NOTE: All events listed below are samples our 2023 Arts in April.

Nothing beats learning by doing: “A visit to Ecuador”


WHEN: Thursday, April 6 at 2:00pm, then the video will be available all month

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An important part of living in a global society is to understand, care about, and have respect and tolerance for the differences among various peoples of the world. Wish you had a chance to travel abroad? Students taking any Spanish course at NSCC have the opportunity to meet with students from Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE) to practice English and Spanish and have meaningful conversations about their interests, life, and culture. In this video, Ronan Rillovick talks about his experience participating in this amazing program and students from UCE share the art and culture of their beautiful country.  If you have any questions, contact Irene Fernandez at

To watch a the YouTube Video discussed during this session, click here.

Bilingual Author Dany Acosta Shares Poetry


WHEN: Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00pm-2:15pm

Author Dany Acosta is the NSCC commencement Speaker Class of 2018. He is also a nationwide motivational speaker from Mexico, who struggled through homelessness, chronic kidney failure, going blind, a stroke and two seizures, a projected three months of life, and having both eyes removed.

On February 1, 2022, Dany published his first book “Blindly Painting Words of Love - A Poet’s Adventure”, a cinematic collection of romantic poetry perfect for all those meant to be cuddlers going through a splendor of experiences! Dany dedicated his book to “young people everywhere looking for love …and to my future wife.” With titles like ‘Writing With Chalk On Saturn’s Rings’, ‘Moonlit Phoenixes’ and ‘Skipping Off Into Blue Moon Eclipses’ this collection fits perfectly in every reader’s bookshelf.

What Makes his book special?

All proceeds from “Blindly Painting Words of Love” are donated to help immigrant parents of children with disabilities, families who lost their loved one’s to varying crisis in the US and Latinx countries, and donate books to prisons, libraries,  and underserved communities.

Come to hear Dany share his poetry! “I may not have sight, but I have vision for life!” -Dany Acosta


"The Black Women of the Suffrage Movement" traveling exhibit & closing reception

WHERE: Lynn 2nd floor lounge

WHEN: Exhibit March 31 - April 27; Closing Reception April 27 at 4:30pm

In honor of Women's History Month and Arts in April, North Shore Community College (NSCC) is excited to partner with the North Shore Juneteenth Association in bringing "The Black Women of the Suffrage Movement" traveling exhibit to NSCC from March 31 to April 27! The exhibit will be on display at the Lynn campus, LS201, and open to the community throughout. Invite your patrons to learn about the remarkable Black Women who paved the way for Shirley Chisolm, Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Ayanna Pressley and so many more. Pieces highlight the contributions Black Suffragettes, such as Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells made towards the Women’s Suffrage Movement as a whole. Be inspired by the contributions these women made to secure the vote for all women! The exhibit will conclude with a Closing Reception on April 27 with more details to come.

North Shore Juneteenth Association Inc. is a group of community leaders seeking to create awareness and educate the broader community about positive aspects of African American culture, by creating events and programming that change the perceived narrative about Black Americans. The goal of North Shore Juneteenth Association Inc. is to have all cities and towns help us raise awareness about positive contributions of Black Americans. 

Click here to learn more about the organization.


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