MCMA Events

Upcoming MCMA Sponsored Events:

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  • Sat. June 16th thru Sat. June 23rd: PortFringe!

    Saturday, June 16th thru Saturday, June 23rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. Various times in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Mechanics’ Hall is hosting various acts from PortFringe again this year!  The mission of PortFringe is to support performance artists, to encourage experimentation and innovation, and......

  • Wed. June 20th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, June 20th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Wed. June 27th: Makers at the Hall with Bennett Steele

    Wednesday, June 27th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS This month’s guest presenter will be Bennett W. Steele of Wheelwright Landscapes. Ben is a furniture maker and artist who builds custom wood furniture that is natural, unique, rustic,......

  • Tue. July 3rd: First Tuesday Book Club – “Strength in What Remains” by Tracy Kidder

    Tuesday, July 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Book club will discuss “Strength in What Remains” by Tracy Kidder. Bring your lunch. Snacks and tea provided. “In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story......

  • Fri. July 6th: Author chat with Michelle Cacho-Negrette – “Stealing: Life in America”

    Friday, July 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS For our July First Friday author chat, Michelle Chacho-Negrete, will be here to answer questions about her book “Stealing: Life in America”, a collection of her own essays.  From......

  • Tue. July 10th: Civic Hack Night!

    Tuesday, July 10th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5:30-7:00PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come hack your city (in a good way!) and join others of various backgrounds and skill levels in applying modern open technology to the solution of common civic problems.  Refreshments......

  • Wed. July 18th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, July 18th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

Recent Events

  • Tue. June 12th: Civic Hack Night!

    Tuesday, June 12th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5:30-7:00PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come hack your city (in a good way!) and join others of various backgrounds and skill levels in applying modern open technology to the solution of common civic problems.  Refreshments......

  • Tues. June 5th: Book Club – “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir”

    Tuesday, June 5th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Book Club meets once a month in the library, on the First Tuesday, to discuss bestsellers.  This month we are discussing The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan.  Google books......

  • Sun. June 3rd: 240 Strings Community Concert

    Sunday, June 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 2-3 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Faculty and Student Performances! This is a free concert for everyone. This event continues 240 Strings’ partnership with MCMA, we now host their Yamaha baby grand piano in our beautiful......

Types of Events at Mechanics’ Hall

MCMA Events

MCMA is known for our lecture series, maker events, library offerings and gallery shows. Members may attend at discounted rates. Contact programing@mainemehanics.org to get involved.

> Maker series

> Travel Lectures

> Book Club

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Co-branded Events

Events sponsored jointly by MCMA and other organizations allow help to support each other with our strengths. Often MCMA donates use of our hall. In return, we discount entrance fees for MCMA members and take a percentage of the proceeds. Contact hall@mainemechanics.org for more information.

Rental Events

We are proud to work with numerous clients to provide MCMA members and the public with unique programing through rental agreements. Contact us to make a reservation.

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