Last update: June 24, 2015

Opening Doors to the Arts provides low-income members of the mental health recovery community with access to low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities. We invite our community to experience the healing power of the arts.

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Upcoming Events

MA Language Access Coalition presents:
2nd Annual Language Access Conference

Friday, June 26 | 930AM - 4PM
UMASS Medical School
55 North Lake Avenue
Worcester, MA 01655
Limited English proficient (LEP) individuals face countless barriers when accessing needed public services. This conference will provide tools and resources to meet the needs of these communities, and build collaboration to eliminate barriers and promote change. Advocates from community based organizations, health centers, legal services, civil rights groups, and government agencies are encouraged to attend.

NAMI Cape Cod's Peer-to-Peer Program

Starts Friday, June 26 | 2PM - 430PM
Hyannis Recovery Learning Center
5 Mark Lane #3
Hyannis, MA 02601
Peer-to-Peer is a 10-week recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

Friday, June 26 | 8PM
Saturday, June 27 | 8PM
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
One Man Star Wars Trilogy is an Off-Broadway play based on the original Star Wars trilogy, written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross, and directed by TJ Dawe.

Kitty McKay's "Dangerously High"

Saturday, June 27 | 630PM - 830PM
Senior Center
535 Old Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH
This will be a free performance and open to the public. Photographers will film it so that it can be put on her website and made into a DVD. We hope you can attend and help break the stigma of living with a mental illness.

The Friends of Metro Boston Softball League

Thursday, July 9 | 530PM
Jim Rice Field at Ramsey Park
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Join us for softball and refreshments every Thursday for the rest of the summer! For more information, contact Kenny Mack at 617-626-8979 or Mary Sine at 617-626-8978.

Two Hats Networking Dinner

Thursday, July 9 | 6PM
Bertucci's Restaurant
799 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
We get together once a month to network and support each other. BERTUCCIS's has a variety of food and has a really good unlimited salad/soup combo. Bertucci's phone number is (617) 661-8356. There is plenty of metered parking nearby and it is free after 6pm. We get separate checks (pay your own way) and they accept credit cards.

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Wednesday, July 22 | 11AM - 3PM
Boston Common
139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Help us mark this important milestone kicked off with a march, great performers, speakers, and tons of family-friendly activities in the heart of Boston. Hope to meet you there!

Beethoven's Symphony No.9: A Community Celebration

Sunday, July 26 | 1230PM
Copley Square
560 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
A free outdoor performance of Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) in the heart of Copley Square. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy one of the most recognizable works of classical music ever composed.

WHO NEXT: The Ultimate Who Tribute Show

Friday, August 14 | 8PM
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
The most authentic Who Tribute band in the World...the sights and sounds of Who’s Next...Come and experience the amazing journey!

If you have suggestions for future events, please contact us! We're happy to hear from you!


Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following organizations and donors for their past and recurring contributions:

Blue Man Group
Reagle Music Theatre
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Citi Performing Arts Center
Huntington Theatre
ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage
The Revels
Handel and Haydn
Wheelock Family Theatre

Contact Us

Opening Doors to the Arts provides low-income members of the mental health recovery community with access to low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities.

Events are compiled by Director, Howard Trachtman, BS, CPS.
NAMI GBCAN c/o Erich Lindemann DMH Center
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
GBCAN phone: (617) 626-8691

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