We’ve sponsored two of the new trash barrels. Here’s one!


There is a slight flaw in the design that enables one to remove the ads. One particular homeless person has been collecting them, presumably because he likes them! The police and Community Development are on the case. So, if you see one missing, that may be why – or perhaps, it’s a barrel waiting for a sponsor! $100 a year and you can put your name on it!

See DTLna member Jolene Kelly or contact Jamie Marsh at the Office of Economic and Community Development in City Hall for further information.


Announcing the 2nd Annual openDTL


The Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association presents the second annual openDTL, a neighborhood-wide open house showcasing local artisans, live local music, arts and cultural organizations and business.

Read on through, because there’s a lot going on both concurrently and directly through openDTL – make a day of it:

On the Central Square stage (so far):

11:30am – TromBoston, sponsored by Arts After Hours.
12:30pm – The Dirty Floorboards
1:30pm – Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion
2:30pm – Centerboard unveils new public art!
2:50pm – The Chiefs

PA and audio engineering courtesy of Ryan Robbins of Salem Jazz & Soul Festival

The Central Square stage and island will feature a wide array of local artists, jewelery makers, crafters + more. Extras for Creative Reuse will have a table on hand with some crafts and even raw materials with which to make your own! The Lynn Cultural Council will help put artists (you) in touch with grant opportunities, and The Food Project will also have a table!

Lynn Museum will be open with Curious Creatures for kids at noon! Their courtyard will also be open for a few of our crafters, including Laura Mitchel & edible crafts from Cakes by Nee Nee.

3:00pm – Film Screening at RAW Space, 37 Central Sq

There will now be Lynn Auditorium tours 2 – 3pm and High Rock Tower tours 3 to 4pm, thanks to James Marsh and Community Development.

Also, walk over to the Lynn Common for the Food and Fitness Festival, 9am to 1pm, where there will be more kid and family-centered activities.

Up at the Ford School, the Highlands Coalition is having a yard sale 9am to 1pm.

If you were one of the Lynn Community Association Clean Sweep to the Sea participants, you’ll be joining us at the Central Square stage for your picnic afterwards. Bring your food ticket! We thank you and look forward to seeing you.

The official after party will be held at Tatiana’s, 70 Market Street, at 7pm. Local faves Tigerman WOAH take the stage about 7:30pm.

5th Annual Neighborfest November 9th at Tatiana’s!

We’re excited to announce the next Neighborfest, a celebration of neighborhood in Lynn supporting Building Bridges Through Music and Extras for Creative Learning, two great non-profits in the downtown.

Every year, we come together at Tatiana’s Restaurant in Lynn’s downtown to mingle with city officials, friends, neighbors and folks from all of Lynn’s unique neighborhoods, so that we may get to know one another better. Whether you’re a proud life-long-Lynner or you just moved in, you’re just as welcome.

Your $15 at the door will in part support the organizations above, include an entree for a raffle prize (TBA), a light buffet, and entertainment. At 9:30pm, Tigerman, a band featuring some good folks who work at GE, will take the Neighborfest Stage.

New this year – order tickets in advance!

Buy Now

You can also pay at the door, or make checks out to:

Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association

Mail them to:

Seth Albaum
7 Central Square Unit 303
Lynn, MA. 01901


Hey! I posted an easier to follow openDTL “Official Guide” in LynnHappens



openDTL – The Official Guide For Saturday Downtown

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DTL stands for Downtown Lynn. Open means just what it always means. The Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association (DTLna) has taken the tried and true open studios concept and turned it into an open (almost) everything for the first of what the association hopes will become a much larger annual event, one that will include everything DTL and draw Lynners and out-of-Lynners alike.

“We’ll give you a map, and you can walk to all of it.” …Read more