Annual Lynn Christmas Eve parade route (with map)!

Every year the annual Christmas Eve Parade goes on a 23–mile journey through the City of Lynn. The parade was started in 1986 by Rich Viger and John’s Oil. Rich Viger passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, but a dedicated committee keeps the parade running every year.

The parade will begin at 5pm from Austin Sq. and follow the traditional route. See the detailed route and estimated times below, via our interactive map. On the night of be sure to follow their Facebook page (by clicking here) for updates as to where they are.

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What’s Cooking? | Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles (Ep. 5)

On this episode of our “What’s Cooking?” Chef Dave makes pumpkin spice snickerdoodles! The holidays are a perfect time to do some baking, and these cookies are great for any gathering.

I know, I know…”pumpkin spice is everywhere“. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin spice, but this cookie makes it work very well.

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New Executive Director, Monthly E-Newsletter, & more!

Greetings from Seth Albaum, the new Executive Director of LCTV!

This week, I came on board as Executive Director. I’d like to tell you a little bit about where I’m coming from. I believe that community media / cable access centers can play a more vital role today than in 1970’s, when cable systems were first mandated by the FCC to provide space for Public, Education and Local Government channels (PEG).

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What’s Cooking, Episode 4: Chorizo Fundido

On this episode of our “What’s Cooking?” Chef Dave makes a chorizo fundido! Everyone makes a buffalo chicken dip for parties, but not everyone does this.

With this dish you get three kinds of cheeses melted together with some peppers and spicy pork sausage.

This is just one of many uses for chorizo, and a refreshing change from the typical dips you may find at a holiday party, watch party, or just a snack at home.

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Open mic at LCTV on October 22, 2018 from 6-8PM!

On Monday, October 22 from 6-8pm we will be holding an open mic night in our studio, located at 181 Union St. in Lynn. Doors will be open starting at 5:30pm.
 
We will welcome anyone to come down to perform some music, spoken word, stand up comedy, & more. Performers will be given a 5-minute time-frame to perform, and all performances will be recorded for broadcast at a later date.
If performing music please be aware that we will need to get per-recorded tracks ahead of time, or you must be able to have your guitar plugged into our sound system. As this is being recorded, we need to be able to get the best sound possible from your performance.
We will also have a viewing area with about 38 chairs in the studio for the public that wishes to attend. Those that come down will be treated to catering by Preps By Chefs, a new meal prep service in Lynn.
 
If you would like to perform please send an email to driley@lynntv.org. We welcome people to sign up on the night of, but will give priority to those that sign up ahead of time.
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This is one of several free community events we hold throughout the year, including our monthly Paramount Film Screening Series on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. Our next screening will be on Monday, November 12, 2018 and the theme of November will be Film Noir!

Successful September events at LCTV

Oct. 1, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Over the course of September we had a few events open for the community here at LCTV. All of them were very successful and well-attended. We aim to hold community events throughout the year, all free for the community to attend.

 

First we had our monthly film screening. In September we screened “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” and had a great time watching this B-movie. The Paramount Film Series happens the second Monday of the month at 7pm; the next one is happening on October 8 & will be Hereditary. Please help us pick a future theme: check out the image to the right and comment below with what you think.

 

On Friday, Sept. 21 we held pperformances of “The Boston Abolitionists”. We had in wonderful actors from The Poets’ Theater participate in this free event, as part of the annual Trails & Sails event. The Frederick Douglass’ 200th Committee helped organize this event, and we had a full house for this great historical presentation.

 

On Monday, Sept. 24 we had our 1st video game & ice cream night! We had a packed house with people playing Mario Kart, Pokemon Stadium, board games, and more while enjoying some ice cream from Treadwell’s. If you came then let us know if you’d come down if we did it again, and which games you’d like to play!

 

We’d love to continue to put on community events like this and have everyone come down to the station to have some fun. If you have any ideas about what sort of events we should hold, or how to improve them, let us know.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for future events. Hopefully we’ll see you at the next event we hold!

Lenses: Let’s talk about them

Sept. 10, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lenses are what make or break many DSLR & Cinema cameras. Without a good lens the shot could lack the depth you want/need in your shot, not be “zoomed in” enough, and more.

Focal length and depth of field are two of the main things a good lens helps with. The focal length is the distance between the center of a lens and its focus plane, and you can find more in-depth info on that subject by clicking here. Lenses with a fixed focal length don’t zoom in or out, so you’re stuck with how close or far they are.

Depth of field is the distance on the plane of focus where objects appear acceptably sharp in an image. In simpler terms: have you ever watched an interview or seen a picture where the subject is totally in focus but the background is blurry and out of focus? This is an example of good depth of field.

Everyone knows what a lens is, but not many know how exactly they work. Recently a YouTube channel did a video on lenses that was great at visually explaining it, and some relevant terms, so I wanted to share it.

Hopefully this has helped you understand lenses a little more, and will lead you to do some toying around with lenses to perfect the look you want for your next video.

What’s Cooking, Episode 3: Chicken Enchilada Pasta

August 21, 2018
By David Riley Jr.

Lynn, MA – On this episode of our “What’s Cooking?” we make a chicken enchilada pasta! This dish combines pasta with elements of a chicken enchilada to create a great-tasting, and fast, dinner.

With this dish you can kick up the spice level a little by getting a hotter taco seasoning or adding your favorite hot sauce when combining all the ingredients.

For the chicken you can just heat up some frozen chicken, grill up or poach some chicken breasts…whatever you want to do. This recipe is very flexible and you can easily do and add many things to it.

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