Short Film & Jazz Festival

Short Film and Jazz Festival - Sat. Aug 27th 3pm
Short Film and Jazz Festival - Sat. Aug 27th 3pm

Saturday, August 27th 3pm - 10pm - FREE

Ferrous Park - 1 Island Street, Lawrence MA (Rain location: Everett Mills, 15 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 6th Floor)

1:00pm The Common Sage writing club Open Mic

3:00 - 8:00pm:  Jazz Festival, presented by Movimiento Pro Cultura

4:00 - 8:00pm: Artist Booths!  Local artists share their creativity! - Register for a booth HERE

8:30pm:  Short Film Festival - featuring short films about or featuring Lawrence, MA!   Review panel includes representatives from Essex Art Center, Groundwork Lawrence, Lawrence Community Works and Lawrence History Center.

Lead Sponsor: Eastern Bank 

The Common Sage:  Participate in a community writing club as part of the Lawrence Day of Writing hosted by The Common Sage. You'll enjoy one hour of community building, sharing (or simply listening) to your fellow community members. Gather at the Ferrous Park for a community Open Mic at 1pm to share your writings and/or experience with your group. We welcome all ages to #ThinkCreateShare!  11-12pm sessions across the city. Contact Jessica Valentin at

Jazz Festival: The concert will feature Oscar Stagnaro’s Trio, Clave & Blues Latin Jazz, Fernando Huergo Jazz Band, and Miguel Andres Tejada.  Miguel Andres Tejada will be traveling from the Dominican Republic where he won the 2015 National Jazz Award.

Short Film Festival:  If you missed this years festival, films that are available may be seen by clicking on the titles below.  If there is no link, the filmmaker did not give us permission at this time.

City of Promise!           Roberto German

Made in Lawrence ~ My Little Peru        Franallen Acosta

Spicket River Walkway          Tower Hill Films & Groundwork Lawrence

What is Education?     Elevated Thought Youth & Lawrence Youth Council

The GREEN TEAM        Director: Michael Tejada, Producers: Legendary Minds

Summer Mural Program 2014      Eric Allshouse & Essex Art Center

Pemberton Mill (Part 5 of full series "The Path")    Daniel Koff & City of Lawrence (CDBG Funds)

What does the fox say the chicken        Shot and Directed by Meyer and Vincent @ Essex Art Center

Bread and Roses Strike Centennial Exhibit Highlights      Lorre Fritchy, Masterpiece Productions & Lawrence History Center

Habitat for Humanity  Patrick Guerrero & Habitat for Humanity

Ruido Cortometraje (Translated: Short Noise)         Director Santiago Acosta

Gentrilious          elijAH starr

This is where I'm from. This is home to me.        Amaryllis Lopez & Marquis Victor