Slideshow/Potluck Series

Join us for a series of free slideshows, potluck dinners and socializing with fellow AMC hikers, adventurers and foodies. 

Where/When: AMC's Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy Street, Boston MA. Doors open at 6:15pm, potluck dinner starts at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted. Join our Google Group for cancellation notices via email.

Potluck Details: Starts at 6:30pm. Participation is optional. Homemade & store bought goodies & takeout are welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a kitchen for re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots for stovetop. 

Public Transit & Map: Take the MBTA Subway Red or Green Lines, or the #43 or #55 bus, to Park Street Station. Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to #4, a brownstone building on the left hand side. Look for paper AMC Slideshow Series signs on the door and fence. Map: 

Parking: Nearby parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, underneath the Boston Common, off Charles St between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We sell discount parking passes at the shows for $9.00 (50% off normal rate!). More info about the garage/location is here:

RSVP & Join the AMC Slideshow Google Group: To RSVP for a slideshow, click on the RSVP link listed under the show description, or email Julie LePage the slideshow organizer. To get the latest updates & cancelations via email, join our Google Group: 


2016-2017 Schedule

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My Five Favorite National Parks by Harvey Halpern

Harvey Halpern has hiked and backpacked in 34 of America’s 58 National Parks, from Acadia to Joshua Tree, The Everglades to Denali. This show highlights his 5 favorite parks. They are his favorites because they meet his criteria of spectacular beauty coupled with the opportunity for adventure and solitude. These parks (can you guess which ones they are?) are located in 3 separate states. Harvey has spent over 250 days exploring these particular 5 parks.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Section Hiking the Camino De Santiago by Christine McArdle

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.

While some take 4 weeks to walk the Camino de Santiago, Chris and Colin McArdle took 4 years! They began with reservations and bag service, but soon discarded these in favor of a sheet bag and change of clothes, stopping at will each year at hostels along the 500 mile path. Pilgrims have walked the route for more than a thousand years; today’s pilgrims come from every religion or none, most simply reveling in the countryside and the walk itself. any hikers arrive alone but are quickly amalgamated into a group of those hiking at the same pace. 

Costs are low with a hostel bed, pilgrim dinner (including wine), cappuccino and croissant breakfast, picnic lunch and a beer bringing it to $30 a day. You can move upscale and find a private room or hotel but there is a strange privacy with 38 to a room! Chris will tell tales from the trail, explain how easy it is to get there and show off how light was her pack.

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Past Shows 


Tuesday September 20
One Way Ticket to China: Backpacking, Climbing and Volunteering by Colleen Moore
PDF of Slideshow (10.7 MB)