FAQ’s

I made a donation to Together We Rise through GoFundMe. Do I need to do anything else to confirm my attendance?

First off, thanks for your gift! You’re all set to attend and should receive a confirmation email from Together We Rise prior to the event. You don’t need a ticket. We will have a donor record at the door.

We’re asking for attendees to make a suggested donation of $10 for each guest. If you donated $50, you’re welcome to bring up to four guests. We will be selling additional tickets at the door, though we will only be accepting cash payments.

Is my donation to Together We Rise tax-deductible?

Together We Rise is an artist-activist collective, however, we are not a 501 c 3. Therefore, your donation is not tax-deductible. By donating to Together We Rise, you are helping to make our January 19th event happen. To donate, please visit GoFundMe.

If I’m not in a position to make a donation, can I still attend?

Yes. Together We Rise is an inclusive, all ages, community-building event. We would love to have you.

Can I bring my children to the event?

Together We Rise is an all ages event and children are welcome. The procession is a half-mile long, and the route is very flat and easily walkable. The concert begins at 8 PM and will run until 10:00 PM. We encourage parents to consider whether their children are the right age to attend and enjoy the event.

How do I get to the Strand Theatre and is there parking?

The Strand Theatre is located at 543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

Parking

  • On street parking is available on Columbia Road.
  • Free off-street parking is available in the Ramsey Street Municipal lot. Ramsey Street is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road behind CVS Pharmacy and Payless Shoes.
  • For evening and Sunday shows, free parking is also available in the Citizen’s Bank lot. The Citizen’s Bank lot is located at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, next to Bank of America.

Directions

Public Transportation (MBTA)

  • Red Line: Get off at Andrew station. Take the #16 (Forest Hills) or #17 (Field’s Corner) bus to Upham’s Corner/Dudley Street. Get off in front of Payless Shoe Store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
  • Orange Line: Get off at Ruggles station. Take the #15 (Upham’s Corner) bus via Dudley Station. Get off in front of Get off in front of Payless Shoe Store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
  • Orange Line: Get off at Forest Hills station. Take the #16 (Forest Hills) or #17 (Field’s Corner) bus to Upham’s Corner/Dudley Street. Get off in front of Payless Shoe Store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.

Driving

  • From South: Take I-93 North to exit 15, Columbia Road. Left at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights.There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Tedeschi’s on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
  • From North: Take I-93 South to exit 15, Columbia Road. Right at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Tedeschi’s  on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
  • From West: Mass Pike (I-90) east into Boston, to I-93 south. Follow “From the NORTH” directions.
    From Jamaica Plain/ Brookline: Take the JamaicaWay south to the Arborway. Keep straight to the rotary. Go 3/4 around the rotary and turn into Franklin Park. Go through the park, and turn left onto Blue Hill Avenue. Go about 50 yards, then make a right onto Columbia Road. The Strand is about 1 1/3 miles down on the right, just past the Strand/ Walgreen’s Pharmacy.