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The Flagship Clubhouse Visits Google!

by Ishaan P. (Clubhouse Member and Summer Youth Intern) Last Wednesday (June 29th), Flagship Clubhouse members joined their Boys and Girls Club peers and travelled to Kendall Square to visit Google’s iconic Cambridge campus! Organized and led by our college intern, Abby, the tour offered a unique chance to see the innovative organization from the inside! After fueling up on pizza and drinks at the Clubhouse, we walked down to Kendall Square, met our friends from the South Boston Boys...

OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship Clubhouse (Saturday, March 19th)

Join us for an Open House at The Flagship Clubhouse on Saturday, March 19th, from 2pm-5pm! Come produce songs, construct 3D models, create animations and videos, build websites, and much more. Located at the Museum of Science, our FREE after-school program is open on Wed. and Thurs. (2:30pm-7pm), Fri. (2:30pm-8pm), and Sat. (12pm-6pm). Although our program is usually only open to youth, ages 10 to 18, our Open Houses are open to everyone. There's no better way to learn about The...

January is National Mentoring Month

Illustration by Clubhouse member, Alix Flores Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? We're saluting our mentors here at The Flagship Clubhouse, as well as all mentors across The Clubhouse Network global community. Their work here is so important! Check out the videos below to learn more about some of our mentors and click HERE to find out how you can become a mentor at the Flagship.   Trevor, Flagship Clubhouse Mentor from Flagship Clubhouse on Vimeo. Trevor,...

Celebrating 22 Years of The Clubhouse

Did you know that we recently celebrated our 22nd Clubhouse Anniversary right here at the Museum of Science? The event was packed with Clubhouse members, alumni, mentors, staff and community partners and friends who all came out to celebrate 22 years of creativity, learning, and fun. Check out the slideshow below to ge a taste of the excitement…  [fsg_gallery id=”20″]

We’re Celebrating Our 22nd Clubhouse Anniversary!

For over two decades, The Clubhouse has been an inspiring place for youth to learn, create, innovate, and collaborate. And now, we CELEBRATE!!! RSVP for our FREE 22nd Anniversary Celebration via Eventbrite or via FaceBook.

OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship! (Saturday, October 17th, 2pm-5pm)

Join us for an Open House on Saturday, October 17th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Computer Clubhouse: an inventor's workshop, music studio, game development lab, sound stage, and more, where youth (ages 10-18) have access to cutting-edge technology and software​. Come produce songs, construct 3D models, create your own animations and videos, build a website, and much more. Located at the Museum of Science, we're open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to 7:00pm, Fridays from 2:30pm to 8:00pm, and Saturdays from 12:00pm to...

Come celebrate “Happy Cardboard Architecture” on Saturday, October 10th!

  On Saturday, October 10th, join the Flagship Clubhouse as we celebrate Happy Cardboard Architecture as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge! Families are encouraged to come by to design and build their own cardboard buildings, bridges, statues, etc. We provide the cardboard… and YOU provide the creativity. Are you up for the challenge?

We’re back with NEW FALL HOURS at the FLAGSHIP!

The Flagship Clubhouse is up and running with new hours for the fall… Fall Hours (starting September 9, 2015) Wednesday & Thursday 2:30PM – 7:00PM Friday 2:30PM – 8:00PM Saturday 12:00PM – 6:00PM   (Note: The Clubhouse will be closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays)   See you soon!  

The 10th Annual WEST END FEST

Last Saturday, we set up a Happy Cardboard booth at the 10th Annual West End Festival to give the West End Community a little taste of what happens here at the Flagship Clubhouse. Our high school summer intern, Eric, helped lead the event and would like to share some words and pictures with you… [fsg_gallery id=”19″] This past Saturday, the Flagship Clubhouse showcased our Happy Cardboard at the 10th Annual West End Festival in Boston. "Happy Cardboard" is when we take blank,...

WISTIA Field Trip

The Flagship Clubhouse recently visited WISTIA, a video hosting startup. Our high school intern, Jayant, will be guest blogging about the experience. Be sure to take a look at our pictures too! [fsg_gallery id=”18″] Last week, the Clubhouse took a field trip to Wisita. Wistia is an online video-hosting platform that allows users to use analytics and unique viewing trends. We were given a tour by Laura and Molly, two very enthusiastic and inviting members of the Wisita team. We...

Circuit Stickers Workshop

Our high school intern, Justin, will be guest-blogging today about last week's Circuit Stickers Workshop! Be sure to read what he has to say and check out some photos of the awesome projects that were crafted. [fsg_gallery id=”17″] Last Monday, MIT Grad student and founder of Chibitronics, Jie Qi, visited the Clubhouse to teach a workshop on her very own invention: Circuit Stickers! Working out of the MIT Media Lab, Jie engineered these nifty circuit components into sticker form which can easily...

Faces at Figment (Slideshow)

This past weekend, The Flagship made a show-stopping appearance at FIGMENT Boston: a festival of interactive community art. Check out our photo slideshow below and read what our high school interns, Jasmine and Kamel, had to say about the event… [fsg_gallery id=”16″] On Saturday, the Flagship introduced video sensing to Figment Boston, a daytime, and night-time event where there was an abundance of interactive art. Once we started to set up, visitors couldn’t keep away. They were very interested in...

Happy Cardboard at “Play Day” (photo slideshow)

This past weekend, the Flagship showcased its Happy Cardboard concept to the attendees of "Play Day" at Lawn on D and also invited the attendees to create their own Happy Cardboard. The results were more fun, colorful and creative than we could have ever imagined. Our high school summer intern, Jayant, took some awesome photos. Check out what he had to say about the event… [fsg_gallery id=”15″] On Sunday, The Computer Clubhouse hosted Happy Cardboard for Lawn on D's "Play...

Animation Workshop (slideshow)

Yashas, one of our high school summer volunteers will be guest blogging about today's animation workshop with Animatron!  [fsg_gallery id=”14″] Today, Bryce, Kate, Alissa, and Priyanka from Animatron visited the Flagship Computer Clubhouse to show us their online animation program: Animatron. We logged on to www.animatron.com and explored the tools on the website. Our friends from Animatron showed us characters and objects from different themes: Space Travel, Steampunk, and others. We can take their characters and objects and animate them to create...

Angie’s Jewelry Workshop (Slideshow)

Our first Jewelry Design Workshop with fashion designer and Clubhouse alum, Angie Brutus, was a complete success. Here are some pictures and some words from our high school summer interns about the event… [fsg_gallery id=”13″] Today at the Computer Clubhouse Angie Brutus joined us for a jewelry making workshop. We started off the experience talking about the benefits recycling, or upcycling, and the positive effects it can have on our community. These same ideas were incorporated into our creations where...

What will YOU create this summer???

Our FREE Summer Program is the perfect way to keep those creative juices flowing throughout the hot summer months. Check us out…

“My Clubhouse Experience” by Keven

Keven, our former Clubhouse Intern, was kind enough to be our guest blogger one last time before he graduated in early June (Congrats, Keven!!!). Here, he discusses his experience interning at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse…      Being a part of the Clubhouse community has been interesting, inspiring, and lots of fun. These past few weeks at the Clubhouse opened my eyes to many different things. I have learned that creativity can be expressed in more ways than I originally thought. Before I knew about the...

The Flagship Visits Animatron!

Today, our intern Jayant from Medford, MA will be guest blogging about our recent trip to Animatron Studios!   [fsg_gallery id=”12″]   Saturday, eight Clubhouse members, including myself, took a field trip to the Animatron studios in Cambridge. Here's how our day went:   Around 10:30, we walked to Animatron, which was only about 5 minutes away from the Museum. Once there, we met in the their conference room and were given a quick introduction to the company and its founder,...

Scratch Day / Pixar Day

Keven, our high school intern, shares the details on what our Clubhouse members were up to this past weekend. Have a look!   [fsg_gallery id=”11″]   Last Saturday, some Clubhouse members and I attended both Scratch Day at MIT and Pixar Day at the Museum of Science! Both were fun events. Here is how the day went:    As we were waiting for Scratch day to start in the morning, we received cool Scratch stickers and booklets with schedules for the day! As an introduction, many famous projects such as Boot and Cats and other animated music...

Creative Crafting at the Clubhouse (Slideshow)

We don't just do tech at the Clubhouse… Check out these awesome arts and crafts activities that our members came up with! Graffiti art, a box with eyes, and an out-of-this-world pair of shoes. What will YOU come up with? #MakeSomething [fsg_gallery id=”10″]

A Visit to Harmonix!!!

[fsg_gallery id=”9″] This past weekend, the Flagship Computer Clubhouse spent a day at Harmonix. Our high school intern, Keven, will be our guest blogger for the day. Check out his account of the recent visit to Harmonix…  We had an amazing trip to Harmonix! They are the makers of many popular music related video games such as Fantasia, Rock Band, and Dance Central. To start the day, we were given an introduction about the company, its history, and the inspiration behind their...

Painting With Light (Slideshow)

Last week, we had fun experimenting with LEDs and long exposure photography at the Flagship. We made lots of cool photos. Here are a few of our masterpieces… [fsg_gallery id=”8″]

Nail Design Workshop at the Flagship!!! (Slideshow)

A few weeks ago, Clubhouse alum, mentor, and fashion designer, Angie, hosted an impromptu nail design workshop with some of our members from Fenway High School. Although quite unusual, it was a BLAST! [fsg_gallery id=”7″]

FAMILY GAME DAY & OPEN HOUSE at the Flagship!!! (Saturday, March 21st, 2-5pm)

Swing by the Flagship Computer Clubhouse at the Museum of Science on Saturday from 10:30am-2:00pm for our first Family Game Day: Bagels and Board Games. Breakfast will be provided at 10:30am and board game activities will kick off at 11am. Bring the whole family! Go HERE for more information. After that, join us for an Open House from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Computer Clubhouse: an inventor's workshop, music studio, game development lab, sound stage, and more, where youth (ages 10-18) have access to cutting-edge...

Bagels & Board Games!

Bagels & Board Games! Saturday, March 21st from 11-2 at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse (Museum of Science). Breakfast (Bagels & OJ/Coffee) at 10:30a. Join the Flagship Computer Clubhouse as they kick off their first family game day! Do you have a game you’d like to make? Come brainstorm and share your ideas with other game enthusiasts. Have a game you need folks to test? Surely you’ll find friends here to playtest your projects! Do you just want to play some...

Photography at the Computer Clubhouse (Slideshow)

Lots of photo and video happening at the Clubhouse lately as we brainstorm projects for Adobe Youth Voices. Go to youthvoices.adobe.com to learn more and stop by the Clubhouse any Saturday this month to participate.  [fsg_gallery id=”6″]

Making Bottle Caps at the Flagship (Slideshow)

We spent the weekend making some AWESOME bottle caps out of old comic books. Then, we posted pictures of our work online to share with Clubhouse members all over the world. Have a look! [fsg_gallery id=”4″]

Character Design Workshop with Boston Arts Academy (Slideshow)

The talented students of Boston Arts Academy stopped by the Flagship for a workshop where we designed our own monster characters. First, we sketched our characters out on paper. Then, we crafted those same characters out of play-dough. Lastly, we modeled our characters in a 3D program Sculptris. Needless to say, there were many awesome and unique creations.  [fsg_gallery id=”3″]

A Very Sweet Open House

It was a delicious Open House this past weekend as we surprised our guests and members with a cookie-decorating party. Just look at all these handsome gingerbread men: tailored for tastiness. We also had loads of 3D sculpting, 3D printing, video game producing, computer programming, and music production going on at the Open House. Be sure to be at the next one on Saturday, January 24th. There's no telling what fun activities we'll be getting into then. =)