Strengthening Youth Leadership

Transforms Communities
 

 

FEBRUARY 2023 

Tuesday, February 21st
Mother Tongue
at Hampshire College’s Day of Community Education ENGAGE! Conference

Location TBA

 

MARCH 2023

Saturday, March 11th @ 7PM
Mother Tongue
at Holyoke United Congregational Church
300 Appleton St, Holyoke, MA

 

 

APRIL 2023

Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 PM
Mother Tongue
at the Shea Theater Arts Center
71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
Tickets coming soon!


Saturday, April 22nd @ 7:30 PM
SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert 
at Springfield Technical Community College

Scibelli Hall - 1 Armory St, Springfield, MA
Performances from: Samirah Evans, Haneef Nelson, First Generation Ensemble, Fynta Sidime, Iyawna Burnett, and more to be announced!

 

 

MAY 2023

Thursday, May 4th
Mother Tongue selections
at Northampton High School (school only)
380 Elm St, Northampton, MA

 

 


 

PAST PERFORMANCES

 

2022

FEBRUARY 2022

Friday, February 25th @ 6:00 PM
Communities That Care Coalition's "Advancing Social Justice in Schools" intiative

Virtual Event streamed by Greenfield TV
Watch the performance and Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHcvHY2jgEQ  

 

MAY 2022

Sunday, May 8th @ 2:30pm
SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert

at the Academy of Music
274 Main St, Northampton, MA

 

AUGUST 2022

Saturday, August 13th @ 2:00pm
Mother Tongue
Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

at Reevx Lab - 270 Bridge St, Springfield, MA

 

OCTOBER 2022

Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/mothertonguetix

Sunday, October 23rd @ 3:00pm
Mother Tongue
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/mothertonguetix

Saturday, October 29th @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
at the MICA Festival 

at The Flex Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://experiencemica.org

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Saturday, November 5th @ 1pm
Mother Tongue selections
at the Bite Size Blends Fest 
at Eastworks Open Studios, Suite 102, Easthampton, MA
For more information, visit: http://www.worldandeye.com/bite-size-blends--nov-5-schedule.html 

 

DECEMBER 2022

Saturday, December 3rd @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
at City Stage

150 Bridge St, Springfield, MA
For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-tongue-by-first-generation-tickets-423535354647

Wednesday, December 14th @ 10am
Mother Tongue selections
at Commerce High School
Springfield, MA


2021

MARCH 2021

Sunday, March 21st
Scarlet Sock Foundation's Virtual Third Annual Gala

Virtual Event over Zoom
Link to RSVP: https://fb.me/e/3v6OtLM1Q

 

JUNE 2021

Thursday, June 3rd @ 8:00 PM
NAMEN Regional Roundtable: Promoting Youth Engagement and Leadership

NorthAmerica MenEngage, Ubuntu Symposium
Virtual Event over Zoom

Thursday, June 3rd @ 6:30 PM
Teen Screen Festival 2021

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Co-curated by First Generation ensemble members
Virtual Event
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/151080057519

Thursday, June 17th @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 20th @ 3:00 PM
2021 Online Great Labor Arts Exchange: Singing Through the Hard Times

The Labor Heritage Foundation
Virtual Event
Tickets on a sliding scale from $5.00
Registration here: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2021-online-great-labor-arts-exchange?source=direct_link&

 

JULY 2021

Sunday, July 4th @ 10:00 AM
t e n d e r n e s s

Ashtar International Youth Theatre Festival
Virtual Event
Watch here: https://www.ashtar-youth-festival.com/performances

 

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday, October 13th @ 10:00 AM
Amplify Youth Voices! A Livestream Workshop

Collaboration with North America MenEngage (NAMEN)
Virtual Event

 

DECEMBER 2021

Tuesday, December 14th @ 4 - 5:30 PM
Home-base Warming Celebration

Come celebrate First Generation's new home in Springfield!
1365 Main St, 2nd Floor
COVID Precautions will be observed.

Saturday, December 18th @ 1 - 4 PM
Family & Community Celebration!

437 Bay St, Springfield (Entrance on Oak Grove Ave)
COVID Precautions will be observed.

 


 

2020

JANUARY 2020

Sunday, January 12th
Scene Selections from Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Body’s in Motion Festival
Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

Saturday, January 18th @ 1:00-4:00
Family and Community Celebration

A wonderful afternoon of music, dance, spoken word, theater and food! 
Performances by First Generation members, family members, friends, and community artists
A POTLUCK EVENT~ Bring a snack, dish or treat to share
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, January 29th @ 9:30 AM 
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

Springfield Renaissance High School
1170 Carew St., Springfield MA
please arrive by 9:00 AM and sign in at the office

Friday, January 31st @ 10:00am
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

United Congregational Church of Holyoke 
300 Appleton St, Holyoke, MA
Tickets $10 suggested donation

A special performance for The Care Center/Public invited 

Appropriate for ages 13 and up

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Friday February 14th Saturday February 15th @ 8:00 PM
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People
School of Contemporary Dance and Thought
25 Main St, Northampton MA 4th floor
Suggested donation $12/$15 at the door 
Appropriate for ages 13 and up!

 

JUNE 2020

Saturday, June 27th @ 8:00 PM 
Holyoke Pride Justice Ball
Virtual Event via Zoom
FREE event
https://tinyurl.com/HolyokePrideJusticeBall2020

 

NOVEMBER 2020 

Monday, November 16th @ 6:00 PM
2nd Annual Bunker Hill First Generation Student Celebration
Bunker Hill Community College
FREE event
https://tinyurl.com/BunkerHillFG2020

Monday, November 30th @ 1:00 PM
Ubuntu Symposium: Intersectionality and Decolonization
Featuring Tonya Lovelace, First Generation Ensemble, Karen Carrington
Virtual Event
NorthAmherst MenEngage
FREE event, registration required
https://namen.mergeforequality.org/

 


 

2019

JANUARY 2019

Saturday, January 12 @7:30
Benefit Concert 2019

The Parlor Room 
32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA

Tickets: (413) 341-3317
Online Tickets: www.signaturesoundspresents.com

Featuring
I-SHEA 
Sana Ndiaye
Samirah Evans 
Avery Sharpe 
Khalif Neville 
Tony Vacca
Jordan Johnson

 

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 15th @ 7:00 PM

Premier of First Generation’s new show Stand Tall, Mi Gente! 
Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke MA 
$15 suggested donation for tickets at the door

 

NOVEMBER 2019 

Saturday, November 16th @ 7:30 PM 

Stand Tall Mi Gente! 
Chicopee TV
617 Montgomery St, Chicopee, MA
Very limited seating - call for reservation

Monday, November 18th @ 10:00 AM

Stand Tall, Mi Gente!
Holyoke High School
500 Beech St, Holyoke MA

please arrive by 9:00 AM and sign in at the office 

Appropriate for ages 13 and up!