TV.

If you miss the Saturday marathon, some of the fun will rerun Sunday 12-4:30pm and Friday 6-9pm.

Arts & Entertainment

One-to-One Internet Help for Older Adults

CCTV - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:14am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next session is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617-401-4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org for more information.

Neighborhood & CommunityClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 401 4005

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