MATV/UMA was delighted to produce a video for The Malden Chamber of Commerce's Virtual Taste of Malden! This clever adaptation to the pandemic's restrictions to socializing offers a virtual glimpse of local participating restaurants to entice a visit to take advantage of special offers during restaurant week - until October 24, 2020. Passports available through the <a href=" https://www.maldenchamber.org/site/319032-2/"Malden Chamber of Commerce.
The first in a series of posts featuring our current interns and how they are making a difference at MATV/UMA. This post is about Malden resident Amanda Hurley. She celebrates the local artists on a twitter account she put up called What’s Good in the Neighborhood.
The latest Culture Matters in Malden episode. Its a time we are all grappling with. And for educators, parents, and students there are challenges. But with challenges come opportunities. What can happen when we invite students into the conversation about solving problems or making things better. After this conversation, Eli and Hudson met with the Mayor Gary Christenson of Malden to ask things like where the city gets energy? How is the crime rate? How is city dealing with systemic racism? They also shared their thoughts about school and what could make it better as well as ideas for what might help the community be more connected.
In this difficult time, there are interesting learning opportunities at lower cost or even free and with specialists who might normally be busy travelling or with access to the entire world of youth. Here are a few such resources for youth and for educators and families.
One of MATV/UMA’s community partners, the Malden Chamber of Commerce, is proud to sponsor this year’s virtual version of its annual Taste of Malden! The event kicks off on Monday, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 24th. For more information about this exciting event, and to learn how you can participate in supporting local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, view this video and….
This is year has indeed been one for the record books. However, it’s a book I’d rather not read and would hope it’s thrown into the abyss of history. The challenges have been great from lock downs, mask wars, and virtual zoom meetings to social distancing and an economic impact that has affected all businesses and organizations.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8pm, a virtual artist reception will feature Nicolas Hyacinthe and his current exhibition at the MATV Gallery. In lieu of an in person reception, MATV/UMA along with Nicolas Hyacinthe invite the public to participate in an interactive discussion about his current exhibition. The virtual artist reception will include a viewing of one of Hyacinthe’s short films. One surprise artwork will be presented at the reception. For details and to register.
In February, MATV co-hosted a networking event for startup businesses and entrepreneurs. A panel of five spoke about the role generosity plays in business success. Natasha Kayulu, Faitha Ainane, and Ose Schwab will facilitate virtual discussion held on Zoom and YoutubeLive. Panelists include: Sandy Felder of The Gallery@57, Tiago Prado of Best Rate Zone (BRZ), Mirna Diaz, Esq of Diaz Law, Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones of Afro Flow Yoga, Heather Yunger of Top Shelf Cookies, and Nicholas Mathews of Mainvest. Register and details.
On June 1 MATV, Maldens Media were selected as a winner of the Community Impact award, granted to them by the Access Center Professional Division. The award was to commemorate MATVs outstanding community program Malden Reads, a program that was started in 2011. Ron Cox attended the virtual award ceremony with a celebratory drink and the award itself.
What is possible when a team of artists running a community enterprise let “YES” be the dominant force in navigating challenges? Leaders from The Galleryat57, an artist-run community enterprise in @Cityofmalden pandemic talk about the impact of closing down during…